AMD Releases Screen Shots Of Upcoming Dual-Core Radeon 6990 GPU

AMD offered five pictures of the card, which appears to be larger than its previous dual-core Cayman-based Radeon 6900 graphics processors. According to a report from Donanimhaber, AMD will launch its dual-core 6990 Antilles card on Monday, six days before its main competitor, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 590 graphics card.

The photos of the Radeon 6990 card reveal a dual-slot cooler with a central fan, a single DVI output and four different mini DisplayPort outputs. According to the report, the card includes two Cayman XT cores clocked at 830 MHz, 3072 Stream processors, a dual 256-bit memory interface, and 4 GB of GDDR5 memory.

Before the release of the screen shots, AMD hadn't offered any official communication regarding the Radeon 6990 card, and AMD has yet to offer specifications regarding memory, clock speed, or the exact number of shaders.

AMD's upcoming Radeon 6990 GPU will compete with Nvidia's dual-core GeForce GTX 590 graphics card based on Nvidia's GF 110 GPU core in the high-end, enthusiast GPU market.

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AMD in December launched its Radeon 6900 series graphics processors, the Radeon HD 6950 and 6970 cards, featuring dual graphics engines, upgraded render back-ends, and an asynchronous dispatch allowing multiple autonomous compute kernels to operate simultaneously. The 6900 series includes several image quality features, including Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing (EQAA), Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MAA), and Texture Filtering.

Details regarding pricing for the HD Radeon 6990 were not made available, however the dual-core Antilles GPU is widely rumored to be the most expensive AMD graphics card to come to market.