PowerColor HD 6950 Vortex II 2 GB Review 9

PowerColor HD 6950 Vortex II 2 GB Review

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AMD's Radeon HD 6950 & HD 6970 have been on the market for quite a while. Once a reference design matures, AMD allows board partners to customize the design and change PCB layout, cooling and clock speeds.

PowerColor's Vortex thermal solution has been introduced first with the HD 5770 Vortex, and now appears as an improved version on the HD 6950, called Vortex II. Instead of a single fan, two Vortex-adjustable fans are available. The Vortex design allows the user to tweak the fan configuration to employ unused space in the case for additional cooling performance - at least that's what PowerColor claims.

The card also comes with well-increased clock speeds out of the box and support for software voltage control.

Radeon HD 6950 Market Segment Analysis
HD 6870
GTX 470
GTX 560 Ti
HD 5870
HD 6950
HD 6950 Vortex
HD 6970
GTX 570
Shader Units11204483841600140814081536480
Graphics ProcessorBartsGF100GF114CypressCaymanCaymanCaymanGF110
Memory Size1024 MB1280 MB1024 MB 1024 MB2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB1280 MB
Memory Bus Width256 bit320 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit320 bit
Core Clock900 MHz607 MHz823 MHz850 MHz800 MHz850 MHz880 MHz732 MHz
Memory Clock1050 MHz837 MHz1002 MHz1200 MHz1250 MHz1300 MHz1375 MHz950 MHz
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