When AMD released the HD6990 in March it broke all performance records and seven months later is still the fastest video card on the planet. There are certainly no issues with the frame rates, but there have been plenty of concerns raised about the unpleasant noise emissions. AMD can create brilliant video cards, but until they ditch the tiny red fans they have been using for the last couple of years they haven't a hope in hell of making a great cooling solution. Their partners have been benefiting the most, by releasing a series of cards with custom cooling solutions.
The AMD HD6990 has needed a third party cooling solution now for some time and unless you fancy watercooling your system, there hasn't been a whole lot of choice. Arctic have spotted the gaping hole in the market and are due to release their Accelero Twin Turbo 6990 cooler which features a custom cooling solution with two 120mm fans and two separate racks of heat pipes across 86 aluminium fins. Impressively, it is also CrossfireX compatible, if you have deep enough pockets.
- Unmatched cooling performance – 400 Watts
- 2 ultra quiet 120mm PWM fans with low noise impeller
- 10 heat pipes and 86 fins for efficient heat dissipation
- RAM and voltage regulator cooling
- Crossfire Compatible.