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I dont see myself getting this card. If i try to reach HD 7970 speeds i will hit cooling problems. Speed extra $100 and buy the real thing. I hope HD 78XX are not non-reference from the start.
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I have this card and I am able to hit 1100/1500 with the stock cooler. Compared to the 800/1250 stock settings. The cooler is quite small but it gets the job done.
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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

Same. Also, I thought they were going to offer a 1.5GB version as well. I figured it would be less money and consume less power. Though, I can't locate tdp anywhere on these cards. Maybe when the reviews come out.
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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

protip: if it has a single red fan in the middle, it's reference
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Same. Also, I thought they were going to offer a 1.5GB version as well. I figured it would be less money and consume less power. Though, I can't locate tdp anywhere on these cards. Maybe when the reviews come out.

The 1.5GB version is supposed to be released in March for ~$50 less.
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protip: if it has a single red fan in the middle, it's reference

How do you know? Do you have a link to confirm? The only one I could find was this, but was not 100% sure. http://www.techpowerup.com/159419/Radeon-HD-7950-Reference-Design-Pictured.html

The only reason I want a reference is so I can watercool it, but it does not look like there are any blocks out yet
post #46 of 58
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Originally Posted by spitty13 View Post

How do you know? Do you have a link to confirm? The only one I could find was this, but was not 100% sure. http://www.techpowerup.com/159419/Radeon-HD-7950-Reference-Design-Pictured.html
The only reason I want a reference is so I can watercool it, but it does not look like there are any blocks out yet

On top of early rumors showing pictures of that kind of cooler design, there's about 10 cards on newegg that look almost exactly the same -- it's common sense.

That said the Sapphire one seems to have a different shroud. It looks sick so I'm all for it though biggrin.gif
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They're up for sale at newegg, none of them are reference
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protip: if it has a single red fan in the middle, it's reference

How do you know? Do you have a link to confirm? The only one I could find was this, but was not 100% sure. http://www.techpowerup.com/159419/Radeon-HD-7950-Reference-Design-Pictured.html

The only reason I want a reference is so I can watercool it, but it does not look like there are any blocks out yet

Most likely b/c that's how the 69xx series was...the dual fan setups were non-ref, single fan = ref.
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Is it just me or is that heatsink really tiny considering this is a high end card?
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I can't wait to see the Toxic version. I hear rumors of the Toxic card being clocked at 1200mhz?
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