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[Newegg][Expired] PoweColor HD7950....$249.49 After $20 MiR

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Brand:PowerColor
Model: AX7950 3GBD5-2DHV4

Interface
PCI Express 3.0 x16

Chipset
Chipset Manufacturer: AMD
GPU: Radeon HD 7950
Core Clock: 850MHz
Boost Clock: 925MHz
Stream Processors: 1792 Stream Processors

Memory
Effective Memory Clock: 1250MHz (5.0Gbps)
Memory Size :3GB
Memory Interface: 384-bit
Memory Type : GDDR5

3D API
DirectX
DirectX 11
OpenGL
OpenGL 4.2

Ports
HDMI
1 x HDMI
DisplayPort
2 x Mini DisplayPort
DVI
1 x DVI

General
RAMDAC
400 MHz
Eyefinity Support
Yes
CrossFireX Support
Yes
Cooler
With Fan

System Requirements
Minimum of a 500 Watt power supply.
Power Connector
2 x 6 Pin
Dual-Link DVI Supported
Yes
HDCP Ready
Yes
Card Dimensions
10.83" x 4.38" x 1.5"
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Damn...this would be the perfect time for that change...If only I had the funds! XD
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If you bought 2 of these, could you combine the 10% off code with the BOOSTFIFTY Code?
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I wanna pick this up... but is powercolor a reliable company? Kinda scaring me off.
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Originally Posted by MistaDowner View Post

If you bought 2 of these, could you combine the 10% off code with the BOOSTFIFTY Code?

You can't use that coupon on combos, and all AMD cards are currently combo'd with games. You can't tell them to not give you the games either.
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I wanna pick this up... but is powercolor a reliable company? Kinda scaring me off.

Very reliable, they generally make budget cards but they are no less reliable.

I really couldn't tell you about this 7950, if it has:

* Core voltage
* Memory Voltage
* Hynix or Elpida
* VRM Temp sensors
* 7950 6+6 vs 7970 6+8 pcb

But it is a reference design and so it'll get super hot and likely not be able to overclock much at all unless you replace the cooler. I'm 100% these cards will overheat on stock - my 7950 hits 75*C on 100% fan and it has one of the best coolers (dual-x). Also, considering it's a "Boost" card, that means it'll run 1.25v, it'll have 7950 pcb, and it'll use elpida ram, meaning this card is nothing special.
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I had two of these 7950.

Yes they had voltage control for core and memory, they did have VRM temp sensors, and I received the 6+6 7950 PCB. They both did 1000Mhz at stock but were a little loud. The boost bios is TERRIBLE often overvolting to over 1.35V. So I flashed a non-boost bios on mine and it stayed 12C cooler.
    
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You can't use that coupon on combos, and all AMD cards are currently combo'd with games. You can't tell them to not give you the games either.
Very reliable, they generally make budget cards but they are no less reliable.

I really couldn't tell you about this 7950, if it has:

* Core voltage
* Memory Voltage
* Hynix or Elpida
* VRM Temp sensors
* 7950 6+6 vs 7970 6+8 pcb

But it is a reference design and so it'll get super hot and likely not be able to overclock much at all unless you replace the cooler. I'm 100% these cards will overheat on stock - my 7950 hits 75*C on 100% fan and it has one of the best coolers (dual-x). Also, considering it's a "Boost" card, that means it'll run 1.25v, it'll have 7950 pcb, and it'll use elpida ram, meaning this card is nothing special.

It'll overheat running @ normal clock speeds or do you mean you're 100% sure that they'll overheat if I try to OC it? I don't really plan on OC'ing this thing anyways, none of the games I plan on playing will need the extra juice and if I do choose to OC it in the future, I'll buy proper cooling for it.
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Originally Posted by rubicsphere View Post

I had two of these 7950.

Yes they had voltage control for core and memory, they did have VRM temp sensors, and I received the 6+6 7950 PCB. They both did 1000Mhz at stock but were a little loud. The boost bios is TERRIBLE often overvolting to over 1.35V. So I flashed a non-boost bios on mine and it stayed 12C cooler.

How involved is the flashing process? Do you feel its absolutely necessary to flash them?

TBH, it seems like an amazing deal. 249 for a 7950 is better than what you can get MOST 7950's used.
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If you bought 2 of these, could you combine the 10% off code with the BOOSTFIFTY Code?

The BoostFifty code is expired. I think they were smart enough to catch on and disable that code before posting this deal.

I just bought this deal for myself. I got the combo with 2 of them for a Crossfire setup that comes with 10 free games. They also have $40 Mail-in-Rebates between the two cards.

The way I figure it is:

$599 base price - $60 Discount w/ 10% off code - $40 Mail-in-Rebates, - ~ $130 from selling all 10 games = $369

I would have rather bought non-reference models, but 7950's for $184.50 each is too good to pass up. biggrin.gif
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Are the rebates limit 1 per household or will they actually take both?
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