Radeon_HD_6990
AMD Radeon HD 6990

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

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 6990 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. Radeon HD 6990 is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

Lets look at the Radeon HD 6990 game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2020. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 178 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord getting 29 FPS with the Radeon HD 6990, Doom Eternal getting 28 FPS and Black Mesa getting 39 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon HD 6990 at 1440p with Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord, which got a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 57 FPS, Medium: 45 FPS, High: 30 FPS and Ultra: 22 FPS. We then checked out Doom Eternal which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 55FPS, M: 44FPS, H: 29FPS, U: 21FPS. And another popular game was Black Mesa that returned L: 78FPS, M: 61FPS, H: 41FPS, U: 29FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon HD 6990 is going to need to lower its graphics settings to medium on modern games.

How many years will the Radeon HD 6990 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 6990 in your PC? There is around 6-12 months of top end gaming left in this card, at which point its graphics card replacement time, assuming the Radeon HD 6990 is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 6990? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which is 91% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 872 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, as it can run 726 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 50% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
40 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 6990 is released on 08 Mar 2011

Radeon HD 6990 Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 6990
GPU
Architecture
Terascale 3 Antilles (x2)
Process
40nm
TMUs
96
Texture Rate
159 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
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
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
320GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB(x2)
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
2x 8-pin
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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Radeon HD 6990 Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 6990 is a dual-graphics solution of two Radeon HD 6970.
As most dual-graphics solutions, it features limitations SLI doesn't such as lower clock frequencies and excessive heat production.
Radeon HD 6990 is one of today's most powerful graphics solutions but as of 2011, it was already behind NVIDIA'S GeForce GTX 590 and today, even single high-end GPUs such as GTX 680 and Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition deliver better performance without causing micro-stuttering, excessiving heating and with a much lower power consumption.


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Radeon HD 6990 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
49%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 45% 37%
Doom Eternal 45% 45%
Half-Life: Alyx 51% 116%
Cyberpunk 2077 12% 96%
Grand Theft Auto VI 33% 118%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 55% 37%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 12% 96%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 35% 37%
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 35% 32%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered 80% 47%
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