HIS HD6970 & HD6950 Review

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HIS HD6970 & HD6950 Review

The HIS HD6950 and HD6970

HIS packaging has always been an exercise in minimalism requiring no more cardboard than it strictly necessary to house the card safely.

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Being both reference designs with almost identical artwork we'll cover them both in one go. The HD6970 and HD6950 are both supplied with the shroud style cooler we're all so very used to by now. It never ceases to amaze us how both manufacturers use this design and it's the first thing to be changed on special edition cards. Either the manu's know something that nobody else does, or they deliberately make their coolers under-perform.

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The HD6970 requires that bit more power than the HD6950 and so has a 8pin PCIe power to go along with the 6pin rather than the twin 6pin PCIe power than we see on the HD6950.

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Up by the bracket end of the cards we have the Crossfire fingers next to a dual-BIOS switch. The dual-BIOS has a locked manufacturer setting and one that the user can adjust. That way you've always got a working one should the flash fail or similar problems arise.

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Most Recent Comments

15-12-2010, 03:11:34

alienware
Excellent thanks a lot for the effort Tom !

So it was as I thought then. The 6970 does indeed sit between the 470 and 570 and the 570 is now the card to have.

What's a shame is that any one sitting on the side of the bed deciding which woman to spend the night with has now been thrust into the arms of the green bitch. It's going to be a good Christmas for Nvidia... I mean, if you weren't sure before then for £20 less at least then you can be sure now.

Ah well. Good luck to Nvidia. This should keep them from going bankrupt and keep prices fair for us gamers which is, after all, the most important part

Again, thanks for all your effort and hard work. Truly appreciated here Quote

15-12-2010, 03:49:53

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post

Excellent thanks a lot for the effort Tom !

So it was as I thought then. The 6970 does indeed sit between the 470 and 570 and the 570 is now the card to have.

What's a shame is that any one sitting on the side of the bed deciding which woman to spend the night with has now been thrust into the arms of the green bitch. It's going to be a good Christmas for Nvidia... I mean, if you weren't sure before then for £20 less at least then you can be sure now.

Ah well. Good luck to Nvidia. This should keep them from going bankrupt and keep prices fair for us gamers which is, after all, the most important part

Again, thanks for all your effort and hard work. Truly appreciated here
OC3D is a team effort dude, Bryan had a large part to play as he always does in this one.Quote

15-12-2010, 03:57:13

alienware
Well of course, that goes without saying

Beers all round it is then

Haha this feels kinda weird, but before last night the phrase on the tip of my tongue was

God, I can't wait to see what Nvidia have in response to the 69xx !

It's just a repeat of the 460 really. ATI come back with something barely as good but are late to the party..

Sorry if I missed it Tom, but how big are these cards? they look massive Quote

15-12-2010, 04:02:02

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post

Well of course, that goes without saying

Beers all round it is then

Haha this feels kinda weird, but before last night the phrase on the tip of my tongue was

God, I can't wait to see what Nvidia have in response to the 69xx !

It's just a repeat of the 460 really. ATI come back with something barely as good but are late to the party..

Sorry if I missed it Tom, but how big are these cards? they look massive
Just about comes to the edge of the Rampage3 they are not that massive.Quote

15-12-2010, 04:03:15

alienware
Ah OK fair enough. It's probably the 6990 that was the Playstation 2 with a big red fan in the end the bigger one Quote
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