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I can't tell for the life of me, they're both boost editions, but they're pretty odd: LINK & LINK.
They have different product codes, and Sapphire's product listings (on their site) don't indicate model #s.

They only list two boost editions on their page, one is dual-fan w/ blue PCB another is like the pictured above (with what appears to be reference 7970 PCBs / coolers).
Amazon sells one too, but the model # is that of the more expensive one, for about $30 less and w/o the game codes.

Can't make heads or tails out of any of it.
They never used ref 7970 coolers on 7950s (the ref design was different), and the few 7950s w/ 7970 PCBs used non-ref coolers.


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Edited by candy_van - 3/29/13 at 10:46am
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Fixed the OP biggrin.gif

I *think* Newegg is listing the wrong pics for one of those listings but that's just my hunch.
Aside from that I can't find any pics of the PCB itself, and I'm curious if they use 7970 PCBs.
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Sapphire only make one reference 7950, this is proved by looking on their web page at what cards they make...

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1157&pid=0&psn=000101&lid=1&leg=0

The second one is the only 7950 which is reffernce, so the other NewEgg you see, is them getting confused and 're branding' it, by simply adding the same card as competition for the other, but ends up being the same product.
     
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That's the thing though, that's technically not reference as far as I can tell anyway.
The 7950 reference card had one fan in the center of it, this appears to be using a reference 7970 cooler, there's no indication of which PCB it has.

Amazon's listing shares the same model # as Newegg's $330 listing.
Whats weird though is Amazon lists theirs for like $30 less after rebate, but no game bundle.

I'm just confused here.


EDIT:

The actual Sapphire model #s are different on the Newegg listings, which leads me to believe they're not listing one of them correctly.
Edited by candy_van - 3/29/13 at 11:03am
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That's the thing though, that's technically not reference as far as I can tell anyway.
The 7950 reference card had one fan in the center of it, this appears to be using a reference 7970 cooler, there's no indication of which PCB it has.

I've only seen these reference cooler 7950s on review sites... confused.gif

These must have just popped up on Newegg?

I didn't see these when I was shopping 7950s couple weeks ago...
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Yea exactly, never seen a 7950 w/ that cooler accept for launch reviews pry much.
I'm wondering if these are just 7950s on reference 7970 PCBs / coolers - they look like it anyway.

Also yea they just popped up on Newegg a few days ago.
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