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Thursday, 04 August 2011 13:26

Sapphire announces HD 6950 Toxic card

Written by Slobodan Simic
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The HD 6950 with Vapor Chamber cooler
Sapphire added yet another card to its HD 6900 series lineup, the HD 6950 Toxic Edition. The card features AMD's well known Cayman GPU, comes with a decent factory overclock and custom vapor chamber based dual-slot cooler.

The Radeon HD 6950 Toxic Edition packs 1408 stream processors, has a GPU clock of 880MHz and packs 2GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5200MHz on a 256-bit memory interface. The card also comes with dual BIOS, has an improved digital VRM and features single HDMI, two DVI and two mini-DiplayPort outputs. It, of course, needs 8 and 6-pin PCI-Express power connectors and supports AMD's CrossfireX.

The best part of the card is the custom dual-slot cooler based on the Vapor Chamber design. It has a single blower fan and a new perforated backplate which, combined with the cooler, should improve airflow of the case.

The Radeon HD 6950 Toxic Edition will be available with or without the Dirt 3 bundle and we expect it to show up in retail with a price tag of around €200.

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Last modified on Friday, 05 August 2011 01:08
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+4 #1 Cartman 2011-08-05 06:25
Sapphire can i return you my 2 Sapphire HD 4770 4 one 6950 Toxic :) ?
NO?
God damn :(
 
 
0 #2 Supercrit 2011-08-05 07:32
Reference models have vapor chamber cooler with a blower type fan as well, and they can unlock to 1536 shaders and OC to 880 at stock voltage, so if this thing can't unlock I don't see any reason buying it. Of course reference versions are becoming rare nowadays...
 
 
+2 #3 Blizzard 2011-08-05 08:05
Quoting Supercrit:
Reference models have vapor chamber cooler with a blower type fan as well, and they can unlock to 1536 shaders and OC to 880 at stock voltage, so if this thing can't unlock I don't see any reason buying it. Of course reference versions are becoming rare nowadays...

+1 I own Sapphire HD6950 2gb stock with no problem to unlock it to HD6970.
I pushed it on 1.1V stock to 880/5500 1408 shaders, stable on (1.15V) and no problems 900/5500 now with 1536 shaders on 1.2V
Max that i could get stable was 960/5200
on 1.21V +20% add power, fan speed 50% - maybe it could be higher clock but i want no more than 50% cooler to go, for every day on stock HD6970. 880/5500
 
 
+2 #4 Supercrit 2011-08-05 08:17
Quoting Blizzard:
+1 I own Sapphire HD6950 2gb stock with no problem to unlock it to HD6970.
I pushed it on 1.1V stock to 880/5500 1408 shaders, stable on (1.15V) and no problems 900/5500 now with 1536 shaders on 1.2V
Max that i could get stable was 960/5200
on 1.21V +20% add power, fan speed 50% - maybe it could be higher clock but i want no more than 50% cooler to go, for every day on stock HD6970. 880/5500


Just to warn you don't OC the memory since it's not meant to go beyond 5000mhz, I've HEARD(not 100% sure) that some people broke their cards after a few months doing so(6970's memory rated 6000 instead of 5000).
I have 2 6950 both 1536 shaders at 880/5000 stock 1.1v
 
 
+1 #5 Blizzard 2011-08-05 08:57
Quoting Supercrit:
Just to warn you don't OC the memory since it's not meant to go beyond 5000mhz, I've HEARD(not 100% sure) that some people broke their cards after a few months doing so(6970's memory rated 6000 instead of 5000).

I know, read a lot about them, indeed, you a right with memory, the chips a different, anyway thanks for warning, also read a lot having artifacts an so on, me using it on 5500 for more than half year and have no problem, for first two months i unlock it to 1536 with modified HIS bios, than with TRIXX to current status. Ok, i have 2 profiles, and not exaggerating on using 880/5500 in long term playing.
But more interesting that some exemplars of HD6950 was able to achieve 6100+ clocks, O_o, i think it was fcenter.ru to test.
 
 
-4 #6 bro_fist 2011-08-05 09:22
Just look at that giant wood screw. :D

Sapphire HD 6950 Fiasco Edition 2GB
http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/zardon/sapphire-hd-6950-toxic-edition-2gb-review/

GIGABYTE GTX570 1280MB 'Super Overclock' Edition
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/gigabyte_gtx570_1280mb_soc_edition,1.html
 
 
-4 #7 Iggy Mengele 2011-08-05 09:33
If the card lives up to the hype on the box, Sapphire should be well pleased!

"Dual Cooling Fan" ???? (under the "HD6950" on the box for the visually impaired)

So where's the second fan? Do Sapphire mail one out when the first one breaks down?
 
 
-5 #8 bro_fist 2011-08-05 09:47
Quoting Iggy Mengele:
If the card lives up to the hype on the box, Sapphire should be well pleased!

"Dual Cooling Fan" ???? (under the "HD6950" on the box for the visually impaired)

So where's the second fan? Do Sapphire mail one out when the first one breaks down?


Remove giant wood screw, add second fan, place giant wood screw where it belongs. :D
 
 
+3 #9 dan 2011-08-05 10:43
This card destrorys the equivalently priced Nvidia offering. You can't dispute facts, bro_fist/Warrior/Drac.
 
 
-3 #10 Iggy Mengele 2011-08-05 11:11
Quoting dan:
This card destrorys the equivalently priced Nvidia offering. You can't dispute facts, bro_fist/Warrior/Drac.

Sorry can't get worked up over a card that features a half-naked guy wearing a hood and juggling splooge...ya know what I mean?....well, maybe you don't, but a bigger central fan and less gay iconography would sell me on it a little better.
 

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