AMD Radeon 6950 Triple CrossFireX Review

/ 5 years ago


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Looking at the title, we’ve called this a review, but in reality, it’s not really as we won’t be looking at the hardware used in their own entity but instead will be purely focussing on the performance that three 6950 Radeon’s can output when put into a multi GPU configuration.

If like me, you crave the very best frame-rates in games but of course want to spend the very least amount, then having a multi GPU configuration may be the way forward. It is also an option considered by users who already have a good card, but are wanting some form of an upgrade. Instead of having to shell out quite a lot more money and having the hassle of selling their current card, it generally makes sense to buy another card and simply add it in.

Talking about the specifics a bit, the 6950 is a good card, of which we’ve had a look at many models from different brands since its launch and have been satisfied by the price vs performance that it offers, especially coupled with the good success of unlocks to 6970 based cards.

An average 6950 will set you back around the $240 mark, but if you already have one, then triple CrossFireX is going to be cheaper, as you’ll only have to fork out around $480, but that still sounds like quite a lot of money, which is why a lot of users in this situation are plumping for the second hand market which allows them to get a fantastic deal if you shop around.

So you have your three cards, you have them installed and are ready to go, the AMD drivers are locked and loaded and CrossFireX is enabled and confirms that you have three GPU’s, meaning all that is left is to find out how they perform. Let’s get to it!


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  • tuan_viendanbac

    Thanks for the review!!!!

  • lucas4

    sweet! wanna swap :p!?

  • gaetan

    Just two words: Power Consumption ? :p

  • dav532000

    gaetan;23889 wrote: Just two words: Power Consumption ? :p

    Was thinking the same thing.

  • Eternalchaos

    Nice 🙂

  • aruffell

    gaetan;23889 wrote: Just two words: Power Consumption ? :p

    dav532000;23893 wrote: Was thinking the same thing.

    Went off the scale 😀 ha

  • gaetan

    Aruffell;23904 wrote: Went off the scale 😀 ha

    okay, so basically it can be cheap to buy, but not use…you should include that in the review before something bad happens 😉

  • Grim_Reaper

    Nice. But honestly, lads, there is one trick- if you wanna gaming with smoke and fire, you will waste money for powerful card/s, and it won't be electricity saving thing. On the other hand, if you wanna save money and power, you won't buy tough VGA.

  • Tymothy Trzaskalski

    That's insane. Kind of surprised that Metro 2033 didn't really have better results. Is it a problem with scaling in that game, or is it just really that hard on the graphics?

  • Si KeVin

    Finally 😀

  • vangl76

    Can you guys fix the images? I'm interested in this article but the pictures don't display

  • Alex

    I’m having a bit of a problem trying to duplicate tripple Crossfire. I have 2 Dirt 3 edition cards. I recently acquired an XFX D variant which has the Dual Crossfire connectors. All of them are 6959’s with 2 gigs of RAM. The XFX has slightly different clock settings. I was able to connect all three cards together though Windows 8 is not allowing all three cards to push one screen. It only allows me to Crossfire not trifire. I’ve downloaded and installed the latest drivers comma I did not delete the old ones since this question will be brought up I just installed over them. I’m wondering if this has anything to do with it? Also taking off the crossfire connectors and recited them in different order with no luck. Does this have anything to do with me using two Dirt 3 edition cards? I noticed you are using one in your illustration.