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Sapphire hd7950 oc overclocking

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May 19, 2012 8:24:21 PM

hi can anybody give me their sapphire 7950 oc results and their general impression of the card as i am very interested in buying one.
thx
Anonymous
May 20, 2012 12:11:28 AM

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Dude sorry to say but GET A GTX670 INSTEAD WHICH BEATS HD7950 AND HD7970 ALSO.

GTX 670 IS SAME PRICED AS HD7950.

get a gigabyte GTX670 with an aftermarket cooler or wait for others to launch.


If he is overclocking you cant go wrong with a 7950 either.clock for clock the 7950 and gtx 670 is very close in performance.Right out of the box sure the 670 and 680 are better then the 7970 and 7950 however when all are overclocked theres a few percent that seperates them not enough to matter anyways..When there all overclocked to there max potential id hae no problem choosing a 7950 over any of them,
a b K Overclocking
May 20, 2012 12:51:26 AM

expat said:
hi can anybody give me their sapphire 7950 oc results and their general impression of the card as i am very interested in buying one.
thx

When OCed, it surpasses HD 7970, here's an OC guide of HD 7950 using voltage tweaking you can see results yourself.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-7950-overclock-...
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May 20, 2012 8:59:28 PM

i am planning on overclocking and i do also like to experiment and tweaks for your feedback so far cards.
i currently have an hd 5870 under water and think i would probably be able to get gtx 680 performance and more from a hd 7950 under water.
i would like to hear from hd7950 owners who have overclocked their cards and are they happy with the performance.
can i also thank you guys for your feedback so far
a b K Overclocking
May 21, 2012 1:14:38 AM

GTX 680 won't be OCed too far unless it has a custom PCB, water cooling won't benefit the GPU too much and also for the sake of 2-3 FPS more it doesn't worth the risk, you can OC it a little far from the review but stability issues might incur.
Anonymous
May 21, 2012 2:40:33 AM

expat said:
i am planning on overclocking and i do also like to experiment and tweaks for your feedback so far cards.
i currently have an hd 5870 under water and think i would probably be able to get gtx 680 performance and more from a hd 7950 under water.
i would like to hear from hd7950 owners who have overclocked their cards and are they happy with the performance.
can i also thank you guys for your feedback so far


You will not need water to get gtx 680 performance from a 7950.I was beating a stock gtx 680 by 12% average in games on air with my 7950.. And this is without even touching voltages.
a b K Overclocking
May 21, 2012 4:46:49 AM

Anonymous said:
You will not need water to get gtx 680 performance from a 7950.I was beating a stock gtx 680 by 12% average in games on air with my 7950.. And this is without even touching voltages.

Beating? :o 
HD 7950 is 15% slower than GTX 680, even when OCed it won't "beat" it as you say. What's your OCed clocks?
Anonymous
May 21, 2012 7:08:34 AM

there was a thread on here where i did some benches with my old name trust me it is not 15% slower overclocked then a stock gtx 680.I gamed at 1200 mhz core but could get it to 1250 stable.1150 Core would be about equal to a gtx 680 not sure where you got your numbers from.7950 clock for clock is within 3 % of a 7970 and i assure you an overclocked 7970 will smash a stock 680.trust me ive owned it compared it to all 680 benches and i assure you i beat a stock 680 easily.1200 mhz is a 50% overclock from stock so it will have little trouble beating up on a stock gtx 680.I havent seen what a gtx 670 can do as far as overclocking but id bet a 7950 overclocks farther and would beat a gtx 670 overclocked to.People have this misconception that the gtx 670 and 680 are superior when it is infact not true.Like i said a while back where ati screwed up was coming out with there stock clock way to low.clock for clock these cards are dang near even.If you overclock there would be absolutley no shame in going ati.
May 21, 2012 10:44:11 PM

ive made my mind up i think i am going for the sapphire oc version of the 7950 because i think the cooler is very good on that model and will perhaps take me that little bit further on my overclock on air if not there is always water
thx guys
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