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Sapphire Readies Radeon HD 6950 FleX Edition 2 GB Graphics Card

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  1. btarunr

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    Sapphire is readying a new non-reference design AMD Radeon HD 6950 2 GB graphics card that boasts of superior out of the box display connectivity to the reference design. Called the Sapphire HD 6950 FleX Edition, the card features the same exact display output connector configuration as the reference design (two each of DVI and mini-DisplayPort 1.2, along with HDMI 1.4a), but can run a 5-monitor Eyefinity setup, of which three can run over DVI without needing an active adapter. The package might include a number of dongles and cables to help set up such a display array. Even if not for gaming, Sapphire sees professional applications for such a setup.

    The Radeon HD 6950 is based on the 40 nm Cayman GPU, it has 1408 VLIW4 stream processors, and connects to 2 GB of GDDR5 memory over a 256-bit wide memory interface. Sapphire's card uses a non-reference design PCB and cooling assembly. The PCB draws power from two 6-pin power connectors; the cooler makes use of a large heatsink, ventilated by a central 80 mm fan. The card can pair with three more Radeon HD 6900 series graphics cards in CrossFireX. Expect Sapphire to release the card to market soon.

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    mmm.... holy moley! ME want! Cool design and interesting configuration!
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    It looks too plastic-y for my taste :p
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    the only negative about this card is obviously its non reference design. - no voltage tweaking
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    look like my sapphere 5850 toxic great cooler and low noise but @ 100% its like jet ,any way it wont get past 50% much
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    well seem's like a new trend to recycle hot air into casing! yay for hot air coming back into casing!
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    That's why it's called flex so once the hot air gets to it, it will flex in your case and melt:roll:

    JK
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    Im more a fan (pun) of a two fan cooling approach. I do like the cards that vent to the outside though....just makes more sense.
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    It looks cool, I'm thinking about buying a card 6950 or 6970 for 1 month, I think I'll buy this one, looking good and silent.
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    Id recommend a reference card -- you can tweak the voltages for better overclock
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    But it will make more sound when you overclock the reference card.
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    To be fair, the people this card is targeted at are very very likely to have decent case airflow.

    I've never had a warm spot in my cases once set up, that's for sure :p
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    not really -- dont forget these chips are 40nm, and not 90nm or 55nm like the graphics cards many moons ago. reference 6950s will run pretty cool.

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