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SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

  • 1408 Stream Processors
  • 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16
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SAPPHIRE’s HD 6950 is based on the recently launched AMD Radeon HD 6950 GPU with 1408 stream processors and 2GB GDDR5 memory that enable a truly immersive experience with superb performance and flawless image quality for the uncompromising gamer.

The AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series graphics features an enhanced second-generation, Microsoft DirectX 11-capable architecture including new VLIW4 core architecture and dual graphics engines that deliver a 10% improvement in performance/mm² and up to 2.9x tessellation performance than the previous generation. Innovative AMD PowerTune power management technology dynamically adjusts power draw on the fly. Speed up applications and enjoy brilliant video with AMD EyeSpeed visual acceleration. With flexible and cost-effective AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology and AMD HD3D technology for 3D entertainment, the new AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series graphics cards offer The Ultimate Visual Experience.

  • newegg AMD Eyefinity Technology with Dual DisplayPort 1.2 Supporting multiple independent display outputs simultaneously, AMD Eyefinity technology delivers innovative graphics display capabilities enabling massive desktop workspaces and ultra-immersive visual environments for the ultimate panoramic computing experience. The new display interface DisplayPort 1.2 boasts features such as 2560x1600 max resolution per display, 21.6 Gbps bandwidth, multi-stream transport and high bit-rate audio, enabling simple, affordable and flexible multi-display configurations.
  • newegg Microsoft DirectX 11 The very latest in high-speed, high-fidelity gaming and computing, Microsoft DirectX 11 featuring new technologies like Compute Shaders, Direct2D, Multi-threaded Rendering and Tessellation enables not just more visually stunning games, but significant performance improvements in some of your favorite websites and everyday applications.
  • newegg Image Quality Enhancement Technology The AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series GPUs boasts new image quality features including Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing (EQAA), which uses a new sampling technique to help improve visual quality, Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA) compatible with any DirectX 9/10/11 application, and improved anisotropic filtering. These enhanced anti-aliasing features enable dramatically improved image quality and enhanced visual quality features for intensely realistic looking games.
  • newegg AMD EyeSpeed Technology With AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology and third-generation UVD (Unified Video Decoder) dedicated video playback accelerator, enjoy beautifully rich and clear video playback when streaming from the web. Take in your favorite movies in stunning, stutter-free HD quality and run multiple applications smoothly at maximum speed. Enjoy lightning fast game play and realistic physics effects with enhanced Video Quality features such as advanced post-processing and scaling, dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction, and independent video gamma control.
  • newegg AMD HD3D Technology AMD HD3D Technology is supported by an advanced and open ecosystem that, in conjunction with specific AMD hardware and software technologies, enables stereoscopic 3D support in games, movies and/or photos. HDMI 1.4a with stereoscopic 3D, Deep Color, and high bit-rate 7.1-channel surround sound support ensures the highest quality Blu-ray 3D experience possible.
  • newegg AMD PowerTune Technology Designed with intelligent power tuning features, including the introduction of enhanced power containment, the AMD Radeon HD 6900 series automatically adjusts GPU power draw by dynamically controlling clock speeds, allowing gamers advanced performance inside of the power envelope they specify.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Eric G.
  • 11/15/2013 8:43:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: -Fast
-Can do a bios unlock for more shaders.

Cons: -Make sure it will fit in your case, its big.

Other Thoughts: -Another bang for buck purchase for me.

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  • Landyn U.
  • 11/6/2013 6:36:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Video Card

Pros: Very fast video card, top of the line for the time.

Cons: The HDMI on my card never worked properly. I would always get a boxed in image on the display.

An HDMI to DVI converter fixed this, but only allows me to run 1400x1050

Other Thoughts: I look forward to getting a next-gen card when I update!

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  • Milo R.
  • 12/2/2012 11:36:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsAngering issues

Pros: See my former post for the pros.

Cons: Issues have gotten worse to the point of blue screens when running a game like Sonic Generations on my 20" display.

Other cons: The manufacturer has yet to reply to the e-mail that I sent weeks ago. Although I respect the note on my former review, there was no contact information for me to discuss this issue with Sapphire, so the best I can do is to leave my remaining system information below.

Other Thoughts: 20" monitor at 1600x900, 42" Sanyo LCD HDTV also running at 1600x900 resolution. The TV will work when I display the desktop, fullscreen movies, and Team Fortress 2; but for all of my other games (such as Portal 1, Portal 2, Sonic Generations, Planetside 2, and others), TV goes black immediately after the first logo screen on most (if that far).

Single-screen 20" Sonic Generations gives me a blue screen 2 out of 5 times that I play. Windows Explorer gives me errors 1 out of five times (and the errors force me to restart Explorer.exe in a loop of failure to the point that I have to log off and log back into Windows), and two out of five times are successful. The same happens with lesser frequency on Portal and Team Fortress.

Sapphire, please give me a way to directly contact you. If you're able, you and Newegg have permission to trade my Newegg account's e-mail address.

Manufacturer Response:

Your card should not be having the issues you describe.

The resolution that you are running on your TV may not be supported as it is not a HD resolution.

Please can you try a HD resolution such as 1920x1080 or 1280x720 to see if this corrects your issue.

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  • Milo R.
  • 11/25/2012 3:51:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGood visuals, mild capabilities

Pros: Graphics look good, framerates are smooth, and the fans stay a decent temperature.

Cons: I bought two of these and connected them via CrossfireX. On one monitor, they're fine. Doing regular things on two monitors is fine. But duplicating the displays so that my 20" and my 42" show exactly the same thing at the same resolution (both at a 16:9 ratio), many games I play won't show past the first screens that show the company names.

If you plan to hold parties where you give one player a computer monitor, and let other players watch on a 42" screen, try to find something with better firmware.

I also couldn't play the original Halo on my machine because these cards don't give me the ability to enable DirectDraw or Direct3D. I've contacted Sapphire about this issue, but they have not sent any reply.

I took a chance when buying these, and for Radeon, I'm sticking to ASUS.

Other Thoughts: These cards are great for the average player. I like more variety in what I do and play though, so these cards don't hit the spot for me.

AMD FX-4100@4.2GHz
Corsair H50 ^^^
ASUS M5A97
16GB Corsair Vengence LP
Windows 7 Ult x64

Manufacturer Response:

Most DirectDraw and Direct3D errors are due to incomplete or corrupt DirectX drivers.

All of the 6xxx series cards are fully DirectX compatible and should not have any issues with DirectDraw or Direct3D.

You can download the latest version of DirectX from the Microsoft website.

Also, Please can you check that the resolution that you are cloning is compatible with both your TV and monitor.

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  • Zafyer A.
  • 11/10/2012 10:00:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis card Rocks!!!

Pros: Easily handles everything I through at it, using a 32’ Vizio for a monitor with no buffering and everything set on high

Cons: Did not set up CrossFire

Other Thoughts: Now that the card is cheaper, I'm going to get another one to run in CrossFire!!!

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  • Vincent A.
  • 11/3/2012 9:55:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat card but I've had problems

Pros: It's a solid graphics card and I'm running 2 of them in Crossfire.

Stock fan is quite capable of keeping it cool under huge stress.
Powerful card overall
Runs like new 2 years later.

Cons: Crossfire with 2 of these cards has little-to-no performance increase in my benchmarks. I've setup multiple SLI and crossfire machines so I feel confident in my ability to build for it, but the cards just don't give a good enough jump IMHO.

Fans can be a bit loud at times.

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  • Jacob W.
  • 9/11/2012 9:17:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsATI drivers.. nightmare

Pros: Awesome performance when working
Good price
Stays cool

Cons: This piece of junk has so many driver issues I don't know where to start.

40% better performance with unstable, old, unsupported drivers. BSOD with newest drivers.

I hate this thing.

Other Thoughts: ATI can burn in hell

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  • Jonathan H.
  • 7/16/2012 11:52:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Fast, powerful.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Great cards in crossfire. Runs every thing on highest in 1920x1080.

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  • Michael S.
  • 4/23/2012 6:56:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing card

Pros: Fast
Plays BF3 without issue
able to add 6970 bios
had just over a year

Cons: Runs kinda hot at times but never affects games
3D is difficult to get working

Other Thoughts: this is a great card and hearing that less then a year someone gave it 1 egg dont let that discourage you in getting this card if u find it cause mine is still working on the 6970 bios without artifact or any other issue, Any new games has no issues and benchmarks scores are great.

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  • Larry B.
  • 2/21/2012 4:05:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed less than 1 year

Pros: Fast

Cons: Very large, failed less than a year.
Sapphire doesn't provide warranty from their site so you ahve to figure out where you bought the card, get original receipt and ask for warranty from partner. Arg! No more Sapphires for me.

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