We`re looking at the Gigabyte HD 7950 today, it`s a ramped-up version of the AMD design, coming with a customized air cooler called the Windforce. As we`ve seen in the past from Gigabyte, excellent cooling is characteristic of this Windforce design, so we hope that trend continues with this new card. We know the 7970 is a perfomance monster, but what about this 7950? Is it strong enough to fend off the GTX 580? Framerates tell some of the story, but what about temperatures? Power consumption? Gaming value? Let`s take a closer look at the Gigabyte 7950 and answer those questions for you."
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