Gigabyte give the HD 7950 the WindForce treatment
Ryan Martin / 7 years ago
Gigabyte has been giving AMD’s reference HD 7950 the WindForce treatment. Gigabyte has taken the reference cards and given them a generous triple fan WindForce cooler featuring what appears to be three 80mm fans. This is placed on top of AMD’s reference PCB design to give the more traditional blue and black Gigabyte colour scheme we are used to seeing. The WindForce HD 7950 packs a really dense set of aluminium fins covering the GPU, VRM and memory chips. The heat appears to be drawn away by 3 large probably 8mm direct contact copper heat pipes. Gigabyte claims the three 80mm fans have been slightly angled to optimise the way air is exhausted, so most the air gets either pushed out the top of the card or through the rear PCI bracket area.
The part number of the WindForce HD 7950 is the GV-R795WF3-3GD and it comes factory overclocked out of the box to a 900MHz level like many other card manufacturers offer, the memory maintains the standard 5GHz effective clock speed. The card is currently available for purchase on Newegg for $489.99 and on Scan for £395.27.