||Radeon 6950 2GB
||GTX 560 Ti OC
In terms of gaming the two different architectures being tested today had their strong points however when it comes to power and temperatures AMD and Sapphire have a clear edge, significantly outperforming the 560 Ti (which also uses a dual fan cooler with copper heatpipes) in three out of the four measured areas.
Sapphire offer their own overclocking software, available to download free, called TriXX. By simply moving a couple of sliders and testing for stability we can enhance the performance of the card significantly with this tool.
Shown below are the maximum overclocks we achieved on our sample and the 3DMark 11 score that this produced.
|Radeon 6950 DiRT 3