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    Default Radeon HD 7950 Reference Design





    It looks like Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 won't share a common design after all, as press-shots of the HD 7950 suggest. The HD 7950 is also said to use a different PCB design from the HD 7970, diminishing any chance of the HD 7950 being "unlockable" to HD 7970 using a BIOS update. The reference design card uses a cost-effective heatsink with internal ventilation using a top-flow fan, and not a fin-canal design the HD 7970 uses, which pushes hot air out of the case.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/159419/Ra...-Pictured.html

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    Default Re: Radeon HD 7950 Reference Design

    We currently have a HD7950OC in for review, but due to NDA rules and regulations, I cannot tell you who sent it, when the review will be published, or post any photos

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    Default Re: Radeon HD 7950 Reference Design

    Thanks, Stan. Can you give us an idea on price or when they will be available?
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    Default Re: Radeon HD 7950 Reference Design

    Someone on another forum just got one and he Paid $450.00.

    Have two versions.

    1.5 and 3 gig.

    Prices quoted were $400.00 thru $$480.00.
    He's benching now.

    We'll see within the next few days.

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    Default Re: Radeon HD 7950 Reference Design

    I would've liked to see dual fans but atleast it doesn't take 3 slots. I still would rather wait for a 7990.

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    Default Re: Radeon HD 7950 Reference Design

    Why would you need dual fans on a card that does not draw much power? It makes it noisier

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    Default Re: Radeon HD 7950 Reference Design

    I'll be going single fan and exhaust out the back, As most Refs I've researched are.

    Have a hard time believing that Non ref cards like the dual fan XFX are better binned chips for
    the factory OC.
    Why spend extra on higher OC from OEM when you can do it yourself.

    The un educated maybe

    And why settle for two fans when,
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=16vwvg8ny5zd1
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    Default Re: Radeon HD 7950 Reference Design

    I think the dual fans looks better and I don't think the noise would be deafening. I have dual fans on mine now they're silent (Or at least they're quieter than the other 9 fans XD).

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    Default Re: Radeon HD 7950 Reference Design

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    We currently have a HD7950OC in for review, but due to NDA rules and regulations, I cannot tell you who sent it, when the review will be published, or post any photos
    Do you think that we're gonna like this card?
    Will we like it's price?

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    Default Re: Radeon HD 7950 Reference Design

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    Do you think that we're gonna like this card?
    Will we like it's price?
    Come on Niel,

    Lets go for the Gusto.

    Three or four fans and #6 gigs of Mem.

    I've got enough banked for the 549 buck 7970 but going to have a party and see if can pick up some extra couch change
    for a non Ref card.

    Maybe (Kepler) if they get their act in gear.
    But not with 2 gigs of mem like previewing.

    Later

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    Default Re: Radeon HD 7950 Reference Design

    Quote Originally Posted by Irocing View Post
    Come on Niel,

    Lets go for the Gusto.

    Three or four fans and #6 gigs of Mem.

    I've got enough banked for the 549 buck 7970 but going to have a party and see if can pick up some extra couch change
    for a non Ref card.

    Maybe (Kepler) if they get their act in gear.
    But not with 2 gigs of mem like previewing.

    Later
    Mayhaps ~two~ 7950's in crossfire would be something to consider? Just saying,.......
    That's why I'd like to know a little more about them.

    My problem is that I haven't banked a damn thing yet. Too busy helping some of my kids cope with their tribulations so far.
    And I just spent a little money getting this new AMD Phenom-II 980 System off the ground.

    I'm almost SURE that I'll not be affording two 7970's anytime soon.

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    Default Re: Radeon HD 7950 Reference Design

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    My problem is that I haven't banked a damn thing yet. Too busy helping some of my kids cope with their tribulations so far.

    I'm almost SURE that I'll not be affording two 7970's anytime soon.
    Me too! I'll be lucky to scrape together enough to buy a second hand HD 6970 or GTX 570, if I can find one. I'm hoping all you rich guys on here who upgrade to the 7970 will give me some love on your current cards. Can pull the trigger after my tax return in a month or so.
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    When I pick up my 7970's I have 2 x 6970's to ummmm get rid of. I am saving too!

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    Default Re: Radeon HD 7950 Reference Design

    two 7970s cost $1200CDN over here
    I'm lucky if I own one, so I don't even want to dream about it.

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    Default Re: Radeon HD 7950 Reference Design

    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    Me too! I'll be lucky to scrape together enough to buy a second hand HD 6970 or GTX 570, if I can find one. I'm hoping all you rich guys on here who upgrade to the 7970 will give me some love on your current cards. Can pull the trigger after my tax return in a month or so.
    When you are ready for an ASUS GTX570 just send me a PM.

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    Default Re: Radeon HD 7950 Reference Design

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    Mayhaps ~two~ 7950's in crossfire would be something to consider? Just saying,.......
    That's why I'd like to know a little more about them.

    My problem is that I haven't banked a damn thing yet. Too busy helping some of my kids cope with their tribulations so far.
    And I just spent a little money getting this new AMD Phenom-II 980 System off the ground.

    I'm almost SURE that I'll not be affording two 7970's anytime soon.
    If the 7950 Scale like the 7970's do, Would be a heck of a combo.

    With my 5770's stacked so close on my board as it is, Just going for #1 Strong card right now.
    On down the line with a different board,Ivy, hopefully can add a second card if needed.

    Put my 5770's up on a couple forums for $160.00 to test the waters and got 5 hits right off the bat.
    On the condition had new card ordered.
    Maybe set them to low

    Later

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