AMD was forced to relinquish its single-GPU performance crown when Nvidia launched its GeForce GTX 580 videocard, but still retained bragging rights for having the fastest single videocard on the planet, the dual-GPU Radeon HD 5970. Meet the successor to this popular card, the Radeon HD 6990 (codenamed Antilles).
Matt Skynner, AMD's Corporate VP and General Manager of its GPU division, surprised attendees of the AMD Asia Pacific Fusion Tech Day by whipping out the upcoming card packed with two Cayman GPUs insides, pictures of which quickly flooded the Internet.
AMD didn't get into too many specifics, but you can spy a single DVI output and four mini DisplayPorts. Power is provided by a 6-pin and 8-pin pair of connectors, and according to HardwareZone , the card is "close to the length of a forearm" (holding a piece of paper up to the card, 4Gamer.net estimates the length to be around 300mm, or just shy of 12 inches).
4Gamer says the card should be begin shipping by the end of the first quarter.
Image Credit: hardwarezone.com