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Help between choosing 2 cards please. 7950's

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June 1, 2013 3:16:27 AM

I'm looking at two cards.. both 7950's and only 4$ price difference, is one better than the other? I'm having trouble finding enough information to make a decision...

Sapphire ATI HD 7950 OC V3 Ed w BOOST PCI-E 3.0 3GB GDDR5 950/5000Mhz DVI HDMI

Sapphire ATI HD 7950 VaporX-OC w BOOST PCI-E 3.0 3GB GDDR5

http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=1...

http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=1...


Also I have a FX-8120 OC'd to 4.2ghz, Will the CPU bottleneck the card?




Thanks in advance

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June 1, 2013 3:23:12 AM

Get the VaporX one since it has better cooler. And no bottleneck here.

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June 1, 2013 3:24:08 AM
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Nope, will not bottleneck.

First one. The Vapor-X is voltage locked and limits OCing. it has crappy VRM cooling but better general cooling(quieter).
The Dual-X I have 2 of, both at 1180MHz and very cool.
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June 1, 2013 3:24:16 AM

Based on what I've heard recently, Sapphire's Vapor-X Radeon HD 7950 cards are voltage locked. I've yet to test out if Sapphire has fixed this in their new releases. But to be safe, get the other one, which I guess is Dual-X. Dual-X is very good anyway.
June 1, 2013 3:24:58 AM

Thanks a lot. Will go out and get my new toy tomorrow :) 
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June 1, 2013 3:25:11 AM

Madn3ss795 said:
Get the VaporX one since it has better cooler. And no bottleneck here.


I wish people would stop suggesting it... It DOES NOT HAVE BETTER COOLING, its ONLY quieter at a given level.

Its Voltage locked which renders better cooling useless anyway.
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June 1, 2013 3:26:30 AM

It has slightly better cooling, only in extreme OC cases. But if the cards are still voltage locked, then it is of course not applicable.
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June 1, 2013 3:32:09 AM

Apparently you can flash BIOS of the voltage unlocked 7950 vaporx to your locked 7950 vaporX, if you're unlucky enough to get a locked one.
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June 1, 2013 3:38:32 AM

Madn3ss795 said:
Apparently you can flash BIOS of the voltage unlocked 7950 vaporx to your locked 7950 vaporX, if you're unlucky enough to get a locked one.


Unnecessary risk for an overpriced card in my opinion. Seriously though, the Vapor-X is good for one thing, SILENCE. Bad VRM cooling will limit overclocking so much anyway. Trust me, I sent my Vapor-x back after it was locked. The Vapor-X VRM temps(taken with digital thermopads) are about 10C higher under load than the Dual-X.
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June 1, 2013 4:00:21 AM

Novuake said:
Madn3ss795 said:
Apparently you can flash BIOS of the voltage unlocked 7950 vaporx to your locked 7950 vaporX, if you're unlucky enough to get a locked one.


Unnecessary risk for an overpriced card in my opinion. Seriously though, the Vapor-X is good for one thing, SILENCE. Bad VRM cooling will limit overclocking so much anyway. Trust me, I sent my Vapor-x back after it was locked. The Vapor-X VRM temps(taken with digital thermopads) are about 10C higher under load than the Dual-X.


That cleared things a bit for me. Thanks.
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June 1, 2013 4:02:33 AM

LOL good, you understand my frustration with the Vapor-X and why it is not meant for the enthusiast.
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