AMD Radeon HD 7950 review

The best HD 7000 series card so far

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AMD hd 7950

At stock speeds the difference between the AMD Radeon HD 7950 and HD 7970 is actually quite pronounced, sometimes by as much as 25%.

That's a pretty reasonable performance difference between your top two GPUs, but it's not actually much to do with what's been chopped out of the GPU architecturally, more to do with the drop in clockspeed.

Once things are evened out in the core clock, through overclocking, there is suddenly almost nothing between the two AMD HD 7000 series cards.

The CrossFire performance is impressive for the AMD Radeon HD 7950 too, offering similar frame rates to the pricier cards, and the savings over the HD 7970 are multiplied in multi-GPU arrays.

DirectX 11 tessellation performance

AMD radeon hd 7950 benchmarks

DirectX 11 gaming performance

AMD radeon hd 7950 benchmarks

AMD radeon hd 7950 benchmarks

AMD radeon hd 7950 benchmarks

AMD radeon hd 7950 benchmarks

AMD radeon hd 7950 benchmarks

DirectX 10 gaming performance

AMD radeon hd 7950 benchmarks

Overclocking performance

AMD radeon hd 7950 benchmarks

AMD radeon hd 7950 benchmarks

AMD radeon hd 7950 benchmarks

CrossFire performance

AMD radeon hd 7950 benchmarks

AMD radeon hd 7950 benchmarks

AMD radeon hd 7950 benchmarks

Tech Specs

Product TypeGraphic Card
Chipset ManufacturerAMD
Chipset ModelHD 7950
HDMIYes
Chipset LineRadeon
Chipset SeriesHD 7000
Maximum Resolution4096 x 3112
Brand NameAMD
Standard Memory3 GB
Host InterfacePCI Express 3.0 x16
HDCP SupportedYes
Multi-GPU TechnologyCrossFire
Analog SignalYes
Digital SignalYes
Dual Link DVI SupportedYes
DVIYes
VGAYes
Number of VGA Outputs1
Number of DVI Outputs1
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Memory TechnologyGDDR5 SDRAM
Form FactorPlug-in Card
ManufacturerAdvanced Micro Devices, Inc
Memory Speed1250 MHz
Product NameRadeon HD 7950 Graphics
Manufacturer Part Numberecx-Mes-UK-1008089
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.amd.com
Marketing Information
  • The world's first 28nm GPU. The revolutionary new GCN Architecture. Ready for DirectX® 11. PCI Express 3.0. The AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 is your personal checklist for ground-breaking technology
  • The next generation of AMD Eyefinity technology is here, featuring all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations. Face it: the best just got better
  • Armed with the new PCI Express 3.0 standard, multi-GPU configurations with AMD CrossFire™ technology are just another way to obliterate the competition with the revolutionary AMD Radeon™ HD 7950
  • Leave no performance behind. Get higher clocks and faster gaming with AMD PowerTune technology on AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 Graphics
  • Fold and mine faster than ever with AMD App Acceleration powered by the unprecedented 28nm GCN Architecture
  • The market isn't ready for 4k video, but Radeon™ is. With full support for 3GHz HDMI 1.4a and DisplayPort 1.2 HBR2, the AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 is set for quad HD
API SupportedDirectCompute 11, OpenGL 4.2, OpenCL 1.2, DirectX 11.0