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SAPPHIRE FleX 100312FLEX 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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Now the highest performing card in Sapphire FleX family, the SAPPHIRE HD 6950 FleX supports three DVI monitors in AMD Eyefinity mode and deliver a true SLS (Single Large Surface) work area without the need for costly DisplayPort monitors or Active adapters. The first two monitors are connected to the two DVI ports and the third to an HDMI to DVI cable (supplied) with no extra hardware required. Up to five simultaneous, independent monitors can be connected if you choose to include the use of DisplayPort monitor or active adapter.

Loaded with advanced technologies and the powerful configuration of 1408 stream processors, 88 texture processing units and 2GB of GDDR5 memory at 1250MHz, the SAPPHIRE HD 6950 FleX has the power and premium features you need for fully immersive gameplay. Delivering full support for Microsoft DirectX 11, it enables realistic visuals and explosive HD gaming performance so you can dominate the competition.

  • newegg Sapphire Flex Technology - 3 DVI Eyefinity + 2 Mini DisplayPort Targeting maximum flexibility with minimum outlay, Sapphire FleX Technology simplifies AMD’s multi-monitor Eyefinity solution by allowing 3 X DVI monitors to be connected to the board ‘out of the box’ without the requirement for expensive DisplayPort monitors or Active Adapters. The SAPPHIRE HD 6950 FleX also allows additional monitors to be added to the setup, but must be DisplayPort connected.
  • newegg Vapor-X Technology SAPPHIRE’s innovative Vapor-X cooling technology allows products to run not only cooler but also much quieter. A Vapor-X product means a virtually silent gaming experience and more headroom to explore performance tweaking!
  • newegg Microsoft DirectX 11 Support The very latest in high-speed, high-fidelity gaming and computing, Microsoft DirectX 11 featuring new technologies like Compute Shaders, Direct2D, Multithreaded Rendering and Tessellation enables not just more visually stunning games, but significant performance improvements in some of your favorite websites and everyday applications.
  • newegg AMD APP 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.
  • newegg AMD CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology AMD CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform, enabling two or more discrete graphics processors to work together for boosted system performance and a breakthrough gaming experience.

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


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  • BRUCE B.
  • 3/28/2014 12:18:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPowerful, dependable, amazing

Pros: I installed this in July of 2011...and have just installed it in my new gaming build. No problems or driver issues, ever. I've played a huge variety of games on high settings and never had a problem; streamed high-definition video to my HD TV while also running my monitor--everything was cake.

If only all graphics cards were this low maintenance. I believe I still have quite a run of life before software catches up with it's performance.

Cons: Huge (size). Barely fits into my ATX mid-tower build.

Other Thoughts: This card is one of the highest value tech purchases I've ever made.

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  • Daniel P.
  • 10/16/2013 10:07:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAlmost two years going strong

Pros: I bought two of these two years ago and set them up in crossfire and they have handled everything thrown at them in that time. Originally I didn't even bother with seeing if they could unlock to 6970s etc since many people said they did not.

Cons: Power consumption is pretty high in crossfire but you know this ahead of time.

Other Thoughts: I recently decided to take a look at the cards last week and noticed they had the dual bios switch - switched them both and unlocked the 6970 shaders. Decided to then flash them both with 6970 bios (from a sapphire flex 6970) and both took instantly with winflash. Then I just had to up the gpu clock and memory clock to match the 6970s and increased power adjustment to +20% in Catalyst and they are running as 6970s in xfire. Beasts. Running 3 1080p 23inch monitors in max eyefinity and still getting framerates in the 100s with max settings on all games (haven't played bf4 beta yet).

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  • Cassandra B.
  • 9/8/2013 11:14:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic

Pros: Bought this earlier in the year as a replacement for SLI'd EVGA 550ti's that were overheating. This card is a monster. Has the dual bios switch and unlocks shaders to 6970 specs. I'm running unlocked shaders on normal clocks and haven't had any hiccups. Maxes on Borderlands 2, Bioshock Infinite, Guild Wars 2... I could keep going. The card is quiet and stays cool. 550's were running 90/85 and this card never breaks 60.

Cons: None. It's too bad I can't score a deal on another one.

Other Thoughts: Would love to Crossfire with another one. There wouldn't be any need to upgrade my system for some years.

Intel Core i5 750 @ 3.2GHz
Asus Maximus III Formula
Sapphire Radeon 6950 flex
Corsair H80
16GB PNY Optima 1333
Corsair GS800 power supply
HAF922

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  • Gilbert F.
  • 12/2/2012 10:54:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove Eyefinity

Pros: I got this card because I wanted to set up an Eyefinity system. I have three Dell 24" monitors. It works great. The system has been running great for over a year now.

Cons: None that I have found.

Other Thoughts: System Specifications

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Intel Core i5 2500K Sandybridge CPU 3.3 ghz
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler
Asus P8Z68-V Pro Motherboard
Kingston HyperX 8GB DDR3 1600 9-9-9-27 RAM
Crucial M4 128 GB Solid State Drive (Boot Drive)
Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Black 7200 RPM 3GB/s (Storage)
Sapphire Flex Radeon HD 6950 2GB GPU with Eyefinity
750W Corsair Professional Series HX750 Modular PSU
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Case
3x Dell 24" LED ST2420L Monitors in 5760 x 1080 Eyefinity Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Speaker System

Windows Experience Index 7.6
·Processor 7.6
·Memory (RAM) 7.9
·Graphics 7.9
·Gaming Graphics 7.9
·Primary Hard Disk 7.9

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  • Carl S.
  • 6/22/2012 11:21:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card, no firmware switch

Pros: This card has handled flawlessly since I got it. I have no had any artifacts, screen tearing or the such since install.

-AMD drivers have improved a lot over the last couple years!
-AMD's lead in hardware specs has decreased sadly

Cons: Does not have the dual firmware switch. I know many people are looking for this to flash it to a 6970.
I believe this model does have a high success rate with the flash, but it does not have the switch, so you risk bricking.

Other Thoughts: The card does not get as hot as many of the previous cards I have had.

-Its a long card, make sure your memory, case or drives are not getting in the way. But, you should know that if your looking at a card like this!

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/20/2012 3:56:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Unlocks easy as can be
Great overclocker
Dual fan cooler design

Once I unlocked the card I simply used Sapphire Trixx to overclock it to 6970 settings and went from there. Currently running 900/1380/1.150v!

6970 performance for 560Ti price!

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: To anyone buying this card: Unlock using the ATI-winflash/RBE bios modification method! If you search for 'Guru3d Sapphire 6950 Dirt 3 unlock' you can find a very good guide on how to do this.

DO NOT FLASH A 6970 BIOS.

Modify the shaders in RBE and you'll be laughing.

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  • Zachary S.
  • 12/31/2011 10:01:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: 1536 shaders unlocked out of the box. Easily OCable from stock speeds to increase throughput.
Quiet
Efficient from my testing..
Supports Eyefinity and will happily run SkyRim across 3x1920x1080 screens all day long at stock speeds @ ultra quality

Cons: I didn't buy two!

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  • Paul V.
  • 12/27/2011 12:46:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: * Excellent card for the price
* Unlocked shader to 1536 by switching the bios switch to 1
* Runs majority of games at Ultra
* Crossfire bridge included
* Supports Eyefinity with 1 card

Cons: * Very long card (luckily was able to fit in my HAF 912)

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  • Ilya M.
  • 12/15/2011 1:22:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fast card!
I was able to unlock extra shaders, but flashing to 6970 gave me errors. (Remember to flip the switch on the card when trying to flash). Still, it's easy enough to overclock it to get what you want.

Running Skyrim on Ultra on 1920x1080.

Cons: Card is long, which could be a problem for smaller cases. It was not for my CM Storm Enforcer, especially after I removed the extra hard drive cage.

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  • Tyler C.
  • 12/8/2011 2:49:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRuns Everything I throw at it

Pros: Great FPS on every game I have used it on (so far). Sharders unlocked with the flip of the BIOS switch, which the poster before must have not noticed. Built a new machine to replace my 2005 comp... and I must say what a difference!

Cons: Like many people before have mentioned the card is quite large which I was a little concerned about. However, it fit into my Antec 900 with an extra inch and a half of space from the drive bay.

Other Thoughts: When it comes back in stock it's a great card!

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