Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 100311BFVSR
Released January, 2011
The Pros:Low power consumption for a card with this level of performance. Excellent value, performs almost as well as more expensive cards. Maintains a fairly cool temperature under most conditions.
The Cons:Not a giant leap forward in performance compared to older cards. Built-in fan gets quite loud at 60% speed or higher. Doesn't see a big increase in performance when used in a Crossfire setup.
The Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 100311BFVSR is a premium PCI Express 2.0 x16 graphics module that supports three simultaneous monitors via one HDMI interface, dual Mini DisplayPorts, and two DVI ports. It features 2GB of DDR5 memory operating at 1375MHz (5.5Gb/s effective).
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Also included are 960 shaders, 1336 stream processors, and 96 texture units. As such, the 100311BFVSR graphics card can easily handle the most demanding 3D games with medium to high graphics. Mind you, the module is CrossFire compatible, meaning two can be combined, at which time a game like Crysis can be played at 8X AA with speeds up to 70-100fps.
- PCI Express 2.0 x16 Bus
- 2048MB GDDR5
- 256-Bit Interface
- 680MHz Core
- 1375MHz Effective
- 115.2MB/s Read/Write Rate
- 960 Shaders
- Fan Cooler
- Enhanced Unified Video Decoder (UVD 3)
- Microsoft DirectX Support
- OpenGL 4.1 Support
- Microsoft 7 Support
- Supports 3 Displays
- Dual Mini DisplayPort
- Dual-Link DVI
- HDMI v1.4a
- Single-Link DVI-D
- DisplayPort 1.2
User Reviews (1)
low power consumption for a card with this level of performance
excellent value, performs almost as well as more expensive cards
maintains a fairly cool temperature under most conditions
large amount of onboard VRAM makes higher resolutions play without performance sacrifice
can run the most strenuous games on the market at full capacity without any issues
no need to run a dual video card configuration, stands well on its own
not a giant leap forward in performance compared to older cards
built-in fan gets quite loud at 60% speed or higher
doesn't see a big increase in performance when used in a Crossfire setup
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