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Sapphire Combines Dual-X Cooling with Radeon HD 7950

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, May 14, 2012.

  1. btarunr

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    Sapphire launched a new graphics card that combines the Dual-X cooling solution, which was first featured on a high-end Radeon HD 7970 graphics card, with the more affordable Radeon HD 7950. The company launched two models, the Sapphire HD 7950 Dual-X OC, and a base model. The Dual-X OC is shown with a black-colored PCB, and GPU clock speed of 950 MHz with 5.00 GHz effective GDDR5 memory; whereas the base model utilizes a more cost-effective blue-colored PCB, and sticks to 810 MHz core with 5.00 GHz memory clock speeds. Pricing and availability information is awaited.

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    Dear sapphire, :)

    Where is the god damned TOXIC and ATOMIC editions of the HD7900 cards?!
    Are you waiting like you did with the HD6970 Dual-fan to HD7970's launch day? for realz?

    This card, with all the respect, does not have any significant improvement over the original dual-fan design of the HD7950.
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    blue pcb ? how's the price it self ?
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    Lately I started finding Sapphire cards line up a bit confusing. They produce so many different versions of each card without always having any really feasible difference between some of them.
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    All you need to know is if the card is reference or non-reference, unlocked voltage means you can tweak them for a better overclock
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    ^Sapphire Trixx to the rescue
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    This is the only HD7950 that I know of that has 1x6pin + 1x8pin power connector.

    Looking all over for photos of PCB but can't find any.

    If PCB is like the HD7970 dual X model it will have a extra VRM than any of the other reference HD79XX cards.

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