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Radeon HD 6950 - Confused

Last response: in Overclocking
March 12, 2012 3:30:37 PM

So I'm interested in buying this card either 1 or 2GB, but after searching through the internet I am left terribly confused, there are several different cards with this name..??

Such as:


There are more, but I'm sure you get the idea. What's the reason for this?



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March 12, 2012 6:40:56 PM

The reason is simple: basically either AMD or Intel does the thinking and several other companies do the manufacturing.
Think of it like the Volkswagen group. It has several companies ( audi,seat,skoda,volkswagen,porsche,etc) that sell it's products but underneath it's all basically the same.

That being said some manufacturing companies have better reputation than others Sapphire,XFX, Gigabyte and ASUS are usually well liked
March 12, 2012 8:04:54 PM

Ah OK thanks! Are there any manufacturers that make cards exclusively for AMD or Intel?

Now that I think of it, does any graphics card work with any processer?
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a c 190 K Overclocking
March 13, 2012 12:01:17 AM

No, manufacturers cater for both parties as to exclude one would be business stupidity,
And yes, as long as the graphics slot is the correct one for the card, pcie replaced agp, and so on,
so you want a card today that sits in a x16pcie slot
The platform and processor are irrelevant
March 13, 2012 12:19:04 AM

Thank you sir!
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a c 190 K Overclocking
March 13, 2012 12:46:52 AM

No problem :-)