HD 6950 with i7-975 1080p, 1440p, Ultrawide, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality

It is worth noting that the HD 6950 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. With current 2048 MB RAM, the HD 6950 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. This combination between HD 6950 and Intel Core i7-975 @ 3.33GHz has less than 15% bottleneck in many games and can cause minor FPS loss. This combination between HD 6950 and Intel Core i7-975 @ 3.33GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 2048 MB RAM, the HD 6950 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

HD 6950 with i7-975 1080p, 1440p, Ultrawide, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality
AMD Radeon HD 6950
Price $ 250.0
Year 2010
Maximum Recorded Temperature 78C
Max Fan Noise 49.1dB
Recommended Power Supply 550W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-975 @ 3.33GHz ($179.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 33.8 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 23.5 FPS
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 18.1 FPS
Average 4K Performance 10.3 FPS
Memory 2 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 8.9
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 12.7
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 16.5
4K Cost Per Frame $ 29.0
Series HD 6950
Variant AMD Radeon HD 6950
Overall Combination Score 47/100 Acceptable

AMD ’s xx50 cards have always been defined by budget prices with performance that knocks on the door of entry-level graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the TeraScale 3 graphics card inside the HD 6950, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. The HD 6950 is much more expensive than the HD 6850 as it costs a whopping $ 299. Compare this to the HD 6850, which came originally at a price of $ 179. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA closest equivalent card is the GTX 560 Ti which costs $ 249.

The HD 6950 has 2 GB RAM compared to the HD 6850 's 1 GB video memory. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the HD 6950 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the HD 6850, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

AMD ’s xx50 cards have always been defined by budget prices with performance that knocks on the door of entry-level graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the TeraScale 3 graphics card inside the HD 6950, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. The HD 6950 is much more expensive than the HD 6850 as it costs a whopping $ 299. Compare this to the HD 6850, which came originally at a price of $ 179. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA closest equivalent card is the GTX 560 Ti which costs $ 249.

The HD 6950 has 2 GB RAM compared to the HD 6850 's 1 GB video memory. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the HD 6950 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the HD 6850, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
16
18.0
2019 Anthem
10
11.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
15
17.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
26
29.4
2019 Metro Exodus
11
13.1
2019 World War Z
21
24.2
2019 Gears of War 5
17
19.1
2019 F1 2019
21
23.9
2019 GreedFall
19
21.5
2019 Borderlands 3
13
15.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
26
29.1
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
10
11.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
15
17.6
2018 Just Cause 4
17
18.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
18
20.4
2018 Strange Brigade
27
30.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
23
26.2
2017 For Honor
31
34.9
2017 Project CARS 2
22
24.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
27
30.0
2016 Dishonored 2
16
18.0
2015 Rocket League
91
101.9
2015 Need For Speed
25
28.2
2015 Project CARS
24
27.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
44
49.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
62
69.8
2011 DiRT 3
60
67.2
2011 Portal 2
112
125.3
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
59
66.5
2011 Batman: Arkham City
46
52.0
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
59
65.9
2011 Battlefield 3
29
32.4
2010 Civilization V
36
40.0
2010 Metro: 2033
34
38.5
2010 Starcraft II
59
66.0
2009 League of Legends
117
131.0
2008 Crysis: Warhead
31
34.8

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
10
13.4
2019 Anthem
7
9.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
10
13.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
15
19.8
2019 Metro Exodus
8
10.2
2019 World War Z
14
17.7
2019 Gears of War 5
11
13.8
2019 F1 2019
13
16.9
2019 GreedFall
12
15.6
2019 Borderlands 3
8
10.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
16
21.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
7
9.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
11
13.8
2018 Just Cause 4
11
14.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
11
14.3
2018 Strange Brigade
17
21.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
15
18.9
2017 For Honor
16
20.4
2017 Project CARS 2
14
17.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
21
27.1
2016 Dishonored 2
12
15.4
2015 Rocket League
34
43.7
2015 Need For Speed
17
21.8
2015 Project CARS
16
20.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
25
32.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
46
58.2
2011 DiRT 3
39
49.0
2011 Portal 2
69
86.7
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
40
50.3
2011 Batman: Arkham City
25
32.0
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
13
16.7
2011 Battlefield 3
26
33.4
2010 Civilization V
24
31.2
2010 Metro: 2033
19
24.5
2010 Starcraft II
36
45.4
2009 League of Legends
58
72.7
2008 Crysis: Warhead
18
22.5

Resolution 3440x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
8
11.4
2019 Anthem
5
7.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
8
10.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
12
15.8
2019 Metro Exodus
6
8.9
2019 World War Z
11
14.9
2019 Gears of War 5
9
12.0
2019 F1 2019
11
14.8
2019 GreedFall
8
11.8
2019 Borderlands 3
6
8.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
13
17.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
6
8.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
9
12.0
2018 Just Cause 4
8
11.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
8
11.3
2018 Strange Brigade
13
17.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
12
17.1
2017 For Honor
12
16.4
2017 Project CARS 2
13
17.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
20
26.6
2016 Dishonored 2
11
14.8
2015 Rocket League
26
34.3
2015 Need For Speed
14
19.5
2015 Project CARS
14
18.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
19
25.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
44
59.2
2009 League of Legends
41
54.5

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
5
8.0
2019 Anthem
3
5.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
4
7.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
6
9.7
2019 Metro Exodus
4
6.4
2019 World War Z
7
10.2
2019 Gears of War 5
6
8.7
2019 F1 2019
7
10.8
2019 GreedFall
4
6.4
2019 Borderlands 3
3
5.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
8
12.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
4
5.8
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
6
8.7
2018 Just Cause 4
5
7.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
4
6.8
2018 Strange Brigade
8
11.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
9
13.1
2017 For Honor
7
10.2
2017 Project CARS 2
10
14.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
15
22.7
2016 Dishonored 2
8
12.2
2015 Rocket League
14
20.4
2015 Need For Speed
10
14.6
2015 Project CARS
10
14.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
10
14.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
36
52.4
2009 League of Legends
20
29.1
HD 6950 with i7-975 at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

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AMD Radeon HD 6950 - Verdict The Radeon HD 6950 may lose out in the DirectX 10 benchmarks, but the card's performance at DirectX 11, especially at 2560x1600, is thoroughly impressive.

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