XFX Radeon HD 6970 2 GB and HD 6950 2 GB Standard Edition
The XXX or Black Edition series of XFX graphics cards are far more exciting, but we have to content ourselves with what we’ve got, namely XFX Radeon HD 6970 2 GB Standard Edition and XFX Radeon HD 6950 2 GB Standard Edition. The compact packaging designed in XFX’s traditional style is quite informative:
The graphics card is additionally protected with a cardboard wrap. The box also contains one CrossFireX bridge, a CD with drivers and a lot of documentation.
There are no adapters, power cables, games or coupons to download games, in this box. You can only get fewer accessories with OEM products. The XFX Radeon HD 6970 2 GB is priced at $349. The HD 6950 will cost you about $279.
Both cards are copies of the reference ones in everything except for the stickers on their coolers.
The vent grid in the mounting bracket is shaped like the XFX logo and seems to increase the resistance to the air flow.
Each XFX card has two DVI outputs, one HDMI and two mini-DisplayPorts. They also carry power connectors, two CrossFireX connectors, and a BIOS switch: