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This gotta be expensive though.
    
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To be honest I am a bit behind here, but this 6990 will be similar to two 6970s correct? Also any word on default clock speeds (same or lower than 6970?). This will help determine how fast this card is relative to current GPUs and multi-GPU setups (assuming the drivers at launch don't cripple it).
post #53 of 72
For those worried about the fan I think its going to far more effective then you think. On my 4870X2 the second GPU is always at least 10-15 degrees warmer under load then the primary. The cooler is blowing already warm air from the primary across the secondary GPU.
post #54 of 72
This card looks almost exactly the same as the XFX Special 5970, layout, cooler, everything. That card was a beast, maybe AMD is trying to match it as reference.
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how long is this card? 12in?
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This card will be slower than 2x 6970s clock for clock so unless there is a $100 discount why bother.
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post #57 of 72
Very few people actually buy such monster cards... The power consumption of that thing at load must be immense...
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post #58 of 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by tconroy135 View Post
This card will be slower than 2x 6970s clock for clock so unless there is a $100 discount why bother.
because like anything else it can be overclocked and you don't need two x16 lanes on a motherboard. also less heat than two 6970s as well as one less waterblock, fittings, etc.
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post #59 of 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by tconroy135 View Post
This card will be slower than 2x 6970s clock for clock so unless there is a $100 discount why bother.
looking back on the 4870x2 - two 4870s in CF made little to no diferrence between the cards. In fact, the x2 could OC more.
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post #60 of 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by tconroy135 View Post
This card will be slower than 2x 6970s clock for clock so unless there is a $100 discount why bother.
There is no evidence this is true.

The "Uber" BIOS mode uses the same clocks as the 6970. In that mode, my guess is that there will be no more than a couple of percentage points loss in performance when compared to xFire 6970s..
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