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SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 100352MAC 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card MAC Edition

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  • 3GB 384-bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16 3GB Memory

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The SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 MAC Edition graphics card offers astounding yet reliable graphics performance for your Apple PC.   It comes with Radeon HD 7950 GPU and advanced cooling system. The dual slot blower fan with vapor-chamber ensures low temperature even under extreme load. This graphics card has the latest GDDR5 memory clocked at 5000MHz effective, and runs with a core clock speed of 800MHz.  Packed with AMD’s advanced GPU technologies such as GCN architecture, next generation AMD Eyefinity technology, AMD App technology, AMD PowerTune technology and more, the SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 MAC Edition graphics card will delivers extreme graphics performance hardcore gamers demand.  

  • newegg AMD PowerTune technology (with Boost) AMD PowerTune technology (with Boost) is a breakthrough technology that sets an entirely new direction for maximum performance at TDP. It allows the Radeon HD 7950 GPU to be designed with higher engine clock speeds which can be applied on the broad set of applications that have thermal headroom. In HD 7900 series, AMD PowerTune technology enables intelligent power monitoring to enable higher clock speeds and better performance in your favorite games.
  • newegg New GCN Architecture for Leading DirectX 11 Performance AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series (codename Tahiti) boasts the world's first 28nm GPU architecture which is optimized for gaming and compute. The Radeon HD 7950 GPU features up to 28 Compute Units, each with 64 Vector Units for up to 1792 Stream Processors, along with dual geometry engines and dual Asynchronous Compute Engines (ACE). Backed by 384-bit 3GB of GDDR5 memory, AMD Radeon HD 7950 with GCN Architecture enables a smooth gaming and computing experience like never before.
  • newegg Next Generation AMD Eyefinity Technology & AMD HD3D AMD Eyefinity 2.0 features all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation, brand new display configurations and an expanded and more immersive field of view. With full support for 3GHz HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 HBR2, the AMD Radeon HD 7970 is set to drive next generation displays at up to 4K resolution. The AMD Radeon HD 7970 is also backed by AMD’s open 3D initiative for stereo 3D gaming and Blu-ray 3D movies.
  • newegg AMD ZeroCore Power Technology AMD ZeroCore Power technology found in the AMD Radeon HD 7950 enables lower idle power than any other currently available graphics card. With support for AMD CrossFire technology, AMD ZeroCore Power eliminates wasted power, as well as additional heat and noise from extra cards when you are not using them.
  • newegg Enhanced Multi-GPU Capabilities with PCI Express 3.0 AMD CrossFire technology is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Unlocking game-dominating power, AMD CrossFire technology, coupled with native support for PCI Express 3.0, will allow for unprecedented bandwidth in TriFire and QuadFire configurations.
  • newegg AMD App Acceleration AMD App Acceleration lets you speed up applications and enjoy brilliant video. Enjoy improved GPGPU performance and new features including Video Codec Engine (VCE) in many top media, entertainment and everyday productivity applications powered by the unprecedented 28nm GCN Architecture. AMD Radeon HD 7950 fully supports DirectCompute 11 and OpenCL 1.2, enabling broad application support today and tomorrow.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • N/A
  • 12/12/2013 3:32:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsbad card out of box

Pros: can't tell yet.. card doesn't work properly

Cons: well.. plugged it in, it ran 70 plus C IMMEDIATLY... graphics were beyond choppy... and when plugged into DVI... graphics were blurry.. just horrible. If the replacement I get is the same, i'll return and get my money back... and go back to my 5870 which isn't a bad card...

Other Thoughts: h o l y over priced!!! just cuz it's for mac they can charge over twice what it should be...

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  • LittleMissSunshine
  • 10/30/2013 3:27:03 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMade my aging MAC feel brand new again

Pros: Super quiet when in idle. Adobe After Effects renders have sped up and saw improvements over across All Adobe CC programs.

Easy to install

Cons: She's a power hog. With the new card my machine is now a power hungry animal (750w).

Other Thoughts: I did experience flicking with my initial installment. After a bit of research, and process of elimination, it happened to be power irregularities. With the new card my machine is now a power hungry animal (750w). This was easily fixed with the purchase of a more heftier automatic voltage regulator.

Mac Pro Specs:

27" Apple LED Cinema Display (mini)
22" Apple Cinema Display (DVI)

Mac pro 3,1
2 x 2.8Ghz Quad-Cores
1TB hard drive (HHD)
320GB hard drive (HHD)
ATI Sapphire HD 7950 Gfx 3GB

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  • 9/8/2013 10:07:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsNot great for 3D applications.

Pros: Two mini displayports so that you can use two Apple Cinema Displays. NVidia sadly doesn't have that on their Mac versions.

Gaming performance was increased over the stock Radeon HD5870.

(My system is a 2010 Mac Pro 3.33Ghz Intel Xeon (6 core) processor with 24 GB RAM. )

Cons: There was no noticeable difference in the 3D apps I use (Modo, Maya, Mudbox, Realflow or Houdini). Mudbox actually fared worse with this card and Modo only saw a .1% framerate increase in a few tests I did with large scenes.

Other Thoughts: Maybe its the drivers that need tweaked or maybe I'm expecting too much out of this card.

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  • N/A
  • 7/29/2013 8:23:32 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsThere is an issue, but few will see it

Pros: The card works fine in my mac when booted in OSX or Windows. Gaming performance on the PC side is as good or better than my failed 5870 and the video representation is as good or better on the OSX side.

Cons: There is one issue with the card that has made me give a 3 instead of a 5. I have a two monitor setup one in a horizontal position (primary) one in a vertical position (secondary). When moving windows across the screen on the monitor in the vertical position I would get lines across the screen. They would stay until I forced a refresh by re-clicking clicking a window or object. Very annoying but not a show stopper. I tried all ports DVI, Mini, HDMI and still had the same issue. I rotated the screen to horizontal. Figuring it to be a problem with the firmware that was overlooked in manufacturing and contacted Sapphire. Their conclusion was, it was artifacts and I should RMA the card. On the chance they might be right I did, Newegg was wonderful about doing it and I soon got a new card back. As I suspected the new video card has the exact same issue. Not wanting to spend $100 more for the geforce card that would go in an old system, I am keeping the card and have placed my secondary monitor in a horizontal position. Hopefully a fix will come for maybe a new driver or firmware. The issue does not seem to exists when booted into Windows, but that hardly matters since the secondary monitor is not on when I game.

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  • Josh
  • 7/11/2013 2:06:55 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsInstalled fine in dual proc Mac Pro 2009

Pros: *Finally we get a working option to upgrade without firmware hacks
*Takes up less space then the ATI 4870 it replaced
*Quieter than the card it replaced!
*Has more connection options then the card it replaced
*Mac Pro booted into 10.8.4 no problem after insertion
*Comes with gold membership on Sapphire support site
*Comes with two special 6-pin PCI-E power cables that fit the Mac Pro (I already had these same cables from the original card and so I used the existing cables, which appeared to be exactly the same)
*The card's manual claims this card supports 4K resolutions on DisplayPort and HDMI connectors!
*Since it has 4K support hopefully when any new Cinema displays are released, this will work!

Cons: *It doesn't correctly have a full length bracket and so the the back of the card isn't supported inside the computer
*Doesn't have a metal core to support the card
*The card has four metal bolts supporting the heat sink's back at the right height to be inserted into the slot while it's laying on it's side, those bolts seem like they would scratch the inside of the case as you push in the card.
*OSX 10.8.4 started the first booted with a scaled display, this was not very readable and I had to manually set the resolution back (not the biggest deal).
*Has a select-able firmware mode switch, check that the switch is correct from the factory before installation.

Other Thoughts: I've had the original card in the machine since I purchased it in 2009. I'm not really a gamer however the original card ran extremely hot, had artifact issues with some of the display port adapters and generally had a loud fan. This may cost a little more and not be the latest tech, but I wanted to drop-in replacement that I could still boot to the Mac's PROM or option screens. This was certainly cheaper then any replacement card sold by Apple.

Mac Pro Specs:

2009 Model
Dual Procs (Quad Cores) 2.26Ghz
10TB hard drive space
Sonnet tech ESata 6G External SATA Card
ATI Sapphire 7950 Gfx 3GB

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  • Morghane
  • 4/10/2013 9:32:55 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing upgrade for Mac Pro 3,1

Pros: Amazing specs compared to the 5770.

Just as quiet as the 5770 when idle.

In a 2008 Mac Pro, Unigine and OpenGL benchmarks put OS X graphics performance at over 2x as fast as my outgoing 5770.

Under Windows 8, Resident Evil 5+6, Unigine,and 3DMark benchmarks put DX9 performance at 2x-3x better, DX10 is 1.5x-2x better, and DX11 is 2.6x better.

Real world testing with programs that use OpenGL, OpenCL, DirectX, DirectCompute all show noticeable improvements.

Games such as SimCity, WoW, and Diablo 3 show the most dramatic improvements while programs like Aperture, FCP X, Motion, Premiere Pro, and Photoshop CS6 show more modest, if barely noticeable (a few seconds or FPS), gains.

Cons: Expensive

It does get a bit louder than idle, but not much louder than my outgoing 5770.

It's limited to PCIe 2.0 until Apple can release a Mac Pro with updated PCIe slots.

Other Thoughts: This card has brought new life to my aged Mac Pro. $479 is a bit steep for a card that's no better than a reference model, but well worth it in extending the usefulness out of my Mac.

Sure improvements vary from program to program, but overall still a worthwhile improvement for me.

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  • Eoihn
  • 3/28/2013 3:11:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWas hoping for too much

Pros: It is the best Mac video card out there (boot screen, etc) for Mac OS
About as quiet as the 5770 at idle.
Minidisplay ports, wish all cards came with them

Cons: Expensive
Noticeably louder in games. Would have appreciated a custom quiet cooler for the markup in price instead of the blower.

Other Thoughts: Title says it all. This purchase finally convinces me that my 2009 Mac Pro is at the end of its career.

The card is a decent upgrade over my 5770. It seems better than the 5870 I briefly had but returned to Apple due to heat and noise. As a 2009 owner, would I buy it again? No. If I had a 2012 model, maybe. Just know that if you do buy it here Newegg's VGA Return Policy is really a "Replacement only" policy.

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  • ppdix
  • 3/28/2013 9:45:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot worth it yet.

Pros: The specs look great on paper. Maybe it is a great gaming card. I am not a gamer.

Cons: PCie 3.0, until Apple decides to upgrade the Mac Pro Line we are still stuck with PCIe 2.0. It probably affects the performance of the card.
Not that much faster than a 3 year old ATi 5770 on a Mac Pro 5,1

Other Thoughts: I got the card yesterday... The drivers are already included on Mac OS X 10.8.3.
I am not a gamer or do much video.
I am a Pro Photographer and use Photoshop CS6 and Aperture 3.
My Mac Pro has the fastest SSD in the market, the 1TB OWC accelsior and 32GB of RAM hooked up to 2 27" Apple LED Cinema Displays, one rotated at 90-degrees.
I had some flickering and stuttering on the vertical display with my old Radeon 5770. It is faster on the 7950 but it still struggles.
I don't know if the problem is the "Old" 2010 5,1 Mac Pro with PCIe 2.0 vs the card's PCIe 3.0 but until Apple decides to upgrade the Mac Pro Line, $500 for a little faster video card doesn't work for me.
I ran some Xbench and Geebench tests and the numbers are almost identical. Even some video tests are actually faster on the 3 year old 5770 with just 1GB.
I hope NewEgg doesn't charge me the 15% restocking fee..

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry that you had a bad experience with your HD 7950 MAC Edition.

Independent reviews have found it more than 400% faster than the HD 5770 in some situations. This does of course depend on how you are using it.

We hope that you have had a good experience with Newegg.

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  • Macgoblin
  • 3/27/2013 4:18:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Mac Card

Pros: Very fast relatively quiet. Amazing performance compared to the old mac 5870. A very worthy upgrade specially for starcraft 2 and diablo

Cons: Price. It is pricey but cheaper then the mac 5870 considering

Other Thoughts: I wish it was the 7970 ghz edition but oh well.

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