Reviews and Problems with Sapphire RADEON HD 7950 OC
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New card that's already old
20 February 2014
Summary: Pros: Great framerates for what was a good price. Very quiet Good cooling Cons: Mine is broken Can't find another one at a reasonable price to set up crossfire This is a complicated review to write. I have had my 7950 for about 6 months and been very happy with its performance. I just pushed the boost BIOS button and enjoyed every game I played at max settings. Until, I decided to overclock the card a bit to see if I could squeeze a few more frames out.
Summary: I bought this card in a combo with a R7 240 ($350 for the combo) so that I could scrypt mine on it. Expect to get 650 Kh/s max on the 7950 but only after you mod the cooler and around 85-87 Kh/s max on the R7 240. The stock design will cause the card to "throttle" down the core usage, not the core clock due to one of the VRAM chips overheating. There are 12 VRAM chips surrounding the GPU core. Only 11 of them have heat pads - or at least on the one I got.
OpenGL version 2.1 under Mavericks (correction 4.1)
G. Smith, Amazon
29 December 2013
Summary: Other than failing to provide access to any of the promised OpenGL 4.x functionality, this card seems to be working fine in my 2009 Mac Pro (4,1). I'm sure the fault for not supporting this card properly under Mavericks lies entirely with Apple - but if the vendor knows that it isn't possible to use advanced hardware features (like tessellation shaders) they shouldn't advertise GL version 4.2 support.
decent card but is way overpriced on some websites.
Bobb Fostveit, Amazon
9 December 2013
Summary: This card has a few minor issues but runs fast and smooth and is a good gpu, but if you look at the price it is around 500$ (at least right now) but if you look at newegg.com for the card its 220$! That price change is the only reason for the 4/5 stars otherwise get this card, it is an amazing card and run the newest games at 1080p and high, if not maxed settings at 60-80 fps.
Summary: I purchased this product because it was one of the few video card options I had to upgrade my Mac Pro (mid-2012). The card is a little expensive for what it is, but when you need something Mac compatible you pay the price. I currently use this card primarily for video editing and graphics creation and it has given me a good boost in performance. I would recommend this to anyone working with Premiere, FCPX, or After Effects who wants a bump in their Mac Pro's performance.
Summary: Just got this card and it is def worth the money for what you get. Only thing I am not happy about is, I did not receive the games I "thought" I get with this order. Hrm. Don't get me wrong, the card is worth the money but I prob would have done some more searching around before my final purchase, and I buy a good amount of items from Amazon. To be honest, one of the main reasons I ordered this card was for Bio Shock Inf.
Summary: Always research computer hardware before you buy. This GPU is almost perfect for my current setup. I plan to run tri-SLI (not crossfire) in the future when I add two more 1920x1200 monitors since I also run Arch Linux on a separate SSD. Nvidia's drivers are generally better for Linux distros. If you do not use a Linux kernel OS, then this is irreverent information for those of you using Microsoft Windows 7/8.
Summary: Great card, works for my purpose but has a few things you should be aware of... First, it takes TWO PCIe power cables, meaning if you are like me and have more than a couple monitors (I have 4) then you will have to get a 6 pin PCIe power splitter to make more than one card work. Second, since I did not yet have the splitter I tried this on 4 monitors, then three then just two of my Mac 27" 2012 monitors and it pixilated like crazy, it could not handle the resolution of...