HIS Radeon 6950 2GB Graphics Card Review
Andy Ruffell / 10 years ago
Once again we see the HIS Excalibur branding their box in style. We still see many of the features we expected from a card of this nature including a PCI Express 2.1 interface, a whopping 2GB of GDDR5 memory to cope with the latest intensive games, and the usual HD support we have known to love.
The side gives the novice user a bit of knowledge; encase there is any confusion as to what your system can handle with a clear view of the PCI Express interface, when compared to AGP and legacy PCI. Just below this we see a list of the system requirements. This gives you a bit of warning to see if your system is up to the task of powering this card.
Two of the main highlights of this card are shown again with it’s huge amount of GDDR5 memory and it’s PCI-E 2.1 interface just to sort out any confusion. Some information is given on registering your product and a full list of what’s included in the box, for the user wanting the gadgets that may come inside.
The back is where we see mass amounts of information including a blurb about “The power of HIS” which talks about the Excalibur and how it was once owned by King Arthur if you fancy a trip down memory lane. The main point is to say how HIS are using this analogy for gamers world-wide.
Being an AMD Radeon based card, we get the features of Eyefinity, EyeDefinition and EyeSpeed, and a quick description of what these entail, and for people who are out of the loop, it lists the main features including DirectX 11 support and what benefits it gives per feature. Even the most tech savvy user may find some valuable information here.
As always, HIS give themselves some self-pimping by telling the world of their 1100 awards that they’ve won from major media worldwide. Maybe we’ll be listed on the box one day. One can only dream.
Accessory wise we get the usual that we have come to expect from HIS with a DVI to VGA adapter, install driver CD, user guide, quick installation guide, two twin Molex to PCI express power cables, HIS power up label and crossfire bridge all nicely packaged on top of the card.