AMD Radeon HD 6990 – World’s Fastest Graphics Card Launched

AMD today announced the release of what is claimed to be the fastest graphics card in the world, the AMD Radeon HD 6990 Graphics Card, that brings Next-Generation HD Gaming and Multimedia to the mainstream by offering DirectX 11 support and ATI’s Eyefinity multi-display Technology.

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The new AMD Radeon HD 6990 graphics cards is designed for the power gamer and it features AMD’s second-generation, Microsoft DirectX11-capable architecture, advanced image quality features for the best looking games, and AMD PowerTune intelligent technology to enable higher clock speeds and faster gaming.

The AMD Radeon HD 6990 offers native support for up to five displays using AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology, with six display support possible via DisplayPort 1 allowing users enjoy HD gaming and computing powers. The card also offers extra VGA monitor connectivity using HDMI v1.3 port using a HDMI-to-VGA converter. In addition, the card also features 7.1 Bitrate Audio support.

The AMD Radeon HD 6990 graphics cards also feature a dual-BIOS toggle switch, allowing users and serious gamers to unlock the card and rev up the clocks and voltages for even more performance.

The new graphics cars also offers AMD HD3D technology that provides a cutting-edge stereoscopic 3D gaming and movie experience, thanks to HDMI 1.4a support.

The AMD Radeon HD 6990 includes 4GB of high-speed GDDR5 memory, 1250MHz Memory Clock (5.0 Gbps GDDR5), 320 GB/s memory bandwidth (maximum) in addition to TeraScale 3 Unified Processing Architecture delivering ultra-high resolution gaming experience across up to six simultaneous displays.

New AMD PowerTune technology in Radeion HD 6990 is designed to perform real-time intelligent power management, that automatically enables higher clock speeds and faster performance in the hottest games and With 4GB of ultra-fast GDDR5 memory, gamers can enjoy superior detail in their favorite games, even on up to five simultaneous displays.

As AMD’s most advanced DirectX 11-capable Graphic Processor Unit, the new AMD Radeon HD 6990 graphics processors also enable an exceptional game play experience in DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL titles in single card or multi-card AMD CrossFireX configurations.

Featuring support for IEEE 754 double precision floating point ops, the new AMD Radeon HD 6990 graphics card is also equipped to dominate computationally intense workloads.

The new AMD Radeon HD 6990 graphics cards also feature Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD3), which is a dedicated video playback accelerator that helps users get the most out of HD video, online video and Blu-ray 3D and in addition the graphics cards is also equipped with AMD HD3D technology, backed by AMD’s open 3D initiative for stereo 3D gaming and movies

Price and Availability

The new AMD Radeon HD 6990 graphics cards are available immediately from retailers worldwide, with select models starting at US $699 MSRP or about Rs. 29,500 with 3-year warranty.