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"The AMD Radeon HD 6930 is undoubtedly one of the most attractive graphics cards in terms of the price/performance ratio. At only half the cost of a Radeon HD 6970, you can get the same performance (if you don’t mind overclocking, of course). An HD 6970 can be overclocked itself and an HD 6950 can be unlocked, but they cost much more than the HD 6930.

The new card is also good in comparison with the Radeon HD 6870 as it costs the same money but delivers somewhat higher performance. So, the only real downside is that the lifecycle of the Radeon HD 6930 is not going to be long. The Pitcairn processor and appropriate cards are coming up while the current stock of defective Cayman chips can’t last forever.

As for the HIS Radeon HD 6930 IceQ X, we don’t like its roaring and rumbling fan with misbalanced impeller. Hopefully, this is just a defect of our sample of the card rather than of the entire series. Otherwise, we can’t recommend this card to users who prefer quiet computers. Apart from the fan, it is a pretty and rather compact device with good cooling, excellent overclocking potential and a price of only $180. It should appeal to thrifty gamers who couldn’t previously afford a Radeon HD 6950 or HD 6970."





http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/radeon-hd-6930_3.html

Holy Amazing deal!

Edit: As of right now, only available in China and Russia.
Edited by Hatchet - 2/20/12 at 2:05pm
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post #2 of 37
This is probably going to cannibalize the 7870 and/or 7850 sales. At $180 this card is a steal especially if you look at the OC'ed performance.
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That is one serious sub-$200 GPU.
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post #4 of 37
Nice. Article says China and Russia only though.
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Looks to be a decent card for $180.
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It's a shame that AMD didn't release this a few months ago.
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Nice. Article says China and Russia only though.

Yep. AMD would rather sell you a 6950 elsewhere.
    
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Yep. AMD would rather sell you a 6950 elsewhere.

Im going to guess that it'll make its way over here before long.....
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post #9 of 37
thats a bang for the buck card, it's faster then the 6870 and as fast as the 6970 overtaking the 6950 biggrin.gif $180 is one hell of a bargain
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post #10 of 37
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Im going to guess that it'll make its way over here before long.....

Just like the Foxconn Quantum X79 board, right?

Remember, it's been out in China since December.
    
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