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Tuesday, 28 December 2010 11:53

Powercolor rolls out custom HD 6900 cards

Written by Slobodan Simic
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New dual-fan cooler
Powercolor has released its custom HD 6900 series cards that feature a non-reference cooler with two fans. Unfortunately as these aren't a part of Powercolor's PCS series, the new cards will ship at reference clocks rather than with a solid, warranty backed, factory overclock.

Both the new custom cooled Powercolor HD 6950 and the HD 6970 will feature the same custom dual fan cooler that has two 92mm fans and 8mm heatpipes that should keep the Cayman GPU well cooled at decent noise levels. As noted, the cards are left at their reference clocks so you are looking at the HD 6950 clocked at 800MHz for the GPU and 1250MHz (5.0Gbps) for 2GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 256-bit memory interface. The HD 6970 ticks at 880MHz for the GPU and 1375MHz (5.5Gbps) for the same amount of memory.

Due to the recent GPU unlocking revelation, we guess that HD 6950 sounds like a sweet deal.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 28 December 2010 12:23
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+7 #1 Nerdfighter 2010-12-28 13:11
Do these cards support voltage tuning?
 
 
-4 #2 Bl0bb3r 2010-12-28 13:45
No reviews yet... and the cards haven't arrived in shops AFAICT.

I wouldn't be surprised if they won't... after all cheaper controller = lower production costs = higher margins for PowerColor.
 
 
+2 #3 Super XP 2010-12-28 14:49
Very nice indead, the cards look great and the coolers look like they are going to do a great job keeping those beasts cool. IMO better than the stock cooler(s), now let's see how loud they are.

Good job Powercolour.
 
 
+7 #4 Shurik_tambourine 2010-12-28 14:51
Powercolor should've stuck with black PCBs. Makes the overall look of the card better IMO. But hey, at last theres an after market solution available to those who choose to unlock their cards to 6970s :)
 
 
-22 #5 Warrior24_7 2010-12-28 16:54
Hmmm... I wonder why nobody is overclocking these plastic pulsating piles of poo?!! :-*
 
 
-4 #6 Fud_u 2010-12-29 04:26
Good grief, I just order a Gigabyte hd6950 like 2 days ago. And what happen to the dual bios switch? Did someone got smart?
 
 
0 #7 nECrO 2010-12-29 07:15
These look OK, but what I am waiting for is Sapphire's Toxic version of the 6950 so I can trade up my 6870.
 
 
0 #8 bobrollins 2010-12-29 19:15
Quoting Fud_u:
Good grief, I just order a Gigabyte hd6950 like 2 days ago. And what happen to the dual bios switch? Did someone got smart?



Are you sure your looking in the right place? The only Gigabyte 6950 I see, shows it right next to the Crossfire connector.
 
 
-2 #9 Nerdmaster 2010-12-30 10:39
Quoting Warrior24_7:
Hmmm... I wonder why nobody is overclocking these plastic pulsating piles of poo?!! :-*

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A1
No need to. Already offering high perforance for their price.
A2
Not enough time for an overclocked version to come out.
Choose whichever answer you like. :P
 
 
0 #10 Warrior24_7 2010-12-31 04:40
Quoting Nerdmaster:
A1
No need to. Already offering high perforance for their price.
A2
Not enough time for an overclocked version to come out.
Choose whichever answer you like. :P







Terdmaster you forgot A3-A6!
A3
No self respecting company will do it, put their name on it, and give you a warranty.
A4
AM-DUNG already overclocked the $h!t out of it just to try and keep up and failed, So any further overclocking will cause it to explode!
A5
I forgot to add "putrid" and "petrified" to plastic pulsating piles of poo?!! :-*
A6
Answer A3-A6
I choose A6! :-)
 

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