Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Sapphire
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SAPPHIRE HD 6950 INTRODUCTION
With the graphics war in full blitzkrieg mode, it seems like every other month Nvidia and AMD are trading blows back in forth trying to gain supremacy in the enthusiast, mainstream and budget graphics card markets. The Sapphire HD 6950 being reviewed today is a more cost effective and slightly slower little brother to the HD 6970. The HD 6970, which I reviewed previously HERE , was definitely a step forward in terms of performance, but didn't instill any shock and awe into the computing industry. But realistically, it was a faster card and compared to the HD 5870 at launch was a much cheaper.
With the difference between the HD 6970 and the HD 6950 being around US$80-$100, will the performance difference make the price difference worth the money or will the HD 6950 be the sweet spot where most buyers will settle till the next generation of cards comes to the market in this upcoming year?
Read on to find out.
SAPPHIRE CORPORATE PROFILE
Pioneers in a new era of how data is displayed and games are played, Sapphire shepherds the performance oriented with ground-breaking solutions to an environment that remains in a constant state of flux and ultimate evolution. For over ten years Sapphire has held true to its unwavering commitment, the commitment to deliver the most feature rich and soundly engineered products. Because of Sapphire's firm position on achieving excellence with each product that leaves our ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified factories, you can rest assured that your customers will recognize YOUR commitment to selling only the highest of quality components.
"Sapphire is ATI's largest and best performing partner World Wide" Dave Orton, CEO ATI
Since ATI announced its manufacturing & distribution relationships with ODMs and AiBs in June of 2001, SAPPHIRE has been THE key ATI Graphics Boards Supplier worldwide and now stands poised and ready to capture the mainboard audience of those who seek a stable platform for their mission critical operations.