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Originally Posted by dookiebot View Post

I have had my 7950 for a week OCed on air(stock voltage) only and am quite pleased with it. Waterblocks sound interesting but the price makes me wonder what value it provides over stepping up to the next tier card. They seem to cost about $100 which is about the same as the next tier card, right? I hope that doesn't read like a setup/troll question I genuinely am interested in the returns on investment.

After going watercooling on my last build, I can't go back to aircooling. With watercooling, I get to run everything in silence, no more noisy GPU fans. Overclocked and overvolted, I'm expecting temps for the GPU to max at around 40~45C (for 100% load) and considering my 7950 at stock voltage (1.092v) is idling at 53~54C right now, that's worth every penny to me. I also get to overclock ridiculously higher without having to worry about temps.

Another thing is that the 7970 and GTX670 (both are about $400+) aren't that much further from the 7950. I can probably get up to 1200~1300 core for my 7950, which can match the other cards overclocked on air, while running cooler and silently.

That being said, I already had a watercooling loop to begin with, so the costs are already worth it to me. I bought my 7950 for $280 + $100 water block and I get superior performance for less than the price of the 7970 and GTX 670. thumb.gif
    
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Guys is a program like Radeon Pro recommended to better manage any application profile? I saw it has a loto of functionality and i'd like to know if is it good in forcing driver effect such as AA. I've seen that the program has't a new version for long so it works fine with 7900series (7970)?
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Done with Sapphire HD 7950 @ 1150/1550 (70C max load)

 
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is this a good score?
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Just ordered an open box one from newegg! Cant wait! Upgrading from my 6950 2gb.
post #13726 of 38704
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is this a good score?

No. I get same gpu score with a single 7950..

Your FX-8150... Sucks for handling crossfirex or sli. (unable to is more like it).
 
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I know Intel gets a much better CPU score but what's your gpu score
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With my HD 7950 @ 1150/1550 I get 37,2xx gpu score.
 
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is this a good score?

I thought this was done on 3dmark11 for a second. I almost pooped myself.
    
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I thought this was done on 3dmark11 for a second. I almost pooped myself.

lol... GPU scores like that in 3dmark11 only originate from OC'd Quad SLI 680 builds like my own.

I'm about to OC the hell out of 4 7970 lightnings as soon as the last one arrives and see if I can't match the 4x 680 GPU score, since the 680 has a firm grasp on P scores. Not so much on X scores, however.
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