AMD’s Radeon HD 6990 Poses for Pictures

"AMD’s highly anticipated Radeon HD 6990 Antilles GPU has finally put in an appearance at a local press event in Taiwan."

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AMD’s highly anticipated Radeon HD 6990 Antilles GPU has finally put in an appearance at a local press event in Taiwan. Whether knowingly or unknowingly, an AMD executive showed off the card to the press and pictures of the same are now all over the Internet.

The card’s pictures were first placed online by Taiwanese technology blog ITOC and have since then been picked up by many others. From the shots, the card seems to feature dual Cayman cores on a single PCB. The fact that there are two GPUs merged into the HD 6990 can be clearly seen from the back. This makes the HD 6990 quite similar to the HD 5970.

However, unlike the HD 5970, the HD 6990 seems to carry a totally revamped cooling solution. The cooler has surprisingly been placed in the center of the plastic cover, possibly to cover both GPUs. But the most impressive part about the card seems to be its size... the HD 6990 is undoubtedly a monster.

While there are no other details presently available, we can hazard a guess that the card will carry up to 3072 stream processors, 192 texturing units, and 64 ROPs. The dual-GPU should also hold up to 2GB of video frame buffer each, giving it massive processing power. The only part that is confirmed about the card is that it will be constructed on TSMC’s 40nm process architecture.

AMD is yet to say anything officially about the release date of the card, but various leaks and rumors have suggested that it could be in late February of this year. Once that happens, AMD will take a strong lead in terms of having the most powerful graphics solution available, going past NVIDIA’s GTX 580.

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16-01-2011, 15:57:38

Xochielt
Heyho mates.

I want to upgrade my rig, but to do this I need some money :)
I have a few spare parts flyin' around ( nearly enough to build a
whole rig ). How much can I get for a rig with these parts?

CPU: Intel Core i7-920 ( offer 24/7 OC @ 3.8GHz )
MB: DFI LanParty X58 JR-T3H6
RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 2x2GB DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-21
GFX: MSI NVidia GTX260 TwinFrozr ( offer 24/7 OC @ 690/1300 )
HDD: 500GB 7200rpm SATA II
CPU-Cooler: CoolerMaster V10
WLAN: NETGEAR PCI b/g
Case: CoolerMaster NVidia-Design ( Midi-Tower )
PSU: CoolerMaster GX 750W
DVDD: CD/DVD Burner

Offer ( like mentioned ) OC for CPU ( 3.8GHz ), RAM ( CL8-1520, CL9-1710 )
and GFX ( 690/1300 ).
Maybe I can hit CL8-1710 or CL9-1900 with the RAM.
Also going to tidy the cables up as good as possible ( quite clean ).

Just the parts cost about 830Pounds.

There is a small thing to mention which lowers the price:
The case has a small scratch at the right door if viewed from front
( side where the MB is mounted ).
The case has a sidewindow and some holes for fresh air for the
cpu-cooler. The scratch is at the other side, so if the rig stands next
to a wall, the scratch is not visible.

So - what I want to know is, how much are parts with a new value of
830Pounds + quite nice OC + cable-thing + time2build - scrath worth

Thats it... all information I guess...
If you need more information - simply ask for it :rolleyes:

-Xoh

16-01-2011, 17:47:43

eunoia
Forget what they cost when you bought them, they're worth what they cost new at this time shipped in your area minus about 30%. The parts that have been overclocked minus about 40%.

This is also the wrong forum for evaluations.

16-01-2011, 17:59:35

Xochielt


Forget what they cost when you bought them, they're worth what they cost new at this time shipped in your area minus about 30%. The parts that have been overclocked minus about 40%.

This is also the wrong forum for evaluations.



I know, that this is not the "how much is my rig worth"-forum, but which one
should I have chosen?

The 830Pounds are the CURRENT PRICE. For what I bought them time ago
was way different :)

16-01-2011, 19:09:06

AMDFTW
if they cos 850 then quite abit less

i google shop the item then find the lowest new price from a decent buyer then knock a tenner or 15 quid off but that depends on how old the item is.

are you selling the rig

16-01-2011, 19:18:22

lasher
This topic will be locked. Please read the rules mate. Evaluations are no longer allowed.
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