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post #21 of 58
28nm should be destroying 40nm, these new cards are disappointing at stock



Once you OC them they become more powerful then GTX 570 SLi which is Exactly what i was expecting from a 28nm GPU!
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post #22 of 58
Looks like a laptop heatsink.
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post #23 of 58
If the heatsink is that small, it must be because it doesn't need a larger one. It probably means the 7950 doesn't produce quite as much heat as the 7970.

Honestly, I'm not knocking the cooler at all. I'm glad that the chip is efficient enough that they can put a small cooling solution on it. It's been a long time since I've seen a smaller HSF on an enthusiast product.
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post #24 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post

If the heatsink is that small, it must be because it doesn't need a larger one. It probably means the 7950 doesn't produce quite as much heat as the 7970.
Honestly, I'm not knocking the cooler at all. I'm glad that the chip is efficient enough that they can put a small cooling solution on it. It's been a long time since I've seen a smaller HSF on an enthusiast product.

75C @ 65% is very high. Right now with HD 5850 i pull 58C @ 37% fan speed. By no means that card is cool. The difference is that when vendor make non-reference they kind of have to make it as good or better then reference with some times a bit worse. In this case they dont have anything to reference it to so they make it as cheap as possible.
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post #25 of 58
who cares about stock if you won't WC it. With 100MHz lower clock then 7970 this card has even bigger OC potential and non-reference ones with better VRM's will not have lower max clock then 7970's...
post #26 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by th3illusiveman View Post

28nm should be destroying 40nm, these new cards are disappointing at stock

This.
Only Kepler will truly put AMD's GCN performance in perspective though.
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post #27 of 58
I love how he posted the overall 3dmark11 score and not the graphics score.
I also like how he has a 6950 on hand and doesn't run comparable benchmarks.

There are too many variables from system to system and benchmark to benchmark to make any type of concrete conclusion about relative performance. If he had done some side by side benchmarks with the 6950 it would have been more credible.
And who gives a sweet anything about the overall 3dmark. The graphics score is what you want to see
Gawd! rolleyes.gif

The vantage GPU score is showing it being a bit faster than a 580 at stock though.
Edited by pengs - 1/29/12 at 10:59pm
post #28 of 58
looks like a decent performing card. any idea if it is going to be a 150 watt card?
post #29 of 58
i like the cooler design biggrin.gif
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post #30 of 58
7950, Y U NO cost less than a 7970 in europe?

7950, T U NO cost less in euros than in dollars?
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