Reviews and Problems with Asus EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5
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21 May 2012
Summary: Yes, yes, and more yes. This card runs nicely and smoothly. You do need some space in your case as it is mighty big. Enjoy the card and rest easy, you can skip the next generation--unless you want to save power.
Summary: AMD FX-6100 16gb of Vengence Corsair Ram Asus Sabertooth 990fx mobo Asus Radeon HD 6950 (in the mail coming soon) Corsair gs 800 psu Corsair h80 cpu liquid cooler! Hopefully this set up will be AMAZING I start my build on monday to put it all together! cant wait
Pros: Well I just bought the card so once it comes from MEMPHIS TENNESSEE I will let you know!
Cons: Not really a Con because I have plenty of room for the card seeing that I have a Azza 2000 case should fit just fine!
Summary: Replaced cooler with a Zalman VF 3000A. Removed Zalman shroud and fans. Placed two 120 mm PWM 600-1900 Akasa Viper fans below the cooler (mounted to bottom of case with 1 inch air gap) and connected them to the PWM fan header on the video card. Set fan speed curve with MSI afterburner.
Pros: Good frame rates running various benchmarks. Low power usage at idle. Not into overclocking video cards.
Cons: Only part of the heat sink uses heat pipes. The other part is just a chunk of machined aluminum. With three monitors connected, the stock cooler idles at 52 C and maxes at 82 C running Furmark with fans wide open (and noisy). These temps are within specs but still higher than I like.
Summary: This card barely fits in my case, but it does fit. I didn't have to force it to fit or anything, but once installed, the very end of the heatsink was resting comfortably on the corner of my hard drive cage.
Pros: finally working right!!! indeed does run quite cool and quiet at stock speeds
Cons: huge card - was ultimately the cause of my problems, even though it wasn't obvious at all.
Summary: For Newegg's part, the box the card came in was pretty damaged with a long tear also most then entire length on one side. But the rebate and free game, that I was gonna get anyway, made this easily overlooked.
Pros: It's a beast of a card that has lots of room for overclocking later.
Cons: It's huge, covering both of my pci slots. But the big problem though was that it needs an 8-pin pcie power cable. I didn't realize this when purchasing and have a nice, but older psu. One without any 8-pin or 6+2-pin cables. So I ended up not being able to use the card for a little bit until I go...
Summary: Had to use an older revision, 10.12a, of ccc to run eyefinity 5 . And windows aero won't turn on, which is probably only a strange temporary issue.
Pros: Eyefinity 6 and tons of power behind it.
Cons: It is a very loud card, not sure if it is an issue. Although it does sound neat when it revs high during boot. It is also rather heavy and matches the largest card in length i have ever seen. I measure it at 12 inches. Fitted just fine in my lian li pc-a05 though.
Summary: This card is built for OC'ing. If you're going to run it at out of the bo configuration, save yourself some money and get a 6950 with a less fancy cooler. I matched this to a Core i5 2500K OC'ed to 4.5GHz and it has yet to disappoint.
Pros: The cooler on this card rocks. The whole thing feels pretty well built. When you install this card, use the ASUS SmartDoctor tool to set your vcore to 1.25, GPU to 925MHz, and mem frequency to 5400. If you run it at default clocks you're wasting the potential of this card.
Cons: This thing is RIDICULOUSLY HUGE! It is SO BIG that I had to bend part of the hard drive bracket out about 1" on my Antec Three Hundred case to make it fit! SmartDoctor is useful software but has a dumb interface. Make sure to get the new version online, the one on CD is ancient and glitchy. I gue...
Summary: An excellent Graphics card very fast and quite, You must bare in mind that this is a very big card, it will not fit all motherboards (it whent in mine with the loss of a SATA socket and a PCI slot)as it covers most of the board, and the PC cabinet will need to be the larger type.