MSI unveils the R6850-2PM2D2GD5 and R6870-2PM2D2GD5

December 15, 2010 // 8:40 a.m.

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3DMark 11 Advanced Edition bundled

MSI, the world class manufacturer of mainboards and graphics cards, is pleased to announce the launch of the R6950-2PM2D2GD5 and R6970-2PM2D2GD5 graphics cards. Both cards have 2GB of high speed DDR5 on board allowing fast frames on up to four displays. The new R6950-2PM2D2GD5 and R6970-2PM2D2GD5 are cooled by an advanced vapor chamber cooler and built with quality components like All Solid Capacitors. MSI’s exclusive Afterburner allows advanced fan speed control, and burn-in stability tests through MSI’s Kombustor.

Advanced Edition bundled
MSI is the official mainboard and graphics card partner for 3DMark 11. MSI is bundling 3DMark 11 Advanced Edition with all R6900 series graphics cards, this way you can start benchmarking your card and compare your scores against friends right out of the box. 3DMark 11 is the best way to experience the DirectX 11 power of the R6950-2PM2D2GD5 and R6970-2PM2D2GD5.

Advanced vapor chamber fan control
The R6950-2PM2D2GD5 and R6970-2PM2D2GD5 are cooled by an advanced vapor chamber cooling for excellent thermal characteristics, ensuring heat is quickly absorbed from the GPU and exhausted out the rear of the card. The MSI R6900 series of graphics cards leverage the unique possibilities of MSI’s exclusive Afterburner software, allowing adjustments of the fan speed depending on the card’s load. MSI Afterburner can store up to five settings profiles, allowing the user to strike the best balance between performance and a silent working environment.

Multiple Displays and the latest 3D Display features
The R6950-2PM2D2GD5 and R6970-2PM2D2GD5 allow a wide variety of display options. With two mini DisplayPort 1.2, one HDMI 1.4a and two Dual-link DVI-I connectors it ensure you can connect any screen on the market today. New features are native 3D stereoscopic formats, AMD HD3D, UltraHD resolution (4K DigitalCinema) and 7.1 non-distortion high-quality audio format transmissions, providing the best home Audio/Video experience.

Marketing Name R6970-2PM2D2GD5 R6950-2PM2D2GD5
Model Name V803 V803
GPU AMD Radeon HD 6970 AMD Radeon HD 6950
Codename Cayman XT Cayman Pro
Stream Processors 1536 1408
Core Clock 880 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Clock 5500 MHz 5000 MHz
Memory Size 2048 MB GDDR5 2048 MB GDDR5
Memory Bus 256 bit 256 bit
Output Mini DisplayPort x2 / HDMI / DVI x2 Mini DisplayPort x2 / HDMI / DVI x2
TDP 250W 200W
Card Dimension 275x110x38mm 275x110x38mm
Afterburner Support Y Y
DirectX 11 11
OpenGL 4.1 4.1
CrossFireX Y Y
Eyefinity Y Y
Avivo HD Y Y
PowerPlay Y Y
Form Factor ATX ATX

For more information about price and availability, please contact a local official MSI distributor.

About MSI

MSI is proud of its more than 20 years experience in designing and manufacturing high performance IT products. The product lines of MSI are motherboards, graphic cards, notebooks, consumer electronics, barebones, networking and server products, and fully integrated add-on peripherals. With its ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 qualified facilities, MSI products provide the best performance, reliability and value-increasing productivity. We distribute our products through offices located in The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, Czech Republic, Poland, Serbia, Ukraine, Russia, United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Brazil, Taiwan, Japan, China, Korea, India and Australia. MSI markets its products to distributors, computer system manufacturers, and system integrators. For more information about the company go to
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