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The reference cooler is REALLY bad on the 7950, I would really recommend getting a non-reference.
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How can I tell if the non reference designs have reference boards?
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post #13 of 37
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How can I tell if the non reference designs have reference boards?
iirc the AMD logo on the bottom of the board. Sapphire I'm 99% sells only ref boards with their ref coolers.
post #14 of 37
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iirc the AMD logo on the bottom of the board. Sapphire I'm 99% sells only ref boards with their ref coolers.

Yep, Sapphire builds their cooler around the ref. design.

Although, on the Sapphire 7950, they use a 7970 PCB, but on the 7970, it's just a ref. design.
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post #15 of 37
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So if the reference cooler was not an issue which is the one to get?
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post #16 of 37
If you wanted any? Sapphire Toxic/Vapor-X
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I'm very into aesthetics. It has to match my sig rig. Look at my picture to see.
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post #18 of 37
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Originally Posted by Ragsters View Post

I'm very into aesthetics. It has to match my sig rig. Look at my picture to see.

avoid the reference cooler even though it might come with red fan and a little bit of red colouring. Get a custom card like Sapphire HD 7950 950 Mhz edition or Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X . both have good coolers. both come with good HD 7970 PCBs. DUAL BIOS. overall these cards are built for quiet operation and can overclock very well and also cool the chip effectively at 1100+ Mhz speeds.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102991
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003
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post #20 of 37
Different PCBs, some custom some ref.
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