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Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 1GB Video Card Review - Test System Setup and 3DMark 11

To compete with the GTX 560 Ti, Sapphire offer us a 1GB version of the much loved HD 6950. Is it what the camp needs?

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 21, 2011 5:54 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: SapphireTech

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We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: Intel, ASRock, Kingston, Mittoni, Noctua and Corsair.

 

We'll be checking out the HD 6950 1GB card against a few today, but the two most important would be the GTX 560 Ti and of course the HD 6970 2GB.

 

Let's get started!

 

3DMark 11

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0
Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com
Product Homepage: http://www.3dmark.com/3dmark11/
Buy It Here

 


 

3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world's most popular benchmark. Designed to measure your PC's gaming performance 3DMark 11 makes extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11 including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading. Trusted by gamers worldwide to give accurate and unbiased results, 3DMark 11 is the best way to consistently and reliably test DirectX 11 under game-like loads.

 

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Comparing the HD 6950s, there's really no difference. Compared to the GTX 560 Ti, you can see we're a little ahead here.

 

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