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Sapphire Launches its Radeon HD 7950 Graphics Cards

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Sapphire today launched its Radeon HD 7950 lineup, consisting of two models, the base-model single-fan, and a dual-fan OC model. The base-model sticks to AMD reference clock speeds of 800 MHz core with 1250 MHz (5.00 GHz GDDR5 effective) memory, while the OC model features clock speeds of 900 MHz core and 1250 MHz (5.00 GHz GDDR5 effective) memory. The base-model features a simple single-fan heatsink without heat pipes, while the OC model uses a more complex aluminum fin-array heatsink to which heat is fed by copper heat pipes, ventilated by two fans. Interestingly, Sapphire did not release an AMD reference design model. The base model is expected to be priced at US $449, and the OC model about $20 more.

 
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If only it had a black PCB.
 
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Yep that dual fan OC model definitely has my attention. I am still holding out on the new Vapor-X models but that one there is certainly appealing.
 
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Hd7950

Dual fan model looks very promising
 
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Only 1 I think is lame is Asus Models, Seems Sapphire, Powercolor, XFX have their act together for cooling and styles.

Asus is too bulky
 
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Any benches available?
 
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The dual fan model look's quite good, only thing i don't like is PCB colour. I prefer black PCB's :eek:

Only 1 I think is lame is Asus Models, Seems Sapphire, Powercolor, XFX have their act together for cooling and styles.

Asus is too bulky
Agreed, plus after my last experience with Asus i will stay clear of their product's. The Gigabyte model's look good too with the tri fan setup
 

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