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Sapphire HD 6950 Toxic Edition 2GB Review

There certainly haven’t been many exciting video cards released in the last couple of months, but today we are looking at the new Sapphire HD 6950 Toxic Edition 2GB which is supplied in a pre-overclocked state with a custom design. Is this an ideal upgrade for your next system?

Sapphire’s Toxic Edition cards have always had a special place in the enthusiast market, thanks to the proprietary design, custom cooling solutions, clock increases and noise reducing tweaks applied at the factory.

The Sapphire HD 6950 Toxic Edition gets a huge clock increase when compared to the reference card. The core clock is ramped to 880mhz and the memory speeds are increased to 1300mhz (5.2Gbps effective). Additionally, they have doubled the GDDR5 memory count to 2GB.

Product Sapphire HD6950 Toxic Edition
AMD HD6950
Core Clock speed
880mhz
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 8 pin & 6 pin 6 pin & 6 pin
Display Outputs 2xDVI + 2x mDP + HDMI 2xDVI + 2x mDP + HDMI

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