AMD have just revealed the Radeon HD 6990M, claiming that it’s the world’s fastest single mobile graphics processor.
Set to hit a string of high-end gaming rigs including the Alienware M18x, it comes just weeks after NVIDIA claimed the same title with their recent GeForce GTX 580 chip. AMD claim that their new GPU offers a 25% benchmark increase over their nearest rivals in top gaming titles such as Metro 2033 and Dragon Age 2, as well as with DirectX 11 games such as Aliens Versus Predator.
“There’s always been a belief that when it comes to mobile computing you need to make performance compromises. Today AMD demolishes that myth,” said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, GPU division, AMD.
“The AMD Radeon HD 6990M GPU, which not only packs AMD Eyefinity technology with unprecedented specs, also provides full Microsoft DirectX 11 and Stereo 3D support. Bottom line, this processor is epic and it’s here – now.”
Specs-wise, you’re looking at an engine clock speed of 715MHz, with 1.7 billion transistors, compute power of 1.6TFLOPs and 2GB GDDR5 256 bit memory configuration at 900 MHz.
“As the PC gaming technology leader, AMD is dedicated to delivering the fastest technology and industry support needed to help create the best possible gaming experience on the PC,” continued AMD.
“Whether it’s driving up frame rates, extending quality settings or pushing clock speeds8, the AMD Radeon HD 6990M GPU is the ideal notebook for hardcore gamers looking to run the industry’s most demanding DirectX 11 games such as Dragon Age 2, DiRT 3 and Shogun 2.”