But I had my reasons for buying these cards.
- They were the cheapest HD6950 cards from a known manufacturer.
- They had a non-reference cooler which performance much better than the reference cooler.
- They came with a ~10% factory overclock
- I thought 1GB was enough because I didn't see myself buying a 1600p display or multiple 1080p monitors. (But still there are games that use more than 1GB VRAM even at 1080p)