The PowerColor HD6950 features a unique cooler
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 22, 2011 - 01:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: amd, hd6950, powercolor, 6950 PCS+ Vortex 2
We have seen non-standard HD6950's with dual fans before, but not quite in the way that PowerColor implemented them. The fans can slide in and out of their shrouds, not only for cleaning but also to fine tune the way that they cool the card. Hardware Heaven managed a rather decent overclock on the card, hitting 908MHz on the GPU and 1496MHz GDDR5. The full list of features reads like a dream, copper block with thick heatpipes, dual BIOS, aluminium fins, solid capacitors, ferrite core chokes and DrMos, probably why this card costs a wee bit more than your average card.
"Today we will be putting the 6950 PCS+ Vortex 2 and its unique cooler through a selection of real world gaming, multimedia and GPU computing tasks to see how it stacks up against some of the best competitor cards on the market."
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