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Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB DDR5 HDMI / DVI-I / Dual Mini DP with Boost PCI-Express Graphics Card 11196-16-20G

100% Positive Reviews

Posted

Pros: Blazing fast card

Cons: The usual AMD driver issues

I'm going to make this short and to the point. I wasn't even going to write a review but I wanted to restore some balance from omg-jumping-up-and-down-with-excitement reviews to something that's a bit more leveled and rational wink.gif

The 7950 Boost is a revised edition of the existing 7950. It features 1792 Shader units, 112 Texture units and is clocked at 925MHz (Core Clock) compared to 850 of the original 7950.

This model, the 11196-16-20G Sapphire, has 2x6pin connectors not the 1x6pin & 1x8pin. Thus it may lack the overclocking potential of the ones printed on the 7970 PCB, but 1100 is pretty much guaranteed. Voltage is locked at 1.25v.

This card can play pretty much every current game maxed out. Has the occasional driver issue from time to time but I think we all know this at this point and more or less expect this from AMD. These issues can vary from user to user and some people may not experience any issues at all. In my case this meant getting artifacts in Unigine Heaven and a few DirectX errors resulting in the game crashing in Hitman Absolution. I also notice a line of tearing when watching movies on my TV (HDMI) in the lower third of the screen, but not on my monitor (DP). Issues continue after updating from 13.1 to 13.2 but imo these are more a minor inconvenience, not a deal breaker.

Fans are very quiet temps typically get to around 60c on stock, up to 75c oc'd (1100) @ 65F ambient.

Check here for hard numbers: Bench Results

This is a great card and I am very happy with it. For anyone looking for a good price/ performance ratio this is a great card and even better if you get it with an AMD game bundle. But even at full price (319USD at the time of review) and without games this card hits the sweet spot for price/ performance

Posted

Pros: It's fast, overclocks like a 7970, 680 and a 670.

Cons: AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FO DAT

I laugh at people who say 660Ti is better because they are so stupid.
I overclocked this thing to 1200 on the core and it performs like a 7970 at 1100 Mhz.

In conclusion.












It's amazing.
Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB DDR5 HDMI / DVI-I / Dual Mini DP with Boost PCI-Express Graphics Card 11196-16-20G
Description:

The SAPPHIRE HD 7950 3GB with Boost features SAPPHIRE’s new dual-extractor technology - Dual-X - a highly efficient multi-heatpipe cooler with dual fans providing quiet and very cool operation during normal operating conditions, and superb cooling performance even under extreme load. SAHHPIRE HD 7950 3GB with Boost now has the latest GDDR5 memory clocked at 5000MHz effective, and runs with a core clock speed of 850 MHz which with PowerTune Dynamic Boost rises to 925 MHz on the engine. For enthusiasts wishing to maximise performance, a new version of the SAPPHIRE overclocking tool, TriXX supporting this latest generation of technology is available free to download from the SAPPHIRE website. TriXX allows tuning of GPU voltage as well as core and memory clocks, whilst continuously displaying temperature. Manual control of fan speed is supported, as well as user created fan profiles and the ability to save up to four different performance settings.

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PublisherSAPPHIRE
SKUAT-7950BST
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TitleSapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB DDR5 HDMI / DVI-I / Dual Mini DP with Boost PCI-Express Graphics Card 11196-16-20G
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Item Height6.5 inches
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Package Weight2.35 pounds
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