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Sapphire Announces Radeon HD 7950 Vapor-X OC with Boost

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Sapphire announced a new graphics card model based on AMD's revitalized Radeon HD 7950 Boost GPU. The card combines the new HD 7950 Boost with Sapphire's Vapor-X dual-fan cooler which has been used the likes of HD 7970 GHz Toxic 6 GB. The card even features an out-of-the-box OC. While AMD's new specifications dictate 850 MHz core with 925 MHz Boost frequency, Sapphire's BIOS runs the card at 850 MHz core with 950 MHz Boost frequency. The card packs 3 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 384-bit wide memory interface, clocked at 5.00 GHz.

Sapphire HD 7950 Boost Vapor-X OC uses a reasonably powerful VRM that draws power from two 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors. The Vapor-X cooler uses a large vapor-chamber plate that draws heat from the GPU and memory, and quickly transports it to the primary heatsink. Two 8 mm-thick and two 6 mm-thick heat pipes lend a hand. The heatsink is ventilated by a pair of 90 mm fans. Sapphire's HD 7950 Boost Vapor-X OC is expected to be priced around US $350.

 
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Pretty ugly but I am sure it is a great performing card.
 
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VaporX is nothing special anymore since Gigabyte is also using vapor chamber on their WindForce series.
 
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The Gigabyte's shroud looks nicer too!
 
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What an ugly looking HSF :shadedshu

All that plastic, bleh! :fear:
 
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$350 for a slighter faster 7950 lol.
I got my 7970 for $370 yesterday FYI.