MSI has offered up a new video card that is its own version of the new and awesome AMD Radeon HD 6990 video card. The card has laid claim to the title of world's fastest graphics card. I can’t wait to see what NVIDIA kicks out to take the title back from AMD.
The new MSI R6990 video card is the MSI version of the powerful beast and the thing has some nice features. The card has dual Radeon HD 6900 graphics processors and 4GB of GDDR5 RAM. The card has the ability to support five displays right out of the box with a DVI port and four DisplayPort 1.2 outputs. The card also ships with MSI's overclocking utility for getting even higher performance from the card called MSI Afterburner.
The Afterburner software allows the user to overclock the memory, voltage, and monitor temperatures. The app allows for adjusting of clock speeds and other parameters. The card supports the latest DirectX 11 games and lots more. The GPUs inside the card are built using a 40nm process that allows them to be more power efficient and produce less heat. Less heat means more performance and the clock speeds can be higher.
MSI also uses all solid capacitors for better performance and stability. The video card has a 256-bit memory interface. The core clock is 830Mhz and the memory clock is 5000MHz. The card supports HDCP for protected content and can be used in Crossfire for even higher performance. The card measures 310 x 115 x 40mm so you will want to be sure the beast will fit inside your PC before you order. The card has enough power to support 2560 x 1600 on all five connected monitors and it supports AMDs multiple display tech to span one image over all the screens. Official pricing is unannounced, but this card will be expensive.