Looking at the video card you can see the really awesome cooler design which sees a dual fan setup here on a great looking red shroud. Of course the cooler is the popular VF3000A from Zalman and overall it does look fantastic with its copper heatpipes and huge heatsink.
What really looks great on the cooler, though, is the memory sinks that you can see in the two pictures above. Most companies coolers have the memory cooled via the same main cooler, but you can see here Zalman opt for little heatsinks placed separately.
This is probably one of the larger things that appeal to us when it comes to buying a video card direct from Zalman. You get to experience the VF3000A cooler and the memory heatsinks without having to pull off your current cooler and then install this all separately. Out of the box you know the main heatsink and memory heatsinks are all mounted perfectly and you just don't need to worry about it at all.
Taking a quick look at some of the other parts of the card you can see we've got the standard dual 6-pin PCIe power connectors while moving closer you can see we've got two CrossFire connectors.
In the I/O department you can see we've got a fairly standard HD 7900 series setup which sees a single Dual-Link DVI connector, HDMI port and two Mini DisplayPort connectors to round off the connectivity side of things.
Having a look below you can see the specifications of the Zalman HD 7950-Z VF3000 which sees a core clock of 800MHz and the 2GB of GDDR5 carries a clock of 1250MHz or 5000MHz QDR.
This is of course reference clock speeds and it's a little disappointing to see that Zalman have installed this great looking cooler and left the clocks at the reference ones. It would've been nice to see them push the core to maybe 900MHz and the memory to 5200MHz QDR or something similar, but it wasn't to be this time around.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Package]
- Page 2 [The Card and Specifications]
- Page 3 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - 3DMark 11]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Unigine Heaven Benchmark]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Mafia II]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Lost Planet 2]
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