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Gigabyte 7950 Windforce 3 vs XFX 7950 Double D

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There's a lot of great deals floating around right now, and I am having a hard time deciding between the two. Does anyone have any thoughts or figures on why to choose one over the other?

I'm kind of leaning towards the WF3, but I think I can get the Double D for $20 cheaper. $20 isn't a big deal though, so... which comes out on top?
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There's a lot of great deals floating around right now, and I am having a hard time deciding between the two. Does anyone have any thoughts or figures on why to choose one over the other?
I'm kind of leaning towards the WF3, but I think I can get the Double D for $20 cheaper. $20 isn't a big deal though, so... which comes out on top?

the Gigabyte WF3 without a doubt. the WF3 cooler is much superior than the DD. the highest HD 7950 on ocn on stock cooling is the Gigabyte HD 7950 by bruennis which clocks 1280 Mhz. even though there is no guarantee of getting a great overclocker pick the card with the best cooler which will allow you to hit those speeds if you get a golden sample.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1323637/7950b-vs-gtx-670-ftw#post_18526185

the sapphire HD 7950 boost with dual x cooler is also worth considering. generally the sapphire cards are well made. very positive user reviews.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
Edited by raghu78 - 11/9/12 at 10:21am
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Bought the Windforce few days ago, will receive it today. At the moment I bought it, it was the cheapest while it has an excellent cooler & is voltage unlocked.

I can gladly give you a better feedback once I got it thumb.gif
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I have the gigabyte windforce HD7950. extremely cool card, at +20% PowerTune, 1150 core voltage, oc'ed to 1070 core and 1420 memory it doesnt pass 61~62 degrees, without hitting 50% fan speed (most of the time its 30~40%)
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Gigabyte 7950 Windforce 3 thumb.gif
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XFX 7950 DD std. volts 1150/1500 fine. Had to use Trixx to push the clocks that high...

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Thanks for the reassurance guys. Based on overwhelming support and my initial leaning towards the WF3... that's what I'll be getting. I'm hoping that there's a good BF/CM deal so I can snag this and save some $. If not... I may just wait another month to make it an easier hit on my wallet biggrin.gif
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