AMD’s beastly Radeon HD 6990 video card has officially broken cover, with the company seeding shots of the dual-GPU monster ahead of its expected launch in early Q2 2011. Hexus was handed a trio of official pics of the HD 6990, and while exact specifications are still unknown, we can deduce a little from the shots.
It’s obviously double-width, and there’s a sizeable fan for keeping the twin GPUs cool inside. Outputs include four Mini DisplayPort and a single Dual-DVI socket, which could potentially mean up to six displays hooked up to the one card. According to previous rumors, there’ll be in the region of 3,840 stream processors from the combined GPUs, and we’re expecting to see two 4-pin power sockets.
Apparently Hexus had been given a fourth shot, with the Radeon HD 6990’s cover removed, but AMD later insisted it would have to remain offline until the official launch. That fits in with previous leaks suggesting AMD was holding off until NVIDIA had launched the GeForce GTX 590 so that the arch-rival couldn’t tweak their high-end card to better compete with the HD 6990.