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Old 01-24-12, 02:36 AM   #1
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Default ** ATI RADEON 7950 OVERCLOCKING & HEAVEN RESULTS!! **

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A very impressive card indeed, with a price point in the region 350 Inc. VAT that matches GTX 580 1.5GB pricing and this card matches one for performance but has two bonuses. More memory which makes it more future proof and better for high-res gaming, but even more importantly just like the 7970 these cards are hugely overclockable.

Clocking the 7950 at 1030MHz core and 5600MHz memory which they all do with ease (with the Asus BIOS), you have a stock 7970 performing card for considerably less money. Unfortunately it does seem like its not possible to unlock the shaders and as we've seen the 7970 is a true overclocking demond.

So in essence the maximum stable overclock I achieved was 1180MHz Core and 7200MHz memory using the Asus BIOS. Using that same BIOS on a 7970 were talking around 1225-1255MHz Core and 7500-7800Mhz memory. Though remember the 7970 has the full 2048 shaders which gives a decent performance boost.

All in all the 7950 is approx 30% cheaper than the 7970 but when flashed and overclocked its only about 10-15% slower. The 7970 is faster and definetely has a better cooler without doubt, plus a more quieter cooler too, that really helps to keep the case temperatures down, wheras 7950 coolers just heat your case up. So it still stands if you want the best buy the 7970.

Overall the 7950 is great value for money, against an overclocked GTX 580 3GB the 7950 when overclocked is faster in benchmarks and its overclocked game performance should be at least on par with an overclocked GTX 580 3GB gaming performance, so as the card cost less than a 580 3GB, the 7950 is good value.
Pretty cool! Looks like the 7950 is also can o/c very well .
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Old 01-24-12, 06:10 AM   #2
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To me that's pretty sad that AMD just now managed to compete against GTX580 which tells me that Fermi was far more balanced design chip than anything AMD had until now. Considering AMD drivers which are not so and so, time to wait for Kepler
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To me that's pretty sad that AMD just now managed to compete against GTX580 which tells me that Fermi was far more balanced design chip than anything AMD had until now. Considering AMD drivers which are not so and so, time to wait for Kepler
Typical fanbouy response. C'mon guys I know this is an NVidia based site, but give AMD it's due. These two cards are smokin' fast, extremely overclockable, cool and stable. The 7950 matching the GTX580 performance-wise is awesome, and it's not even AMD's fastest.

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HD7970 and the HD-7950 are both great cards ,overclocks good and the HD 7950 is just as fast as a GTX 580.I like seeing AMD being on top for a while at least with thier GPU's.I just can't believe nvidia has'nt put out anything yet.I wonder if the kepler is all it is supposed to be.I do belive when they do sjow up to the party they will have one fast card.I just hope they don't wait until AMD can hit them with a HD-8070.
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