|Graphics Coprocessor||Radeon HD 7950|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||3 GB|
Sapphire 11196-02-40G Radeon HD 7950 3GB DDR5 HDMI / DVI-I / Dual Mini DP PCI-Express OC Version Graphics Card
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- PCI-Express Gen4
- 384-bit GDDR5 Memory
- 6pin + 6pin Board Power Connectors
- DirectX 11.1
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- Sapphire and it's dual-extractor cooling technology with multiple heat pipes
- Double fans for better airflow
- 28nm architecture
- Runs very cool under loads (between 45-48 degrees c)
- Smooth gameplay and blu-ray viewing
- Drivers, but they will of course get better in time
- Tad on the spendy side, but worth it
Thus far I am very happy with the new 7950. Runs very quiet when idle and under loads (manual fan control settings at 48%). Even with AMD's RC11 drivers, the card has never crashed for me shown any artifacts with any games I have tested (Crysis 2, BF3, RE5 just to name some). I would also game for extensive periods of time and card still stays cool and is stable. I run my card in a Cooler Master HAF932 full tower. I use ArcSoft TMT5 for blu-ray viewing and it's smooth with great quality (tested James Bond opening credits scenes, Star Wars, & Avatar just to name a few). I would very much recommend this card to somebody.
Batman: Arkham City
Unreal Tournament 3
City of Heroes
The Darkness 2
The only game I tried that did not work or had issues was Syndicate, and I don't know if I can totally blame the card, or the game itself. The game being brand new and playing it on the day it came out, it could have been either.
The reason for the 3 star rating: After 2 weeks of daily use, the card died and would not function at all. I had to send it back to Amazon for a refund.
My system and exactly what happened:
Core i7 2600k running @ 4.0Ghz
Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z Mobo
16gb of Corsair RAM @ 1600
Corsair H80 Liquid Cooling
Crucial 64gb SSD
Seagate Barracuda 1TB HD
OCZ Fatal1ty 750 Watt PSU
LG Blu-Ray disc drive
CM Stormtrooper case
Insignia 32" 1080p 120hz refresh rate LED TV
LG 23" 3D Monitor
Woke up, turned the computer, and everything seemed ok. Upon opening Skyrim a couple of minutes later, both monitors turned black, the 32inch flashed blue, and both shut off. Rebooted, started BF3, 2 minutes, same thing. Checked the Mobo (It has indicator LED's on the board which light up during boot, if something fails, the light color changes from green to red to let you know what failed) and the VGA led turned red. Swapped out my card with my GF's Radeon HD 6750, and that worked fine.Read more ›
The card benchmarks just below the 7970 on almost every benchmark avialable, and is behind by only 1-2fps on most games, since that it runs far quieter than the 7970, is cooler, and $50-100 cheaper, I would recommend this card over all the other GPUs currently out-there if you're looking for a single card solution for some amazing gaming/blu-ray viewing/video manipulation experience.
The only problem I had with this card is some mild stability issues from a cold-boot. But that isn't this card's fault, but rather my power supplies. although I have a 850W, the corsair TX850 takes a bit of time to warm up and my computer will reboot 1-3 times starting from a cold boot. This issue was completely resolved after I changed to a 1050W 80+ gold PSU. so just throwing that out-there as a fyi for anyone having some weird re-boots at start up after switching to this card.
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I bought this card reading the reviews posted here. I'd have to admit, I'm glad I did. This is an awesome graphics card. After 3 months, it kicks. Read morePublished on June 9, 2013 by Rexer
This was an easy install and I haven't had a minutes trouble out of it. It plays all of the latest games well and all of my older games as well. Read morePublished on February 11, 2013 by Old Timer
very easy to physically install, very difficult to get drivers installed. once it was running it is unbelievably powerful, smooth and fast. Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by dr foulk
Powerful as hell (Max Planetside 2 with no real fps drops and 300 FPS on league of legends), runs cool and quiet, looks badass
Only thing is, is that it's big, like 2x... Read more
Have got 2 of these in my unit and they are fantastic.
Extreme overclock, excellent quality, low noise and low temps make them fantastic videocards! Read more
I had it for a few days now and must admit - this card is fast. Runs all my games with no problems. Unfortunately, my unit was not as silent as other people describe. Read morePublished on April 25, 2012 by mobo
I have this mounted in my HAF X case, and I can't even hear the dual fans when gaming. Great Video Card, runs everything I play at max settings. Read morePublished on April 25, 2012 by David Y
The card is simply the best card I've ever owned. Coming from a 6950, I thought I had seen it all, this card performs 1.5x as well with the same power profile. Read morePublished on March 22, 2012 by Aruk
This card is quiet and powerful. The one drawback is that it is pretty heavy and if you put it into a tower I would suggest some method of supporting the card so it doesn't warp or... Read morePublished on March 6, 2012 by Bioamchine555