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Thought the R7950 was not boost....
    
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TFIII TFIII TFIII thumb.gif 3 year warranty, beast of an overclocker, and high quality and heavy duty. But thats just my 2cents.gif
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Bought the 2L this week. Excellent cooling; stays at 50C in game. No need to OC honestly at 1080p unless you play Crisis 3 on max, lowest frames I have seen are at 20fps in that game, but it averages around 30fps. I would advise overclocking only if you need to at this point, the boost clock is the only thing it raises afaik.
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Bought the 2L this week. Excellent cooling; stays at 50C in game. No need to OC honestly at 1080p unless you play Crisis 3 on max, lowest frames I have seen are at 20fps in that game, but it averages around 30fps. I would advise overclocking only if you need to at this point, the boost clock is the only thing it raises afaik.

Yes, the 2L is also a nice card. I have it in crossfire with my TFIII and they both perform well. I still like the TFIII better, but I am definetly not disappointed with the 2L's performance.
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Well, I just OC'd the Sapphire 2L to 1100 core 1.125 stock volts 1250 stock mem and ran a few benches of Heaven, works great. Never got above 60 (62 max for like 2 seconds). Not a big improvement in the benches, but should help a bit more in Crysis 3 if that's a game of choice for you. I don't love the game, but it looks great.
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So will a new msi 7950 ship with the boost bios or the old one? and if not how easy is it to flash?
    
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Even if it does have a boost bios, I don't like it. I turned my power limiter to +15% and that really helped things smooth out and run constant at the set frequency I wanted. It throttled like crazy before, not anymore after I upped the power limit.
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Even if it does have a boost bios, I don't like it. I turned my power limiter to +15% and that really helped things smooth out and run constant at the set frequency I wanted. It throttled like crazy before, not anymore after I upped the power limit.

So your telling me you own both cards and the msi has boost and it needs + 15 at what clock to be stable?
    
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post #29 of 53
No, I do not on the MSI card. I can only speak for the Sapphire model. However, if the MSI card does indeed come with boost (925mhz), it is pretty much the same in terms of clock speed to my card.

At +15% I was able to achieve 1.100v 1100core 1350mem. However, there was some fluctuation of clock speeds, so 20% will eliminate this completely if you notice differences in game. I have noticed major differences of benchmark scores due to throttling, but not as much in game.

testing now for stability at 1.1v 1100core and 1400mem.<<

I am certain I can go further, perhaps to 1.2GHz core and 1450 Mem at over 1.100 volts, but for now I am happy and see no reason to take things further unless I just feel like getting higher bench scores or gaining 2 fps in Crysis 3, all other games I currently play don't even pose a challenge to this GPU at stock clocks.

I am sure that the MSI card has better cooling than the Sapphire model, but I am not sure about clock speed or VRM temps, they could be better or the same. I have heard that is a great card on all fronts.
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Sapphire model 2L is now 289 on the egg.. just gonna pick that one up.
    
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