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Saturday, 08 January 2011 19:31

AMD to have HD 6990 dual cards in February

Written by Fuad Abazovic


CES 2011: After Chinese new year
The way the component industry works is that you either launch your product in January or in case you are not ready by then, you have to push the launch back till after Chinese New Year.

The target to launch Radeon HD 6990 in the latter half of February, but don’t be surprised if it slips to early March.

The card is based on AMD's Cayman chip but there is a rumour that there might also be a dual-card based on two Barts cores. It is clear that this card might be one of the hottest card ever, but this is something that you have to expect from any high-end dual chip product.

We don’t know who will win this round. With Nvidia's two GF110 chips on its dual card, Nvidia appears to have a slight advantage, but we still have to see about that.

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+49 #1 nECrO 2011-01-08 19:54
Quote:
We don’t know who will win this round. With Nvidia's two GF110 chips on its dual card, Nvidia appears to have a slight advantage, but we still have to see about that.



We will have to wait indeed. Will better scaling help negate some of Nvidia slight speed advantage? The SLI vs. Crossfire benchmarks seem to bear this out as dual 6970 come VERY close and beat dual 580's in a test or two. With 2 GPU's on the same PCB, this may be more pronounced. Can't wait for the benchmarks.
 
 
+24 #2 GaMEChld 2011-01-08 19:57
I just hope they cool the VRM's properly this time. The stock cooler on the 5970 could have been better than it was.
 
 
+24 #3 Bl0bb3r 2011-01-08 20:50
Still spreading FUD, Fud?

Anyway, I'm loving the Crossfire scaling of these chips... so a dual-card will actually be worth it, with or without the appearing advantage the frakme-fixed supposedly has, based on Fudy's suggestions.
 
 
+14 #4 arclight 2011-01-08 21:01
Pitty we got to wait longer to see the pissing contest.

Why can't Asians party like we do in December? :-?
 
 
+34 #5 Sethroque 2011-01-08 21:21
Quote:
It is clear that this card might be one of the hottest card ever


Actually this is one trademark from the Fermi architecture, AMD can't quite compete on that :P
 
 
-115 #6 Warrior24_7 2011-01-08 21:24
It seems like AM-DUNG will deliver another turd. They'll not DARE make a move, announce the curd, or release the turd without waiting for Nvidia to do whatever it wants.
 
 
+30 #7 The_Countess 2011-01-08 21:41
Quoting Warrior24_7:
It seems like AM-DUNG will deliver another turd. They'll not DARE make a move, announce the curd, or release the turd without waiting for Nvidia to do whatever it wants.


uhmm and what are they waiting for exactly? the gtx560 is already covered by AMD and nvidia hasn't announced anything else with a solid date.
so why would they hurry? they already have the fastest card.

p.s. when are those official nforce4 vista raid drivers coming nvidia? less then 3 years and you completely abandon a popular system chipset?
 
 
+25 #8 Super XP 2011-01-09 00:35
I have to agree, the Crossfire scaling with both the Barts and Cayman are extremely good, "MUCH" better than any ATI/AMD card ever.
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
Still spreading FUD, Fud?

Anyway, I'm loving the Crossfire scaling of these chips... so a dual-card will actually be worth it, with or without the appearing advantage the frakme-fixed supposedly has, based on Fudy's suggestions.
 
 
+17 #9 jedm33 2011-01-09 01:46
Quote:
We don’t know who will win this round. With Nvidia's two GF110 chips on its dual card, Nvidia appears to have a slight advantage, but we still have to see about that.


Well, that really depends on nvidia if they'll gonna use gf104 or gf110 chips for their dual gpu in compliance with the pcie x16 2.x max TDP requirements. AMD 6950's crossfire performance is stellar compared to barts... ;-)
 
 
+35 #10 tekken 2011-01-09 02:05
Why is that people, who can't distinguish a resistor from a capacitor, think they can make qualified statements about how the "electronic component industry" works?
 

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