Sapphire HD7950 Overclock Edition Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Sapphire HD7950 Overclock Edition Review


In our final part of our look at three different takes upon the HD7950, we look at the Sapphire offering.

Sapphire have long provided us with some of the best variants of the Radeon cards and the HD7950 Overclock Edition is no exception. A huge heat-sink bristling with heatpipes should ensure it remains cool no matter the loading, and an out of the box 900MHz GPU core speed will help it fit in with the plug and forget models.

So rather than repeat things you already know, let's get on and look at it.

Technical Specifications

A beast of a cooler, a big old overclock and a copy of the excellent TriXX software. There is a lot to like about the Sapphire HD7950.

ModelSapphire HD7950 Overclock Edition
Core Clock900MHz
Memory Size3GB
Memory TypeGDDR5
Memory Bus384 bit
Memory Speed1250 MHz
PCI BusPCI Express 3.0
Stream Processors1792

2x Mini DisplayPort


Enough preamble. Onwards to the photos...

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Most Recent Comments

31-01-2012, 05:51:49

Great review Tom. The 7950 is looking like a really good buy. Hopefully it drops at the £350 mark.Quote

31-01-2012, 11:40:33

I like the look of that twin cooler. Quote

31-01-2012, 14:33:01

Great review! Looks sweet. Need some other vendors to come in for challenge and lower price.Quote

31-01-2012, 16:22:30

Might be a stupid question. Were those test results taken with the card OC'd to 1150 or at the stock OC of 900mhz?Quote

31-01-2012, 17:26:51

Lord Stark
I take it you've tested using the lastest Catalyst, 8.921.2 RC11? Other review I read showed recent drivers improved performance anywhere from 10-22% depending on the game.Quote

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