HIS AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB Review

👤by Sahil Mannick Comments 📅14-12-10
Unlocked HD6950 Performance: Temperatures & Power Consumption


Despite the higher clock speeds and 2 unlocked SIMD clusters, the unlocked HD6950 still maintains the same temperature as before. The main change is that the fan speed increased to maintain the temperature, idling at 29% and ramping up to 51% under load from 37% at default speeds. The unlocked card also operated at 1.175V so it is possible that some overclocking headroom was also unlocked in the process.

Power Consumption

As expected, power consumption also increased as a result of unlocking the card. There is little difference between the HIS and the Gigabyte HD6970 at both idle and under load. Despite the HD6950 only featuring 2 6 pin PCIe power connectors rather than one 8 pin and one 6 pin connectors, it has no problem coping with the load during gaming. It is highly recommended to set the Power Tune slide to +20% in AMD CCC to avoid any issues but conversely, it does increase the TDP.

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