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AMD Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

How many years will the Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 171% better performance and can run 634 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 124% better and can meet 312 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
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The Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition was released on 01 Oct 2011
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Terascale 3 Cayman Pro
Process
40nm
TMUs
88
Texture Rate
70 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
26 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.2
Resolution (WxH)
2560 x 1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
1024MB
Memory Speed
1250MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
160GB/sec
L2 Cache
512
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
800 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
500 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
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Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition is a special edition of Radeon HD 6950 that features a special cooler using a new dual fan configuration. However, its frame buffer is halved to 1GB and so its performance is worse than the reference card since it's known this GPU benefits from a 2GB frame buffer.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is overall 2% worse than the reference card.

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