- By Fang Zhou_D @Sep 29, 2013
Ultra Durable VGA™
Features & Benefits Lower GPU Temperature Ultra Durable VGA board provides dramatic cooling effect on lowering both GPU and memory temperature by doubling the copper inner layer of PCB. Better Overclocking Capability Ultra Durable VGA board reduces voltage ripples in normal and transient state, thus effectively lowers noises and ensures higher overclocking capability. Decrease Power Switching Loss Ultra Durable VGA board allows more bandwidth for electron passage and reduces circuit impedance. The less circuit impedance, the more stable flow of current and can effectively improve power efficiency.
Patented "Triangle Cool" Technology
GIGABYTE introduces the latest exclusive "Triangle Cool" Technology to reach a better cooling performance. The latest patented technology combines fin with clip module in a special triangle shape. With the original anti-turbulence structure plus the new triangle cooling design, it enhances the efficiency of heat dissipation dramatically by minimizing the flow of turbulence between fans. Therefore, the "Triangle Cool" Technology provides a more efficient air flow for the cooling system.
Supporting multiple independent display outputs simultaneously, AMD Eyefinity technology delivers innovative graphics display capabilities enabling massive desktop workspaces and ultra-immersive visual environments for the ultimate panoramic computing experience.
AMD EyeSpeed technology helps you: ¦Enjoy beautifully rich and clear video playback when streaming from the web ¦Take in your favorite movies in stunning, stutter-free HD quality ¦Run multiple applications smoothly at maximum speed ¦Enjoy lightning fast game play and realistic physics effects
Upgrade to even greater 3D performance quickly and easily thanks to plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology
Avivo™could provide vibrant high fidelity, flawlessly smooth next-generation video playback. Avivo™ technology easily allows your PCs to become digital home media center by its compelling video pipeline design that comprises the latest high definition video hardware acceleration, including H.264 and WMV9.
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 7 is the next generation operating system that will mark a dramatic improvement in the way the OS takes advantage of the graphics processing unit (GPU) to provide a more compelling user experience. By taking advangate of the GPU for both graphics and computing, Windows 7 will not only make todays's PCs more visual and more interactive but also ensure that they have the speed and responsiveness customers want
As a citizen of the global village, GIGABYTE exert ourselves to be a pioneer in environment care. Give the whole of Earth a promise that our products do not contain any of the restricted substances in concentrations and applications banned by the RoHS Directive, and are capable of being worked on at the higher temperatures required for lead free solder. One Earth and GIGABYTE Cares!
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- by Fang Zhou_D @Sep 29, 2013
GIGABYTE Technology, Inc
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Radeon HD 7950 Graphic Card
PCI Express 3.0 x16
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System power supply requirement: 500W
5.0" (126.0 mm)
11.2" (285.0 mm)
1.5" (38.0 mm)
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Accelerated Parallel Processing Technology
AMD HD3D Technology
ZeroCore Power Technology
Avivo HD Technology
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First time PC builder. Really happy with this GPU got a 1200mhz overlock on the core even with the voltage lock. People say that roughly you need to have +200mhz on a 7950 to match a 7970 so theoretically overclock on of these to 1200mhz matches a 7970 ghz at 1000mhz at 100$ cheaper. Fans are quiet enough don't really notice them at all when gaming and the temps during 100% load stay around 60 to 67 with overclock which is good enough again. Got 42 FPS on metro last light benchmark utility with everything at very high, texture filtering at x16.
All in all this is my first video card purchase but overall very happy with the experience. Got a good/stable overclock, it's not to loud, and temperatures are good enough. The HD 7950 card in general is probably one of the best values for performance propitiations out there.
I've only had it for about a month now, but it has not let me down yet. Whisper quiet, very fast. Benchmarked 56 fps on Ultra in Tomb Raider, as well as a 90 fps average in Bioshock Infinite on max settings. Even after a good 5 hour gaming session, I have yet to hear the fans. For the price and the performance, I highly recommend this GPU.
Built my very first PC with this card last week. Came with Crysis 3 and Bioshock Infinite. Turning off AA (I don't notice the difference), both games play effortlessly at 60fps. Definitely would recommend it to anybody looking for a good value/high performance card -- especially because of the Never Settle bundle!
First I should mention I have chosen not to add any pros/cons or to rate this card based on my specific use. I think this is a great card especially for the price. So I've given it 4 stars, because I would buy it again. And any/all pro's/cons listed are unrelated to crypto mining.
I am currently using this card for Litecoin and cryptocurrency mining, OC'ed to 1100MHz core 1350MHz memory and getting great hash speeds of 650kh/s. I am not using this card for gaming, however the Windforce design keeps the card cool (72 deg max on an open air case). Not too noisy but of course you can hear them three fans going at it.
The only disadvantage is voltage is locked to 1.250 (that's quite high, really), so there isn't much leeway in overclocking. There are guides on how to downgrade the firmware (at your own risk) to bring down the voltage to stock 1.090v.
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