PowerColor HD6990 LCS Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

PowerColor HD6990 LCS Review

Introduction

When we first reviewed the HD6990 we found it to be a phenomenally impressive card. A total powerhouse. However the main issue was, as it is with most of the current range of Radeon cards, heat and noise.

The perfect solution to any heat problem is to go from air-cooling to water-cooling. Modern CPU coolers are of such high-quality that water-cooling isn't such a desperately important thing for the heart of our machines, but graphics technology has continued apace and almost outstripped the capabilities of standard air-cooling to keep the cards cool. So water-cooling is ideal for our power-hungry, eye-candy providing behemoths.

Enter PowerColor with their take upon the HD6990 with a factory fitted EK Waterblock. A perfect opportunity to get a system built we think.

Technical Specifications

Aside from the addition of the EK Waterblock, the PowerColor HD6990 is a standard card beneath that Delrin exterior.

Graphics EngineRADEON HD6990
Video Memory4GB GDDR5
Engine Clock830MHz / 880MHz
Memory Clock1250MHz (5.0Gbps)
Memory Interface2 X 256bit (256bit)
DirectX® Support11
Bus StandardPCIE 2.1
Standard Display ConnecorsDual-link DVI-I / 4 X mini DisplayPort
OpenGLSupport
CrossFireX™ TechnologySupport
ATI Stream TechnologySupport
ATI Eyefinity TechnologySupport
ATI Hypermemory Technology
VGA OutputYes, By DVI to VGA converter
DVI OutputDual-link DVI-I / 4 X mini DisplayPort
DisplayPortOn Board
HDMIOn Board
TV Output
HDTV Output
HDCP SupportSupport
VGA2048x1536
DVI2560x1600
DisplayPort2560x1600
HDMI1920x1200
Board Dimensions305mmx110mmx38mm
Minimum System Power requirement (W)750W
Extention Power Connectortwo 8-pin PCI Express Power connectors

   

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Most Recent Comments

11-07-2011, 08:55:36

tinytomlogan
The first of the Shadow H2O series of reviews is the Powercolor 6990 LCS - can the waterblock be the answer to our ears prayers?



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11-07-2011, 10:47:36

Rastalovich
I'd just like to add that h20 added expense to one side, graphic cards with water blocks on them look very sexeh !

(Results in the oc3d reviews are still troubling me, especially when you look at same cards with better settings, where, to be fair, they really can't be slower.)

Ultra damn fast fps for sure. No quality and physx for me tho.

I actually thought it would be more expensive.

11-07-2011, 12:21:30

Zeals
First off, nice review as always. Do love how the card has a full cover waterblock =D.

Personally I think any card that comes with a waterblock by default should have some sort of voltage tweaking so you can better exploit the extra cooling potential.

Also on the side note:

Call of Duty - Black Ops

If you're a fan of the Infinity Ward shooter then you have nothing to worry about here, or to be honest with any card. WTF

11-07-2011, 13:56:11

badtaylorx
dang....nice card....ill give ya my 2x 6970 dcii's and a blue 460 for it?????.....no......didn't think so......cant blame me for tryin tho

12-07-2011, 04:38:16

murphy7801
I think I will be sticking with me pair of asus direct cuII gtx 580's.

16-07-2011, 18:21:41

integratable
That electrical noise sound's so annoying I just don't get it, why amd let this noise pass through their testing ?.. Why are they so damn lazy ?.. What the crap ?..
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