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Anyone have any prior experience with XFX and their GPU's?

#1PathlessBulletPosted 8/28/2013 4:50:47 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150671


Dat price and lifetime warranty are making me sweaty.
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#2GreenMage7Posted 8/28/2013 4:57:21 PM
PathlessBullet posted...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150671


Dat price and lifetime warranty are making me sweaty.


I have no experience with them, but that card is voltage locked so you are losing a lot of overclocking headroom. That said, even at the stock voltage you will be getting 680/770 level of performance so it's a decent deal. You might want to check reviews on the card to be more in depth.
#3Snuckie7Posted 8/28/2013 5:06:12 PM
I would not get any XFX 7900 card. The cooler is completely inadequate, and their custom PCB sucks for overclocking. Wait for a deal on a Sapphire, MSI, or HIS card; a nice warranty doesn't compensate for a horrible product.
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#4PathlessBullet(Topic Creator)Posted 8/28/2013 5:36:48 PM
How bout a Vapor-X from Sapphire then?
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#5cuteboi100Posted 8/28/2013 5:57:51 PM
I confirm that the XFX 7950 sucks for overclocking. It's voltage locked and I can't it past 1050 stably.
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#6PathlessBullet(Topic Creator)Posted 8/28/2013 6:09:05 PM
cuteboi100 posted...
I confirm that the XFX 7950 sucks for overclocking. It's voltage locked and I can't it past 1050 stably.


But it seems the more premium priced versions can't go much higher themselves. 1100/1500 seems to be the standard for the most pricey/recommended 7950's.
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#7Snuckie7Posted 8/28/2013 6:11:40 PM
Where did you see that? The HWBot average for a 7950 is 1140MHz, and that's including all the bad models.
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#8GreenMage7Posted 8/28/2013 6:14:37 PM
PathlessBullet posted...
cuteboi100 posted...
I confirm that the XFX 7950 sucks for overclocking. It's voltage locked and I can't it past 1050 stably.


But it seems the more premium priced versions can't go much higher themselves. 1100/1500 seems to be the standard for the most pricey/recommended 7950's.


That's at stock voltage. A lot of people use that because it's super stable, cool, more than a enough performance, etc.

I keep mine at 1150/1500 myself, but I can push it to 1245/1700 with the fans on 100% and the air conditioning on. Of course mileage varies by card, even with from the same manufacturer with the same cooler.

This is my card:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

It goes on sale for cheaper than that sometimes. I'm pretty sure this is Snuckie's card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

However I believe I've seen him say that they changed the parts used in the card so it no longer offers the performance of his actual card. The one he actually possesses is one of the very best but if they don't use the same parts then that changes things. I'm sure it's still good.

I have heard good things about Sapphires as well but I really suggest you punch each card you are looking at into search engines and go through reviews. Specifically look for ones that reference overclocking and coolers.
#9Snuckie7Posted 8/28/2013 6:15:50 PM
This guide is relevant.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1394623/belials-comprehensive-guide-to-7950s/0_20
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