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I took mine to around 1130core and 1650mem, the mem wanted to keep going but I was just quick benching and they're running stock right now. Here's my Valley snap shot: (Click to show)
They run around 70fps avg bone stock and about 80fps avg with stock clocks, ulps and powerplay disabled.

The only thing that prevented me from going further was obviously the heat, 95c at the end of the benchmark lol, so if you're going to run this with a high overclock 24/7 I'd at least take the shroud off and put a couple 120mm fans on it.
I run mine at stock for now since most games don't hardly push these, and I don't think I get over 75c in games, just change the fan profile.


If you're going with two cards you should do the bundled deal and use the promo code, I posted it up the last time the 10% came around but I don't think anyone used it.
Link to: 2x PowerColor AX7950 Deal
Comes to $543.56 after rebate it's $523.56, only $3.56 more than what I paid a couple weeks ago, the bundle comes with 4 more free games.

The only complaints I've seen are from people running 3way sli (I assume they're sandwiching the cards) and since these cards don't have the blower style the top cards will get crazy hot, I wouldn't think they'd crash without overclocking but they would get toasty if you were running several screens. One person on newegg complained their 7870xt's were faster, but I've owned both and the 7870xt overclocks to what these stock 7950s do with ulps and powerplay disabled on both.

Asics scores are 67.7 and 63.2 on mine. These cards are definitely the best bang for the buck right now, unless the 7970s drop dramatically I don't think much else will beat them for a while.

Mystadowner, you should see if Newegg will at least price match you with the deal, they just might, their customer service has been amazing lately.
Edited by MikeMike86 - 5/12/13 at 9:22pm
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Which deal are you talking about? I got 10 games with my cards. Also, does anyone know what shims tsm106 is referring to? Do i need to buy something else b4 my cards get here, or will these work with just the brackets I already have on my gtx480s?
post #23 of 28
Ah good, I was thinking you bought the single cards, unless it automatically gives you the combo deal when you add the two cards to your cart.

The holes are 54mm apart on the 7950 and 61mm apart on the gtx480 so, I'd assume you'll need to get some new brackets so you don't risk damaging the pcb.
He was referring to copper shims as to put on the gpu since the die has an aluminum square that sits about flush with the gpu, shown in this pic:

Can't say I know from personal experience though.
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post #24 of 28
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Which deal are you talking about? I got 10 games with my cards. Also, does anyone know what shims tsm106 is referring to? Do i need to buy something else b4 my cards get here, or will these work with just the brackets I already have on my gtx480s?

He is referring to items made by Dwood. He makes the brackets enabling the cards to be compatible with closed looped cooling systems (like Corsair Hydro Units) but you need the copper shims he sells also for it to be fully compatible with the 7900 Series, otherwise I've read that you can run into issues. The Shims are only $2 each and the brackets $8 if you don't have one already. That's quite fair considering this cooling setup should easily outperform any of the air coolers offered.

Here is his website and a link to both the Shims and Brackets:

http://triptcc.com/shop/
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post #25 of 28
Hmm, I already have dwood brackets just no shims. They are advertised as being compatible with nvidia 400-600 and amd 6000-7000. Its the shipping that really kills me though if I need to order shims now. Ill have to look into it later, see if i can get by without them. Thank you

re: I ended up just ordering them. Not worth the hassle of installing the pumps twice if heat conduction is bad which it probably would have been without them. Paid more for shipping than the shims themselves though :'(
Edited by MistaDowner - 5/13/13 at 7:48am
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Anyone know of a place I can quickly sell the games that came with the 7950? thumb.gif
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Ebay, they go for $33.
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Ebay is usually pretty cheap on shims also. Sell the games quick at around $20 a piece on ebay usually or just go 50cents less than the lowest auctioneer and offer quick emailing of the code, that was a month ago though.
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