Radeon_HD_6950_Sapphire_1GB_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition run games
A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

This low performing GPU is unable to play any of the most demanding games available today.

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.

FPS System Benchmark
45 FPS
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The Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition is released on the 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
1408
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
1024 MB
Memory Speed
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
160GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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 CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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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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Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
151%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 59% 254%
Cyberpunk 2077 59% 254%
Borderlands 3 4% 172%
Remnant: From the Ashes 18% 141%
Need For Speed Heat 4% 158%
eFootball PES 2020 25% 76%
Marvel's Avengers 59% 254%
FIFA 20 0% 37%
Grand Theft Auto VI 141% 294%
Red Dead Redemption 2 54% 254%
Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition Extras
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can you bios unlock the 1gb model aswell?

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Would my cpu bottleneck this gpu?

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noup go for it :)

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Does anyone know if my cpu be alright or bottleneck for this card? I know my cpu is old but saving up for new upgrade. I want to play some games like battlefield 3 for now. thanks

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you'll be fine
my cpu is 1% worse than yours and i don't get bottlenecked :D

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