The production we’ll be having here today, the AMD Radeon HD 6990, should arrive as no surprise to anybody that still remotely remains on top of the PC graphics scene. News of the Radeon HD 6990’s comer has been circulating for lots months instantly, though back in the former days it was referred to by its codename—Antilles. Antilles was the codename contributed to the double-Cayman GPU powered graphics card that would finally top AMD’s graphics card line-up and replace the Radeon HD 5970 that’s served the company so well, afterwards its free way back in November of ’09.
When news of Antilles growth wasn’t actually news at all, looking at AMD’s GPU pattern philosophy these past elite years with the likes of the old generation Radeon 4870 X2 and Radeon hard disk repel 5970, the literal final specs of the Radeon HD 6990 were unclear for rather some time. Knowing the die size of a Cayman GPU and the power consumption features of a individual Radeon HD 6970 that employs 1 of these chips, some hypothesized (admitting yours truly) that pairing 2 of them on a individual PCB, along with four GB of RAM, would be no slowly task.
Approximately imagined that the card would experience fewer stream CPUs enabled than a fully-equipped Cayman GPU or perhaps let down clocks than a Radeon hard disk repel 6970 and that its specs would place it somewhere in amongst Radeon hard disk repel 6950 and hard disk repel 6970 CrossFire configurations. nevertheless, it turns out AMD was really able to cram what is basically a pair of Radeon HD 6970s onto a individual PCB. Sort of.
Take a gander at the specs below and you’ll notice there’s 2 configurations of the Radeon HD 6990 listed. Those don’t constitute 2 different cards, although. The Radeon hard disk repel 6990 actually sports 2 different BIOS configurations that can be utilized with a simple flip of switch.