AMD Rolls Out All Twelve Inches of the Radeon HD 6990
If you’re a PC gamer, you’re well aware of the continued warfare between AMD and NVIDIA for video card supremacy. The most recent salvo has just been launched by AMD.
They’ve just revealed their newest high-end card, the Radeon HD 6990, and it is a BEAST. Measuring nearly a foot long, it’s the largest card known to man. Don’t believe me? Here’s what it’s got under the hood:
- 2 AMD 6970 GPUS on a single card
- 4GB of GDDR5 RAM (2GB per GPU)
- The ability to push five displays simultaneously
- An ‘overclocking switch’
Of course, with great power comes great responsibility, and you’ll have two biggies to cover if you want to load your rig up with a HD 6990. First is power. This card draws 375 watts of power, or 450 if you flip the included ‘overclock’ switch.
The second is the bigger hurdle: price. This monster will be hitting retail at $699.99, or roughly what you can build a mid-range gaming system for. Still, if you’re willing to pay top dollar, it’s top dog among single-card graphics solutions. For now. You know that NVIDIA won’t be far behind in announcing their own wallet-slaying behemoth.
[Via Ars Technica]