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#3507813 - 01/31/12 12:15 PM AMD RADEON HD7950 is the monster's little brother  
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#3508110 - 01/31/12 06:37 PM Re: AMD RADEON HD7950 is the monster's little brother [Re: JAMF]  
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definitely gonna aim for the XFX 900Mhz Edition ($499.99), hopefully they aren't sold out by time my tax return is here.

i wonder if they are flashable to 7970 :P as the XFX has a Dual BIOS.


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#3508197 - 01/31/12 08:33 PM Re: AMD RADEON HD7950 is the monster's little brother [Re: JAMF]  
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#3508509 - 02/01/12 06:35 AM Re: AMD RADEON HD7950 is the monster's little brother [Re: JAMF]  
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My 5850 is still kicking butt, so this might be a decent upgrade 2 years from now.

#3508713 - 02/01/12 03:11 PM Re: AMD RADEON HD7950 is the monster's little brother [Re: JAMF]  
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#3508901 - 02/01/12 07:31 PM Re: AMD RADEON HD7950 is the monster's little brother [Re: SkateZilla]  
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Originally Posted By: SkateZilla
any reviews for the ASUS Yet?:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121489


Just one ASUS review:

http://www.ocaholic.ch/xoops/html/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=668&sel_lang=english

The TechReport has their "daily shortbread", which lists the news articles of the day. I found the link that way:
http://techreport.com/discussions.x/22402

#3509009 - 02/01/12 10:11 PM Re: AMD RADEON HD7950 is the monster's little brother [Re: JAMF]  
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the only thing im skeptical about is the 3 slot design...

otherwise I'll prolly be dropping my Tax return on a 7950 XFX, whether its the 800Mhz or 900Mhz version I'll have to see as the Overclocked is already sold out...

Im sure I can OC the 800Mhz one to about 1Ghz though.


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#3512020 - 02/05/12 07:42 PM Re: AMD RADEON HD7950 is the monster's little brother [Re: JAMF]  
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#3512039 - 02/05/12 08:00 PM Re: AMD RADEON HD7950 is the monster's little brother [Re: JAMF]  
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the XFX 7950s were out of stock, then in stock, then out of stock again.. errrr


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#3512216 - 02/06/12 12:04 AM Re: AMD RADEON HD7950 is the monster's little brother [Re: SkateZilla]  
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Have you tried Tigerdirect?

Last time I checked, they had both XFXs in stock. Shipping was free. But I am not sure whether you'd have to pay sales tax or not.

#3512297 - 02/06/12 02:59 AM Re: AMD RADEON HD7950 is the monster's little brother [Re: JAMF]  
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yeah, once my tax return is deposited, i'll do my rounds (newEgg, Amazon, Tiger).

I prefer NewEgg for a few reasons, one being that some of the other components i'll be ordering, TD and AMZN dont have at all, so if i order everything from NewEgg it all ships from the same place (Usually).


I did order a few things from TD because they were Cheaper+Free SHipping.


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3x ASUS VS248HP + Hanns�G HZ201HPB + Acer AL2002 (5760x1080+1600x900+1680x1050), Oculus Rift CV
CH Fighterstick, Pro Throt., Pro Pedals, TM Warthog & MFDs, Fanatec CSR Wheel/Shifter, Elite Pedals
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#3513871 - 02/08/12 12:01 AM Re: AMD RADEON HD7950 is the monster's little brother [Re: SkateZilla]  
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Oh man, I hope my tastes never get that high!
Enjoy!

Originally Posted By: SkateZilla
definitely gonna aim for the XFX 900Mhz Edition ($499.99), hopefully they aren't sold out by time my tax return is here.

i wonder if they are flashable to 7970 :P as the XFX has a Dual BIOS.


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#3524103 - 02/22/12 03:19 PM Re: AMD RADEON HD7950 is the monster's little brother [Re: JAMF]  
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the 7800 looks good too, in the range of the 6900 series. due out in about 2 weeks.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/AMD-Radeon-HD7870-HD7850-Pitcairn,14747.html

Also I went with the Sapphire 7950 900MHz Edition, as it has more accessories and a Dual BIOS,

the XFX surprisingly didnt have dual BIOS.

Last edited by SkateZilla; 02/22/12 03:23 PM.

HAF922, Corsair RM850, ASRock Fata1ity 990FX Pro,
Modified Corsair H100, AMD FX8350 @ 5.31GHz, 16GB G.SKILL@DDR2133,
2x R7970 Lightnings, +1 HD7950 @ 1.1/6.0GHz, Creative XFi Fata1ity Platinum Champ.,
3x ASUS VS248HP + Hanns�G HZ201HPB + Acer AL2002 (5760x1080+1600x900+1680x1050), Oculus Rift CV
CH Fighterstick, Pro Throt., Pro Pedals, TM Warthog & MFDs, Fanatec CSR Wheel/Shifter, Elite Pedals
Intensity Pro 10-Bit, TrackIR 4 Pro, WD Black 1.5TB, WD Black 640GB, Samsung 850 500GB, My Book 4TB

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