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i'm using a gigabyte. sorry if i am out of place.

No not at all. I just misinterpreted your post. Didn't pay very good attention to your screenshot biggrin.gif

Anyway how long have you had your card? Just trying to figure out if the newer stock is as good as the previous units.
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No not at all. I just misinterpreted your post. Didn't pay very good attention to your screenshot biggrin.gif

Anyway how long have you had your card? Just trying to figure out if the newer stock is as good as the previous units.

i've been enjoying mine since april. the newer gigabytes are not much different. none of them have been voltage locked as far as i know. also the newer ones, if i am not mistaken, come with the bios of a 1000 MHz boost. the downside is these cards have normally lower asics if that matters to you.
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Anyone have any predictions on where the price of the 7950 might drop to after the release of the new cards (next month?). Trying to decide of I should pull the trigger on the newegg game deal or just wait for a price drop.
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Anyone have any predictions on where the price of the 7950 might drop to after the release of the new cards (next month?). Trying to decide of I should pull the trigger on the newegg game deal or just wait for a price drop.

the AMD HD 8000 series cards are due only in Q2. its not known if it would be early q2 or later. so grab the HD 7950. at current prices its a steal. the game bundle makes it even more easier. thumb.gif
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Good read guys. I am trying to talk myself into the 79xx series, but a lot of talk about different versions and no waterblock on some have got me scared. Like the OP, I am intimidated by all the different models too. Im thinking I would like a 7950 wiith a 7970 PCB as I want to watercool it if I get it. Can anyone chime in with a link to which card has a reference 7970 PCB without voltage lock. I could care less about the OC editions, as I would do that myself.

Sorry for thread jacking, but this seemed like the best place to ask.
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Good read guys. I am trying to talk myself into the 79xx series, but a lot of talk about different versions and no waterblock on some have got me scared. Like the OP, I am intimidated by all the different models too. Im thinking I would like a 7950 wiith a 7970 PCB as I want to watercool it if I get it. Can anyone chime in with a link to which card has a reference 7970 PCB without voltage lock. I could care less about the OC editions, as I would do that myself.

Sorry for thread jacking, but this seemed like the best place to ask.

do you have a budget for the graphics card ? since you are watercooling you could look for reference HD 7970 cards too
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Cheaper the better lol. I run BOINC a lot and the card would need good cooling. Budget wise I am a landscaper so price/performance is most important
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post #28 of 35
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Cheaper the better lol. I run BOINC a lot and the card would need good cooling. Budget wise I am a landscaper so price/performance is most important

are you particular about the HD 7950 using a HD 7970 PCB. the sapphire HD 7950 boost with model no 11196-16-20G uses a AMD reference HD 7950 PCB design and is compatible with HD 7950 full cover waterblocks. you can check at ekwb site

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/

for USD 300 (280 after rebate) its unbeatable in value for money.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11196-16-20G/dp/B0098HW1HG/

the HIS HD 7950 iceq x2 boost with model H795QMC3G2M uses a reference HD 7970 PCB design with 8 + 6 pin power. compatible with HD 7970 full cover waterblocks. more power phases. better stability for extreme overclocking

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429

http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/his_7970_iceq_xsup2_ghz_edition_7950_iceq_xsup2_boost_clock,3.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Club_3D/HD_7870_jokerCard_Tahiti_LE/31.html

you can ask about both these cards in the HD 7900 users thread. newegg has the crysis 3 and bioshock infinite game bundle . thumb.gif
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Of the Sapphire 7950 Boost, can someone tell me the difference between these two models/part numbers?

11196-16-20G
100352-2L
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Of the Sapphire 7950 Boost, can someone tell me the difference between these two models/part numbers?

11196-16-20G
100352-2L

From what I see the 11196-16-20G has 2 x Mini-DisplayPort and the 100352-2L has 1 Mini-Display port. Sapphire has really confusing model numbers.
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