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Try unlocking those cards! And does 8pin power connector increase stability? Since it gets more W?
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Finally got my 7970 to work biggrin.gif
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It's the White Whale of 7950s lol. Sapphire has been a naughty boy releasing a 7950 on a 7970 pcb. RUbs hands together. Time to flash it with a reference bios!

I'm hoping its related to A795 Fire Hurricane. gunner.gif
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It's the White Whale of 7950s lol. Sapphire has been a naughty boy releasing a 7950 on a 7970 pcb. RUbs hands together. Time to flash it with a reference bios!

All you folks if you are looking for a high end card at USD 400 this is the card to get. Sapphire HD 7950 OC (950 Mhz). built on a HD 7970 ref PCB with the same power delivery. begging to be OC'd to 1200 Mhz thumb.gif
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SonDa5, the block is working great, idling at 30C, max load temp of 49C. I couldn't be happier. It's very odd, I think you paid 100 or so less for a reference 7970. You lucky bastard, you!

Sadly I got a pretty high ASCI rating, so it doesn't overclock as easily under the block. The highest I have had it was at 1245/1610, and that was stable. But I was worried about overvolting, so I declocked it to 1150/1550.
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Sadly I got a pretty high ASCI rating, so it doesn't overclock as easily under the block. The highest I have had it was at 1245/1610, and that was stable. But I was worried about overvolting, so I declocked it to 1150/1550.

1245/1610 is that with max volts thrown at the card? With high asic card, I've found it easier to just throw max volts at it and see where the drop settles. My 84% asic xfx hits about 1.24v which is enough for 1310/1760. On the other hand, I've found it really really hard finding stable voltages in the middle due to the voltage balance between three and four cards because they all end up getting different voltages. But on max each card is getting all she can so it's at least a little easier pushing high clocks.
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i had that issue in the past, 1 card was able to go higher than the other after the vdroop,

so when in SLI i had to bring down the Overclock to match the other card in SLi, i think i had 3 or 4 presets for SLI Gaming, Single Card Carding, SLI Bench, Single Card bench.

the single card gaming had higher clocks than the SLI gaming, but OC headroom on 8800 GTS 640s was minimal.
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It's very odd, I think you paid 100 or so less for a reference 7970. You lucky bastard, you!

I have been saving my nickels and dimes for months eye balling 28nm cards from AMD and NVIDIA just waiting for a decent card and price to come up.

The Sapphire Dual X HD7950 950mhz was the best looking 28nm card for the money that I have found so far. Got a good deal from Amazon. I'm happy so far.

Still need to set it up in my rig and see how it operates at with stock voltage and heat sink before I feel like I got something special. wheee.gif

The beefed up reference HD7970 PCB is a great plus with this card. I hope the PCB helps out with performance.
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Did you call them?

i just emailed them with tracking and proof of delivery asking for a status update,

lucky for me i save a copy of all my RMA/Return Emails on the Webmail server tongue.gif, so i was able to just email from the office.
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Originally Posted by SonDa5 View Post

I have been saving my nickels and dimes for months eye balling 28nm cards from AMD and NVIDIA just waiting for a decent card and price to come up.
The Sapphire Dual X HD7950 950mhz was the best looking 28nm card for the money that I have found so far. Got a good deal from Amazon. I'm happy so far.
Still need to set it up in my rig and see how it operates at with stock voltage and heat sink before I feel like I got something special. wheee.gif
The beefed up reference HD7970 PCB is a great plus with this card. I hope the PCB helps out with performance.

Considering in the middle of February i paid $479 for my 7950 OC, and you can get a 7970 OC for the Same $479 now on Newegg.
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