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AMD Radeon HD 6950: specs and benchmarks
AMD started Radeon HD 6950 sales 14 December 2010 at a recommended price of $299 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a TeraScale 3 architecture and made with 40 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.25 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of .
Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. Two 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 500 Watt.
It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 6.75% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.
Some basic facts about Radeon HD 6950: architecture, market segment, release date etc.
|Place in performance ranking||495|
|Value for money||0.49|
|Architecture||TeraScale 3 (2010−2013)|
|GPU code name||Cayman|
|Release date||14 December 2010 (12 years old)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$299|
|Current price||$320 (1.1x MSRP)||of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)|
Radeon HD 6950's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 6950's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
|Pipelines / CUDA cores||1408||of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)|
|Boost clock speed||800 MHz||of 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)|
|Number of transistors||2,640 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||40 nm||of 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|Power consumption (TDP)||500 Watt||of 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)|
|Texture fill rate||70.40||of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)|
|Floating-point performance||2,252.8 gflops||of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)|
Size and compatibility
This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon HD 6950 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).
|Bus support||PCIe 2.0 x16|
|Interface||PCIe 2.0 x16|
|Supplementary power connectors||2x 6-pin|
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6950: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.
|Maximum RAM amount||2 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||256 Bit||of 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)|
|Memory clock speed||1250 MHz||of 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6950. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.
|Display Connectors||2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort|
Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 6950. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by Radeon HD 6950, sometimes including their particular versions.
|OpenGL||4.4||of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)|
Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon HD 6950. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.
Combined synthetic benchmark score
This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.
Benchmark coverage: 25%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.
Benchmark coverage: 14%
Unigine Heaven 4.0
This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark, a newer version of Unigine 3.0 with relatively small differences. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. The benchmark is still sometimes used, despite its significant age, as it was released back in 2013.
Benchmark coverage: 1%
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Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6950. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
|Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)||244 Mh/s|
Let's see how good Radeon HD 6950 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.
Radeon HD 6950's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon HD 6950 is GeForce GTX 780M Mac Edition, which is slower by 2% and lower by 5 positions in our ranking.
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