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Powercolor Radeon HD 6950 800MHZ 2GB 5.0GHZ DDR5 2xDVI HDMI 2x Mini DP Dual Fan PCI-E Video Card

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Part #: AX6950 2GBD5-2DH

SKU: 60103
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping estimate: $5.99*
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Experience: 6 Months


Price, Power, Shader Unlocking
Cooling, Crossfire
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.

Powercolor has a fairly exceptional warranty as I've had to RMA one of my cards twice (for different reasons). The first RMA was due to the cooling fans on the top card actually hitting the top of the bottom card while in crossfire configuration. (Read that a few times and it may make sense). The screws on this card are very prominent and cause unforseen difficulties when the fans actually hit full speed especially if your on an older board. Newer boards with more space between PCI-E slots shouldn't have an issue. As a result, I stripped off four fan blades ten seconds after installation.

The second RMA was due to the card I recieved back from Powercolor bluescreening continuously. All in all, in two months time I spent sixty dollars in shipping on a video card I didn't even get to use until almost 3 months after I bought it. Powercolor had promised an upgrade to a 6970 for my issues.... but low and behold I recieved the same card back.

Now, with the space between the cards being what they are it is obvious that this would create  substantial heat issues on my current system. The top card idles at a toasty 50 degree's and hit 79-82 under load. This may be responsible for my second RMA but I can't confirm that as the card did run Battlefield 3 for roughly a day before it died.

For those who want high performance (twin 6950's can smoke most games) stick with the single high end card...it will save headaches.

Experience: 5 Weeks


A great card, bang for buck
Stock Cooler fans have barrings that last for 4 months, then start to make rattling noise, can be fixed with a aftermarket cooler though.

The occasional Blue screen if you have it clocked too high.
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.

I would recommend this card to anyone if your looking for a card around 300 dollars!

Experience: 2 Weeks


Powerful card for a good price
Not sure if these card is unlockable to 6970 (haven't tried) however it runs BF3 on ultra uavg 40-50fps. Very quiet and temps are low. Going to buy another to crossfire in the future.

Experience: 1 Months


fast and stable
can overheat
this card is amazing it runs bf3 on ultra and over 60 fps while using fraps it is a must buy

Experience: 1 Weeks


does what I need it to do
none yet
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.

Experience: 20 Days


Good Price! Dual fan design, keeps the card run cool.
It's a lil bit loud.
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.

Experience: 1 Months


Great card for a Mid-Budget rig
One more Display Ports would have been nice
This is a great card! Plays Skyrim at nearly max settings with little or no lag at all. It's a great value for an entry level 6900 series card.

Experience: 1 Days


-Unlocks to 6970 shaders
-Dual bios switch in case you screw up
-Overclocks well
-A bit long. Make sure your case can fit it if you've got a small midtower.
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!

Experience: 1 Months


Nice performance
Dual Fans
Nice price
Nice Performance, keeps cool and quiet.

Experience: 1 Weeks


Nice performance
Dual Fans
Nice price
Didn't come with a adapter so i was stuck using onboard graphics till i bought a hdmi cable
Very nice performance getting 50ish frames in skyrim on ultra at clock speeds

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Features [ Edit | History ]

  • Up to 800MHz Engine Clock
  • 2GB GDDR5 Memory
  • 1250MHz Memory Clock (5.0 Gbps GDDR5)
  • 160 GB/s memory bandwidth (maximum)
  • 2.25 TFLOPs Single Precision compute power
  • 562.5 GFLOPs Double Precision compute power
  • Double slot form factor
  • TeraScale 3 Unified Processing Architecture
    • 1408 Stream Processors
    • 88 Texture Units
    • 128 Z/Stencil ROP Units
    • 32 Color ROP Units
  • High Speed 256-bit GDDR5 memory interface
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
  • “Eye-Definition” graphics
    • New and advanced architecture
      • Full DirectX® 11 support
      • Scalable geometry processing technology
      • Shader Model 5.0
      • DirectCompute 11
      • Dual advanced programmable hardware tessellation units
      • Accelerated multi-threading
      • HDR texture compression
      • Order-independent transparency
    • OpenGL 4.1 support
    • Image quality enhancement technology
      • Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
      • Adaptive anti-aliasing
      • Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing (EQAA)
      • Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA)
      • 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
      • 128-bit floating point HDR rendering
  • AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology1
    • Native support for up to 4 simultaneous displays
      • Up to 6 displays supported with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport
    • Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
    • Display grouping
      • Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
  • AMD EyeSpeed visual acceleration3
    • AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology
      • OpenCL 1.1 Support
      • DirectCompute 11
      • Double Precision Floating Point
      • Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling
    • UVD 3 dedicated video playback accelerator
      • MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
      • VC-1
      • MPEG-2 (SD & HD)
      • Multi-View Codec (MVC)
      • MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, Xvid)
      • Adobe Flash
    • 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
    • DisplayPort 1.2
      • Max resolution: 2560x1600 per display
      • Multi-Stream Transport
      • 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
    • VGA
      • 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. AMD HD3D is a technology designed to enable stereoscopic 3D support in games, movies and/or photos. Requires 3D stereo drivers, glasses, and display.
  6. 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.
The entire information provided herein are for reference only. PowerColor reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice.

Specifications [ Edit | History ]


Graphics Engine RADEON HD6950
Video Memory 2GB GDDR5
Engine Clock 800MHz
Memory Clock 1250MHz (5.0Gbps)
Memory Interface 256bit
DirectX® Support 11
Bus Standard PCIE 2.1
Standard Display Connecors DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/2* mini DisplayPort
Feature Support
OpenGL Support
CrossFireX™ Technology Support
ATI Stream Technology Support
ATI Eyefinity Technology Support
ATI Hypermemory Technology  
Display Support
VGA Output Via Adapter
DisplayPort On Board
HDMI On Board
TV Output  
HDTV Output  
HDCP Support Support
Maximum Resolution
VGA 2048x1536
DVI 2560x1600
DisplayPort 2560x1600
HDMI 1920x1200
Power Specs + Board Dimensions
Board Dimensions 275mmx111.2mmx38mm
Minimum System Power requirement (W) 500W
Extention Power Connector Two 6-Pin PCI Express Power Connectors

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Messages about Powercolor Radeon HD 6950 800MHZ 2GB 5.0GHZ DDR5 2xDVI HDMI 2x Mini DP Dual Fan PCI-E Video Card

Should I RMA? (Christo672- Mar 07, 14, 11 Replies)
Yet another Unlock thread (Steve_B- Jan 12, 12, 1 Replies)
6970 Unlock (Jason_P- Jan 07, 12, 44 Replies)
Powercolor 6950 2gb Broke in under 1 week (Ravi_S- Jan 07, 12, 2 Replies)
Deux Ex - free copy? (Nicholas_n- Nov 28, 11, 9 Replies)
Very loud card (Edward_W- Nov 22, 11, 1 Replies)
Free game? (Nicholas_B- Nov 18, 11, 1 Replies)
PCS++ (Josh_H- Nov 15, 11, 1 Replies)
Good fan design for CrossfireX ? (Louis-Francois_M- Sep 30, 11, 4 Replies)
Powercolor 6950 rebate form missing (George_M- Aug 26, 11, 2 Replies)
Temperatures, idling/dangerous? (Onyx- Aug 25, 11, 9 Replies)

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