AMD Unleashed Radeon HD 6990M World’s Fastest Mobile GPU

Published on July 13th, 2011

AMD Radeon HD 6990M Is the NEw World’s Fastest Mobile GPU

A few weeks ago, I posted an article regarding the GTX 580M fastest Notebook GPU. Now AMD is unleashing their “World’s Fastest Mobile GPU” the Radeon HD 6990M, taking the title away from NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M in just a matter of few weeks.

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clevo gaming notebookAMD Radeon HD 6990M is designed to deliver high-end, ultra fast performance that could meet the very needs of a mobile enthusiast gamer. Hardcore mobile gamers can experience additional gaming performance through AMD CrossFireX technology which is present in HD 6990M.

AMD Radeon HD 6990M is built with full Barts Core with 1120 Stream Processors and 56 TMU enabled with Clock Speed reaching up to 715MHz. The HD 6990M also features 2GB GDDR5.
See the Radeon HD 6990M specs below.

According to AMD the Radeon HD 6990M benchmark shows that it is faster then GeForce GTX 580M by 10% to 25%. Although it’s kinda bias because AMD is the one who conducted the benchmark. We’ll have to wait for enthusiasts to properly benchmark this GPU. Until then, we could not fully conclude who will win the title “World’s Fastest Notebook GPU“. This is a battle between GeForce GTX 580M vs. Radeon HD 6990M.

The AMD Radeon HD 6990M GPU will soon be installed in Gaming Notebooks/Laptops like Alienware, Eurocom and Clevo.

Eurocom gaming laptop

AMD Radeon HD 6990M Full Specifications:

  • Engine clock speed: 715 MHz
  • Processing power (single precision): 1.6 TeraFLOPS
  • Polygon throughput: 715M polygons/sec
  • Data fetch rate (32-bit): 160 billion fetches/sec
  • Texel fill rate (bilinear filtered): 40 Gigatexels/sec
  • Pixel fill rate: 22.88 Gigapixels/sec
  • Anti-aliased pixel fill rate: 91.52 Gigasamples/sec
  • Memory clock speed: 900 MHz
  • Memory data rate: 3.6 Gbps
  • Memory bandwidth: 115.2 GB/sec
  • TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture
    • 1120 Stream Processing Units
    • 56 Texture Units
    • 128 Z/Stencil ROP Units
    • 32 Color ROP Units
  • GDDR5 memory interface
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
  • “DirectX® 11 Evolved” graphics
    • DirectX® 11 support
      • Shader Model 5.0
      • DirectCompute 11
      • Programmable hardware tessellation unit
      • Accelerated multi-threading
      • HDR texture compression
      • Order-independent transparency
    • OpenGL 4.1 support
    • Image quality enhancement technology
      • Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
      • Adaptive anti-aliasing
      • Morphological anti-aliasing (MLAA)
      • 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
      • 128-bit floating point HDR rendering
  • AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology2
    • Support for up to 6 simultaneous displays
      • Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
    • Display grouping
    • Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
  • AMD CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology5
    • Dual GPU scaling
  • AMD App Acceleration3
    • OpenCL™ 1.1 support1
    • DirectCompute 11
    • Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling6,7,8
    • UVD 3 dedicated video playback accelerator
      • MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
      • VC-1
      • MPEG-2 (SD & HD)
      • Multi-View Codec (MVC)9
      • MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX®, Xvid)
      • Adobe® Flash®10
    • Enhanced video quality features
      • Advanced post-processing and scaling8
      • Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
      • Brighter whites processing (blue stretch)
      • Independent video gamma control
      • Dynamic video range control
    • Dual-stream HD (1080p) playback support11
    • DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
  • AMD HD3D technology4
    • Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses support
    • Blu-ray 3D support
    • Stereoscopic 3D gaming support
    • 3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support
  • Cutting-edge integrated display support
    • Dual-link DVI with HDCP12
      • Max resolution: 2560×160013
    • DisplayPort 1.2
      • Max resolution: 2560×160013
      • Multi-Stream Transport
      • 21.6 Gbps bandwidth
      • High bit-rate audio
    • HDMI™ 1.4a with Stereoscopic 3D Frame Packing Format, Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio
      • Max resolution: 1920×120013
    • VGA
      • Max resolution: 2048×153613
  • Integrated HD audio controller
    • Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI™ with no additional cables required
    • Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ formats
  • AMD PowerPlay™ power management technology
    • Dynamic power management with low power idle state
    • Ultra-low power state support for multi-GPU configurations
  • AMD Catalyst™ Software and HD video configuration software
    • Unified graphics display drivers
      • Certified for Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, and Windows® XP
    • AMD Catalyst Control Center™
      • Software application and user interface for setup, configuration, and accessing special features of AMD Radeon products

Check out the Official Page of AMD Radeon HD 6990M here.

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