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Asus HD 7950 TOP 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card - AMD 3 for FREE Promotion £239.99 @ Overclockers

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The next generation Asus HD7950-3GD5 graphics card has arrived, fitted with a 28nm GPU that packs 4.3bn transistors and is combined with 3GB GDDR5 Memory, it provides users with the speed for smoother gaming. Supporting full DirectX 11, AMD CrossFireX and AMD HD3D, the GPU includes an exclusive tweak utility which allows users to tune the performance of up to four graphics cards and check card status via an intuitive interface.

This GPU Tweak function links the GPU clock frequency to the voltage, so as you scale the GPU clock the voltage automatically follows; a useful tool for inexperienced Overclockers, It also enables users to select between 2D and 3D mode by providing the ability to change the respective clock speeds, voltages and fan speeds of either. Disabling the 2D mode also forces the faster 3D mode, stabilising overclocking and benchmarking results.

Embedded with GPU-Z to access accurate graphics card information, the card also contains a live update driver and BIOS benefiting users with the ability to keep their card in the best condition. Widget monitoring provides the choice to display the most needed information including a full widget, light widget or real time monitoring.

Furthermore, new PCI Express 3.0 delivers improved encoding and twice the performance of the previous PCI Express 2.0 and vision horizons can be expanded across six displays with AMD Eyefinity technology. This technology delivers innovative graphics display capabilities enabling massive desktop workspaces and ultra-immersive visual environments for the ultimate panoramic computing experience.


- Cranked 100MHz over reference for an ultimate engine clock of 900MHz
- Dual fan DirectCU thermal delivers 20% cooler performance with direct heat dissipation and runs significantly quieter at 600% greater airflow
- GPU Tweak provides a professional yet intuitive graphics tuning interface for real time card adjustment and monitoring
- The latest PCIe 3.0 bus standard delivers improved encoding for twice the performance of current PCIe 2.0
- Expand visual horizon across six displays with AMD Eyefinity technology
- PCI-E 3.0 Ready: Delivers double the bandwidth per lane of PCIe GEN2 for faster GPU- CPU
- Fastest single GPU graphics card on the planet
- Hugely overclockable
- Vastly cooler running than previous generation
- Quieter running than previous generation
- Compute Power: 3.5 TFLOPS
- Core Clock Speed: 900MHz
- Primitive Rate: 2 prim / clk
- Shader Architecture: GCN
- Stream Processors: 32 CU / 1792 ALU
- Texture Units: 128
- ROPS / Z-Stencil: 32 / 128
- Frame Buffer / Memory: 3GB GDDR5
- Memory Width / Speed: 384 bit / 5000MHz
- Load / Idle Board Power: <300W / <3W
- Power Connectors: 8-pin + 6-pin
- Display Outputs: 1xDVI + 2x mDP + 1x HDMI
- 3yr Warranty
- AMD 3 for FREE Promotion including Dirt 3 Showdown, Nexuiz, Deus Ex Games (Subject to availability)

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    KRIS DEE
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    Edited By: KRIS DEE on Jul 31, 2012 00:42: update
    Zaim2012
    This is actually a great deal. After selling the games it should work out to £220-£230

    Edited By: Zaim2012 on Jul 30, 2012 22:01: !
    dilzo
    This version of the card had an issue with the cooling. Not sure if it's fixed yet however. http://www.overclock.net/t/1220328/behardware-asus-hd-7950-directcu-ii-fault-report
    Sackboy
    Are PCI 3.0 cards backwards compatible with PCI 2.0?
    kgrings
    Sackboy
    Are PCI 3.0 cards backwards compatible with PCI 2.0?


    Of course, and PCI-E 3.0 makes very little difference (1-2%) with games unless running multiple cards in CF / SLI. For a few gCompute (OpenCL) application it can make a major difference (depending on the dataset I presume) but not for games.
    Sackboy
    So if my mobo doesnt support 3.0, i can still run this card?
    roister
    Sackboy
    So if my mobo doesnt support 3.0, i can still run this card?


    Yes. It is backward compatible. Same as you can use usb 2 on a usb 3 port

    Edited By: roister on Jul 31, 2012 00:00
    Sackboy
    thanks for clearing that up :)
    lugsy3
    Looks a good deal this tempted to upgrade from my hd 6870 to this for bf3.Some good deals around at the mo. My sort of price range.
    bigmike20vt
    great card decent price.
    shame nvidia bork you using physx if it detects and ATI card in there otherwise i would be tempted to get this and move my NV card over to be a physics card.(I know you can hack it but...............)
    MBeeching
    I originally intended to buy a 7950, would have snapped one up at this price.
    Majnu
    superb price
    strocky
    I'm assuming you could run 2560 x 1440 res on a Dell U2711 using the Mini-Port connection on this card?

    If so could you run BF3 with everything maxed with this card?
    kharma45
    strocky
    I'm assuming you could run 2560 x 1440 res on a Dell U2711 using the Mini-Port connection on this card?

    If so could you run BF3 with everything maxed with this card?


    Not at that resolution, no.
    MBeeching
    kharma45
    strocky
    I'm assuming you could run 2560 x 1440 res on a Dell U2711 using the Mini-Port connection on this card?

    If so could you run BF3 with everything maxed with this card?


    Not at that resolution, no.


    40+ fps ain't too shabby.
    Pslyman
    MBeeching
    kharma45
    strocky
    I'm assuming you could run 2560 x 1440 res on a Dell U2711 using the Mini-Port connection on this card?

    If so could you run BF3 with everything maxed with this card?


    Not at that resolution, no.


    40+ fps ain't too shabby.


    You do not require any anti aliasing at such a high resolution so it is very possible that you could run BF3 at a very decent frame rate with everything else maxed out.
    MBeeching
    Pslyman
    MBeeching
    kharma45
    strocky
    I'm assuming you could run 2560 x 1440 res on a Dell U2711 using the Mini-Port connection on this card?

    If so could you run BF3 with everything maxed with this card?


    Not at that resolution, no.


    40+ fps ain't too shabby.


    You do not require any anti aliasing at such a high resolution so it is very possible that you could run BF3 at a very decent frame rate with everything else maxed out.


    BIt of FXAA/SMAA would still be useful. AA is fun at all resolutions, except maybe 4k :p
    Codify
    These cards have been recalled due to a defect with the cooling. No wonder they are being flogged off at this price.
    vulcanproject
    Don't be in a hurry to buy this. In about 2 weeks the game will change because of the Nvidia 660 and 660TI. 660TI will probably beat up the 7950 and cost the same or less
    thechicken
    Shame about the cooling issue, this seems a great price but I think I'll avoid. :(

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