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XFX Radeon 6970 and 6950

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Posted December 15, 2010 by Jake in Video Cards

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Introduction

When AMD launched the 6800 series graphics cards not long ago, they made some changes designed to move forward, with new naming conventions, new architecture, and new expectations. Nvidia’s GTX 480 flagship card proved to be a failure, but the new 500 series cards have hit the market and shown considerable improvements.

But as we know, AMD isn’t about to sit idly by, and you’re only as good as your last success. So AMD kept on the offensive, now releasing the 6900 series cards, and this brings us to the topic of today’s discussion: the XFX Radeon 6950 and 6970.

The 6900 series cards are the new AMD flagship cards, specifically the 6970, signalling their top single-GPU card in the lineup. But can these cards withstand Nvidia’s recent success?

Let’s dive right in and find out.

XFX is the manufacturing division of Hong Kong-based Pine Technology Holdings Limited. The XFX division, begun in 2002, has its major offices in Ontario, California and specializes in the manufacturing of video cards but have recently expanded to power supplies. XFX is also one of the leading graphics solution manufacturers in the United States, and XFX products are geared towards the mainstream, gaming, and enthusiast computing market

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