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Radeon HD 6990M is ''World's Fastest'' Mobile GPU

Just a couple of weeks following Nvidia's claim to having the fastest notebook GPU on the planet with its GeForce GTX 580M, AMD has returned fire with its own new chart-topper.

AMD has launched the Radeon HD 6990M GPU, billed as "the world's fastest single mobile graphics processor." Under AMD's favored benchmarks, the Radeon HD 6990M GPU was measured to be "up to 25 percent faster than any other announced notebook enthusiast GPU" – the Nvidia GTX 580M.

The Radeon HD 6990M also represents a significant upgrade from AMD's other current gaming notebook graphics solution, the Radeon HD 6970M.

If you're looking for one of these bad boys to power your next mobile gaming session, check out machines from Alienware and Clevo.

See the charts below for a better idea of what AMD's latest and greatest offers.

Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • acasel
    no doubt about it! :)
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  • verbalizer
    so what..
    got phys-X.?
    I'll take the GTX580M and be happy...:D
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  • fball922
    Interesting that they use a relative performance as a measurement. For example, maybe the 580m got 30fps one benchmark and the 6990 got 33. 3fps difference doesn't sound impressive, BUT OMG 10% BETTER certainly does.
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  • Only the best for the Angry Birds enthusiast...
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  • joytech22
    If I could afford a mobile system with this card in it, I would buy it.
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  • cmartin011
    HMM it doesn't show watts on there =(
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  • scook9
    The price for these cards as an upgrade in the Aliewnare M18x is only $500 over stock compared to $1200 over stock for the GTX 580m's.....how much is PhysX worth again?
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  • cknobman
    malmentalso what..got phys-X.?I'll take the GTX580M and be happy...
    LMAO do you realize that Nvidia is charging double the cost of the 6990m??
    If even the 6990m was 5% slower I would still buy it over the overpriced crap 580m.

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  • srgess
    they dont say , you need to play in your freezer with ear plug and a 1000w gas generator for mobile purpose
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  • brett1042002
    Phys-x = over-hyped, over-rated, over-priced.
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