AMD has just released their new graphics card, the Radeon HD 6950, and we’ve taken it through its paces to see how it stacks up to NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB and AMD’s own Radeon HD 6870 graphics cards.
This graphics card features a 1344 stream processor and has 1GB of GDDR5 graphics memory. Along with this, it supports DirectX 11 and offers support for Blu-ray 3D and powertreaming. On top of all these great features, the AMD Radeon HD 6950 is also remarkably quiet when in use. One of the only downsides to this graphics card is that some people have experienced bad customer service with AMD’s direct competitors (NVIDIA). Otherwise, this card is perfect for gamers on a budget looking to get some great performance without spending too much money.
The AMD Radeon HD 6950 is worth checking out if you are in the market for a new gaming card that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, yet still provides an excellent graphical experience.
The overclock range of 1075MHz to 1125MHz will help this card give other graphics cards a run for their money. The power consumption is the best in class at 202 watts and the performance does not disappoint. This card has more stream processors and more RAM than most of its competition, yet it still manages to perform admirably with respect to noise level, heat levels, and power usage. This card is easy to purchase on ebay or amazon making it a no-brainer as one of the best video cards available today.
When you buy from a reputable site like Newegg that offers free shipping you can expect the unit to arrive quickly and work reliably out of the box. If you’re looking for a great card that won’t break the bank, I highly recommend the AMD Radeon HD 6950.
Test Setup and Benchmarks
I bought this graphics card based on my research, which showed that it performed better than similarly priced cards. I was not disappointed, the card made games look great while running smoothly without any issues.
The model is powerful enough to run all the latest games on high settings and doesn’t overheat. I would highly recommend this product to gamers looking for a decent graphics card without breaking the bank. It’s also versatile enough to be used in a workstation as well.
I love being able to use the same graphics card for both gaming and general computer use. When I am working, the card runs quietly and smoothly, but when I want to play a game, it quickly switches into performance mode. The cooling system seems very good at managing the temperature of the chip so it never overheats or freezes up. The drivers installed easily from AMD’s website and have been automatically updated since then with no problems.
I’ve had no problems with overheating or freezing up during gameplay, even when running multiple programs simultaneously (during work). The drivers installed easily from AMD’s website and have been automatically updated since then with no problems.
This graphic card has an impressive overclocking ability so you can squeeze out a little more power if you need it. One thing I don’t like about the graphics card is that it takes 2 slots on your motherboard instead of just one like some other models do. Overall though, this graphics card has everything you need to enjoy high-end gaming!
About this Reviewer
I’ve been a gamer my whole life, and as graphics and games evolve, so does the graphics card. I’m not getting any younger and I want to be able to continue playing newer games as they come out with better graphics. The first AMD card I ever owned was the Radeon 7000 XT in 1998, but AMD no longer makes that model. Nowadays AMD has moved on to NVIDIA cards or their own branded cards like this one–the HD 6950.
It’s an excellent video card for gamers who are on a budget. It provides very high-quality video playback, great performance, and is good for multi-tasking (running multiple applications at once). There are also some problems: it’s noisy when it runs; it doesn’t support DirectX 11; and only uses one fan.
But if you’re looking for a graphics card that will get you through the next year or two of game releases without breaking your bank account, then this is worth looking into. If you’re more serious about gaming, though, there are other models available from AMD or NVIDIA that may suit your needs better.
One thing I would recommend is looking at benchmarks before buying anything. For example, if you’re interested in Starcraft II, then look up benchmarks for StarCraft II before deciding which video card to buy because AMD cards perform better than NVIDIA cards when running Starcraft II. That way you can make sure that what you spend your money on will meet your needs rather than just buying blindly without doing research.