AMD Radeon HD 6990: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 6990

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 6990 sales 8 March 2011 at a recommended price of $699. This is TeraScale 3 architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 160.0 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is Dual-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 295 mm. Two 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 375 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 12.81 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon HD 6990's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
21.36
 
Architecture
TeraScale 3
 
Code name
Antilles
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
8 March 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
Price now
$160
 
of 10182 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

Radeon HD 6990's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 6990's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1536
 
Core clock speed
830 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,640 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
375 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
79.68 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
2x 2,549.8 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 6990's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
295 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6990: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
of 6084 (Quadro P3200)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
160.0 GB / s
 
of 960 (ATI Rage Fury)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6990.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 4x mini-DisplayPort
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6990, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.2 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.4
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 6990. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

12.81

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

5830

Passmark

2932

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6990. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
265 Mh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
24 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 6990 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 6990 performance compared to its nearest competitors.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6990 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 560 Ti, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

User rating

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