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SAPPHIRE 100352-4L and 21196-00-20GHD 7950 the final holy Grail of HD7950s?

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New SApphire HD7950s over at Newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202030


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202031


PCB 109-C38637-00 EK list this number for reference HD7970 nomenclature.

http://www.ekwb.com/shop/EK-IM/EK-IM-3831109856178.pdf



Though these cards show the HD7970 PCB nomenclature the photos at Newegg show only 6+6 power connector.

Looking through the fan hole on the cards I can see bussman chokes which is used on high end reference HD7970 PCB.


Both of these look like quality cards.


I'm thinking these cards may represent a new batch of fresh HD79X0 gpus.


Looking forward to reviews of these.
Edited by SonDa5 - 4/6/13 at 12:32pm
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I wonder how good the cooling is (vs dual fan)? Are they voltage locked?
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I wonder how good the cooling is (vs dual fan)? Are they voltage locked?

I don't know how good they. No reviews at all but they look very reference like and new.
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I m about to order a 7950 for the wife's rig so Ill check it out. Might pull my 7970 Komodo block off to check fitment.

Does it matter that it is only a 6x6 power pin setup?
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I m about to order a 7950 for the wife's rig so Ill check it out. Might pull my 7970 Komodo block off to check fitment.

Does it matter that it is only a 6x6 power pin setup?




Power connector isnt as important as gpu quality/pcb and vrm design/ memory ic.
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Power connector isnt as important as gpu quality/pcb and vrm design/ memory ic.

well said thumb.gif
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I ordered one yesterday and it should be delivered today. I'll let you know what I get...
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I ordered one yesterday and it should be delivered today. I'll let you know what I get...

What's the verdict? I want to pull the trigger on one smile.gif
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I emailed Sapphiretech support about this card and asked them if this was a new design and if it used Hynix memory and this is the response from
Sapphire:
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this is not using hynix memory, and yes this is the latest version of the HD7950 but to be honest it’s the original ATI reference design version, which means these are last of the stock that ATI build themselves for their customer, but now end up at our inventory and we are selling it for them.


Made by AMD. Sounds like good stuff.
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Oooh maybe I'll order one for tri-fire? I already have a MSI TFIII and Sapphire 2L. Why not add another to the mix?? haha
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