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ATi, leading edge: Dual GPU 6900 Series

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Hey guys as I'm sure your all already aware, ATi is releasing a new 6900 series card... yep you guessed it, the ATi 6990! Weighing in at over 3.0lbs, this card seriously packs a powerful punch for the single high performing card on the market! Running in at 320GB/s of memory bandwidth, this card is really something to talk about.



Now of course like previous generations of Dual GPU cards, the performance is slightly off from the 6970's yet, still something impressive, especially if you looking at any type of rendering with the 4GB of GDDR5! (as opposed to the 2GB with the 6970's)



The card will be out for sale in retailing store March 8th 2011. Unlike its older brother the 6970, it will have two 8 pin connectors, drawing in a massive wattage around 375W (opposing to 250W for 6970)



Here is a quick run down on the specs vs the 6970
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First biggest difference is the memory and core clocks. The Core will be slightly underclocked at 830MHz, although ATi/AMD claims it will overclock more than the 6970 could (stock 6970 was @ 880MHz)

Same goes with the Memory clock, loosing about 10% of the overall clock speed (from 2750MHz with 6970 to 2500MHz with the 6990)(5500DDR-->5000DDR)

Reason being the memory quantity was going up and to reduce additional heat, ATi chose to downclock it a little.



Secondly, on the upside of course, we've got 4GB of GDDR5, so forget rendering capacity, because we car still getting over 5099 GFLOPS!! That's actually double what you'd be getting in a dual 6970 setup in CF!



Otherwise, we are looking at very slight decreases in both Pixel Fill Rate, and Texture fill Rate (perhaps of 3-6%) in comparison to a dual 6970 setup.

6990 TFR: 159360 MTexels/sec 6970 in CF TFR: 168960 MTexels/sec

6990 PFR: 53120 MPixels/sec 6970 in CF PFR: 56320 MPixels/sec
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So really, we are looking a negligible values keeping in mind this is a dual GPU card.



Otherwise, we'd be looking at the expected for the remaineder of the specs:

(6990)

Memory Bus Type: 64x4 (256 bit)

DirectX Compliance: 11.0

OpenGL Compliance: 4.1

PS/VS Version: 5.0/5.0

Process: 40 nm

Shader Processors: 3072 (1536 x 2)



Texture Units: 192 (96 x 2)

Raster Operators 64 (32 x 2)
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Anyways that's about all i have to say, anyone who finds newer info, please add to what I've noted. If you guys are as excited to get this card as i am, i think ill be buying one of these guys to fit in the third slot of my P6X58D-E making me a quad gpu setup.



I have a really big feeling that im gonna be surpassing my buddy (YellowHyper) with his 4 way 6970 on the X58 classy. But we'll wait and see.



Worst part is I've hear EK may not release a FC6990 waterblock



Anyways, Cheers



Also check out my friends website at www.gpureview.com, he's always updating it daily so you'll be sure to be on top of things.



Sorry for the long post, forum wouldn't let me post it all at once :/
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Thought i'd make a kinda late update... but I ended up buying the 6970s.... They are actually better in crossfire than 6990s would have been...
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