[Tested] ASUS Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 Review




ASUS Radeon HD 6950 Review Index



5 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950 Game Performances

This review adds a new part: gaming performance. Synthetic benchmark are cool (from a developer point of view) but many readers are not developers and then wish to see benchmarks based on real video games. I mainly used benchmarks included in game demos and then, dear readers, if you know other game demos that include a benchmark, just let me know.


5.1 Crysis (DirectX 10)

I used the integrated GPU benchmark (64-bit) option provided with Crysis demo.

Crysis, DirectX 10

Settings: default.

Results: Average FPS for the TimeDemo Run 0.

77.87 FPS – ASUS HD 6950
74.46 FPS – Sapphire HD 6970
73.60 FPS – Sapphire HD 6870
73.55 FPS – Radeon HD 5870
69.37 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
69.34 FPS – GeForce GTX 480
65.20 FPS – MSI N460GTX Cyclone


5.2 DiRT 2 (DirectX 11)

I used the benchmarking option provided with DiRT2 demo.

DiRT2 DX11 benchmark

Settings: 1920×1080, 4X MSAA.

151.4 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
121.6 FPS – GeForce GTX 480
94.26 FPS – Sapphire HD 6970
88.74 FPS – MSI N460GTX Cyclone
88.14 FPS – Radeon HD 5870
85.54 FPS – Sapphire HD 6870
85.09 FPS – ASUS HD 6950


5.3 Resident Evil 5 (DirectX 10)

I used the benchmarking option (DX10 version) provided with Resident Evil 5 demo.

Resident Evil 5, DirectX 11

Settings: 1920×1080. 4XMSAA

118.0 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
116.6 FPS – GeForce GTX 480
115.6 FPS – Sapphire HD 6970
107.8 FPS – ASUS HD 6950
104.5 FPS – Radeon HD 5870
99.9 FPS – Sapphire HD 6870
86.4 FPS – MSI N460GTX Cyclone


5.4 Aliens vs Predator (AvP) Benchmark (DirectX 11)

Aliens vs Predator or AvP is a Direct3D 11 benchmark with a touch of tessellation. See here for more details:
AvP DX11 Tessellation Battle: GTX 480 vs GTX 470 vs HD 5870 vs HD 5770.

 Aliens vs Predator DirectX 11

Settings: Resolution: 1920 x 1080, Texture Quality: 2, Shadow Quality: 3, Anisotropic Filtering: 16, SSAO: ON, Vertical Sync: OFF
DX11 Tessellation: ON, DX11 Advanced Shadows: ON, DX11 MSAA Samples: 1.

71.6 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
64.3 FPS – Sapphire HD 6970
58.3 FPS – GeForce GTX 480
58.2 FPS – Radeon HD 5870
56.8 FPS – ASUS HD 6950
47.4 FPS – Sapphire HD 6870
37 FPS – MSI N460GTX Cyclone


5.5 Lost Planet 2 (DirectX 11)

Lost Planet 2 has been used for the test.

Lost Planet 2, DirectX 11



Settings: 1920×1080 fullscreen, test A.

79.9 FPS – ASUS ENGTX580
75.7 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
60.2 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 480
48.8 FPS – MSI GeForce GTX 470
47.8 FPS – Sapphire Radeon HD 6970
44.7 FPS – ASUS Radeon HD 6950
42.3 FPS – Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
39 FPS – ASUS EAH6870
38 FPS – MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 OC
37.3 FPS – ATI Radeon HD 5870
23 FPS – MSI R5770 Hawk


5.6 Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 (DirectX 11)

HAWX2 is a Direct3D 11 benchmark, promoted by NVIDIA, with tessellation.

HAWX2, DirectX 11



Settings: 1920×1080, tessellation ON, AA: 4X

Avg FPS: 185 – EVGA GTX 580 SC
Avg FPS: 185 – ASUS ENGTX580
Avg FPS: 181 – EVGA GTX 480
Avg FPS: 137 – Sapphire Radeon HD 6970
Avg FPS: 137 – ASUS EAH6870
Avg FPS: 136 – ATI Radeon HD 5870
Avg FPS: 133 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950
Avg FPS: 132 – Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
Avg FPS: 108 – MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 OC
Avg FPS: 98 – MSI R5770 Hawk



ASUS Radeon HD 6950 Review Index



11 thoughts on “[Tested] ASUS Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 Review”

  1. Psolord

    Great stuff Jego! At last some gaming benchies! 😀

    Some notes:

    – The links at the first page do not work. Numbers 2 through 8 point to
    http://www.geeks3d.com/20110117/tested-asus-radeon-hd-6950-2gb-gddr5-review/

    – Is the 6950 Crysis score correct?

    Personnal notes:

    – Did AMD fix Hawx 2 at last? Cool! I haven’t done any testing on my 5850s recently.

    – Now that the time finally came to play Crysis as it was supposed to be played, I gotten myself two new Geforces instead of two new Radeons, lol. No regrets though. The game runs fine. It’s actually cpu limited now. 😀

  2. Ash

    I wonder how much of AMD GPU’s lack of performance is due to the quality of their drivers.

  3. JeGX Post Author

    @Psolord: thanks for the links bug. Fixed!
    And yes the HD6950 score in Crysis is correct. I will bench again HD 6970 and HD 6950 when new drivers will be available because some scores (especially in OpenGL) are not coherent. For Crysis, I used the integrated GPU benchmark with default settings (I forgot the resolution sorry).

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  5. nutter

    i have Asus 23″ VG236HE monitor connected with hdmi 20 pin cable to asus radion hd 6970 card,

    i am running windows 7/64 but i cant run 3d nvidia ?

    any help ?

  6. michael

    I just bought the ASUS EAH6950 2GB video card running on a 24inch LED monitor but i find the graphics not being sharp. The edges around the fonts are abit fuzzy and videos are not sharp as well. Anyone know why this is so?

    Oh yeah, found it so annoying how i had to play around with the scaling option to get full display on my monitor!

  7. G.J.

    ASUS pre-sales claims the “power-up” wattage of the P8Q67M-DO MB is 330w. This is without a proc. or RAM. Can anyone with a three digit I.Q. tell me if this sounds even remotely possible ???

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