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XFX Augments its Radeon HD 7900 Series with HD 7950

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XFX out performs the competition with the release of their AMD Radeon HD 7950s - the second in XFX’s all new Radeon HD 7000 Series line-up. Available in four tantalising versions for you to choose from- Core Edition, the multi-award winning Double Dissipation, Black Edition Single Fan and Black Edition Double Dissipation – All featuring XFX’s Ghost Thermal Solution.

Ghost Thermal technology is the optimal thermal design that allows air to pass through the heatsink directly to the PCB and core components. This exclusive design allows fan speeds to be kept lower, while allowing the heat to dissipate evenly through the card without excess noise. XFX’s exclusive Ghost Thermal design is complimented by its highly efficient HydroCell thermal solution which is a vapor chamber based on the same principles as heat-pipe technology, which uses a recirculation process and wick system for vaporization. All of this combined with XFX’s award-winning Double Dissipation dual-fan design makes it one of the coolest and quietest cards on the market while simultaneously increasing overall graphics card performance and lifespan.

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The best Factory OCed HD7950 at the moment, and the best alternative to HD7970.

2fps lesser for 50$ less, lesser power consumption, dual fan aftermarket cooler, unbeatable.
 
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Will the shaders unlockable like in HD 6950, that is the question.
 
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I have reviewed the HD7950 Black Edition. It is an amazing product indeed

Shaders are NOT unlockable
 
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When it's so amazing, why XFX discontinued "Double-Lifetime warranty" for HD7000?
 
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Looks good I am still waiting to see what other company s do with the card.
 

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When it's so amazing, why XFX discontinued "Double-Lifetime warranty" for HD7000?
No this actually card has life time. Due to it saying this Double Dissipation dual-fan design.

How long does this limited warranty last?

The limited hardware warranty for Graphics Cards lasts for a time period of two years.

Which products are eligible for a limited lifetime hardware warranty?

The following Graphics Cards are eligible for an extension of the standard two-year limited hardware warranty:

1. XFX Radeon HD 7000 Series Dual Fan (Double Dissipation Edition) Graphics Cards with Ghost Technology; a floating cover design that maximizes airflow by creating exceptional venting throughout the card.

2. XFX Radeon HD 7000 Series Graphics Cards with 10-digit model numbers ending in “R” (example: “FX-797A-TDFR”)

3. XFX Radeon HD 6000, HD 5000, and HD 4000 Series Graphics Cards

4. XFX GeForce GT 520, GT 430, 200, 9000, 8000, 7000, 6000 Series Graphics Cards purchased after April 17, 2007.

EDIT:

That heatsink looks real crappy.
 
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The DD falls somehwere in the middle when it comes to cooling capacity. Too bad they didnt use the exact same vapor chamber as it appears in the HD7970 model, that could improve the HD7950 by a lot
 

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The DD falls somehwere in the middle when it comes to cooling capacity. Too bad they didnt use the exact same vapor chamber as it appears in the HD7970 model, that could improve the HD7950 by a lot
IF they over clock as well as a reference who cares, well as long as you live in America anyways so you change out the cooler without voiding the warranty..

I have a feeling that XFX did this due to those crappy reference fans failing all the time although might not be the whole reason.
 
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I had very good experience overclocking the XFX BE HD7950 cards, i reached a core clock of 1200Mhz, using the sapphire 7950 DF-OC i could only squize 1165Mhz