AMD HD 6990 Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by Beast, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. sdamaged99

    sdamaged99 Ancient Guru

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    Mega fast card, but can't help but think the cooling system is poorly implemented and it's too noisy to not be called a fail.

    The GTX480 got slammed for being noisy and hot, and although the 6990 is dual GPU, it's still unacceptable really given it makes the GTX480 look cool and quiet
     
  2. asingh

    asingh Master Guru

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    Thanks guys for the inputs.
     
  3. The Goose

    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    Hi guys,are the 6990 worth a jump from the 5970
    thanks
     
  4. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    I suggest everyone who wanna buy a 6990 to wait for Arctic Cooler to release an Aftermarket Cooler.

    Unless you're happy with 50 dB noises. >_>
     

  5. Lane

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  6. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Hmm, full copper eh?

    Looks heavy on the PCI-E Slot. I wonder how they gonna sort that in the future with even longer cards.
     
  7. General Stalin

    General Stalin Member Guru

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    That water block will be a life saver. I have been really contemplating this card, but the heat/noise has been a real strike against it in my book. Watercooling looks great for this.
     
  8. John Dolan

    John Dolan Ancient Guru

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    Ive just ordered a 6990 to replace my 5970 +5870 which i want for another build should have new card tomorrow.

    Just run 3 benchmarks with the old cards so ill have some comparison with the new im expecting around same kind of scores marks.
     
  9. fearsjohn

    fearsjohn Maha Guru

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    what i find interesting is that the 6990 is faster than the 580 by 80% and only cost 200 hundred more and it only draws 100 more watts than the 580.
     
  10. DarkKnightDude

    DarkKnightDude Maha Guru

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    Don't forget that its a dual gpu and it has its advantages and disadvantages. (Heat and noise)

    Luckily there's always custom options. :)
     

  11. The Goose

    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    Im sure i read somewhere that the 6990 was single gpu and not dual
     
  12. John Dolan

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    I am thinking of getting one of these, but I have a question about 2 x 6970s vs a 6990.

    I only have one 16x PCI slot, the other is 8x on the Asus Sabertooth. Is that going to make a big difference? and if so would it be better to go with the 6990 because of that?
     
  14. Beast

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    When you go crossfire/sli with that board both slots will run at 8x by 8x, there isn't a difference in performance compared to 16x

    Two HD 6970's are faster than an HD 6990.
     
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  15. Boomstick777

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    My HD 6990 came yesterday, very very very fast :-D, it does run loud when stressed but not so loud that is annoying, 3rd party cooling will be welcomed though lol.

    3D mark scores at stock bios 2, 830mhz

    9726 3D marks

    Link - http://3dmark.com/3dm11/890994

    3D mark scores at stock bios 2 but overclocked, 900/1400

    10401 3D marks

    http://3dmark.com/3dm11/895937

    Unigine Stock Bios 2 830mhz

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  16. gaul

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    6990 @ 950/1350 + 6950 @ 950/1350
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  17. John Dolan

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  18. Serial T.

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    What is the actual length of the 6990, the Guru3d review says 31cm which is 12.22 inches, HIS says 318mm which is 12.5 inches. A little clarity would be mucho apreciated.
     
  19. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    Your potential placement of a 6990 has a 0.28" tolerance?

    0.28" = 7mm

    Video here shows it as 12" long or 30.5cm (305mm) or about 0.6 of a cat!

    http://www.geektv.info/mobile/video...e--length-vs-gtx-580-6970-460-linus-tech-tips
     
  20. robert1990

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    So far on AMD website, it says there the HD 6990 length is 31cm, but I dunno why HIS listed their version of HD 6990 is 32cm long. Could be that they are using slightly thicker cover? :S I'm really interested to get this card as well, but waiting until at least AIB put custom-cooling solution on it and upgrading my case :p
     
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