Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 Dirt 3 Edition 2GB Video Card Review


With the recent release of DiRT 3

AMDannounced that it would be packing the game with select video cards.  Of course Sapphire’s Radeon HD6950 was one of those cards.  From a technical standpoint the Radeon HD6950 is basically the same card as the original card we reviewed back in December, except Sapphire has improved the cooling solution.  They have increased the size of the cooling surface, added 5 copper heatpipes, and finally added a second fan.  All of this plus the free game makes this the definite choice when it comes to deciding which Radeon HD 6950 to get.  Read on to check out our review!

The Radeon HD 6950 Dirt 3 Edition is a pretty size-able card as most Radeon HD 6950’s are, I would call it a full-sized card. The entire card is covered by a black shroud and a cooler and we have not seen from Sapphire. This card uses dual cooling fans, which should really keep the card cool.

The cooler itself its pretty beefy, packing 5 copper heatpipes that go out in to the heatsink array. It is going to be interesting to see how the cooling performance is on this card.

Check it out at Think Computers