Is my new video card DOA

Brand new sapphire 6950 gives no signal to monitor. just blank black screen with "no signal" notation for a few seconds. Put it in 2 year old system that runs fine with a 4870(or 2 in xfire).
Troubleshooting steps
1) used diff monitor
2) used the other DVI port on card
3) tried with HDMI cable instead of DVI
4) put card in other PCI-E x16 slot on MB
5) tried 2 diff 6 pin PCI-E power cables from PSU.
None of that helps. Never get even a splash screen, can't see bios.
When i put old card back in all is well. like it never left.

Is the card DOA, or do i need to try something else?

System: Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P
Phenom II X4 965
Corsair TX750w
8Gigs Ram
Win 7 64 pro

TIA for help
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  1. Sounds like it could be DOA , are the fans working?
  2. yes, fans running.
  3. check the card and the pci slot for any bent or missing pins. if there no bent or missing pins on the new card i would get your money back and buy a new card.
  4. I had the same thing happen to me with a sapphire 4670. Exchange it at your retailer or RMA it to sapphire.
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