AMD Radeon HD 6950: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 6950

Summary

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 2-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 22.54 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon HD 6950's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
74.17
 
Architecture
TeraScale 3
 
Code name
Cayman
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
14 December 2010
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$299
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$89.99
 
of 4200 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

Radeon HD 6950's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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
1408
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Boost Clock
800 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,640 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
500 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
70.4
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
2,252.8 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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).
Bus support
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
267 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 

Memory specs

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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1250 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6950.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
 
Eyefinity
+
 
HDMI
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 6950. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CrossFire
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6950, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 11
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 6950. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
22.17
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
186637.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
5222.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
9882.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
35170.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
3503.94
 
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0
442
 
 
Passmark
3208
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
3230
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6950. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
244 Mh/s
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 6950 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6950 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 295, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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