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03-08-2011   #1 (permalink)
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So AMD has the fastest card on the market again for now. It amazes me that it's almost half a computer itself ;o...4GB DDR5 memory, has it's own hd audio and BIOS, and the best graphics available currently.

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Debating over that and GTX590 right now. I'm more worried about power consumption at the moment.

The card is dual BIOS, which super awesome. Factory BIOS features 2 under clocked cores, then you flick the BIOS... and you get two 6970s in crossfire. That is amazing, IMO.
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it is pretty much a computer itself
CPUs, RAM, Motherboard
It only lacks PSU.

The amount of power it consumes is just crazy.
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Reviewers note, alongside their fawning assessment of the world's best performance, that the HD 6990 is a massively power-hungry card (375W TDP) and one that makes quite a bit of noise while going through its herculean tasks. That's in spite of a new vapor chamber cooling system that allegedly supports up to 450W of thermal output.
AMD launches Radeon HD 6990 powerhouse for $699, maintains 'world's fastest' title -- Engadget

To be honest, i'm waiting for a USB3.0 graphics card if they even plan on making.
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USB is serial though, not sure how that would work out well.
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