Reviews and Problems with Sapphire RADEON HD 7950 OC
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Value for money 2
Overall quality 2
Piece of defective hardware
14 May 2014
Summary: I thought I've hit the jack pot and got this monster for cheap, but it was a nightmare . First day installed and it works beautifully for the first 2 hour; I turn off the comp and turn it back on and encounters a driver failure - screen went black. So I thought it might be a mistake during installation, but it was not. I reinstall the whole os and carefully install every software and driver smoothly; after 3 hours of usage, the samething happened - black screen.
Summary: I am now back to using my under-powered stock Nvidia card. After initially working well, albeit with a significant increase in noise at start up and under load, this card developed intermittent problems. The screen just went black. Then one day it failed to stopped working at all. Was a nice boost in graphics in games while it lasted. Very expensive for something with reliability issues.
Summary: This updates my earlier review giving the card 5 stars. Since it failed after 4 days on the job, and since Sapphire has no Technical Support except an email address, I would not recommend the card or the brand to anyone.
No "never settle reloaded" promo with this video card!
PC Man, Amazon
10 October 2013
Summary: I bought this card because AMD was running a special promotion on all 7950 cards called "never settle reloaded" which gave you 3 free "a" list games for purchasing their card. Seems this video card no longer comes with that Promo at least not from this vender. Otherwise I would have purchased a rival card instead which is a little faster. I just received the card today and I'm considering returning it!
Summary: The first look that i wanna put on is that the gpu indeed is amazing!, but taking by my experiencie this one arrived to me disfunctional at 100%. First of all, if i start my pc when the enviorment its quite cold ( around 10°) the gpu dont even gave signal... then i have to wait for a couple of minutes for the gpu to recognize the signal an then all normal.
Summary: I received the HD 7950, installed it successfully in my Mac Pro 4,1, only to find out that it did not work correctly in portrait mode under OS 10.8.3. Sapphire now tells me that this unit ONLY works in Mac Pros from 5,1 onward! It is not on their website, nor is it on Amazon's. A lot of time wasted.
Summary: The Good: Amazing cooler, and keeps things under 66* under heavy load and oc, about 34* under normal operation. You can almost get the same gains as a 7970 for a better price. Great software bundle, alone worth about 120$. The cooler is Silent under normal loads. 3GB on board ram (great for higher res monitors over 1980x1080) The Meh: THREE(3) space cooler design forced me to get rid of my old PCI sound card (xfi gamer)and spend another 120$ on a new one since it...
Summary: Don't get me wrong this card will get you your 40FPS but that is it. You will still have to deal with coil whining which I experienced with this card and constant frame stuttering and freezing. It gets the job done but if you want to have a premium feeling experience the GTX 770 provides this with ease.