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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH


Let's take a virtual walk around XFX's XXX version of AMD's HD 6950.



First off we start at this videocard's VPU. XFX's use of the 40nm manufactured Cayman core is stock clocked at 830Mhz core, 1300Mhz 256bit DDR5 memory which is bandwidth capable of 166.0 Gb/sec memory transfer which is 6 Gb/sec higher than your vanilla reference HD 6950. This coupled with the VPU's 1408 unified shaders is capable of 26.6 GPixels/sec and 73.6 GTexels/s while drawing 250 watts during maximum load and 115 watts at idle.


 

 

 

 

 

 


As mentioned earlier, XFX's XXX version comes complete with a dual 80mm actively cooled triple 8mm heatpipe heatsink which not only cools the GPU, but also provides excellent airflow to the GDDR5 memory modules underneath regardless if they have and heatsinks attached. This should help in the overclocking department and under stock conditions, idle temperatures were measured at only 37c and under full Furmark load, reached 73c.


Fan noise was noted as being just above audible even under full load condition and when installed in a case would be relatively silent. I could barely hear it while it was installed and operating on an open testbed.



The back of the card is completely void of any obstruction to interfere with any sort of upper motherboard components and facilitated an easy install. As you can see, the reference cooling solution encases the videocard and worrying about the cooling detaching is next to impossible. Keep in mind that this is a full size videocard and consideration should be taken if you are planning on installing this videocard on a smaller motherboard or case. Also note in the top right hand corner you have your crossfire bridge connections for use on an AMD multi-videocard setup.

 

 


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