Photos of AMD’s highly anticipated Radeon HD 6990 Antilles GPU recently hit the news circuit and created lot of stir. Now the company has come through officially with details, only some mind you, and specifications of the card, and these are definitely impressive.
Now that both AMD and Nvidia have dual-GPU videocards on the market, quad-GPU CrossFireX and SLI setups are possible—that is, if you have the motherboard, the power supply, the money, and can actually find two dual-GPU cards.
Representing quad SLI, we have two relatively compact Nvidia GeForce GTX 590s. In the quad-CrossFireX corner are two of AMD's hulking, foot-long Radeon HD 6990s. Both pairs cost about the same—an astronomical $1,500, give or take—but which is the better option?
When Crysis 2 first appeared we were all a bit disappointed in the graphical splendour on offer. Crytek had, with the original Crysis, given us a taste of the future and brought plentiful eye-candy.
Crysis 2 though was held back significantly on PCs by its console roots. As the current raft of gaming consoles are now ageing somewhat the original engine only took advantage of the DirectX 9 featureset. Now though we have the v1.9 patch for Crysis 2 which enables DirectX 11 features and so it finally looks like a cutting edge PC Game.
It is at last the time for the battle between NVIDIA and AMD for the best GPU award. While AMD’s king, the Radeon HD 6990, has been available for quite some time, it is only now that NVIDIA has decided to unveil its latest and most powerful creation: the GeForce GTX 590.