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Understand...

I don't have that card (yet) and have no idea how much noise it may make. I have not used a fan on a GPU in my rig since my pair of 3870x2's many years ago. I do like that style of cooler that blows the hot air out of the case.
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post #32 of 59
the reference coolers on amd cards are like

enjoy
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post #33 of 59
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Originally Posted by bombastinator View Post

How loud are the reference 7950s? I like the whole "get that hot air out of my case" design, but i;m worried I might be buying a hair dryer.

I honestly think that noise from reference cooler is overrated. I mean im not super picky about my rig being ultra silent, but lots of people were telling me that card is super loud and such and IMO its not that bad. It is audible during heavy gaming sessions but not irritating. I expected it to be louder.
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post #34 of 59
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I honestly think that noise from reference cooler is overrated. I mean im not super picky about my rig being ultra silent, but lots of people were telling me that card is super loud and such and IMO its not that bad. It is audible during heavy gaming sessions but not irritating. I expected it to be louder.
Reference 7870 sounds like a jet engine during games. If it wasn't for afterburner I would have been on eBay day one. I'm replacing the pos with R280X or 290x upon their release
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post #35 of 59
that bad, huh? Oh well

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post #36 of 59
Idk, I have two in my rig, both overclocked, and never hear a thing from them
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post #37 of 59
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Idk, I have two in my rig, both overclocked, and never hear a thing from them


Same, I have 2x MSI TF3 oc'd and I can hear the case fans on my HTPC across the room better than my MSI 7950s
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the MSIs aren't reference coolers though, they're 2 fan.
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the reference coolers on amd cards are like

enjoy

BAC Lightning.. Love it.... Worked and flew on military aircraft for 24 years....

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Right now my Asus 7850 is running at 1185/1410 with no issues. I know the 7950 has more Stream Processors, but will it make that much of a difference in games?

What kind of overclocking can I expect with this 7950?

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-Graphics-21196-00-20G/dp/B00BXVFM3K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1380343838&sr=8-2&keywords=sapphire+7950
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