The True Reason Behind AMD HD 6970/6950 Delay: Each Card is Hand-crafted!

AMD Radeon HD 6970 is hand-crafted

This is not a fresh news, but I just read this story on Xtreme Systems forums and I can’t believe it: the 8-pin (on a HD 6970) or the 6-pin (on a HD 6950) power connector of all current AMD Radeon HD 6970/6950 has been modified, adjusted by hand. Why? Because if you don’t remove this corner (see the pictures), you wouldn’t be able to mount the VGA cooler. Then AMD has been forced to polish every card by hand… How such an error is possible? It’s just incredible!

In order to confirm this news, I took my SAPPHIRE HD 6970 and here is what I saw:

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970, power connector detail

What do you think guys? Is it really possible?

If this story is true, that means that each HD 6970 / 6950 is an unique piece ;)

Of course, this corner tweaking has absolutely no impact on the working of the cards! But it’s still funny to read such kind of stories.


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