Sapphire HD 6950 Flex 2GB GDDR5

The Sapphire HD6950 Flex is ideal for multi-monitor setups thanks to its flexibility with connectivity

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Sapphire HD 6950 Flex 2GB GDDR5 The Sapphire HD6950 Flex 2GB DDR5 retails for $310
By  Jason Saundalkar Published  August 18, 2011

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Key Specs

API supported: DirectX 11
Connections: 2x DVI, HDMI, 2x DisplayPort
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6950
GPU frequency: 800MHz
Interface type: PCI-E

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Unlike the other manufacturers participating in this grouptest who produce graphics cards with GPUs from AMD and Nvidia, Sapphire only manufactures cards based on AMD's Radeon line.

The HD 6950 Flex is appropriately named thanks to its flexibility when it comes to multi-monitor setups. Whereas most graphics cards require that the third monitor in a three-screen Eyefinity set-up be connected via DisplayPort, the HD 6950 Flex 2GB GDDR5 card can use three DVI monitors (two directly via DVI and the third via the supplied HDMI to DVI adapter). This saves you from buying an expensive DisplayPort adapter or even a screen that sports a DisplayPort interface.

The Flex features a Radeon HD 6950 GPU that ticks along at 800MHz, while the card's 2GB of GDDR5 memory is clocked at 5GHz. This then isn't a preoverclocked card but rather one that follows AMD's reference specs.

Running our benchmarks revealed the card to be a strong performer. In our DirectX 11 Heaven v2.0 test the card managed 1,024 x 768, 1,680 x 1,050 and 1,920 x 1,200 results of 78.0fps, 57.2fps and 50.5fps respectively.

Priced at US $310 the Flex is reasonably priced given it sports a custom cooler and has been tweaked to run a three-way Eyefinity setup using just DVI ports.

Verdict:The Flex offers competitive performance figures, a silent cooler and a very useful Eyefinity tweak. At $310 it offers great value-for-money too.

2732 days ago
User rating: 4 stars

Pros: Realy Budgeted And 5Ghz Is Great Memory Clock

Cons: Bad Quality In Gaming Nvidia Is Way More Better

Nvidia,s 500 Series And higher Supports For 32x AntiAlliasing But Amd Only 16x So Nvidia Is Better I Think That Amd Cards Is For People Who Dont Care About Image Quality They Care Only About High Frame Rates And beleave Me U Dont Wanna Deal With Ati Drivers So Take This Card Outta Ur Consideration And Grab A Gtx 560Ti For Ur Low Budget :D Hope U Like My Opinion And Wish Me Luck On The Dream Machine 2011 Competetion Bye,s Take Care

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