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Powercolor HD6950 PCS+ 2GB Review (Vortex II Edition)

Rating: 9.0.

We love modified graphics cards at Kitguru, and today’s review product should really tickle the taste buds. Not only have Powercolor overclocked AMD’s award winning HD6950, but they have added an dual fan cooler, which is height adjustable. Today we will find out if it is worth your money.

The Powercolor HD6950 PCS+ is supplied with a 50mhz core increase (from 800mhz on reference design to 850mhz) and the GDDR5 memory is enhanced from 5.0Gbps to 5.2Gbps. Powercolor have included their proprietary Vortex II cooler with ‘whirlwind’ technology which offers flexibility and customisation to the enthusiast user. Not only that, but the cooler features a pure copper base with a high performance heat pipe design. Powercolor have also included 2GB of GDDR5 memory.

Could this be the ultimate HD6950?

Product Powercolor HD6950 PCS+
AMD HD6950
Core Clock speed
850mhz
800mhz
Primitive Rate
2 prim/clk
2 prim/clk
Shader Architecture
VLIW4
VLIW4
Stream Processors
22 SIMD/1408 ALU
22 SIMD/1408 ALU
Texture Units 88 88
ROPs/Z-Stencil 32/128 32/128
Frame Buffer 2GB GDDR5 1GB GDDR5
Memory Width/Speed 256bit, 5.2 Gbps 256bit, 5.0 Gbps
Power Connectors 6 pin & 6 pin 6 pin & 6 pin
Display Outputs 2xDVI + 2x mDP + HDMI 2xDVI + 2x mDP + HDMI

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