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AMD Radeon HD 6950

AMD Radeon HD 6950 Image AMD Cayman Image
The Radeon HD 6950 was a performance graphics card by AMD, launched in December 2010. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the Cayman graphics processor, in its Cayman PRO variant, the card supports DirectX 11.0. The Cayman graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 389 mm² and 2,640 million transistors. Unlike the fully unlocked Radeon HD 6970, which uses the same GPU but has all 1536 shaders enabled, AMD has disabled some shading units on the Radeon HD 6950 to reach the product's target shader count. It features 1408 shading units, 88 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. AMD has placed 2,048 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 800 MHz, memory is running at 1250 MHz.
We recommend the AMD Radeon HD 6950 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1920x1080.
Being a dual-slot card, its power draw is rated at 200 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort. Radeon HD 6950 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 267 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 299 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: Cayman
GPU Variant: Cayman PRO
Process Size: 40 nm
Transistors: 2,640 million
Die Size: 389 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Dec 14th, 2010
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 299 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 800 MHz
Memory Clock: 1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 2048 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 256 bit
Bandwidth: 160 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 1408
TMUs: 88
ROPs: 32
Compute Units: 22
Pixel Rate: 25.6 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 70.4 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 2,253 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 10.5 inches
267 mm
TDP: 200 W
Outputs: 2x DVI
1x HDMI
2x mini-DisplayPort

Graphics Features

DirectX: 11.0
OpenGL: 4.3
OpenCL: 1.2
Shader Model: 5.0

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Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS HD 6950 DirectCU II 810 MHz 1250 MHz 11.7 inches, Triple-slot, 2x DVI 4x DisplayPort
Club 3D HD 6950 CoolStream Edition 900 MHz 1250 MHz 10.83 inches
GIGABYTE HD 6950 WindForce 3X OC 1 GB 870 MHz 1250 MHz 1024 MB, 11.42 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
HIS HD 6950 Fan Turbo 840 MHz 1280 MHz 10.827 inches
HIS HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo 1 GB 840 MHz 1280 MHz 1024 MB, 10.236 inches
HIS HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo 2 GB 840 MHz 1280 MHz 10.236 inches
HIS HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo X 1 GB 880 MHz 1300 MHz 1024 MB, 10.236 inches
HIS HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo X 2 GB 880 MHz 1300 MHz 10.236 inches
MSI HD 6950 Twin Frozr II OC 810 MHz 1250 MHz 10.827 inches
MSI HD 6950 Twin Frozr III OC 850 MHz 1300 MHz 1024 MB, 10.63 inches
MSI HD 6950 Twin Frozr III PE OC 850 MHz 1300 MHz 10.63 inches
PowerColor HD 6950 PCS++ 880 MHz 1250 MHz 10.83 inches
Sapphire HD 6950 800 MHz 1250 MHz
Sapphire HD 6950 Dirt3 800 MHz 1250 MHz 10.236 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Sapphire HD 6950 FleX 800 MHz 1250 MHz 10.63 inches
Sapphire HD 6950 Toxic 880 MHz 1300 MHz 10.63 inches
XFX Double D HD 6950 XXX 1 GB 830 MHz 1300 MHz 1024 MB, 10.08 inches
XFX Double D HD 6950 XXX 2 GB 830 MHz 1300 MHz 10.08 inches
XFX HD 6950 XXX 1 GB 830 MHz 1300 MHz 1024 MB, 10.2 inches
XFX HD 6950 XXX 2 GB 830 MHz 1300 MHz 10.2 inches
Yeston HD 6950 Game Master 800 MHz 1250 MHz