|XFX Radeon R7950 Black Edition Video Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Tuesday, 31 January 2012|
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FX-795A-TDBC Detailed Features
The connectors available include one DVI, one HDMI, and two mini-DisplayPort. The DVI connector is a startling red color. XFX claims their custom backplate with the "XFX" cutout permits twice the airflow of a standard backplate, but this seems unlikely.
The XFX R7950 Black Edition Double Dissipation video card has two 6-pin PCI-E power connectors. However, solder pads on the back of the card reveal that a version with an 8-pin connector could be made.
While the "Double Dissipation" cooler on the R7950 superficially seems identical to the one on the R7970, looking at the bottom we can see a visible copper heat pipe on the R7970 (upper card in the image below) that's not present on the R7950.
With the cooler removed, we can see the copper plate for GPU cooling and thermal pads for the memory and VRMs. As is sadly often the case, way too much thermal compound was used during the assembly of this card.
The Radeon 7950 GPU is a blank mirror with no part numbers or other markings. 12 Hynix memory chips (one with a thermal pad over it) surround the GPU.
We'll cover the features and specifications of this card in the next section.