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is the ATI 6990 a good video card for playing Rift?

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asked 11 years ago in GeneralGeneral by anonymous  

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6990 is a GOOD card for ANY PC games!!!
answered 11 years ago by xboxer King (32,462 points)   6 11 48
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It is more than good for playing Rift, it is one of the best video cards on the market.
answered 11 years ago by Wolf Journeyman (664 points)   11
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if a $100 graphic card could play rift, obviously a $700 one would (ATI 6990 is worth around $700)
answered 11 years ago by drakaenae King (41,339 points)   5 9 79
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Keep in mind that while the 6990 is technically the fastest currently available single* graphics card, it accomplishes this by using two Graphics Processor chips on a single card.  This has a couple of consequences compared to single GPU cards.

1. It uses Crossfire technology (the game has to be optomized for multi-gpu support, not all games are great at this. Some take time). There are some people who have reported having problems with this in Rift, which means your game might not be performing as fast as it could.

2. These graphics cards draw more power and come rather close to the limits of how much power a single card/slot can handle. This means reduced over clocking headroom.

3. Since they draw more power, they are usually hotter. The cooling solutions for the Multi GPU are not as efficient compared to a single GPU in this design, and so the card will generally run hotter and require better case cooling.

The 6990 is designed for someone who wants Crossfire performance (and all the consequences of it) but doesn't necessarily have the infrastructure (space in the case and or a board that supports it/has enough slots) for it.

If this isn't the case, then two 6980s in actual crossfire will reduce some (but not all) of the above consequences and can (due to deals) end up being significantly cheaper too.
answered 11 years ago by aggies11 Journeyman (660 points)   2 11
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I'm assuming that you mean the ATi Radeon HD 6990, right? Well, it is a great video card that can for sure play any game on maximum settings, provided you have a high enough power source so the card doesn't overheat. Honestly though, you don't need a super high-end video card to play Rift.

I've used different ATi cards ranging from the X1800, the 4350, all the way to the 5950. Games play perfectly fine on medium or even high settings sometimes on my 4350, while I can play 95% of games on high or very high settings with my 5950. The only drawback to having a powerful card like a 5950 or a 6990 is that you're going to need a very powerful power source to go along with the card.

If you want to play Rift with maximum settings you most likely won't need a 6990, but if you want to go ahead and use it that would be fine granted your power source makes sure the card does not overheat.
answered 11 years ago by DrPixel Hero (3,373 points)   4 5 44
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Of course, 6990 is gonna work for most games, not all on high though.
answered 11 years ago by l4d2bob Grandmaster (11,115 points)   5 10 48
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ATI 6990 is a top class card, comparable to their competitors card, Nvidia GTX 590. This can play and render textures without a sweat. The minimum requirement for the game is a ATI x300, your card even beats the Recommended requirement, so you should be able to run the game fine. :)
answered 11 years ago by gamerx1990 Mercenary (1,491 points)   2 18
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Ati Radeon HD 6990 is More than good for ANY game
answered 11 years ago by Haloweeboe Champion (5,146 points)   2 8 19

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