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[NewEgg] XFX 7950 3GB Black Edition Double D $199 w/ Lifetime Warranty after MIR

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Link

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150671

Comes with typical three free gold reward games.

Found this while looking for alternatives to the MSI Twin Frozr that was on sale over the weekend. This seems to be comparable as far as quality, base clock rates, temps, ect. The differences are an additional DVI output and a slightly higher base clock. Thought some people might be interested. The Lifetime warranty is a great selling point for me as I usually keep my rigs in the family for a long time after I move on to something newer. Now I have to decide if I should keep the Twin Frozr or this one, I need to get an additional Minidisplay port to DVI adapter for my dual monitors if I keep the MSI. Any thoughts?

Decent review of this specific version (with 2x DVI outputs) can be found here:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/1787/xfx-radeon-hd-7950-black-edition-fx-795a-tdfc-video-card-review/

Edit: Reduced price by $10 to reflect NewEgg changes.
Edited by nmdehaan - 8/28/13 at 9:01am
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Eh the xfx coolers are notorious for being loud and inefficient
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Sound is very important to me, especially at idle. I don't mind too much if its noisy during gaming. Does anyone think I'll be able to test out both cards before sending one back to NewEgg? Would I be able to get a decent recovery of my funds via Ebay?
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To be totally honest i don't find the DD cooler on my 7870XT card THAT bad, although it would be nice if it came quiet at default. I found that i'd have to carefully tune a custom fan curve for the GPU or the card would let itself get to like 80degrees then start its jet engine.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LordOfTots View Post

Eh the xfx coolers are notorious for being loud and inefficient

Actually, I am pretty impressed with the Double D ghost cooling system, idles pretty quietly and the card sits around 37C on idle.
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I've heard bad things about the XFX cooler on 79xx cards. A friend of mine has one that hits 80C under load at stock clocks... Get a MSI 7950 Twin Frozr. I have one myself, overclocks great and is very quiet.
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Pretty sweet looking card for the price!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AnAngryKoala View Post

I've heard bad things about the XFX cooler on 79xx cards. A friend of mine has one that hits 80C under load at stock clocks... Get a MSI 7950 Twin Frozr. I have one myself, overclocks great and is very quiet.

Yeah that sounds right i use a 7870 Tahiti LE (7930) and if you don't change the fans manually with a fan curve they can hit 85 easy on load.
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The XFX Double D cooler does not make any noise at all when I am playing BF3. Its actually one of the quietest card out of the 7870s but with the cost of higher temp.

http://techreport.com/review/22705/xfx-radeon-hd-7850-and-7870-black-edition-graphics-cards/7
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Good info all around! Has anyone found a review of the XFX 7950 Double D Black Edition with two DVI outputs instead of just one? I can't seem to find anything on this particular version!

Edit:

Found this:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/1787/xfx-radeon-hd-7950-black-edition-fx-795a-tdfc-video-card-review/
Edited by nmdehaan - 8/26/13 at 9:49am
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