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Still, I expected a better reference heatsink on a $450-500 graphics card. Instead all we get is a cheap block of aluminum on the reference designs, and no VRM cooling.

Honestly, I think AMD's just taking advantage over their throne and is price gouging. There's no way these cards cost remotely close to what they're selling for.

Not really surprised. Remember NVidia's $850 8800 Ultra back in the day?

Though I gotta say, even the 8800 GTX/Ultra from about 4.5 years ago had a better heatsink than these reference 7950s...

(8800GTX)
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vs.

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Edited by 996gt2 - 1/30/12 at 9:36pm
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Nope. I wasn't into hardware back then redface.gif
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wow. they're faster than gtx 580's! WIN!
looks like some 7950's are unlockable biggrin.gif

HD 7950 CF is better than GTX 580 SLI.

1 GTX 580 is better than 1 HD 7950

Looks like the 7950 is winning in almost everything at 1920x1xxx or higher.(when it does lose, it is very very small amount as well) Considering this is on the first initial driver, I'd call it a definite win over the 580. Not even considering pricing, which is less than the 3GB 580's. Just look at the 69xx cards initial benchmarks on the first drivers and compare to today's results on mature drivers. It is a significant improvement. This being a brand new arch, I'd say even bigger improvements are to come through drivers than we have seen in the 5/6K series driver improvements.

Edit: 2 different review threads going. Need a mod to merge them.
Edited by Strat79 - 1/30/12 at 9:38pm
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HD 7950 CF is better than GTX 580 SLI.
1 GTX 580 is better than 1 HD 7950

lol let me make it clear before hand: I'm running an MSI GTX570 Twin Frozr III atm so don't call me AMD fanboy. From all the benchies, the 7950 > the GTX 580 90% of the time honestly. I hope people would stop posting non-sense without using their brain nor reading websites.
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Nice card that 7950. On a selfish note- Nvidia please make some price cuts already (atleast on the 1.5gb version).
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25c idle, 58c load for the XFX black card. That seems pretty darn nice.
 
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Yep just as I thought...

Priced out of my budget

Now lets see the 7950 1.5gb, 7890, 7870, 7850

Nvidia where are you???
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If this card was released @ $350 then it would kill all GTX580 sales and most of GTX570 sales honestly.
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7950 is looking good, easily a win for AMD over the GTX580. The updated drivers increasing 7970 performance ~10% is also very nice.
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If this card was released @ $350 then it would kill all GTX580 sales and most of GTX570 sales honestly.

Wait for the $360 7890
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Yep just as I thought...
Priced out of my budget
Now lets see the 7950 1.5gb, 7890, 7870, 7850
Nvidia where are you???

7950 1.5GB will be 400$. 7890 will be 350$. Prices are well known and so fr they have been accurate 100%

But that reference design in Anand's review looks great, just like 7970. And it is mentioned that PCB is the same as with 7979. Does that mean unlock?
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