Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB DDR5 Flex Edition Video Card Review

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I used to want to be a storm chaser. I know it sounds funny, but when I was younger, I was always fascinated by tornadoes and the like. One of my fondest memories was during high school. During a school break, my grandpa decided to come up and visit. I had nothing better to do at that time so I decided to visit him for a week. We drove from my house in Virginia to his place in Florida. However, on the way we hit some crazy weather in Georgia. My grandpa was an old truck driver and his car had a good CB radio in it. We heard that a tornado had been spotted and touched down nearby. Out of nowhere, visibility dropped to nothing and everyone on the road pulled over. The car was pelted with hail and debris for what felt like a minute or two. Then everything was clear and you could see the tornado move off into the distance. Yup, we were run over by a tornado. Luckily, everyone was OK and the only damage was to his nice Caddy.

 

The Discovery Channel has a storm chaser show that has been on for a few seasons. One of the guys on that show had dedicated a ton of time to record an IMAX movie. Last year, that movie came to the Museum of Science and Industry down in Chicago. They played it in their Omnimax theater. If anyone has been in an Omnimax, it is a huge dome that requires you to sit back, and look up. Pair with surround sound, and the experience was awesome. Something similar can be said about AMD's Eyefinity. A good experience is awesome. Sapphire provides a special brand of cards that makes Eyefinity easy.

 

The Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB DDR5 Flex Edition is Sapphire's most powerful Flex card to date. The 7950 Flex Edition negates the need for a Display Port monitor for Eyefinity support. On top of that, Sapphire provides their proven Dual-X cooler and a factory overclock. Core clock speed has been set to 860MHz, while the memory is still 3GB DDR5 and clocked at 1250MHz (5000MHz effective). The 7950 uses the newest AMD GCN 28nm chip with 1792 stream processors and features all of the same AMD technologies. The interface features the newest PCI Express 3.0. The 7900 Series is the first GPU that can simultaneously output multiple and discrete audio streams via HDMI and DisplayPort Output. Sapphire also includes their latest TriXX utility for monitoring and performance tuning.

 

 

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