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That will depend on which card you get. I would guess most of the 7950's are 6+8, but some of them which are suited towards overclocking might have 8+8.

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Originally Posted by svenge View Post

The TPU review of the card I linked originally clearly shows it having a 6-pin and an 8-pin. Other cards may vary.

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Thats because some cards have have two 8 pins and others have one 6 pin and one 8 pin

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Which make/ model? My powercolor has two 6-Pin PCI Express Power Connectors

Sorry for my very vague response. I was referencing the sapphire card posted by svenge.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003

The pictures show a 6pin/8pin configuration, but many reviewers of THAT card are stating it has dual 8 pins.
post #12 of 17
Strange, maybe it's a new batch or something. The pictures also show a 6+8, but they could be outdated.
post #13 of 17
I belive there is two versions of that card

I could be wrong i dont remember
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According to sapphires website it is 2x8pins. Strange, newegg must have an old picture or something.

Anyways, the consensus seems to point to the 7950 being a good buy.

I suppose overclocking isn't that big of a deal, but are there any in particular that are decent/good at it?
post #15 of 17
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Still considering the sapphire card, however, after some more reading, it looks like the new ones are voltage locked?

Can anyone confirm? Its hard because it looks like their have been revisions(older ones were not locked?) and the reviewers aren't exactly stating which one they have. While its not a deal breaker, I am curious to know.
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Still considering the sapphire card, however, after some more reading, it looks like the new ones are voltage locked?

Can anyone confirm? Its hard because it looks like their have been revisions(older ones were not locked?) and the reviewers aren't exactly stating which one they have. While its not a deal breaker, I am curious to know.

A member here has made a thread on 7950 models, perhaps it will help:
Belial's Comprehensive Guide to 7950s
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I am now not so sure about the Vapor X. I am hearing good and bad things about it. Bad being that its seems there are a ton of revisions and its pure luck if you get one with unlocked voltage controls? I also am not sure if I like the fact that its bigger than 2 slots(not a 3 slot like the asus, but not a 2 either, kind of in between). Some are saying that it has a bad heatsink design on the vrms(or was it memory?) and that it could cause problems(but I cannot figure out if this was with and older revision or the newest ones).

I am now thinking of getting the 3L sapphire card as its supposedly not voltage locked?

The HIS IceQ X² also that seems to be a generally great card, but I don't know if I am stomach paying an extra 40 bucks JUST to have something that may or may not be "better". No rebate on it like the sapphires. frown.gif

I swear it feels like I cannot win. It was such an easy choice when I got my 5850, this time around it seems like most of them have "issues". Or perhaps these "issues" are just gamers who are complaining about little things that don't really actually matter. I cant decide.
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