XFX R7950 Black Edition Review

Test Setup, Overclocking and Temps

XFX R7950 Black Edition Review

Test Setup

XFX R7950 Black Edition with Dual Dissipation Cooler
Catalyst HD7970 Drivers 11.12
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair AX1200W
Corsair GTX8
Corsair H100
Windows 7 Ultimate x64


As you can see the XFX comes out the box a lot faster than the reference card. Although it overclocks as easily as the HIS did it tops out at 25MHz less on both the GPU and Memory. So we should see much better stock performance and perhaps a tiny drop-off in the overclocks.

XFX R7950 Black Edition Review


What a difference a cooler can make. At idle the XFX is comprehensively cooler than the reference design, and even the overclock doesn't overload the Ghost coolers capabilities.

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Most Recent Comments

30-01-2012, 23:57:00


It's been too long since we've reviewed an XFX card, and we've got their famous Black edition of the 7950 here.

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31-01-2012, 00:54:52

Awesome review as usual. Going to be interesting to see what kepler offers seeing as tahiti is a more than capable overclocking architecture.Quote

31-01-2012, 02:07:05

Nice review for a nice graphics card.

I've rarely been impressed by AMD but I must admit that their graphics cards are successful. XFX is one of my favorite brand and I find them particularly beautiful. Quote

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