Gainward Bliss Golden Sample 7950GT 512mb
Published: 15th November 2006 | Source: Gainward | Price: |The Card
Gainward have implemented a very sexy cooler on the Gainward 7950 GT. Matt black, with "Gainward Beyond your senses" on it, you're case would not gain "bling" but would certainly gain a very attractive, sleek looking card. The black find on the cooler underneath the drilled front only add to the coolness of the cards look.
The rear of the card as usual has Gainward's mounting mechanism on it allowing the cooler to be securely attached to the PCB. Gainward put their cards together to a high quality level and this card is certainly not an exception the the rule.
The card is rather more squat that some of the more recently tested cards and takes up a lot less room length ways than say the X1950 pro's that I recently reviewed. This makes it ideal for smaller form factor cases.
* GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 7950GT
* GPU Clockspeed: 580+ MHz
* Memory: 512MB 1,4ns DDR3
* Memory Clockspeed: 1500+ MHz
* Pixels per clock (peak) : 24
* Bandwidth: 44,8 GB/s
* Ramdac: 400 MHz
* Bus: PCI-Express
* Cooling: Fan (Two-slot)
* Video-Features: Component, S-Video & Composite Out
* Connectivity: Dvi + Dvi + Video-Out
The card is good looking and is well built. Now let's take a look at the cooler:
The fan is almost silent and I could not hear it over my system fans even when all of them were throttled down all the way. This is definitely a card that could go into a HTPC with a minimal amount of fuss and noise so I am impressed with Gainward's cooling solution.
The card looks good on the outside so let's see how it performs.