Reviews and Problems with Sapphire RADEON HD 7950 OC
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22 August 2012
Excerpt: It really feels like AMD are a little lost at the moment and don't know how to handle what NVIDIA are throwing at them. Normally you'd see a company take one of two approaches when it comes to combating a competitor. The first is you'd go and drop the price on your current video cards to bring them in at a stronger price point against the competition.
Excerpt: The Flex Edition series from Sapphire has been around for a while now and we've seen a few models for fall under the series. The big feature that the Flex Edition video cards bring is the ability to have three DVI monitors running in Eyefinity mode. Normally you're restricted to two at most with the third being a DisplayPort based display.
Summary: You could probably run this card with a good 500W power supply, or even a pair of them in CrossFireX with a good 700W unit. The Sapphire card costs a little less than the XFX card, idle power is a little lower, and Sapphire doesn’t skimp on the display adapters. That makes it a pretty good deal, given its overall performance level compared to the much hotter and more power-hungry GTX 580s.
Pros: Excellent performance for this price range; very power efficient; 900MHz core clock
Cons: Just a bit noisier than the 7970 (but much quieter than GTX 580s); slightly lower memory clock than the XFX model
Excerpt: At the launch of the new HD 7950 we checked out a pair of pre-overclocked Sapphire cards in CrossFire . Today we check out the other HD 7950 the company is offering and see how it goes with the latest WHQL driver from AMD which is the first official driver for the HD 7900 series.
Excerpt: AMD Radeon HD 7950 CrossFire was one setup that I found myself really excited to test, with what we've seen so far from the single HD 7950 in terms of the pre-overclocked XFX offering, reference clocked HIS offering along with the reference AMD model heavily overclocked .
Summary: Nel complesso non possiamo che confermare le nostre precedenti considerazioni sulle Radeon HD 7950 che si dimostrano schede dalle ottime prestazioni in tutti gli scenari di utilizzo.
La proposta di Sapphire si distingue per l’efficiente sistema di raffreddamento che consente di abbattere sia le temperature che la rumorosità della scheda, consentendo inoltre ampi margini di overclock.