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post #30711 of 38740
Wow, price has dropped a ton from that card. I bought 3 of them at $259 each.
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are they good cards?
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Originally Posted by stl drifter View Post

are they good cards?

Some of the best in my opinion. Fully reference design. If you use air cooling it may not be the best, but its great because 7970 blocks fit as it has the 7970 reference design pcb. Only downside to this card is it has a 4+1 power phase (I believe the OG 7950 reference had this) where most have 5+1. Doesn't make or break anything in my opinion, I was able to get 2 of them to 1280 on the core.
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are they good cards?

They can be good cards if you get a better cooling method for them and then OC them. I am not sure if that bios flash works though.
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They can be good cards if you get a better cooling method for them and then OC them. I am not sure if that bios flash works though.

It does. I will be experimenting later, I have been able to flash them before but my previous board ran a hash check on the vga bios on boot, problems would happen if it wasn't stock. I have a different board now so I will be trying other bios.
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post #30717 of 38740
The reviews say unlocked and seems to have a decent cooler from what people say and 2x6pin. Price is a little steep for a 7950 since there 7970s going for 270 AR.

I'd go for the ref sapphire card honestly since you can prstobably get a full coverage water block for it and if not stick some heatsinks on the vrms and what not and a fan on the inside to vent it out. You could also do the "custom" wc methon with a h60 and zipties lol.
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post #30718 of 38740
ok guys , i just ordered 2 of the sapphires
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Grats man. Are you going to WC them? biggrin.gif pics please
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Thanks man ! Yelp im either going to the do a matx water cool build or a atx. I have a caselabs M8 that I am itcing to build in.
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