Radeon HD 6950 

Released August, 2011
  • 880 MHz
  • 2 GB GDDR5
6.5 Out of 10

If you are on the tightest budget then the reference design would be a good choice due to its price advantage, if enjoy overclocking and tweaking then MSI's HD 6950 Twin Frozr III will give you great options, also thanks to MSI's excellent overclocking software "Afterburner" which is optimized to work with this card.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2011)
Combined with the power delivered via PCI-Express slot, this input configuration is good for up to 225 W power draw.
by techPowerUp! (May, 2011)

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Radeon HD 6950 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Radeon HD 6950
5.5
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

Radeon HD 6950
7.5
T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Radeon HD 6950
6.1
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Radeon HD 6950
7.0
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Radeon HD 6950
n.d.
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

Radeon HD 6950
7.4
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.5

Overall Score

Radeon HD 6950
6.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon HD 6950

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6950
241.88 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
86.82 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6950
16.85 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
30.7 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6950
3,359.24

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6950
3,712.68

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon HD 6950
35.42

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon HD 6950
245.84

Metro: Last Light

Radeon HD 6950
7.5

Battlefield 3

Radeon HD 6950
30

Reviews Word on the street for the Radeon HD 6950


8.3
AMD has added options to CCC for the user to adjust the power limit in two directions which helps the underclocking/power saving crowd and the enthusiasts; NVIDIA has no option for control of their power limiting system.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand AMD
GPU name Cayman PRO
Market Desktop
Clock speed 880 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card AMD Radeon HD 6950 800 MHz 2 GB

raw performance

Shading units 1,408
Texture mapping units 88
Render output processors 32
Compute units 22
Pixel rate 28.16 GPixel/s
Texture rate 77.4 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,478.1 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 1,300 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,200 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit
Memory 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 166.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 200W
Idle noise level 42.7 dB
Load noise level 48.2 dB
Idle power consumption 117W
Load power consumption 326W
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