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MSI Radeon HD 6950 and 6970 released

Posted on Wednesday, December 15 2010 @ 12:56:40 CET by

MSI officially introduced its Radeon HD 6970 and 6950 graphics cards. The 6970 features 1536 stream processors, a 880MHz core, and 2GB GDDR5 clocked at 5500MHz, while the 6950 has 1408 stream processors, a 800MHz core, and 2GB GDDR5 clocked at 5000MHz. The cards have a TDP of 250W and 200W, respectively.
MSI, the world class manufacturer of mainboards and graphics cards, is pleased to announce the launch of the R6950-2PM2D2GD5 and R6870-2PM2D2GD5 graphics cards. Both cards have 2GB of high speed DDR5 on board allowing fast frames on up to four displays. The new R6950-2PM2D2GD5 and R6870-2PM2D2GD5 are cooled by an advanced vapor chamber cooler and built with quality components like All Solid Capacitors. MSI’s exclusive Afterburner allows advanced fan speed control, and burn-in stability tests through MSI’s Kombustor.

3DMark 11 Advanced Edition bundled
MSI is the official mainboard and graphics card partner for 3DMark 11. MSI is bundling 3DMark 11 Advanced Edition with all R6900 series graphics cards, this way you can start benchmarking your card and compare your scores against friends right out of the box. 3DMark 11 is the best way to experience the DirectX 11 power of the R6950-2PM2D2GD5 and R6970-2PM2D2GD5.

Advanced vapor chamber fan control
The R6950-2PM2D2GD5 and R6970-2PM2D2GD5 are cooled by an advanced vapor chamber cooling for excellent thermal characteristics, ensuring heat is quickly absorbed from the GPU and exhausted out the rear of the card. The MSI R6900 series of graphics cards leverage the unique possibilities of MSI’s exclusive Afterburner software, allowing adjustments of the fan speed depending on the card’s load. MSI Afterburner can store up to five settings profiles, allowing the user to strike the best balance between performance and a silent working environment.

Multiple Displays and the latest 3D Display features
r6950 2pm2d2gd5_io_resized.pngThe R6950-2PM2D2GD5 and R6970-2PM2D2GD5 allow a wide variety of display options. With two mini DisplayPort 1.2, one HDMI 1.4a and two Dual-link DVI-I connectors it ensure you can connect any screen on the market today. New features are native 3D stereoscopic formats, AMD HD3D, UltraHD resolution (4K DigitalCinema) and 7.1 non-distortion high-quality audio format transmissions, providing the best home Audio/Video experience.



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