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MSI R7950-3GD5/OCBE
8.1 out of 10

MSI R7950-3GD5/OCBE

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Reviews and Problems with MSI R7950-3GD5/OCBE

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Overall 10
10

Still Holds Up

Amber L., Newegg
7 May 2015
  • Pros: *Still one of the best video cards out for AMD to this day. *Very reliable card--no issues with performance. *Just tested it with GTAV and plays lag free with most of the options set to High or Very High and x16 anti-aliasing. Plays most modern games on High with 55-60 FPS w/ v-sync on, really.
  • Cons: None really. Probably the best card I've ever owned so far.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing

Jeremy A., Newegg
3 May 2015
  • Summary: Well-worth the money.
  • Pros: Powerful Can run any game on max graphics with zero framerate drop
  • Cons: Hot Medium Noise
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Overall 2
2.0

I received a defected product

Isaiah L., Newegg
30 March 2015
  • Summary: I'm usually very generious with my review, but to be as impartial as possible, I believe I have fairly rated this product 1 star out of 5 stars. I believe any broken product cannot receive anything higher than 1 star.
  • Pros: Specs are great on paper
  • Cons: Specs broke on newly build computer
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Overall 8
8.0

Great

Artur C., Newegg
26 April 2014
  • Pros: Great card. Easy to overclock, and does well with many games at Ultra Settings.
  • Cons: -Runs extremely hot
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Overall 4
4.0

Card gets hot, failed after 3 months

Colin S., Newegg
13 March 2014
  • Summary: I think it could've used a better fan, mine ran at 95-100% under load and it still got hot.
  • Pros: I had this card running at pretty much stock settings. It ran great and preformed well, until it started to get hot.
  • Cons: It started to get somewhat hot (78-83c in an open-air case), after about a month I re-pasted it. I have done many re-paste jobs (my job was to fix computers and satellites in the marine corps, and I am an A+ certified tech) I used arctic silver, and it ran a good -3c cooler after I was done. It r...
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Overall 2
2.0

Waste of time and money

Tyler H., Newegg
3 March 2014
  • Pros: The rebate worked as advertised.
  • Cons: The first card they shipped me was a little flaky. After running a game for 10-15 minutes, it had weird speckly artifacts. I RMA'd that card, paid for return shipping, got another one. Just fired it up and it's pretty much DOA. Tons of artifacts, can't even get all the way to my desktop without m...
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Overall 8
8.0

MSI HD-7950 Boost

Nan L., Newegg
2 February 2014
  • Summary: Five stars for performance and card.... Minus 1 egg for poor cooler design... Love this card since I upgraded from a HD7770... The power difference is massive and noticable... BTW REMEMBER to check your wattage; this card blew up two 500w PSUs until I got a 850w for it... On stock settings...
  • Pros: Awesome Card, the most powerful I have ever owned... Bought it at $180 before BitCoin/ LiteCoin/ Virtual currency got popular... Worth $400+ right now... On stock cooling this card will hit 84c @ 60% (Regular game usage)... No joke... At that temp it is loud, hot, and destructive... So I took off...
  • Cons: Stock cooling is horrid.... Not MSI's fault or Newegg's fault; Just poor reference design... Sapphire, XFX, and MSI all use this card... Just with different stickers... Do not be deceived.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice card but.....

Jeannie P., Newegg
23 January 2014
  • Summary: I've been an nvidia guy for most of my life but figured I'd give AMD a shot, wish I had stuck with Nvidia! The card ran great for four months but then all the sudden just died. I'll review again once my replacement card arrives but for now I'd have to recommend staying away from this one.
  • Pros: Plays most games without any issues.
  • Cons: Very Hot, have had to send mine off for a replacement in less than 4 months, it completely died.
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Overall 10
10

UPDATE Horribile Rebate

John B., Newegg
13 December 2013
  • Pros: This is an update to my earlier review about the horrible rebate service. I would like to say thanks to Newegg and MSI for contacting me personally and fixings the problem. The card runs flawlessly. I have never had a problem with it. The only problem was the rebate but that is fixed now. It can ...
  • Cons: NONE now.
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Overall 10
10

Works great for rendering and gaming and cost

Dan F., Newegg
14 November 2013
  • Pros: Cost, # of stream processors, total power consumption. I use Luxrender with Blender and this has dramatically improved my rendering times. Playing ArmaIII with everything turned up except the view distance makes the game complete.
  • Cons: Heat dissipation. For the processing power they do not generate nearly as much heat as their brethren or competitors, but these particular models are very poor at getting rid of the heat. I have the case on it's side, cover off, and a giant box fan sitting on top of blowing in, no lie. With 50' d...
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