Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling
UVD 3 dedicated video playback accelerator
MPEG-2 (SD & HD)
Multi-View Codec (MVC)
MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, Xvid)
Enhanced Video Quality features
Advanced post-processing and scaling
Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
Brighter whites processing (Blue Stretch)
Independent video gamma control
Dynamic video range control
Dual-stream HD (1080p) playback support
DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
AMD HD3D technology
Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses support
Blu-ray 3D support
Stereoscopic 3D gaming
3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support
AMD CrossFireXTM multi-GPU technology5
Dual, triple or quad-GPU scaling
Cutting-edge integrated display support
Max resolution: 2560x1600 per display
21.6 Gbps bandwidth
High bit-rate audio
HDMI 1.4a with Stereoscopic 3D Frame Packing Format, Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio
Max resolution: 1920x1200
Dual-link DVI with HDCP
Max resolution: 2560x1600
Max resolution: 2048x1536
Integrated HD audio controller
Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
AMD PowerPlayTM power management technology3
AMD PowerTune technology
Intelligent power management hardware
Dynamic power management with low power idle state
Ultra-low power state support for multi-GPU configurations
AMD CatalystTM graphics and HD video configuration software
Software support for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP
AMD CatalystTM Control Center - AMD Catalyst™ software application and user interface for setup, configuration, and accessing features of AMD Radeon products.
Unified Graphics display driver - AMD Catalyst™ software enabling other PC programs and devices to use advanced graphics, video, and features of AMD Radeon™ products.
AMD Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPortTM connectors, and/or DisplayPortTM compliant active adapters to convert your monitor’s native input to your cards DisplayPortTM or Mini-DisplayPortTM connector(s), are required. SLS (“Single Large Surface”) functionality requires an identical display resolution on all configured displays.
AMD EyeSpeed is a set of technologies designed to improve video quality and enhance application performance. Full enablement of some features requires support for AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology and/or AMD’s Universal Video Decoder (UVD).
AMD PowerPlayTM and AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) are technology platforms that include a broad set of capabilities offered by certain AMD RadeonTM HD GPUs. Not all products have all features and full enablement of some capabilities and may require complementary products.
Requires application support for AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology. AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing technology works with applications designed to take advantage of its GPU acceleration capabilities.
AMD HD3D is a technology designed to enable stereoscopic 3D support in games, movies and/or photos. Requires 3D stereo drivers, glasses, and display.
AMD CrossFireXTM technology requires an AMD CrossFireX Ready motherboard, an AMD CrossFireXTM Bridge Interconnect (for each additional graphics card) and may require a specialized power supply.
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Purchased two of these cards roughly a month apart to run crossfire. They run as a single unit (not crossfire) exceptionally well and are easily overclocked via Catalyst. I was able to unlock the shaders on one of the cards to see what types of performance I could get out of it and I was quite pleasantly surprised. In terms of bang for the buck... this card provided what I think is the best performance for money ratio.
I love my 6950 because of the performance and the small cost that I paid for it. I have unlocked it to a 6970 which is another plus of this card. It runs battlefield on High with ultra textures and ultra terrain, I get around 50 too 70 fps.
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.
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.
You get what you pay for. This 6950 is cheaper than many other models (ie. Sapphire Toxic, MSI Lightning), but the down side is that it has a really cheap cooler. The heatsink only uses 2 heat pipes but it was designed to be used with 4. The two fans on the card have very wide blade which is efficient for pumping air but very noisy.
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