AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT Review
Published: 10th May 2022 | Source: AMD | Price: |
Our particular Radeon RX 6950 XT is the Gigabyte Gaming OC model. But the underlying card is, like all modern hardware, consistent enough that the results will be applicable across any brand you choose.
A triple fan cooler with the central fan running in the opposite direction of the outer ones should eliminate any thermal dead spots and guarantee that you card remains cool throughout. With the sturdy backplate and cutout that has now become so familiar a lot of that air gets pushed up to your exhaust fan, or to help give more air to your CPU cooler.
Beneath the shroud is the chunky heatsink with plenty of fins and plenty of thick copper heatpipes to keep everything cool at the immense clock speeds of which the RX 6950 XT is capable.
Gigabyte are famous for their dual BIOS and the RX 6950 XT is no exception with an OC BIOS or a Silent one depending upon your preference. We'll obviously be running it flat out, because why wouldn't you.
Power is provided by three 8pin PCIe connectors. After the weirdness of the new Nvidia arrangement it's nice to have some power connectors that don't require another connector to merge them all together.
As we often see from AMD you get a choice of a pair of DisplayPort 1.4a or HDMI 2.1 outputs for whichever display you choose to attach.