XFX R7950 Black Edition Review

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XFX R7950 Black Edition Review

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The packaging is certainly attractive, and also not overly large either. Internally the cardboard is stiff and there is a lot of foam to help protect your purchase.

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Taking the card out we can't help notice how gorgeous it is. The design of the Ghost cooler really catches the eye with an aluminium construction and a nice colour scheme which draws the focus on to those two big fans. It's very attractive indeed.

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Despite the Black Edition having a good overclock out the box it still on requires the two 6pin PCIe power connectors. Outputs are the same as the reference too, although we do like the inclusion of the XFX logo in the vents, and the red DVI port. Little touches make the difference.

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The Ghost cooler has lovely minimalist lines and looks attractive from any angle.

We did spot that unlike the reference designs the XFX hasn't got the dual-BIOS switch. Not a deal breaker but an odd omission.

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Most Recent Comments

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

31-01-2012, 02:47:10

it pains me to say this but i like this xfx more than the others i have seen

nice 1 tom Quote

31-01-2012, 04:58:44


You alright bud, you looked absolutely battered on the XFX Video.

Pleased to see an appreciable difference between stock 7970 and 7950 which won't be bridged by a bios frig.

Any suggestions on why the unigen quadfire 7950 score was so poor?

I've noticed something similar on dual 6950's where you go past a certain overclock point and it becomes shockingly bad.Quote

31-01-2012, 07:38:41

This is probably the best looking 7950 at the moment.The initial fan step down was crazy in the video.Quote

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