Product Highlight: PowerColor Vortex 2 PCS+ 6950


We got some hands-on time with the PowerColor’s Vortex 2 6950 during our visit to their booth during COMPUTEX. The Vortex 2 PCS+ is the company’s own take on the AMD 6950, and as such has been modified extensively.

Aside from a traditional heatsink, the card also features heatpipes to draw heat away from the GPU, along with 2 fans. But these aren’t regular card fans – their height can be adjusted by the user which then increases the air intake and maximizes cooling.

Another nice feature is that when the fans are placed in opposite angles, a vortex effect is created producing even better cooling for the card. Stats include an 850MHz engine clock, 1300MHz (5.2Gbps) memory clock, 2GB GDDR5 of memory and a 256bit memory interface. We’ll get a review up as soon as we get a demo unit from the folks at PowerColor.