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Originally Posted by Rangerjr1 View Post

Nice guide Belair. You think ASUS 7000 series cards are good? Ha...

I don't know if you're trying to be sarcastic...

The original one (V1) had issues with heatsink die contact and as far as I know nobody has a proper review of V2

He mentioned this in the original post.
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There are 2 revisions, V1 and V2. V1 has a mounting issue where you need to use a shim or washers to tighten the mount. The V1 has 5 pipes, V2 has 6, but the V2's pipes are thinner so the volume, and thus cooling ability, remains the same.

The V1 also uses a reference 7950 PCB and no VRM cooling, while the V2 uses a custom high quality PCB with a high end VRM and VRM cooling.

This is an awesome card, no downgraded versions, always comes with Hynix, but has been discontinued. It's a 3 slot card, and due to the 100mm fans, quieter than any other per performance. This is flat out the best 7950 model if the 3-slot size is not a compatibility issue.

Core Voltage: Yes
Memory Voltage: Yes
Memory: Hynix
PCB: 7950 Reference/77950 Custom High-End
Fans 2x100m
VRM Heatsink: None/Dedicated
Cooler: Best

Some person claimed it wasn't that great though: http://forums.hexus.net/graphics-cards/266989-asus-7950-direct-cu-ii-v2-not-nearly-silent-they-claim.html

see http://wccftech.com/asus-announces-radeon-hd-7950-directcu-ii-v2-features-updated-pcb-cooling-design/
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The cooler itself was updated to hold six heatpipes, instead of five in actual model. The cooler shroud has some cosmetic changes, not to say the whole card requires at least three slots. In comparison to previous model, cooler is wider and coveres the whole PCB.
http://videocardz.com/33760/asus-readies-radeon-hd-7950-directcu-ii-v2
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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post


The HD 7950 is not a chip, its the card, with Tahiti Pro chip.

THIS.

Firepro W8000 /S9000 , OEM HD8950 are also Tahiti Pro and the S10000 is a pair of them.
Edited by AlphaC - 5/28/13 at 9:56am
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This thread has few valid points, but it's also full of misinformation.....def not "comprehensive".
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Not trying further argue op but your logic is flawed. You say more fans is better period, it least that is how I percieve it. Ever heard of diminishing returns. So I want my turbo charged dsm with a 20g turbo to run cooler, so instead of getting 1 efficient intercooler I put 3 stock intercoolers. That would not make it cooler, but just hender airflow. More isn't always better. Again not an attack but you say this isn't a "guide" but the title says comprehensive guide. In your other thread you say the iceqx2 is good now you say (all) iceqs suck ... I stick by mine not because your it's all I have mentality, I had another HIS card that SUCKED I am not brand loyal. Mine has worked in all the ways you say it sucks.
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this is the best 7950



we can end the thread now
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Not trying further argue op but your logic is flawed. You say more fans is better period, it least that is how I percieve it. Ever heard of diminishing returns. So I want my turbo charged dsm with a 20g turbo to run cooler, so instead of getting 1 efficient intercooler I put 3 stock intercoolers. That would not make it cooler, but just hender airflow. More isn't always better. Again not an attack but you say this isn't a "guide" but the title says comprehensive guide. In your other thread you say the iceqx2 is good now you say (all) iceqs suck ... I stick by mine not because your it's all I have mentality, I had another HIS card that SUCKED I am not brand loyal. Mine has worked in all the ways you say it sucks.

IceQ is a radial fan blower (http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-725.shtml). IceQ X2 is the dual axial fan (http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-731.shtml).

He's complaining about the IceQ radial blower.
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I had the XFX 7950 DD bought it thinking it was as good as the 6950 my friend had

Oh god was i wrong the card was the worst card i ever had

The card was hot and loud to a point where it would hurt not only my ears by give me a nice headache as well

Short version the XFX AMD 7000 cards with the DD cooler are horrible
Edited by shilka - 5/28/13 at 3:25pm
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Yea, xfx definitely seemed to drop the ball with the coolers on the 7xxx series of cards. I actually had plans on two xfx 7950s alittle while back but i started reading reviews and i had figured id better hold off and see what other companies had to offer.
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Yea, xfx definitely seemed to drop the ball with the coolers on the 7xxx series of cards. I actually had plans on two xfx 7950s alittle while back but i started reading reviews and i had figured id better hold off and see what other companies had to offer.

I jumped on the XFX 7950 as it was the only 7950 card i could get my hands on at launchday

Worst mistake i ever made and i wont buy anything on launchday ever again
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Well atleast you were able to say you had ond before others, you got some bragging rights out of it.
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Well atleast you were able to say you had ond before others, you got some bragging rights out of it.

Had more or less nonstop headaches every time i would play a game so got rid of the damm thing after about 10 weeks

Went back go a 8800 GTX untill the GTX 680 came out
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