Reviews and Problems with PowerColor RADEON HD6950
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Buy a 6950, but not this one
Adrian H., Newegg
25 March 2014
Pros: I have had an XFX Radeon 6950 for 2 years and It's been excellent. I bought this one for crossfire.
Cons: The fans are idiotically loud. I actually removed the cooler thinking that I might swap it with another (I didn't in the end), and discovered that it's very poorly constructed. The Sapphire OC edition has 5 heat pipes, my XFX has 3, this one has 2. I also found that thermal paste had been applied...
Pros: Awesome performance on every game I've tested.
Cons: When playing BF3, after about 5 mins. the screen splits in half making the game unplayable. *NO* overclock, *NO* modifications. The only way it will revert is restarting pc. -3 eggs for not working on 1 of my favorite games. Never choosing PowerColor again :/
Cons: Item was pretty much DOA. I originally thought it was my PSU, so I went out and bought a new one, only to find out that it was the card. The computer would boot and shortly after would always just go into standby mode and the gpu would hit max rpm. After 10 years with newegg, this is the first DO...
Summary: would love to try the 6990 4 gig video see as how powerful this one was :)
Pros: card has very low temps runs dragon age two at full specs with no lag. fit well in my computer, was lighter then my diamond 4870 x2
Cons: unlike my diamond 4870x2 this video card wasnt very sturdy. has alot of bend to it. i was afraid to install it for fear of breaking lol. ran great for 3 days then it just crashed on me :_( . everytime i would start up windows it would crash and stay at a black screen. Also the driver cd did not h...