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the shroud is nice but that HSF sure looks cheap as heck, as well as a rather poor looking fan

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Having not done a great deal of research into the new architecture on the ATI cards, this thread makes me wonder how much benefit I'd get upgrading from a 6870...

If my crossfire worked properly I wouldn't have this debate with myself tongue.gif
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Should use exactly the same drivers and optimizations as a 7970, so any driver that is acceptable for a 7970 should do just as well for the 7950, even if you have to edit the inf files to get it to work.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tehRealChaZZZy View Post

Looks like at stock it performs worse than a GTX 580 on Battlefield 3.

Looks like? Interesting, It wasn't directly compared to a 580 in the same system. They only had 7950 benchmarks, done at 1080p with ultra/MSAA 4x. The results for ultra looked pretty good to me. Its not an accurate comparison unelss they're both tested in the same system. In any case we'll see in a few days. If those tests were at ultra settings it looks comparable to the 580, but in any case we'll see tomorrow (31st)

Of course, I could also throw out an absurd statement with no supporting data. Looks like it outperforms the GTX 580 in bf3 at ultra settings. wink.gif The 7950 never dipped below 50.

bf3mout3-1920.jpg

7950 :

http://imgsrc.baidu.com/forum/pic/item/d0c8a786c9177f3e474e55bf70cf3bc79f3d560d.jpg
Edited by xoleras - 1/30/12 at 4:46am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by th3illusiveman View Post

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!

15% more power, 10% less power usage and costs about the same. It is destroying at stock and it's no contest when over clocked.
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Looks like? Interesting, It wasn't directly compared to a 580 in the same system. They only had 7950 benchmarks, done at 1080p with ultra/MSAA 4x. The results for ultra looked pretty good to me. Its not an accurate comparison unelss they're both tested in the same system. In any case we'll see in a few days. If those tests were at ultra settings it looks comparable to the 580, but in any case we'll see tomorrow (31st)
Of course, I could also throw out an absurd statement with no supporting data. Looks like it outperforms the GTX 580 in bf3 at ultra settings. wink.gif The 7950 never dipped below 50.
bf3mout3-1920.jpg
7950 :
http://imgsrc.baidu.com/forum/pic/item/d0c8a786c9177f3e474e55bf70cf3bc79f3d560d.jpg

Yea hes in denial.
Edited by veyron1001 - 1/30/12 at 6:06am
    
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post #36 of 58
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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.

That's what I thought. Now if only they could shorten it down a little. I'd be interested to see just how compact of form they can get the card into. It would be awesome if they could fit one into a mini-pc for home theater use. biggrin.gif
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post #37 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by xoleras View Post

Looks like... blah blah blah
bf3mout3-1920.jpg
7950 :
http://imgsrc.baidu.com/forum/pic/item/d0c8a786c9177f3e474e55bf70cf3bc79f3d560d.jpg

Next time you post you may want to actually use the same benchmark... wink.gif

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All 3 benchmarks are run at different settings and at a different resolution than the GTX 580 bench you posted.
Edited by tehRealChaZZZy - 1/30/12 at 4:46pm
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post #38 of 58
This looks like the vapor chamber cooler they've used in the past for the vapor-x cards.

The cooler is actually decent and can dissipate a good load. It cooled the 4890 at low noise levels. No vrm cooling is not a good sign for the overclockability of the 7950 though.
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post #39 of 58
That cooler looks puny. And no memory/VRM cooling? Poor!
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7950's have now been listed on newegg. Wish I could tell which ones were reference

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=100006519&isNodeId=1&Description=7950&x=18&y=11
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