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PowerColor HD6950 PCS+ Review

gotdamojo06    -   May 24, 2011


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Specifications:

Card Name
HD6950
GPU Core
Cayman
GPU Clock
850 MHz
Memory Clock
1300 MHz
Die Size
389 mm2
Technology
40nm
ROPs
32
Transistors
2640 Million
DirectX Support
11.0
Shader Model Support
5.0
Shaders
1408 Unified
Pixel Fillrate
28.5 GPixel/s
Texture Fillrate
78.3 GTexel/s
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
256 Bit
Memory Size
2048 MB
Bandwidth
166.4 GB/s

 

Features:  

  • Up to 850MHz Engine Clock
  • 2GB GDDR5 Memory
  • 1300MHz Memory Clock (5.2 Gbps GDDR5)
  • 160 GB/s memory bandwidth (maximum)
  • 2.7/ 2.25 TFLOPs Single Precision compute power
  • 562.5 GFLOPs Double Precision compute power
  • Double slot form factor
  • TeraScale 3 Unified Processing Architecture
    • 1408 Stream Processors
    • 88 Texture Units
    • 128 Z/Stencil ROP Units
    • 32 Color ROP Units
  • High Speed 256-bit GDDR5 memory interface
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
  • “Eye-Definition” graphics
    • New and advanced architecture
      • Full DirectX® 11 support
      • Scalable geometry processing technology
      • Shader Model 5.0
      • DirectCompute 11
      • Dual advanced programmable hardware tessellation units
      • Accelerated multi-threading
      • HDR texture compression
      • Order-independent transparency
    • OpenGL 4.1 support
    • Image quality enhancement technology
      • Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
      • Adaptive anti-aliasing
      • Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing (EQAA)
      • Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA)
      • 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
      • 128-bit floating point HDR rendering
  • AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology1
    • Native support for up to 4 simultaneous displays
      • Up to 6 displays supported with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport
    • Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
    • Display grouping
      • Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
  • AMD EyeSpeed visual acceleration3
    • AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology
      • OpenCL 1.1 Support
      • DirectCompute 11
      • Double Precision Floating Point
      • Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling
    • UVD 3 dedicated video playback accelerator
      • MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
      • VC-1
      • MPEG-2 (SD & HD)
      • Multi-View Codec (MVC)
      • MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, Xvid)
      • Adobe Flash
    • Enhanced Video Quality features
      • Advanced post-processing and scaling
      • Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
      • Brighter whites processing (Blue Stretch)
      • Independent video gamma control
      • Dynamic video range control
    • Dual-stream HD (1080p) playback support
    • DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
  • AMD HD3D technology
    • Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses support
    • Blu-ray 3D support
    • Stereoscopic 3D gaming
    • 3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support
  • AMD CrossFireXTM multi-GPU technology5
    • Dual, triple or quad-GPU scaling
  • Cutting-edge integrated display support
    • DisplayPort 1.2
      • Max resolution: 2560x1600 per display
      • Multi-Stream Transport
      • 21.6 Gbps bandwidth
      • High bit-rate audio
    • HDMI 1.4a with Stereoscopic 3D Frame Packing Format, Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio
      • Max resolution: 1920x1200
    • Dual-link DVI with HDCP
      • Max resolution: 2560x1600
    • VGA
      • Max resolution: 2048x1536
  • Integrated HD audio controller
    • Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
    • Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
  • AMD PowerPlayTM power management technology3
    • AMD PowerTune technology
      • Intelligent power management hardware
    • Dynamic power management with low power idle state
      • Ultra-low power state support for multi-GPU configurations
  • AMD CatalystTM graphics and HD video configuration software
    • Software support for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP
    • AMD CatalystTM Control Center - AMD Catalyst™ software application and user interface for setup, configuration, and accessing features of AMD Radeon products.
    • Unified Graphics display driver - AMD Catalyst™ software enabling other PC programs and devices to use advanced graphics, video, and features of AMD Radeon™ products.



  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look Continued
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  5. Testing: Aliens vs Predator
  6. Testing: Metro 2033
  7. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  8. Testing: Tom Clancy's HAWX 2
  9. Testing: Lost Planet 2
  10. Testing: Unigine 2.5
  11. Testing: Just Cause 2
  12. Testing: Mafia II
  13. Testing: Battlefield Bad Company 2
  14. Testing: 3DMark 11
  15. Testing: Temperatures
  16. Testing: Power Consumption
  17. Conclusion
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