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I ordered and received my 2nd Sapphire 7950 about two weeks ago, haven't really gotten the time to test them out because I went on vacation the day after I got it. Though after reading trough my mail once again I noticed they have send me a regular Sapphire 7950 dual-x (810mhz) instead of a Sapphire 7950 OC dual-x (900mhz).

I see they are not selling the 7950 OC one right now, now my question is... Regarding to overclock potential, should I go into the hassle to return this one and get a 2nd OC version elsewhere? Or is it fine to run these two combined? Because besides the different default clockspeed, both cards are identical as far as I know.

I am guessing the 810mhz card might need a little more effort/voltage to overclock equal to the OC version of it, that comes with a 900mhz clock on default? But besides that it's fine?

OC version: http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1157&lid=1&pid=1450&leg=0

Regular one:

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1157&pid=1442&psn=&lid=1&leg=0
Edited by rck1984 - 10/27/12 at 4:03am
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I don't think it matters if you have OC or not. But it matters how lucky you are with the chip. So try overclocking this one and see if its a good overclocker, keep it, if it isn't then go through the hassle and make them switch cards.
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? Didn't know they were having problems since 12.7 at least?

Sorry the were no issues before 12.7 they have been pretty terrible since RC11 wink.gif however that's not the point I was just interested to know what the go was with 12.10..... Some drivers have been Terrible some have worked for many eg 12.4 ... I'm Running CF 7970's and was hoping to give AB it's 10th or so try not keen on TrixX since i can't change the volts..... I'm currently on 12.10 w/ Cap 12.10 and was going to try AB 2.2.4 and unlock naturally..... I'm just wondering if the new Beta is the go and if something more stable than AB with decent OC capacity has come out!!
    
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I don't think it matters if you have OC or not. But it matters how lucky you are with the chip. So try overclocking this one and see if its a good overclocker, keep it, if it isn't then go through the hassle and make them switch cards.

Thanks for the answer.
Since I'm running crossfire, I won't be able to push the cards to their OC limits due to high temps anyway. Therefore I am aiming for an overclock of something like 1100/1500 on both (ran this on single GPU also). I think I'll be fine, most 7950s I have read/seen of we're able to run 1100mhz with some slight voltage tweaking.

Also, does anyone know what power usage an overclocked (~1.150) CFX7950 setup would pull? Aprox. 400w on 100% peak usage?
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Guys... I've reached a point where I don't need to upgrade anything and I don't know how I feel.

With the new drivers, new cooler, and this new stable OC, I can handle pretty much every game at a solid 60 max'd out, even BF3.

I have no want for bigger rez atm, 1920x1080 is fine for me, CPU is fine, GPU is great.. keyboard/mouse are fine, new case, new gpu cooler. My temps are idles in the 20's so I'm very happy.

WHAT DO I DO. XD
    
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Guys... I've reached a point where I don't need to upgrade anything and I don't know how I feel.
With the new drivers, new cooler, and this new stable OC, I can handle pretty much every game at a solid 60 max'd out, even BF3.
I have no want for bigger rez atm, 1920x1080 is fine for me, CPU is fine, GPU is great.. keyboard/mouse are fine, new case, new gpu cooler. My temps are idles in the 20's so I'm very happy.
WHAT DO I DO. XD

Build another! biggrin.gif
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Guys... I've reached a point where I don't need to upgrade anything and I don't know how I feel.
With the new drivers, new cooler, and this new stable OC, I can handle pretty much every game at a solid 60 max'd out, even BF3.
I have no want for bigger rez atm, 1920x1080 is fine for me, CPU is fine, GPU is great.. keyboard/mouse are fine, new case, new gpu cooler. My temps are idles in the 20's so I'm very happy.
WHAT DO I DO. XD

enjoy playing the latest games maxed out on your card. thumb.gifbiggrin.gif
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enjoy playing the latest games maxed out on your card. thumb.gifbiggrin.gif

Wait you mean we actually play GAMES on these things? tongue.gif
    
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Wait you mean we actually play GAMES on these things? tongue.gif

Lol I hear that statement loud and clear. I test my OC's with BF3 but dont actually play it often haha. Im ALWAYS constantly trying to squeeze just a bit more out of my OC's
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Guys... I've reached a point where I don't need to upgrade anything and I don't know how I feel.
With the new drivers, new cooler, and this new stable OC, I can handle pretty much every game at a solid 60 max'd out, even BF3.
I have no want for bigger rez atm, 1920x1080 is fine for me, CPU is fine, GPU is great.. keyboard/mouse are fine, new case, new gpu cooler. My temps are idles in the 20's so I'm very happy.
WHAT DO I DO. XD

Don't worry my friend, it's only temporary. Soon you will find the desire to upgrade again and again. Sorry but its OCN here biggrin.gif.
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