Pros: Power, Quiet, Cool running, Efficient, Lots of display connections
Cons: Coil whine
The HD 6950 is an very good graphic card. It has alot of power while maintaining a good price. It overclocks well and is very stable.
This card is 26cm long, 14.2cm wide and 4.2cm thick. It will fit in most cases and the power cables go into the side. It takes two 6pin plugs, and can use up to about 200w.
It stays very cool while gaming, even on those hot days. It is very quiet and doesn't make much noise at 50% fan speed.
Load on Metro 2033: 60c
Here are some updated benchmarks:
System used: Phenom II 840 @ 3.65ghz - HIS HD 6950 IceQ X 1GB - A-RAM 6GB 1500mhz - Antec 1200 - Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 - Antec HCG 750W 80+ Bronze
Metro 2033 1920x1080 Very High AAA/4xAF - Average 77FPS
Bad Company 2 1920x1080 Highest settings - Average 84FPS
Dirt 3 1920x1080 Highest settings - Average 78FPS
Modern Warfare 3 Highest Settings - Average 100FPS
Skyrim 1920x1080 Almost Highest 4xAA/16xAF - Average 57FPS
Minecraft 1920x1080 Highest Settings - Average 94FPS
Here is a link to my video review, showing the card itself, some benchmarks and the noise test.
This is a great card, and is very powerful while remaining both cool and quiet. However the coil whine is tiresome.