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post #61 of 126
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Karlitos, my mind is made up for the 7950. I was just clearing the air with FISH HAWK that the 7950 is no longer as expensive to buy and is a better deal for future upgrades.
Personally I am just trying to find difference btw the 2L and the 3L since the 3L has 3/4" shorter PCB and will fit my mid tower with better air flow.
post #62 of 126
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@ Karlitos: Is there a good reason to get the Vapor version of the 7950 for an extra $40, what are the benefits?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003
post #63 of 126
The Vapor-X Boost clock is higher, 950mhz while the other Sapphire has a boost clock of 925mhz. This is useless especially if you plan of overclocking it yourself.

And the Vapor-X has only one Display port (But DVI-D Single Link) , and the other Sapphire has 2 x Display port (This is better for eyefinity users (especially 7680x1440)).

There is no real reason to get it. Cooler seems the same. Maybe someone else can shime in on this.

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the 2L (sapphire model 11196-16-20G) is a AMD reference PCB design and the 3L (sapphire model 11196-19-20G) is custom PCB. also the 3L does not have VRM temp sensors. both cards have unlocked voltage. the 2L is 29cm long and the 3L is 27 cm long.


Get the 2L and have fun with unlocked voltage
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post #64 of 126
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I can't tell from the picture, where do I connect power for the 2L? I am using a mid tower and it is only possible with connection on top or bottom. Thx
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post #66 of 126
why not the MSI TF3 7950? these apparently have reference 7970 PCBs. better buy one before they replace it with the boost editions
 
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post #67 of 126
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Won't fit.

My Rosewill case only has 11.25" and that's touching metal to metal, whereas the 2L has 11.4"
So I will have to get the 3L that is 10.63" mad.gif I will chk to see if voltage can oc.
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Originally Posted by slick40hk View Post

Won't fit.

My Rosewill case only has 11.25" and that's touching metal to metal, whereas the 2L has 11.4"
So I will have to get the 3L that is 10.63" mad.gif I will chk to see if voltage can oc.

Both has voltage unlocked


BUT

Extensions biggrin.gif (The 2L is far more popular)



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200975

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812198018
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post #69 of 126
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Extension is not the problem, it's the card itself not fitting in the case. Is there another company just as popular that I can check the size; Powercolor, XFX, etc
post #70 of 126
The Sapphire 3L or this one

309$ (Comes with Crysis 3 and Bioshock Infinite too)

MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card





MSI has often poor Thermal Paste applied on their chip so you might want to change it yourself, you can check for temperature before taking it apart.
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