Conclusion: Important: In this section I am going to write a brief summary on the Performance and Price aspects of running a CrossFire configuration. The views expressed are my own and are based on my experience while writing this article and testing the products herein.
Pros: CrossFire enables you to run games at their highest quality settings, CrossFire allows you to run a triple monitor setup at high resolutions, HD6950 CrossFire scales to 90% on average, Temperatures were still manageable on the factory overclocked video cards, HIS video cards remained very quiet t...
Cons: Hot air from GPU's exhausted into case, Top GPU gets hot quickly, Fan profiles are too relaxed on HIS video cards, Loud fans on the MSI HD6950 when in the top position, High power consumption, Need a powerful PSU
Conclusion: Priced at just under $300, the AMD Radeon HD 6950 would seem well poised to capture the cost-conscious sensible-enthusiast market, but this video card doesn't offer the performance to turn heads.
Pros: Good performance. Support for full range of new technologies, including DirectX 11 and Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing.
Cons: Competing cards offer better value or stronger performance.
Summary: It looks like AMD has listened to the countless requests for a cheaper HD 6950 card. With just 1 GB of memory, instead of 2 GB, the card retails for around $40 less than its big brother. Even though memory size might suggest otherwise, we have seen absolutely no evidence of reduced performance.
Pros: Same performance as HD 6950 2 GB, Can be modded to HD 6970, Great overclocking potential, Dual BIOS switch, Native full-size HDMI output, Support for DirectX 11
Cons: High power consumption, higher than HD 6950 2 GB, Noisy fan under load, Higher temperatures than on 2 GB version, High power draw in Blu-ray playback, CCC Overdrive limits too low, Power draw limiter could complicate advanced overclocking, DirectX 11 relevance limited at this time, No support for...
Summary: We are pitting the new Radeon HD 6950 1GB video card against the Radeon HD 6950 2GB version and a GeForce GTX 560 Ti in apples-to-apples testing to see how they compare. We test at 1920x1200 and 2560x1600 to push memory limitations and find which card provides the best gaming value.
Conclusion: AMD's Radeon HD 6950 1GB graphics card's arrival is an obvious move to scupper NVIDIA's plans for performance leadership at the £200 price point. Looking very much like its 2GB-equipped counterpart and performing nigh-on identically in a wide range of benchmarks, the 1GB card is a sensible choice if...
Conclusion: As a response to the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB , the £215 Radeon HD 6950 1GB mostly fits the bill, producing performance that’s reasonably competitive with the GTX 560 Ti 1GB in our test games.
Summary: When all was said and done we felt gamers couldn't go wrong with either the GeForce GTX 570 or Radeon HD 6970 . Both cards provide an impressive level of performance, relatively good value, great efficiency, and both heavily outclassed their previous generation counterparts.
AMD Radeon HD 6950 review: An affordable mid-range AMD Radeon graphics card with good overclocking potential
Good Gear Guide.au
5 August 2013
Summary: The AMD Radeon HD 6950 is an excellent graphics card for gamers and overclocking enthusiasts; especially if you're on a budget. It offers plenty of upgrade incentives for the asking price. Highly recommended.
Conclusion: It isn’t often that we get two cards competing cards launching on the same day but that’s exactly what we have here today. On one hand NVIDIA is showcasing the GTX 560 Ti; a card that brings high performance at a mid-range price.