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100352VXSR model versus 11196-01-40G 11196-09-40G 11196-16-20G11196-02-40 11196-16-20G 100352-2L, 100352FLEX-2 , uGH uGH UGH as example



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202007

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202007&Tpk=sapphire%207950%20oc

Are just some examples....I have found it very difficult to get a clear definition of differences if any? I am just not wanting to order a card that has options that could easily have been on a card with comparable prices...

I am puzzled at 2 vapor-x card for instance that have different model number but same stats/ ref. 850mHz/925mHz boost?
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1. Its the flex edition
2.Its the vapor-x
3.Its the dual-x edition

The flex edition is for eyefinity setups

4=1
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Go for the Vapor-X. Just got it today and can't tell you how good the card performs:)
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Originally Posted by sugarhell View Post

1. Its the flex edition
2.Its the vapor-x
3.Its the dual-x edition

The flex edition is for eyefinity setups

4=1

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Originally Posted by galaxy366 View Post

Go for the Vapor-X. Just got it today and can't tell you how good the card performs:)

This card is Flex and it says it is OC edition.....since I posted they added a game bundle to make it easier..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202007&Tpk=sapphire%207950%20oc 860/925 mHz boost? and it's OC?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003 850/950mHz boost and its not OC but a Vapor-x edition?

any card based on 7970? I am going to get drunk after I order this stupid card.....better yet might not order any Sapphire product because of the hard to understand numbers...ugh ugh ugh
Edited by Westfields - 2/1/13 at 4:39pm
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I just found out from a fellow member >>>> ihatelolcats <<< who shared with me after some extensive work looking into it...that the sapphire Vapor-X model 100352VXSR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003

The vapor-X model 11196-09-40G is NOT 7970 PCB...I almost pulled the trigger on this....

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I-SL-DVI-D-PCI-Express-11196-09-40G/dp/B009MML1UA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1359755054&sr=1-1&keywords=7950+vapor+x
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I am also in the same boat. Just RMA'd a MSI TF3 due to some major "coil whine". Can't decide between the Dual-X, Vapor-X, or Gigabyte WF3. Would have pulled trigger on HIS IceQ X2, but newegg jacked the price up.
post #7 of 35
if you want HD 7950 on a HD 7970 PCB the HIS HD 7950 iceq x2 boost is a good option. 8 + 6 pin power. more power phases . maintains lower temps and allows better stability for extreme overclocking. excellent cooler.

you can see the card here
http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/his_7970_iceq_xsup2_ghz_edition_7950_iceq_xsup2_boost_clock,3.html

http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-731.shtml
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429

the HIS card measures 31.1 cm long. so if you decide on this card make sure your case can fit it. its priced at USD 350. so not the best value.

the MSI HD 7950 twin frozr used to come with a HD 7970 PCB at newegg. but recently few users have said they got a newer card revision with boost BIOS (960 mhz boost clock) and PCB with 6+6 pin power. the first newegg user review confirms it. so its a gamble. also MSI cards have the issue of some cards overheating because of poor / improper TIM application at the factory.

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667

the sapphire HD 7950 boost for USD 300 (280 after rebate) has very good bang for buck. these cards can easily do 1150 mhz beyond which noise and heat / temps become a constraining factor with air cooling .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
Edited by raghu78 - 2/1/13 at 7:50pm
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Originally Posted by bigsnyder View Post

I am also in the same boat. Just RMA'd a MSI TF3 due to some major "coil whine". Can't decide between the Dual-X, Vapor-X, or Gigabyte WF3. Would have pulled trigger on HIS IceQ X2, but newegg jacked the price up.

There are 2 models in the US built on the 7970 PCB this is one of them

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003

the other was a Twin Frozr....let me look up the numbers...corrected by raghu78 (HIS --above post)

I spent a couple of days just trying to figure the numbers out...I know I want one based on the 7970 PCB as I learned many many here look for that and it was not obvious....the Sapphire listed above shows a 8-pin connector in the picture.

I also found that there were tons of people in the same boat as me.....

refer to above post---by raghu78
Edited by Westfields - 2/1/13 at 7:54pm
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

if you want HD 7950 on a HD 7970 PCB the HIS HD 7950 iceq x2 boost is a good option. 8 + 6 pin power. more power phases . maintains lower temps and allows better stability for extreme overclocking. excellent cooler.

you can see the card here
http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/his_7970_iceq_xsup2_ghz_edition_7950_iceq_xsup2_boost_clock,3.html

http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-731.shtml
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429

the HIS card measures 31.1 cm long. so if you decide on this card make sure your case can fit it. its priced at USD 350. so not the best value.

the MSI HD 7950 twin frozr used to come with a HD 7970 PCB at newegg. but recently few users have said they got a newer card revision with boost BIOS (960 mhz boost clock) and PCB with 6+6 pin power. the first newegg user review confirms it. so its a gamble. also MSI cards have the issue of some cards overheating because of poor / improper TIM application at the factory.

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667

the sapphire HD 7950 boost for USD 300 (280 after rebate) has very good bang for buck. these cards can easily do 1150 mhz beyond which noise and heat / temps become a constraining factor with air cooling .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006



Raghu78---from what I was able to garnish the Sapphire 7950 was a good choice and was built on 7970 PCB?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003 and this was the only one available in the US?

I kept getting delayed in ordering trying to figure out all the Model Numbers...turns out there are 2 different Models of Vapor-X...the one above is OC

Thank you for posting!

I failed to mention that on the Newegg picture of the above Sapphire 7950 is shows a 8-pin adapter which no other show
Edited by Westfields - 2/1/13 at 8:00pm
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I've got the dual x sapphire here. LOVE it. Almost hit 1.2Ghz on it with stock fans but i got bottlenecked at 1175 and didn't see any increases in performance so I backed it down. Memory I'm almost at 1600
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