Which is better?

Which would you pick and why?


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11196-09-40G-HD7950-Vapox-X-Graphics/dp/B0091MFBZC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361308830&sr=8-1


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-7950-Radeon-Graphics-Card/dp/B0071LP5ME/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1361308830&sr=8-2


The Gigabyte is £8 cheaper but that doesn't matter i just want to know which one is has better cooling and any other differences, im thinking the vapor x is better but not 100% sure.
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  1. I would say you are right with the Vapor-X. The cooling solution is stronger as it uses both heatpipes, and a vapor chamber along with the heatsink that sits on the GPU. Also you get a slightly higher boost state then you do with the gigabyte. In other words a slight edge in the factory overclock.
  2. bigshootr8 said:
    I would say you are right with the Vapor-X. The cooling solution is stronger as it uses both heatpipes, and a vapor chamber along with the heatsink that sits on the GPU. Also you get a slightly higher boost state then you do with the gigabyte. In other words a slight edge in the factory overclock.



    How high do you think i could overclock this this gpu?

    Using this case if that makes alot of difference


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003OESTP2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE
  3. Well I would say that it truly depends on the silicon lottery. And by that I mean that chips have different thermal thresholds that you can put them through. And it depends if you get a chip that can be overclocked a little or overclocked not as much. However that being said 7950's have been regarded as very strong overclocking chips and I would half expect you to get a pretty nice overclock given the premium cards you are looking at versus the stock cards.
  4. bigshootr8 said:
    Well I would say that it truly depends on the silicon lottery. And by that I mean that chips have different thermal thresholds that you can put them through. And it depends if you get a chip that can be overclocked a little or overclocked not as much. However that being said 7950's have been regarded as very strong overclocking chips and I would half expect you to get a pretty nice overclock given the premium cards you are looking at versus the stock cards.



    Could you just give me a number i dont care if its not bang on, i just want to know what would a reasonable overclock be for this card, 1100? 1150? 9000?
  5. This article did a overclocking guide and they received around a 20% increase that I would consider to be pretty good.
    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_hd_7950_overclock_guide,15.html
  6. I have the Gigabyte 7950 3gb Windforce and I'm loving it so far. I had overheating problems with my other GPUs in the past but the Gigabyte hasn't gotten above 50c in pretty demanding stress test. I've played around with OCing a little in benchmarking and got up to 1150mhz stable at 50c with a 15-20% fps increase. I have read people getting 1200-1250mhz stable but as was said before it's luck of the draw
  7. Correct. But still 15-20% is still pretty respectable.
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