Tuesday, July 12, 2011

AMD unveils the Radeon HD 6990M mobile GPU

AMD today announced the new AMD Radeon HD 6990M mobile GPU solution for users who wish to obtain high performance with games and 3D applications. The manufacturer claims that the graphics chip can provide a level of at least 25% greater performance than any other notebook GPUs previously announced, in addition can be used in a CrossFireX configuration.

The Radeon HD 6990M architecture uses AMD's TeraScale 2 unified shader with 1120 stream processors, 56 texture units, 128 Z / Stencil ROP, 32 ROP Color and GDDR5 memory interface type. Like all Radeon HD 6900M series GPU, the newcomer also supports DirectX 11, AMD Eyefinity to drive multiple displays simultaneously, AMD's GPGPU applications and then app for AMD UVD HD3D and 3.

The GPU has already been adopted by leading notebook manufacturers will soon enter new gaming solutions on the market "at its core, the Alienware brand is about pushing the limits and finding new extremes in gaming performance," said Arthur Lewis, Vice President and General Manager for Alienware.

"By offering two AMD Radeon HD 6990M graphics processors in our flagship laptop M18x, Alienware and AMD have to Provide gamers together as the ultimate mobile experience."

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