Originally Posted by bluestang
I had their 1GB version of the 7850 with that same DualX cooling tech on it and I ran fans 70% and it seemed very quiet. How loud is this one? Also, what clocks are you running at, just stock for now? And any idea on ASIC value from GPU-Z? Was/still hoping this card turns our alright.
it is pretty loud IMO, but im also rewiring my case and never mining without the AC on again haha. I don't think it is so much the cards fault as just those specific circumstances. I was able to get around 580 K/hs at a stable fashion but I also didnt mess with the voltages. I just found out the way to unlock the voltage modifier is to push in this little blue button with the Sapphire logo on it near the front of the card. it will start glowing blue and I guess that is the key to unlocking it. I will let you know tonight what kind of temp differences I get in a more controlled environment.
I'm wondering if there is a low intensity setting that is desirable for 7950s in general though? On my 7870 the highest hash rates I get are all at I 12, so im not sure if the different architecture translates to different optimal settings but I always liked that about the 7870, you could use the computer like nothing was even running on it, short of watching full screen hi-res movies and playing games I could do more or less whatever I needed to without losing Kh/s. Of course I'm sure there are superior hash rates to be had with different settings but I also suspect card models play a larger role in that then we would desire (or you might actually like that if you have a serious farm going, all the same brands).