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Not a bad card for sure, but what's on newegg looks like very cheap cooling and $50 more it makes more sense to just grab a 7970.
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Originally Posted by Sir Beregond View Post

Not a bad card for sure, but what's on newegg looks like very cheap cooling and $50 more it makes more sense to just grab a 7970.

Cheap cooler or not, it gets the job done. The 7950 doesn't run hot and is pretty quiet itself so that means the coolers work well for its purpose.
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Cheap cooler or not, it gets the job done. The 7950 doesn't run hot and is pretty quiet itself so that means the coolers work well for its purpose.

Yea. Some people seem to be forgetting that they put a cooler on that's designed for a "worst case scenario" at stock, which means hot temps and dust covered. They're not going to put a sub-par cooler on a card. That would be a PR nightmare for them.

The fact that the cooler is so small is a testament to how efficient the card is.
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is there any "real" reviews of the gigabyte windforce x3 yet?
    
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Depends on resolution

1080p and higher
    
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Wow the PCS+ Load noise is insane. Its just nuts
fannoise_load.gif

This picture has me interested. If the 7950 really does split the difference between the 7970 and 580, but with 560ti or lower power and heat, then I'm sold. I would absolutely love AMD and Nvidia to start releasing higher-performance, lower-draw/heat cards for SFF, HTPC, and folding use.
    
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That aspect is good but that's 28nm for you.
Aside from power consumption, this GPU makes the 580 owners look pretty good now. They've had this performance for a year or more at $450-500. Before this 7950, the 580 price for what you got was considered outrageous, actually when you look at the performance, cooler and die, it was a good price if you want to clap this 7950. AMD 7950 costs the same a year later for the same performance but cost nothing like a 580 to produce so if AMD sell this at this price they will laugh all the way until nvidia actually do something.
I'll definitely applaud AMD for pulling the wool over peoples eyes. I'm not exactly thrilled of the prospect of a year down the line AMD launch a GPU that costs and performs almost same as the 580 and actually loses in some tests and heavy image quality settings but many are rejoicing. All I can see is AMD have validated the GTX 580 and turned an outrageous card into the norm and even had the gall to release something a year later that cost and performs the same lol.

This

If this card was $400 or less, then I would applaud AMD. But we are talking a year later, with roughly the same performance as a 580, for the same price. How is this so amazing? If Nvidia is smart, a quick price cut on the GTX580 could still the thunder of the 7950. Or even better, a quick Fermi refresh called GTX585 could out perform the 7950 quite easily.

Edit: Due to a pricing mistake on Amazon's part, I am one of the lucky few that got my GTX580 for under $400. Well worth it when it is still such a monster card.
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Hardware Heaven with Eyefinity res / crossfire comparison.
Since people look for those too smile.gif

7950 is killing the 580 in single and x2 setups in a lot fo the games that scale at all.

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1394/pg8/his-radeon-hd-7950-crossfire-graphics-card-review-shogun-2-total-war.html
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While these are very fast and impressive cards the prices are sure to come down in a matter of months, when Nvidia releases product. My new 2500k build (just done last night) is freezing so I've got to figure that out and then my 6950 is still going strong so I can wait.

Still, once pricing comes back down to earth these will likely be some great value cards, as die size should allow them to go pretty cheap should Nvidia get really competitive with Kepler.
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This
If this card was $400 or less, then I would applaud AMD. But we are talking a year later, with roughly the same performance as a 580, for the same price. How is this so amazing? If Nvidia is smart, a quick price cut on the GTX580 could still the thunder of the 7950. Or even better, a quick Fermi refresh called GTX585 could out perform the 7950 quite easily.
Edit: Due to a pricing mistake on Amazon's part, I am one of the lucky few that got my GTX580 for under $400. Well worth it when it is still such a monster card.

You are right for some part bit GTX580 will never pull 50% OC
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