With the recent release of DiRT 3 AMD announced that it would be packing the game with select video cards. Of course Sapphire’s Radeon HD 6950 was one of those cards. From a technical standpoint the Radeon HD 6950 is basically the same card as the original card we reviewed back in December, except Sapphire has improved the cooling solution. They have increased the size of the cooling surface, added 5 copper heatpipes, and finally added a second fan. All of this plus the free game makes this the definite choice when it comes to deciding which Radeon HD 6950 to get. Read on to check out our review!
Just last week we got our first look at NVIDIA’s GTX 580 based on the GF110 GPU. NVIDIA went back and made some changes to not only make the new cards faster, but for them to consume less power and run cooler. While everyone has been excited about the GF110 GPU and the 2 new cards from NVIDIA we all expected AMD to come back with something before the end of the year and they have with Cayman. Cayman is the codename for AMD’s new GPU design. With this new GPU design they have released 2 cards the HD 6970, which is of course the high-end card and the HD 6950 is the mid-range card designed to fit in the $300 segment. Today we will be taking a look at the Radeon HD 6950 from Sapphire that features a dual graphics engine, 2GB of GDDR5 and 88 texture units.