PowerColor LCS HD6990, HD6950 Vortex and SCS3 HD6850

We are greeted with some of the upcoming PowerColor graphics cards in their Taipei office. First, we have LCS HD 6990 graphics card fitted with EK waterblock for the watercooling enthusiasts. This thing sure weighs a ton and expect availability in early May. Pricing and specs are not finalized at this point of time. Next, we have the HD 6950 Vortex Edition that comprises of dual 92mm adjustable fans where users can manually adjust the fan height to achieve better cooling performance. It costs some USD10-20 higher than its standard version.

PowerColor LCS HD 6990

 PowerColor LCS HD6990, HD6950 Vortex and SCS3 HD6850

We are greeted with some of the upcoming PowerColor graphics cards in their Taipei office. First, we have LCS HD 6990 graphics card fitted with EK waterblock for the watercooling enthusiasts. This thing sure weighs a ton and expect availability in early May. Pricing and specs are not finalized at this point of time.

PowerColor PCS+ HD 6950 Vortex Edition

 PowerColor LCS HD6990, HD6950 Vortex and SCS3 HD6850

Next, we have the HD 6950 Vortex Edition that comprises of dual 92mm adjustable fans where users can manually adjust the fan height to achieve better cooling performance. It costs some USD10-20 higher than its standard version.

Here's the official press release from TUL :

 

Taipei, Taiwan –April 14th, 2011 — TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, today introduced an innovative cooling technology into the HD6950 series: the PCS+ HD6950 Vortex II Edition. Featuring the PCS+ series characteristic, the latest edition has superior overclocking ability which clocks in at 850MHz core speed and 1300MHz memory speed, easily accelerating gaming machines with nearly 2.39 teraFLOPs of computing power and offering the surprising gaming experience
 
The PCS+ HD6950 Vortex II Edition enables users to manually adjust the fan and its physical attributes. By lifting the fan, it optimizes the air flow and taking advantage of the cooler air from the bottom of the case, balancing the ambient temperature. Furthermore, with the exclusive perforated fan design and anti-turbulence ability, enhancing the cooling efficiency and resulting in cooling down the temperature up to 20% compare to reference design. 
 
Also, the latest solution utilizes “Gold Power Kit” which is composed of the select components: Ferrite Core Choke, Dr. Mos and solid capacitor, allows the stable and more efficient overclocking entertaining environment.
 
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®2 Game Bundle: A Record Setting AAA Title for True Gamers
To bring more benefits for gamers, PowerColor includes the most-anticipated game of the year, Modern Warfare 2, into the PCS+ HD6950 Vortex II Edition. Continuing the gripping and heart-racing action against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse, the Modern Warfare 2 delivers the most realistic and immersive FPS gaming experience with PowerColor PCS+ HD6950 Vortex II Edition to all gamers, enabling the most exhilarating gaming experience like never before.
 
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PowerColor SCS3 HD 6850

 PowerColor LCS HD6990, HD6950 Vortex and SCS3 HD6850

We have seen this card last November and apparently it has undergone numerous revisions and the most notable is the components layout on the PCB.