AMD Radeon HD 6950: specs and benchmarks
AMD started Radeon HD 6950 sales 14 December 2010 at a recommended price of $299. This is TeraScale 3 architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 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 10.27 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.
Of Radeon HD 6950's architecture, market type and release date.
Radeon HD 6950's general performance parameters 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.
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon HD 6950's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6950: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
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 video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
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.
Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon HD 6950. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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.
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 enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.
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.
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.
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6950. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
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.
This video card matches 84% minimum and 71% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Overall Radeon HD 6950 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6950 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 465, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.
Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 6950: