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HIS Radeon HD 6950 2 GB DDR5 any good? vs other brands?

post #1 of 14
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Hi OCN.

Instead of jumping on the MSI $244 after MIR (which I missed), I shopped around for other brands of 6950s and came across the HIS version. So, I was wondering if this version is any good compared to the other brands?

Thanks. I was eyeing this card because it's $234.99 after MIR, which I assume is the cheapest a 6950 has ever gone right? Trying to buy a 6950 before the newer cards come out, making it unflashable.
Edited by lunarpoc - 4/5/11 at 2:18am
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post #2 of 14
How funny, I just made an almost identical thread about this, oops
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post #3 of 14
I hear that HIS customer service is hard to work with for RMA and warranty stuff. But otherwise I'm pretty sure all the reference cards are almost identical. I went Sapphire, but I've heard iffy things about them too. Hell, I've heard bad things about ASUS too. I guess just cross those fingers that you get a winner!
post #4 of 14
I'm trying to decide between the Sapphire and HIS as well. I'm leaning towards the Sapphire right now due to brand reputability and supposedly cooler temps.
post #5 of 14
I would suggest going with Sapphire over HIS. Personally I always spend a little extra to go with a good brand. As for quality of the card, they will all be the same as they are all reference cards.
post #6 of 14
I bought the HIS 6950 and bios flashed it and it has a mild oc, i could not be happier with it.
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post #7 of 14
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Since theyre all reference cards, how does the HIS version differ from the Sapphire version? Other than the face plate and the warranty?
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post #8 of 14
There's no difference between those cards. All reference models are exactly the same.
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So the only diff is the picutre n color of the card? would one run cooler tham the others?
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post #10 of 14
No. All reference models has stock coolers, which means any of these cards will provide the same GPU temperature. Only diff is the sticker and PCB color.
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