New Video card time, thinking Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X OC

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by M pro, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. M pro

    M pro Member

    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm thinking it’s time to update my system but I really I don't see the point it changing my CPU or my motherboard as its still quite fast

    Intel i7 920, D0 @4.2
    Asus P6T Deluxe V2
    6GB (3x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3
    Gainward GTX 295 V2

    I got that back in Sep 03, 2009!

    I think the main problem my system has is my old GTX 295 video card
    Half the time I can't use the SLI function as it crash's Guild wars...Guild wars 2... known bug with older SLI so I’m having to run it as a single card so it’s not the best at high rez

    After looking around I have been able to find a card that seems like it’s the right fit for me and that’s the Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X OC

    I have been able to find it for £240 and it’s based on a custom 7970 pcb and overclocks Just as well as the 7970 if not more

    I’m just making sure I haven’t missed anything here as it’s been a long time from my last video card and I’m making sure it will be an upgrade and my CPU will be ok

    I also had a bad experience with ATI in the past with there ATI 4870x2, worst card I ever had and trying to run it in crossfire.. Forget it.. put me off ATI for years so I take it the 7950’s are reliable?


    Thanks Guys

    Edit go to page two for update
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013
  2. eclap

    eclap Banned

    Messages:
    31,511
    Likes Received:
    1
    vapor-x oc? can you link the card?
     
  3. M pro

    M pro Member

    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
  4. eclap

    eclap Banned

    Messages:
    31,511
    Likes Received:
    1
    ok, that's the same card I have. the boost. great card and it would work great with your rig.
     

  5. Deathchild

    Deathchild Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,972
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, great choice.
     
  6. Coolerking

    Coolerking Member Guru

    Messages:
    145
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ive got that card and so far it has been a beast. no problems at all and it runs most everything at max, very quiet too.
     
  7. Pill Monster

    Pill Monster Banned

    Messages:
    25,234
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah you won't be disappointed.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2013
  8. Jagman

    Jagman Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    1,942
    Likes Received:
    0
    Must admit that I have also been looking at the exact same card......And my bank account is getting very worried :uhoh:
     
  9. PNeV

    PNeV Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,072
    Likes Received:
    0
    Vapor-X is an awesome card
     
  10. yasamoka

    yasamoka Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    4,320
    Likes Received:
    0
    7950 Vapor-X is an excellent card.
     

  11. 3dPlayer

    3dPlayer Banned

    Messages:
    1,820
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nvidia is better. :banana:
     
  12. Pill Monster

    Pill Monster Banned

    Messages:
    25,234
    Likes Received:
    0
    Don't start with that crap.
     
  13. 3dPlayer

    3dPlayer Banned

    Messages:
    1,820
    Likes Received:
    0
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2013
  14. Pill Monster

    Pill Monster Banned

    Messages:
    25,234
    Likes Received:
    0
  15. 3dPlayer

    3dPlayer Banned

    Messages:
    1,820
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was supporting my inicial sentence, which you said it was crap.How is it crap when Nvidia has low latency and more smooth gameplay?

    If you have no idea or you didn't click the link then you are the one that has to abandon this thread.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2013

  16. Pill Monster

    Pill Monster Banned

    Messages:
    25,234
    Likes Received:
    0
    Your username suits you.
    Furthermore this is not an ATI vs Nvidia thread, the OP specifically asked about the 7950.

    So how about you step out before I report you for trolling.
     
  17. 3dPlayer

    3dPlayer Banned

    Messages:
    1,820
    Likes Received:
    0
    For trolling?That's a good one...

    Your nick suits you aswell, monster stands for arrogant bastard.

    I can cherry pick some sentences too you know, here is one:

     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2013
  18. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

    Messages:
    10,646
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's a quality card, you'll be very happy with the performance increase.
     
  19. Deathchild

    Deathchild Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,972
    Likes Received:
    0
    He just can't get over the fact that the 7950 is the flagship best bang for buck card of the year. :D
     
  20. 3dPlayer

    3dPlayer Banned

    Messages:
    1,820
    Likes Received:
    0
    I can, i'm only gathering feedback and trying to get to a conclusion, but for that we need someone that has both cards.I wish i had my ex 7850 to do some tests.
     

Share This Page