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2GB MSI HD 6950, PCI-E 2.1 (x16), 5000MHz GDDR5, GPU 800MHz, 1408 Cores, DVI/mHDMI/mDP


These rev1 ones can be flashed to unlock the shaders like the 6970's:

http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/12/27/simple-bios-flash-turns-amd-radeon-hd-6950-into-a-6970/
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#1
pmorris
Looked like a great price! Did a quick google search and came up with this http://www.complexonline.co.uk/products/Components/Graphics-Cards-Other/MSI/MSI-R6950-2PM2D2GD5-graphics-adapter-Radeon-HD?prodid=560297 - no idea if they are a reputable store?


Add the VAT ;)

£204.41
#2
Great price hot deal. I bought a VTX3D one off CCL and unlocked it and overlcoked it so now it is effectivly a 6970, all for £200. So if this later version will unlock then Bargain
#3
Sweet price:D
#4
If only it wasnt such a power hungry beast. 230W if i recall right *gulp*
#5
ati's are known for power efficiency over nvidia http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_6950_PCS_Plus_Plus/22.html 109W average

Edited By: stu8 on Mar 14, 2011 06:01
#6
Voted hot as the two below are on the today only:
1GB MSI HD 6870 HAWK with Twin Frozr III fan = £184.79
2GB XFX HD 6950 = £209.99
#7
anyone know how quiet these are? I am looking for a quiet gfx card at the moment and was going to go with a MSI Cyclone 460 at £131 at scan, but is this worth spending the extra?
#8
wow great price, not building my rig yet though :(
#9
stu8
ati's are known for power efficiency over nvidia http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_6950_PCS_Plus_Plus/22.html 109W average


No

It changes between each generation, just like AMD was known for having superior processors clock for clock over Intel, 5-8 years ago. Now the opposite is true.

It's the same with this generation of graphics cards. nVidea is much more efficient for the GTX 5xx range against the 6xxx range from AMD from a power\performance ratio standpoint.

Edited By: robo989 on Mar 14, 2011 09:03: bloop bloop
#10
Uses less power than my 4890 !!!
#11
Brilliant deal
#12
robo989
stu8
ati's are known for power efficiency over nvidia http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_6950_PCS_Plus_Plus/22.html 109W average


No

It changes between each generation, just like AMD was known for having superior processors clock for clock over Intel, 5-8 years ago. Now the opposite is true.

It's the same with this generation of graphics cards. nVidea is much more efficient for the GTX 5xx range against the 6xxx range from AMD from a power\performance ratio standpoint.


Really? The 6970 uses 10% less power than the 570, but they're about equal on performance, and both around the £270 mark on ebuyer. The 6950 uses the same power but is about 10% slower (with the advantage of being able to hack).

According to tomshardware that is.
#13
How would this card compliment a Dell XPS 430 with a Intel 2.6 quad core and 4gb ram? Looking to play some of the new top end games coming out?
#14
Really tempted with this. Anyone know how this would compare to my current GTX260s in SLI? Obviously I'd get the advantage of DX11... but what advantages does DX11 actually bring??
#15
Hmmmm...2 would be nice, but I hardly play computer games as it is...darn....hmmm..decisions.
#16
dom99
Great price hot deal. I bought a VTX3D one off CCL and unlocked it and overlcoked it so now it is effectivly a 6970, all for £200. So if this later version will unlock then Bargain

Does that mean there are no reports that this revision is patchable? This for me would be a dealbreaker.. Voted hot though nevertheless - scorcher!
#17
jaydeeuk1
robo989
stu8
ati's are known for power efficiency over nvidia http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_6950_PCS_Plus_Plus/22.html 109W average


No

It changes between each generation, just like AMD was known for having superior processors clock for clock over Intel, 5-8 years ago. Now the opposite is true.

It's the same with this generation of graphics cards. nVidea is much more efficient for the GTX 5xx range against the 6xxx range from AMD from a power\performance ratio standpoint.


Really? The 6970 uses 10% less power than the 570, but they're about equal on performance, and both around the £270 mark on ebuyer. The 6950 uses the same power but is about 10% slower (with the advantage of being able to hack).

According to tomshardware that is.


Probs shouldn't have said "much more efficient". Sorry, just from reading around it seems the 6xxx cards are using a lot of power and getting very hot (heat being the main concern). Just looked at few more places and you're right can't really see what everyone is complaining about in terms of power use relatively speaking.

sorry for misinforming.
#18
robo989
Hmmmm...2 would be nice, but I hardly play computer games as it is...darn....hmmm..decisions.

Same here. I've got a PS3 and that doesn't get too much of a look in either. Saying that the 2xGTX260s are loud, taking up huge amounts of space stopping me from fitting an extra sound card etc and probably using silly amounts of power. Then I can sell one of the 260s and use the other in a different machine. Hmm so tempting...
#19
These use approx 170W out of the box, and when you unlock them and get running as a 6970, they are 230W. Check up on reviews for yourself.

stu8
ati's are known for power efficiency over nvidiahttp://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_6950_PCS_Plus_Plus/22.html 109W average
#20
jamadaia
These use approx 170W out of the box, and when you unlock them and get running as a 6970, they are 230W. Check up on reviews for yourself.
stu8
ati's are known for power efficiency over nvidia[url=http://www.hotukdeals.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_6950_PCS_Plus_Plus/22.html 109W average

So virtually nothing compared to 2 x GTX260s. Fantastic!
#21
runs stable on my 600w Seasonic PSU. I've even unlocked the shaders and currently clocked at 930/1375 with 1.175v (6970 default volts)
#22
Very nice deal, I personally tend to wait until gfx cards are around the £130 mark as it seems to be a sweet spot for price-performance
#23
these are great cards will play anything and if you know what you are doing very hackable, but would reccomend just the shader unlock to anyone who buys the card lots of people have problems when unlocking it to a 6970 as it ups the voltage on the ram as a stock 6970 is higher, but also alot of people use them without so problems just a warning.
#24
It's MSI ......enough said

Edited By: anza on Mar 14, 2011 15:36
#25
Hi

Does anyone know the maximum number of monitors thsi card ca run at once? Thanks
#27
JIM1973ANDREWS
Hi
Does anyone know the maximum number of monitors thsi card ca run at once? Thanks


4 monitors in EyeFinity mode, which requires ACTIVE display port adapters or monitors supporting display port.
#28
Matt.Wild
How would this card compliment a Dell XPS 430 with a Intel 2.6 quad core and 4gb ram? Looking to play some of the new top end games coming out?


Very nicely. I'm assuming you have 425W Power Supply, which might not be enough for this card. 500W is recommended, but you never know and it might work just fine with only 425W.
What video do you currently have?
#29
Currently an older NVidia 9800GT!

Its got a 375w Dell L375P-00 PSU in it at the mo. Whats a decent cheap-ish power supply to go with it?
#30
Must....wait.....longer.

HOT.
#31
KitKatFox
Must....wait.....longer.

HOT.


You've waited too long lol it's out of stock!
1 Like #32
robo989
KitKatFox
Must....wait.....longer.

HOT.


You've waited too long lol it's out of stock!


Oh thank god, at least that's stopped me building a PC again for another month or so.
#33
anza
It's MSI ......enough said


Give us a clue?
#34
v8griff
anza
It's MSI ......enough said


Give us a clue?


Ignore him, these are all reference cards - cards from all manufacturers are exactly the same as each other except for ones that have been speed binned to sell at a higher price as overclocked versions.

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