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AMD Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

How many years will the Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 240% better and can meet 897 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 154% better and can meet 685 of their recommended requirements.
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The Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition is released on 01 Oct 2011

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AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Terascale 3 Cayman Pro
Process
40nm
TMUs
88
Texture Rate
70 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
26 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1408
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
1024 MB
Memory Speed
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
160GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
800 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
500 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
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Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition is a special edition of Radeon HD 6950 that features a special cooler using a new dual fan configuration. However, its frame buffer is halved to 1GB and so its performance is worse than the reference card since it's known this GPU benefits from a 2GB frame buffer.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is overall 2% worse than the reference card.


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Radeon HD 6950 Sapphire 1GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
170%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 47% 158%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 40% 158%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 52% 254%
Death Stranding 59% 254%
Cyberpunk 2077 59% 254%
Need For Speed Heat 45% 158%
Planet Zoo 37% 177%
Diablo 4 76% 254%
FIFA 20 0% 37%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 59% 254%
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CPU (35% overclock)

2018
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$249.00
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16 GB

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can you bios unlock the 1gb model aswell?

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2008
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$287.00
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2008
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$160.00
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4 GB

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Would my cpu bottleneck this gpu?

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2019
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$329.00
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2018
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$799.00
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16 GB

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noup go for it :)

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2012
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$213.00
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2016
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$110.00
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8 GB

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Does anyone know if my cpu be alright or bottleneck for this card? I know my cpu is old but saving up for new upgrade. I want to play some games like battlefield 3 for now. thanks

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2014
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$202.00
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16 GB

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you'll be fine
my cpu is 1% worse than yours and i don't get bottlenecked :D

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