AMD Radeon HD 6990 Performance Preview

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LatiosXT

Other reviewers say it's not exactly worth it considering...

  • CrossFireX is unofficially supported
  • Noise from the fan at full blast is around 70-80dB, for reference, GTX 480 was at around 60dB
  • Two 6970s are cheaper, cooler, quieter, and performs just as good.
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THE_REAL_MAVERICK

Wow that baby is incredible, that is a huge jump in performance.  I mean, we just got the 580's but wow, this smackes it so bad.  I personally won't buy it because who spends 700 bucks on a video card?  not me.  I applaud AMD for such a statement and hopefully it can keep good competition between the two companies so we get good prices as consumers.

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don2041

Soon we are going to need PSU,s the size of Lincoln Welders

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BouJhi

they keep putting 2 gpu core on a single platform. its "2x" the performance, but, since heat and noise is a big issue, they turn it down, figure out the rest, and now we have the amd shoutout. 

 

Nvidia is ze way, they have the EVGA Hydro Copper 2, thats a 700 card in value, performance and how long the card will actually last.

I wouldnt say that card is the pinnacle directx 11 card thou. that would be the 8800 or the 9800 GTX by nvidia. they have the right enough power to handle TODAYS directx 9 games or less. lets see, that was 2006 and 2008, and today they are worth about 100USD or less. 

and lets compare it to when portal came out. 2007

so... what im wondering is. 

why is battlefield 3 in directx 9.

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cpuking2010

Because xbox 360 is only in DX9. Major game studios do not catter to PC. Take a look at crytek and Crysis 2. Build it on the console port it to the PC is how it's done now.

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Phrish

I'll admit I'm an SLI fanboi, but I might weigh DisplayPort into my next purchase decision. These cards have been DP for a while (hehe.... "DP"), while nVidia seems stuck on DVI-D. Shucks, I'm surprised that geForece is using anything more advanced than VGA at all.

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gothliciouz

finally you can run crysis four years after its release, metro 2033 its not playable though, at least frame rate-wise speaking.

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Emeraldflame

Why is metro 2033 not playable framerate wise, the average person can only see around 28-32fps with the naked eye, while obviously you would get dips in performance here and there that might cause jitter the 6990 is pulling off that game plent enough to play.

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Nimrod

complete and total bullshit. the only people who say this are idiots who have crappy computers and cant get more than 5 any way.

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cpuking2010

I'm gonna have to dissagree with you I can only hit 32 FPS on Dirt 2 with my current setup but It does not effect my abilty to play the game nor does it hurt the performance much.

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jelyman

Not even close. I'd say more like 120 fps

http://whisper.ausgamers.com/wiki/index.php/How_many_FPS_human_eye_can_see

You have to factor in blurring of the frames. In games, that blurring doesn't exist like it does in movies or TV shows.

Have you ever watched something on a 60hz TV versus a 120hz TV? Although the motion looks a bit faker, you can see the difference.

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kevaskous

....that is hardly true man, even the fricken military prooved this wrong already with their fighter pilots...whom they directly compare to advanced gamer's, especially in FPS....

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gumby21ne

When will I be able to buy one on newegg?

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DDRDiesel

You're got to remember, this card is technically running Crossfire, which is why the bench results spank anything else out there right now.  Get a pair of 580's in SLI mode and run the test again; I guarantee the results will be much closer if not lead to nVidia ahead of the game as usual.  Just saying...

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CaptainFabulous

Yeah, for a cool $1000, $300 more than this card. For the same amount of money you can get three 6970s in triple crossfire that will dust two 580s. Just saying...

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blimpboy3

2 570s cost the same as this or less these days and im sure can deliver more performance

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devin3627

this card is like two chicks in one

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austin43

Ew fat chicks

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austin43

Ignore the triple post ;)

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austin43

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Snipe3000

590

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aviaggio

*drool*

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SmurfEater

Wow. I cant wait to see the 590.

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mbahrani

Do i get one or buy two 6970, I currently have 5970 , I dont see that much difference 

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MattyMattMatt

Buy two 6950s and unlock them to full 6970s. Run you 500-550... so saves a lot of cash.

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