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AMD Radeon HD 6990 Asus Edition

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3.4
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How well can the Radeon HD 6990 Asus Edition run games
25 Mar 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 6990 Asus Edition GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2020. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon HD 6990 Asus Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 175 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon HD 6990 Asus Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Ori and the Will of the Wisps and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 90 FPS, Medium: 71 FPS, High: 48 FPS and Ultra: 34 FPS. We proceeded to look at Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord to see how that compared and saw that it returned a playable 29 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon HD 6990 Asus Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Ori and the Will of the Wisps and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 68 FPS, Medium: 54 FPS, High: 36 FPS and Ultra: 26 FPS. We then checked the performance on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord to see if that runs well. It was weak with a 22 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon HD 6990 Asus Edition running at 1440p is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.

How many years will the Radeon HD 6990 Asus Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 6990 Asus Edition in your PC? We think this Radeon HD 6990 Asus Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 6990 Asus Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 91% better and can meet 870 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, as it can run 725 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 50% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
40 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 6990 Asus Edition is released on 01 Mar 2011

Radeon HD 6990 Asus Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 6990 Asus Edition
GPU
Architecture
Terascale 3 Antilles
Process
40nm
TMUs
192
Texture Rate
159 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
53 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
3072
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
320GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
830 MHz
Power
Max Power
375 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 45 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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8.7
6.2
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Radeon HD 6990 Asus Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 6990 Asus Edition is a renamed Radeon HD 6990 that features nothing new, not even a new cooling system and so its performance is exactly like the reference Radeon HD 6990.


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Radeon HD 6990 Asus Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
49%
RAM
11GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 45% 37%
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Doom Eternal 45% 45%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered 80% 47%
Grand Theft Auto VI 33% 118%
Beyond Good & Evil 2 12% 96%
Half-Life: Alyx 51% 116%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 12% 96%
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