HD 6950 with Core i7-975 @ 3.33GHz benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings

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. With current 2048 MB RAM, the HD 6950 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

 HD 6950 with Core i7-975 @ 3.33GHz benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
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 37.8 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 26.2 FPS
Average 4K Performance 10.9 FPS
Memory 2 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 7.9
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 11.4
4K Cost Per Frame $ 27.4
Series HD 6950
Overall Combination Score 49/100 Acceptable

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
18.0 FPS
2019 Anthem
11.6 FPS
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17.0 FPS
2019 Resident Evil 2
29.4 FPS
2019 Metro Exodus
13.1 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
18.9 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
20.4 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
26.2 FPS
2017 For Honor
34.9 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
24.7 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
30.0 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
18.0 FPS
2015 Rocket League
101.9 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
28.2 FPS
2015 Project CARS
27.1 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
69.8 FPS
2011 DiRT 3
67.2 FPS
2011 Portal 2
125.3 FPS
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
66.5 FPS
2011 Batman: Arkham City
52.0 FPS
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
65.9 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
32.4 FPS
2010 Civilization V
40.0 FPS
2010 Metro: 2033
38.5 FPS
2010 Starcraft II
66.0 FPS
2009 League of Legends
131.0 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
34.8 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
13.4 FPS
2019 Anthem
9.2 FPS
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
13.2 FPS
2019 Resident Evil 2
19.8 FPS
2019 Metro Exodus
10.2 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
14.0 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
14.3 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
18.9 FPS
2017 For Honor
20.4 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
17.5 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
27.1 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
15.4 FPS
2015 Rocket League
43.7 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
21.8 FPS
2015 Project CARS
20.7 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
58.2 FPS
2011 DiRT 3
49.0 FPS
2011 Portal 2
86.7 FPS
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
50.3 FPS
2011 Batman: Arkham City
32.0 FPS
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
16.7 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
33.4 FPS
2010 Civilization V
31.2 FPS
2010 Metro: 2033
24.5 FPS
2010 Starcraft II
45.4 FPS
2009 League of Legends
72.7 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
22.5 FPS

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
8.0 FPS
2019 Anthem
5.0 FPS
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
7.0 FPS
2019 Resident Evil 2
9.7 FPS
2019 Metro Exodus
6.4 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
7.3 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
6.8 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
13.1 FPS
2017 For Honor
10.2 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
14.6 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
22.7 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
12.2 FPS
2015 Rocket League
20.4 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
14.6 FPS
2015 Project CARS
14.6 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
52.4 FPS
2009 League of Legends
29.1 FPS

HD 6950 Specifications

HD 6950 Board Design

Length10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x HDMI2x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP200 W

HD 6950 Clock Speeds

GPU Clock800 MHz
Memory Clock1250 MHz 5000 MHz effective

HD 6950 Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
GenerationNorthern Islands (HD 6900)
Launch Price299 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateDec 14th, 2010

HD 6950 Graphics Features

DirectX11.2 (11_0)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.4
Shader Model5
VulkanN/A

HD 6950 Graphics Processor

ArchitectureTeraScale 3
Die Size389 mm²
GPU NameCayman
GPU VariantCayman PRO (215-0807019)
Process Size40 nm
Transistors2,640 million

HD 6950 Memory

Bandwidth160.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory Size2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

HD 6950 Render Config

Compute Units22
ROPs32
Shading Units1408
TMUs88

HD 6950 Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance2,253 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance563.2 GFLOPS (1:4)
Pixel Rate25.60 GPixel/s
Texture Rate70.40 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

Launching today are the Radeon HD 6970 and Radeon HD 6950, utilizing AMD’s new Cayman GPU. Born from the ashes of TSMC’s canceled 32nm node, Cayman is the biggest change to AMD’s GPU ...
With the Radeon HD 6950 1 GB AMD introduces a new HD 6950 variant that is more cost effective than the 2 GB version. The price difference is about , just for 1 GB less memory, all other specs have remained the same.
The Test. For the launch of the Radeon HD 6900 series, AMD supplied us with a 6900-enabled version of the Catalyst 10.11 driver, version 8.79.6.2RC2.
AMD Radeon HD 6950 - Verdict In performance terms the Radeon HD 6950 is a rather impressive beast. Considering it's around £80 cheaper than the Radeon HD 6970, and you're only losing a couple of ...
HotHardware takes a detailed look at the new AMD Radeon HD 6970 and 6950 DirectX 11 graphics cards based on the Cayman 40nm GPU. - Page 6
AMD's 0 gaming video card, the Radeon HD 6950, is fairly powerful but may be a tough sell.
A few weeks ago AMD released the Radeon HD 6970 and Radeon HD 6950. Both cards are based on AMD's new Cayman core which is their first graphics processor to use a VLIW4 shader configuration. Just like on all other similar products, AMD's two Cayman variants, called Cayman Pro and Cayman XT, are based on the exact same GPU silicon.
AMD's Radeon HD 6970 & Radeon HD 6950: Paving The Future For AMD ... but even the cheaper 6950 holds parity. In the case of the 6900 series it also hits a special milestone at 2560, being the ...
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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