Summary: It's a graphics card, and it lets you play games at decent settings - not much more to say. A little nitpicking from me would be that Powercolor probably used a cooling solution from a more powerful card as I can see that there is empty space for two more heatpipes. It runs cool enough as-is, but that extra space could have been utilized.
Summary: Good card for the price. Runs my games on maxed. Bf3 40-60 fps ultra settings. I'm really happy with this card. I really liked the red pcb even if some people saying that red pcb is kinda lame for them but for me it's perfect for my rig, matched with my red cathodes, red fans and mobo with black pcb. Gonna buy again if Im going t have extra money. Im just a student lol.
Pros: Good Price! Dual fan design, keeps the card run cool.
Summary: Absolutely fantastic card for the price ($209.99 after rebate). To the guy above complaining about the miniDP to 'weird hdmi' adapter... well, the problem is that the included adapter is a mini displayport to *full displayport* adapter!
Pros: -Fast, -Unlocks to 6970 shaders, -Dual bios switch in case you screw up, -Overclocks well
Cons: -A bit long. Make sure your case can fit it if you've got a small midtower.
Summary: Got 2 of these on the Cyber monday deal. These will not take the 6970 bios if you flash them. (Blue Screen on boot or no post) I had to extract the bios and unlocked shaders with RBE. also can not change the memory speed past 1350 in the bios. It also causes bluescreen on boot or no post. So i had to use the RacerX CCC registry edit to be able to overclock memory past 1350 in AMD Overdrive.
Pros: shaders unlock to 6970 using RBE, and used RacerX CCC registry edit to overclock ram and gpu to 6970 speeds. Got 2 of these to run BF3.
Cons: the red pcb does not match my blue pcb on motherboard.
Summary: It's a good card. Keeps cool and quiet, and overclocks decently. It's just too bad that powercolor decided to go with a cheap looking fan bracket. For being $50 cheaper than the other 6950's, this is no biggie. Buy it if you've got a large screen res, or would like to "futureproof". If you don't want to do either, grab the 1GB model. There's no difference in performance in new games such as Battlefield 3.
Pros: Unlock shaders to 6970 level, You'll never use 2GB shaders on a display res under 1920x1200, Runs most games at max
Summary: The Power Color 6950 2GB is a solid card for the price, especially with the MIR. It runs quietly while managing to stay cool on its stock cooler. Runs most modern games on max settings on 1080p. The 2GB is great for anyone using Eyefinity. I would definitely buy another if I didn't already have a XFX 6950 as well.
Pros: - Good price for a higher end card, solid performance on ultra quality in Battlefield 3, - Quieter than the XFX 6950, dual fan design, - Unlocked to a 6970 (results may vary)
Cons: - Fairly large card, may not fit in some cases, - Power Color RMA isn't greatest for anyone that would ever need it