Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Vapor-X Video Card Review

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Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Vapor-X Video Card Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:52 pm

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Vapor-X Video Card Review

The SAPPHIRE HD 7950 3GB OC Vapor-X Edition has a core clock speed of 950 MHz and 3GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5000MHz (effective). We put this custom card to the test to see how it performs in the games and how well it can overclock. With a healthy factory overclock and the Vapor-X cooler this card should perform well, but you never know unless you try it out!

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The Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X 3GB video card is a custom card that was designed to appeal to gamers. The performance on this card is stellar and we found it to be more than enough to run game titles at 1920x1080 with all the image quality settings cranked up. This is the most common resolution for gamers today and this card will easily handle all those pixels and keep you gaming smoothly...


Article Title: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Vapor-X Video Card Review
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Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Vapor-X Video Card Review

Postby Kaos Kid » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:06 pm

=P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ umm did I say "drool"? =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~

This has to be the absolute best video card you have featured to date considering the OC boost parameters and the fact that you will never need an aftermarket cooling solution for it!
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Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Vapor-X Video Card Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:32 pm

Yeah, this is a great card. Running it at 1100MHz with the Vapor-X cooler on auto was pretty awesome. I also like how gaming temperatures went up just 4C when overclocked that high. A very nice video card for sure!
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Postby Apoptosis » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:49 pm

Updated the overclocking section... I wasn't happy maxing out the card with AMD Overdrive and calling it a day. I used TriXX and found the real max:

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Ended up at 1150MHz on the core before starting to get driver crashes and light tears in the games. Not bad at all!
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Postby Kaos Kid » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:44 pm

^^^ You know this means a fresh set of benchmarks...

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Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Vapor-X Video Card Review

Postby Zed09 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:38 am

Hello, and thanks for the nice review of this card. :prayer: Can you share what the stock voltage is? Also, what was the maximum voltage adjustment allowed by Sapphire Trixx?
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