Reviews and Problems with Sapphire HD6950 Dirt3 Edition
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Good when working
Premier H., Newegg
26 December 2012
Summary: If this goes on sale on Newegg again, spend a little more money on other cards. Maybe even two 1GB cards. If they're built well, they'll behave better than Sapphire's 6950.
Pros: They work well when they work.
Cons: I've gotten multiple blue screens, freezes, game crashes, and other problems with these cards. They don't allow DirectDraw, which doesn't let me play games like the original Halo. With two of these connected via Crossfire, I actually get some choppy framerates on some of the videos in Sonic Gener...
Summary: Why 1 egg? Well, it was unfair that not everyone got the same card as what we should have expected. Most of us expected that we could unlocked the shaders but we couldn't; therefore, here's an unfair egg for this product.
Pros: It's an ati 6950 Overclockable Temps are good
Cons: No more unlockable shaders. I contacted Sapphire and they said "The latest version does not offer this anymore. - Tech" I'm so sad that I got left behind and I got the one without the option to switch. Well I'm returning it, because I only bought this card for its feature. PowerColor is unlockabl...
Summary: I should have listened to the reviewer who said skip this card. At first, I thought my power supply wasn't powerful enough (700w Raidmax bronze certified), so I bought a 850w Corsair to eliminate any doubt. The artifacting continued and back to Newegg went the video card.
Pros: Newegg has great customer service. No pros for the card itself until I receive one that works.
Cons: The card never worked. After installing the drivers, I immediately got horrible artifacting.
Poor Qualitity - Sapphire support is a JOKE! - Do not risk it!!
Cody A., Newegg
25 December 2011
Summary: Go but a different brand, not worth supporting these guys even should you luck out and have no problems.
Pros: Fast card, until a resistor falls off and turns it into a $300 paperweight
Cons: Within a month, the card was unable to be detected by the PC. It simply was not in the device manager. I did all the typical troubleshooting, and it turns out the card is bad. I finally looked at the card up close and personal, and noticed that a resistor near one of the ram modules had fallen of...
Summary: I paid a premium price for this card and was shocked that I either got a used card or a card that should have never passed quality control. I boxed it back up and shipped it back to newegg. I don't care if it worked or not my dollars will be spent else where.
Pros: Didn't install
Cons: I opened the box and was a bit surprised at the card looking back at me. The Plastic was all scratched up, two of the cooling fins where bent and there where markings on the screw holes. It had a dull overall used feel to it.
Summary: So much for moving back to Radeon after years on Nvidia. I cannot recommend this card. New Asus P8P67 16gb ram, 2 TB sata, Win7 SP1, Catalyst 11.10, monitor = HP zr30W
Pros: It works for about 5 minutes
Cons: Once I set 2500x1600 resolution windows7 would BSOD 0x00000116 after ghosting artifacts on the screen. After checking google reports on these cards those problems seem to have never been resolved. I RMA'd the card and will move back to Nvidia cards.. Though a HD 6770 seems to work fine at all res...