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get the gigabyte . . .



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Vapor-X uses custom PCB. Can't go by the power connectors. See the 7970 pcb thread.

@rdr09

Which sapphire are you running?
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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

Which one is the duel fan...

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

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

I am model number confused....
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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!

the Sapphire HD 7950 vapor-x uses a custom PCB design. so there are no full cover waterblocks in case you decide to go that route in future. in fact there are two revisions of the same card. one with 8 + 6 pin power and the other with 8 + 8 pin power. the 8 + 8 pin power has the most positive feedback. the 8 + 6 pin has reports of VRM overheating with overclocking. you can ask in this thread

http://www.overclock.net/t/1303929/7950-vapor-x-voltage-locked

If you can confirm that newegg is selling the 8 + 8 pin version then its worth going for the vapor-x.
Edited by raghu78 - 2/1/13 at 8:26pm
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Which one is the duel fan...

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

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

I am model number confused....

both use the dual x fan cooler . the sapphire flex edition is useful for triple monitor setup because you don't need a displayport to dvi adapter

http://www.sapphiretech.com/Flex/FleX_Eng_apply.html
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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


Wow...12.24 inches is long..I have a full tower and it would leave me about 1/2 inch before it hit my HD cage...that is not enough room for me to work with. And as far as air flow goes..having a card that went the length of my case it would basically be in charge of my air flow and I would have to work my fans accordingly....thanks for that information.
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when I look at thjis card....http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-11196-02-40G-PCI-Express-Version-Graphics/dp/B0070APVP2/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1359779712&sr=1-2&keywords=Sapphire+Radeon+HD+7950

it sends me to an "updated newer version"
which is a lot cheaper

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11196-16-20G/dp/B0098HW1HG/ref=dp_ob_title_ce which I think is the one that raghu78 is recommending at the great price that is on NewEgg....
It would be easy to remedy the if sapphire would just say...this is Model 1 1a, 1b 2 2a 2 b ugh ugh instead Sapphire has a card Model S1rn8woc7 and an updated version is 8w0oc8ikl...makes me not want to buy a sapphire model. If i can't understand how they say their ABC's I won't understand their instructions...
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Vapor-X uses custom PCB. Can't go by the power connectors. See the 7970 pcb thread.

@rdr09

Which sapphire are you running?

i'm using a gigabyte. sorry if i am out of place.
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cant believe no one commented this yet:

buy either 7950 or 7970 and get FREE crysis 3 and bioshock infinity! what an amazing deal, now i want a 7970 -.-
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http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11196-16-20G/dp/B0098HW1HG/
which I think is the one that raghu78 is recommending at the great price that is on NewEgg....

thats the sapphire HD 7950 boost model no is 11196-16-20G . same card at newegg

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

I don't think amazon has the game offer yet. newegg has crysis 3 and bisoshock infinite game bundle free. so that makes it easy to go with newegg thumb.gif
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