AMD Radeon HD 6990 unveiled, and it’s rather large

Thursday, 27 January 2011 14:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


AMD’s corporate VP and general manager of its GPU division, Matt Skynner, whipped out something rather large during the firm’s Asia Pacific Fusion Tech Day, and that rather large something was the dual-Cayman GPU Radeon HD 6990.

As you see in the picture above, the massive graphic monster, codenamed Antilles, contains a single DVI output and four mini DisplayPorts, 6-pin and 8-pin connectors, and is the size of a forearm, according to HardwareZone. Considering a regular sized forearm on a person is 12-inches, that should give you an idea of just how large this thing is. If not, whip out a ruler and that’s the length of the beast.

No actual details on the card were revealed during the event, as all descriptions of it came from just looking at the thing, but according to various reports and leaks, the card contains 3840 stream processors and has 4GB of GDDR5 memory clocking in at 4.80GHz.

Pricing was not mentioned either, but it will likely run you around the $500 mark which would be in-line with similar cards from competitors like Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 580.

It’s slated for release sometime during Q1 this year.