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PowerColor RADEON HD6950
8.8 out of 10

PowerColor RADEON HD6950

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Reviews and Problems with PowerColor RADEON HD6950

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Overall 8
8.0

Adequate

Jonathon C., Newegg
1 March 2015
  • Summary: Haven't used this video card for anything except mining litecoins.
  • Pros: BIOS switch allows easy recovery from bad flash. Was able to squeeze 480 khash/sec out of this card mining litecoins after extensive tuning.
  • Cons: Fans started 'rattling' when running at low RPMs after running continuously for about 6 months with the fans at 90%. Sounds like a bad bearing. Fans still run fine at high RPMs.
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Overall 8
8.0

good card for prce

Silvio T., Newegg
3 January 2014
  • Summary: have not had any issues since second card which is why i give you 4 stars instead of 1. I understand that sometimes in rare cases that hardware does break of natural causes which is why i gave this card a second chance.....but in future this will not happen again
  • Pros: temps at idle 32 degrees c at all times max load temps for any games 60 degrees c good price range in 2011 = $ 250.00 duel fans are quiet even at 60 percent fan speed after 21/2 years of ownership runs battlefield 3 ultra settings at 60 fps at 1600-900 runs battlefield 4 ultra settings at 60 fps ...
  • Cons: first power color video card i got died after 2 weeks of use card is very flimsy and can easily break with no prob if not careful while installing :(
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Overall 8
8.0

So Far, So Good.. (so what?) heh

Anonymous, Newegg
14 February 2012
  • Summary: Ok, so I generally stick with specific companies for my hardware, but I took a chance here on a company i know nothing about. I am going to update this review for two reasons. 1 because i want to see if they validate my rebate, if they don't, i'm going to update negatively.
  • Pros: Powerful card, very sexy. if i get my rebate, and the card is still functioning by that time, i'll update review with 5 stars....and i will be purchasing more powercolor products in the future as well..if.
  • Cons: none yet. however I will be updating this review, hopefully for the good and not for the bad, see other thoughts.
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Overall 8
8.0

It failed me.

Trevor G., Newegg
6 February 2012
  • Summary: Would like a return or refund since it's not my fault that it just stopped working.
  • Pros: It was great at first, runs games smoothe. WOULD LIKE REFUND or RETURN. Thanks Newegg.
  • Cons: Failed me within 2 months, was expecting better life out of it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Best price to performance value out there

AMANDA M., Newegg
26 January 2012
  • Pros: Powerful, kills every game, shaders unlocked no problem, used the included power jack to hold this beast up
  • Cons: Its huge, its loud, and the stock cooler is not great....minor details in light of the performance. Could not OC to 6970 levels without BF3 locking the system up and needing a hard shutdown. That's ok because it slays it at stock speed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not quite perfect

Cody W., Newegg
26 January 2012
  • Summary: AMD Phenom II x6 3.7 Asrock Extreme 920 8GB 1600 RAM Powercolor 2GB 6950 Antec Earthwatts 750W CM Hyper 212+ cooler CM HAF 912 case
  • Pros: Very powerful card, even at stock settings. Runs Skyrim on max perfectly -easy to install -As others have said, no trouble with OC as far as stabilizing temps is concerned
  • Cons: The VGA cooler on this card is lousy. OC drives the fan speed up like crazy, which would be less of a problem if the stupid thing didn't unbalance and rattle loudly above 60% fan speed. Also, this thing does vent out the side of the card, not the back. Going to correct with a 120mm side fan outta...
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Overall 8
8.0

Edit earlier review

Tyrone C., Newegg
13 December 2011
  • Summary: Meant to say i keep it at 850/1350 due to heat when hight. *NO* Artifacting
  • Pros: same
  • Cons: same
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Overall 8
8.0

uugh

james b., Newegg
12 December 2011
  • Pros: cheap at time and was working
  • Cons: had just over 2 weeks before the card stops recognizing slot. tried different card in same slot. worked fine. installed on second slot and ran 3 monitors fine. again now cannot run 3 . tested slot with yet another card and it worked fine. trying different brand.
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Overall 8
8.0

decent

Tyrone C., Newegg
11 December 2011
  • Summary: currently at 850/1350, due to heating, with artifacting. Could have gone higher
  • Pros: Price:Performance Shaders unlocked with dual bios in case you mess up. Dual fans
  • Cons: Does not come with any power adapters. (molex - 6pin)Very Surprising When underload the dual fans can be pretty loud
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Tyson P., Newegg
7 June 2011
  • Summary: Make sure you have long enough DVI cables and the Active extender's to make your 3+ monitors work without having to re-order and wait.
  • Pros: Easy to install the hardware. Good price
  • Cons: New ATI software is less intuitive that I'd like. Took a few exta minutes to get eyefinity working. Performance improvement in Rift was not as much as I would have liked going from a 4870 to 6950.
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