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PowerColor HD6950 1 GB: Alternative Arithmetic or “2=1”

Started by: south side sammy | Date 04/01/11 02:23:20 PM
Comments: 9 | Last Comment:  04/09/11 05:30:33 AM

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Curious, when you do these benchmarks, are the automated or do you sit behind the computer and play ? I find that the extra vram does help at higher resolutions ( 1900+ ) especially when you turn up the effects ( AA etc. ). This is by sitting behind the computer and playing NOT running automated benchmarks. And you should point out that having the extra ram DOESN'T mean extra FPS but better playability.
0 0 [Posted by: south side sammy  | Date: 04/01/11 02:23:20 PM]
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Sit and play. Well, sort of, because of same scene for each card. Quite boring, but do the trick.
0 0 [Posted by: Vader@Xbit  | Date: 04/03/11 02:09:03 PM]

start hitting benchmarks at 1920x1080 resolution (with AA+AF) and higher and see the 2gb memory doing his job.
0 0 [Posted by: 3Dkiller  | Date: 04/01/11 09:46:31 PM]
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We're always using FSAA 4x with AF 16x, except some rare cases. FSAA 8x? Hardly noticeable even in static.
0 0 [Posted by: Vader@Xbit  | Date: 04/03/11 02:12:29 PM]

OC the 560.....
0 0 [Posted by: LedHed  | Date: 04/02/11 09:28:22 AM]
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Coming soon.
0 0 [Posted by: Vader@Xbit  | Date: 04/03/11 02:13:54 PM]

I can understand getting tired of the same old "crap' all the time... LOL. Can you physically feel a difference between 1 and 2 gig cards at all at various settings in different games at higher res ? Or is it just me ? ( 1900+ )
0 0 [Posted by: south side sammy  | Date: 04/04/11 06:26:55 PM]

I am not sure about the 1GB version, but the 2GB version of the 6950 is able to be flashed with a 6970 BIOS...and if one wants to retain the 6950 BIOS, the shaders can be onlocked and the 6950 can be overclocked to 6970 specs (what I did, as I have read about different memory timings on the 6970 BIOS). Essentially, for the price of the 2GB version, and with some effort, you can have a card somewhat comparable to a true 6970 for the price of a 6950.
0 0 [Posted by: svthomas  | Date: 04/05/11 09:42:53 AM]

Unless you use CrossfireX or Eyefinity 2GB memory is mostly overkill.
0 0 [Posted by: bbo320  | Date: 04/09/11 05:30:33 AM]


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