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Promoted 12-08-2015 by persian_mafia at 10:31 PM View Original Post
NeweggFlash.com has PowerColor ATI Radeon HD6950 1GB DDR5 Video Card (AX6950 1GBD5-2DHE) on sale $69.99 - $20 rebate = $49.99. Shipping is free. Thanks deelseaker

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Edited December 8, 2015 at 08:20 PM by annie930ny
This appears to be brand new, not refurbished. OMG About in between R7 260X and HD 7850 in performance, but consuming more power. An excellent performer at higher resolutions for its price. This is the most performance I have seen yet for $50.

Supports up to 6 monitors. This deal is probably priceless if you need that feature.

PowerColor Radeon HD 6950 AX6950 1GBD5-2DHE 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 CrossFireX Support Video Card [newegg.com]
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Last Edited by demn December 9, 2015 at 06:13 AM
These 2010 cards will not be getting any new updated drivers:

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These are officially on legacy support. There won't be any new drivers released for these cards.
https://community.amd.com/docs/DOC-1435

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who the heck is still making 6950s ? weird

someone should tell newegg the description says 2GB but the title says 1GB

7750 1gb was $40 recently and I'd rather have that, 40nm vs 28nm far less heat/power

chart http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...ws-content

equal to 750ti which I would much rather have if they ever became $50ar
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Last edited by avalon December 8, 2015 at 10:35 AM
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How is is six displays? Only five outputs...
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Quote from mavalpha View Post :
How is is six displays? Only five outputs...
I am not intimately familiar how EYEFINITY works. I am guessing the DisplayPort outputs can be daisy-chained somehow. Confused

Here is what PowerColor has to say about it [powercolor.com]:
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  • AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology
    • Native support for up to 4 simultaneous displays
      • Up to 6 displays supported with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport
AMD Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPort connectors, and/or DisplayPort compliant active adapters to convert your monitor's native input to your cards DisplayPort or Mini-DisplayPort connector(s), are required. SLS ("Single Large Surface") functionality requires an identical display resolution on all configured displays.
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Quote from avalon View Post :
who the heck is still making 6950s ? weird

someone should tell newegg the description says 2GB but the title says 1GB

7750 1gb was $40 recently and I'd rather have that, 40nm vs 28nm far less heat/power

chart http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...ws-content

equal to 750ti which I would much rather have if they ever became $50ar
better than 7750!
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Upgrading my brothers pc from an old gtx 7 something with only 256gb of ram. So, yes a good deal.
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I am not intimately familiar how EYEFINITY works. I am guessing the DisplayPort outputs can be daisy-chained somehow. http://i.slickdeals.net/images/smili...questioned.gif

Here is what PowerColor has to say about it [powercolor.com]:
Touche, I'd forgotten about that feature because it's so rarely used- if at all. Nice catch!
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I wonder how this dinosaur would work in a Crossfire implementation? Probably great if you have a large array of monitors! laugh out loud
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Possibly unlockable to a 6970: http://www.techpowerup.com/articl...idcard/159
Kind of silly how good a deal this is. Other then the high power consumption. I was looking at getting a gt 720-730 but this is a good step up.
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is this a lot better than a gtx 660 non ti ?
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Possibly unlockable to a 6970: http://www.techpowerup.com/articl...idcard/159
Kind of silly how good a deal this is. Other then the high power consumption. I was looking at getting a gt 720-730 but this is a good step up.
only on 2GB cards.....
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only on 2GB cards.....
Apparently, works on 1GB cards as well. From the article:
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Update 2: Above method is only for 2 GB HD 6950 reference design cards. If you have a custom design or 1 GB card, then use RBE [techpowerup.com] to modify your existing BIOS. Save the BIOS from your card, load it into RBE, enable the shader unlock option on the last tab, then flash that modified BIOS to the card instead of the one downloaded from this page.
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I had one of these for three years. Sapphire branded unlocked to be a 6970 1GB. This was the card that pushed the dollar per performance. Basically the biggest bang for your buck at the time of its release.
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