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Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 7950 OC with Boost 3 GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11196-09-40G

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  • 850/950(Boost) MHz Core Clock
  • 5000 MHz Effective Memory Clock
  • 1 x Dual-Link DVI
  • 1 x Single-Link DVI-D
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x DisplayPort
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 4 x 9.8 inches ; 3.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B009MML1UA
  • Item model number: 11196-09-40G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 5, 2012

Product Description

Product Description

SAPPHIRE HD 7950 3GB OC with Boost Vapor-X Edition has the latest GDDR5 memory clocked at 5000MHz effective, and runs with a core clock speed of 850 MHz which with PowerTune Dynamic Boost rises to 950 MHz on the engine. It has a slightly less sophisticated 8-phase power design and the versatile output configuration of Dual-link DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort. The Vapor-X cooler is based on a new vapor chamber designed especially for this series. Heat is carried away by four heatpipes (2 x 8mm plus 2 x 6mm), and finally dispersed by two 90mm fan with aerofoil blades and dust repelling bearings. The Vapor-X cooler easily handles the heat generated from the HD 7950 even under extreme load conditions.

From the Manufacturer

Gamers never compromise.

Never settle for less with SAPPHIRE's HD 7950 Vapor-X 3GB OC Edition graphics card. Driven by the power of AMD's next-generation 28-nm GCN architecture and 3GB of memory and paired with SAPPHIRE's Vapor-X technology and you have a blazing fast ticket to experience gaming like never before - all at cool temperatures and with low noise. OC Editions are factory overclocked right out of the box – maximize your performance even more, using TriXX, SAPPHIRE’s exclusive overclocking tool. TriXX allows tuning of GPU voltage as well as core and memory clocks, while continuously displaying temperature.

SAPPHIRE's HD 7950

SAPPHIRE's HD 7950

Included accessories:

  • CrossFire Bridge Interconnect Cable
  • 8 PIN to 4 PIN Power Cable
  • DVI to VGA Adapter
  • 8-PIN to 4 PIN x2 Power Cable
  • HDMI 1.4a high speed 1.8 meter cable
  • Mini Display Port to SL-DVI Active dongle

Dimensions:

  • 275mm long x 115mm wide x 52mm high
  • 2.5 x slot

SAPPHIRE HD Vapor-X 7950 3GB OC Edition

Key features:

  • VaporX Technology: Innovative Vapor-X cooling technology allows products to run not only cooler but also much quieter.
  • OC Edition: factory overclocked out of the box
  • TriXX exclusive overclocking software
  • AMD HD3D Technology: Enjoy the most immersive experience possible with full support for High Definition Stereoscopic 3D, a technique that presents 2D images (movies, games, photos) in a format that creates the illusion of three-dimensional depth when using compatible 3D displays / glasses / software.
  • AMD App Acceleration: Technologies designed to improve video quality and enhance application performance. Full enablement of some features requires support for OpenCL, DirectCompute or DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA).
  • AMD HD Media Accelerator: Optimize and dramatically improve video playback on your computer by taking advantage of hardware video acceleration from your AMD Radeon GPU. With full 3D stereoscopic decode you can enjoy it all in 3D. AMD HD Media Accelerator speeds up the decode of one 1080p and one 1080i HD video streams simultaneously by hardware, and the new hardware encodes/transcoder processes your media content faster than ever!
  • AMD Eyefinity 2.0 featuring support for stereo 3D-multi-display stereoscopic 3D support via DisplayPort 16K X 16K maximum display group resolution-output up to 268 megapixels per GPU. Perfect for powering HD displays.
Vapor-X 3GB

Customer Reviews

Update I,ve had this card for a few months now and it's still working like a charm.
mark taub
I increased the core clock 10 MHz each stable benchmark, and eventually achieved 1200 MHz core, 1500 MHz memory with stock voltage (1.125 mV)!
S. Bingham
If you are looking for a budget card that will do what you throw at it, this is the one.
eddie

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Doug on October 27, 2012
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Just received my new Sapphire 7950 Vapor-X OC with Boost!!!! All I can say is..."OH MY GOSH!!!!" This card is an absolute beast!!! From the minute I took it out of the packaging and held it in my hand I knew I was holding a Sapphire card. This thing is really well built, sturdy and strong, and the custom PCB is quite large. (9.5" but the total length of the card is 10.8" because of the fan shroud) so to those of you who have a tight case, measure accordingly. Best thing is the 8-pin and 6-pin plugs are on the side facing up, so the plugs don't add additional length. I read a lot of reviews and customer comments before I bought this card, and don't believe the negative statements. This card is cool and quiet! In fact it is the quietest card I have ever owned! My case fans are louder than it is. Even under load, it never gets very loud or hot. The warmest I have seen it so far was only 58 deg, Cel., and this was after 6 hrs of gaming. Here are some of the game that I have played with it so far:

Batman Arkham City
Torchlight 2
Crysis 2
Sleeping Dogs
Max Payne 3
NBA 2K13
Ridge Racer Unbounded
Modern Warefare 3
Battlefield 3
Dirt 3
Spec Ops the Line
Need for Speed Most Wanted (2012)
Medal of Honor Warfighter

All of these I can max out, turn up the MSAA, and see fps I could only dream of getting with my now former 5850 Toxic. Again this is a great card!!!! You won't be disappointed!!! Fantastic!!!!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jason S on June 3, 2013
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I build custom high-end PCs for gaming and cryptocoin (Bitcoin, BTC, Litecoin, LTC, etc) mining so I've tried almost every brand's 7950 and this is one of my favorites. I was skeptical of the Vapor-X cooling but it does seem to make difference, running the card 5-10 degrees Celsius (10-20F) cooler than even the Dual-X Sapphire card which is pretty cool itself. So it will be faster at the same noise level or quieter at the same performance. It's also more tunable: you can over and under clock both the GPU and memory more than any other card I've tried.

The only thing I would change would be to add a switch to turn off the white on-board LED. It doesn't really matter unless you have toddlers drawn to such things and if you do a small piece of electrical tape is a cheap, easy fix. Just be careful to cover only the LED so you don't interfere with cooling.

For servers you stick in the basement you probably don't care about noise but if you have it anywhere near your ears (or your family's) this is the card you want. The only others that come close are the Sapphire Dual-X 7950 with boost and MSI R7950 TWIN FROZR.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Bingham on February 9, 2013
If you're thinking about buying between 660ti and 7950, I highly recommend taking a look at this card. Esthetics after installation is fantastic. I hated the blue PCB, but once installed inside the case (with side panel window) it is hardly noticeable. Once you turn on the computer, the Sapphire logo lights up with white LED and the Boot BIOS button lights up blue. Those features are very sexy and pleasing inside any case with a window.

Now on to the performance. Without the Boost BIOS enabled, the card is very mediocre (850 MHz). With the Boost BIOS, it runs at 950 MHz, which is acceptable for most users. But if you're an overclocker like myself, you will love this card. The overclock was very very easy with MSI Afterburner. I just set the "Power Limit" to +20, bumped the core clock to 1000 MHz, ran 3DMark 11 for stability, no errors or crash, so far so good. I increased the core clock 10 MHz each stable benchmark, and eventually achieved 1200 MHz core, 1500 MHz memory with stock voltage (1.125 mV)! Very, very pleased overclocker! 3DMark11 GPU socre over 10k, stable in all the games I play (avg <60 fps), with max temperature of 55 degrees.

This card is neck to neck with 660ti @ 1080p, but if you're going to run it @ 1200p and over this card has the advantage! It runs similar fps as 670 @ 1600p for $100 less. Definitely the best price/performance for high resolution set up!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By NapalmX on December 17, 2012
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This Card comes with 850 mhz on the core with a button that make it run at 950 mhz.
After that if you know a bit you can overclock the hell out of it, I ended at 1200 mhz, on the core and 1575 on the memory(be carefull, if you dont know how the voltage and OC works.
it makes it a beast when comparing to some other cards from the competence. At this point it can easily compete with a 680 factory OC,
I upgraded from a 6950 xfx, I gain more than 20 frames on most games, and the temperature is so much cooler than my old 6950 with it I hit 90° C easily, with this card I rarely go over 73° C @1200mhz on the core and 1575mhz on the memory.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jake on January 24, 2013
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This Sapphire video card with a custom cooler on it is awesome! Clearly the best version of a 7950 card you can get. The cooling solution uses sealed liquid evaporation and twin fans and is highly rated. The high quality twin 90mm fans have dust clearing bearings and are very quiet. Card runs at overclock to 950 MHz, pre-set (standard clock for 7950 is 800 MHz, and standard for a 7970 is 925MHz, so this card can run 25MHz faster than a base 7970); and runs very quiet and very cool, even under load. I play a lot of BF3, I run a 27" HD monitor (2560 x 1440) at ultra settings and everything is smooth as silk. In many benchmarks its extremely close to 7970 performance. Lots of headroom to overclock this even further than the 950 MHz pre-set. Easy install into a Win 7 desktop; requires 2 8-pin PCI-E power connectors.

Its very competitive with other high end cards available today. I think its great value for the money. Build quality is excellent. It looks great in your case too, SAPPHIRE logo LED light on the card and blue lit overclock button. With this card I feel I am set for a couple of years of running the latest games and video on the highest settings with the newest technology.
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