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News AMD's Radeon HD 6990 is in our lab

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 28 Feb 2011.

  1. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Nope. I couldn't care less about multi GPU cards. I can't be doing with driver support issues in games.
    I just want a single GPU that works well first time, every time.
     
  2. Ficky Pucker

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    [​IMG]

    looks like the motherboard is the Gigabyte X58A-OC (263.5 x 304.8mm) so the card must 30cm +/- long.
     
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  3. crayfish

    crayfish Amazing scenes!

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    Balls to this. WHere is the 5770 successor?
     
  4. sb1991

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    The PCI-e connector is presumably a standard length, so you could always compare the length of that with the length of the card. I doubt the card is any longer than a 5970, in any case.
     
  5. Gradius

    Gradius IT Consultant

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    Not a GPU, more like a TANK!

    Cannot wait to see the bench results.
     
  6. Synalar

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    The test card has real luck-Bindibandgi is not there to dismantle it as he did with some other top offerings (Asus MARS,...)
     
  7. DwarfKiller

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    Shame, was looking forward to Bindi's destruction streak.
     
  8. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    doing a rough estimate on that pic

    nm measuring the wrong end xD say 29.6cm, 11.67075" yeah 30 seems to fit
     
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  9. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    30cm I say...
     
  10. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    Your complaint will have to be mostly with the game developers on that one. Both green and red teams have support out for multiple monitors, just plug and play up the maximum supported by your card(s) for the most part. The game developer just has to make the game take advantage of those extra displays. As already mentioned, there are already games that use multiple monitors and they don't require any special hardware functions.

    There's just no incentives for developers to add such support. Very few gamers use 2 monitors, let alone 3+. You see Eyefinity because it's all AMD: they can stretch any game whether the developer has added support or not, you just might get HUDs and such split. Supporting it just means allowing for movable HUD elements.
     
  11. paisa666

    paisa666 I WILL END YOU!!!

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    hmmm, I moded my case to fit any card they throw, but damn this thing looks huuuge!!!!... AMD surely will take the lead again with this
     
  12. red4our

    red4our ¿Qué es un Dremel?

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    From the image, it looks like 2 x 8-Pin connectors. Looks like I'd have to swap my CM690 for a suitcase to fit this card. :D
     
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    When the card can power an IMAX theater in my living room I might consider it.
     
  14. jprykov

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    when quad gpu mobos were released, the problem is where to look for a case that could fit those mobos. the problem now is what case will it fit on that card. i dont know if my case now (xaser vi) could fit that big ass card!
     
  15. Skiddywinks

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    It's called the 6870.
     
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    Finally I can retire the 4870x2!!!

    3 monitors is now the standard for PC Gamers!
     
  17. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    :confused: Err, really?
     
  18. Siwini

    Siwini What is 4+no.5?

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    How much is it? Anyone???
     
  19. Ficky Pucker

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    Bleh. I am not a fan of multi monitor setups. Had a chance to see one in action for about 15 minutes and there is no way I can feel immersed by a game on separate screens. And to be honest, anything above a GTX 570 is overkill for modern games even for the rich among us who can afford 30" screens. Sure this card will be faster, but who cares if you are getting 80 instead of 60 fps at max details. What makes me a bit sad is how hardware manufacturers have to push gimmicks like Eyefinity in order to justify those uber cards. Let's face it, vast majority of PC titles do not push the ultra high end cards at all so the only way to justify them is to artificialy increase the resolution you are playing at. Can't get excited about these until we get games that actually take advantage of that extra oomph on a single screen. That or 4k displays/projectors. :)
     
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