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The HD 7950 has 2048 SPUs, 128 TAUs and 32 ROPs. The only other ports are on the I/O panel where you'll find a dual DL-DVI connector, a single HDMI 1.4a port, and two mini-DisplayPort 1.2 sockets. Supports a max resolution of 2560x1600 on up to 3 monitors.
Nearly as fast as the much pricier HD 7970.
Improved power savings when idle.
Support for 4K video and other forward-looking features.
A well balanced GPU.
Excellent powerdraw figures for highend card.
Overclocks like a champ.
Native fullsize HDMI & DisplayPort output.
3 GB of memory with 384bit bus.
Adds support for PCIExpress 3.0 and DirectX 11.1.
4K video content and screens likely won’t be common for a year or more.
NVIDIA's Kepler is just around the corner.
Noisy in 3D.
CCC Overdrive limits too low.
Not appreciably faster than competing Nvidia card on every title.
Requires two six-pin power supply cables.
Blocks an adjacent expansion slot.
By TechSpot on February 24, 2012
AMD offers a valid alternative to its flagship GPU with the Radeon HD 7950, which is essentially a lower-specced and lower-priced version of the HD 7970. Considering the HD 7970's respectable performance, we expect a solid showing from the HD 7950.
By Guru of 3D on August 17, 2012
Radeon HD 7950 Boost - A little Bump 'n Grind Update In very simple wording, if your graphics card is allowed to use up-to 150 Watt the core frequency will be increased up-to a certain threshold until that 150 Watt margin has been reached, that...
By Bit-tech.net on August 16, 2012
Our hands are a little tied as far as making a firm conclusion goes, as we're minus a definite price for UK and US shores. Assuming the rough figure we have putting the Radeon HD 7950 3GB With Boost at between £20 and £40 more than a...
By uk.hardware.info on August 16, 2012
If you've followed the news (hardware-related news, that is) in the past week, you couldn't possibly have missed the announcement by AMD that they've made a new BIOS available . This new BIOS is specifically designed for Radeon HD 7950...
By techPowerUp! on August 14, 2012
AMD's Radeon HD 7950 was introduced in January 2012. The GPU was the second design using the company's Graphics Core Next shader architecture and was, also, one of the first with the 28 nanometer production process.Now AMD has released a BIOS...
By PCWorld New Zealand on May 17, 2012
In April we took a look at AMD’s latest flagship video card, the Radeon HD 7970, and today we are following up with its little sibling the 7950.In many respects the two cards are identical. Both are 275mm long, and have an HDMI, DVI and two...
By BeHardware on March 06, 2012
AMD set out its stall with the Radeon HD 7970, disappointing some of its usual supporters: out with the policy of attacking the competition by slashing prices, the top GPU of the moment was introduced at top level pricing. With a starting price of...
By DigitalVersus on February 22, 2012
AMD is marketing a decent graphics card here, a product that is both rapid and with low energy consumption. Nevertheless, you're paying a high price for innovation here and it would no doubt be wise to wait for the competition to catch up and bring...
By Legit Reviews on February 10, 2012
The AMD Radeon HD 7950 in CrossFire is a performance monster, but we still ran into a couple multi-GPU hiccups that reminded us that multi-GPU setups always have more quirks than those with a single video card....
By Expreview on February 04, 2012
The launch of HD 7970 is the first step for GCN architecture, the graphics card has a more decent overall performance than its competitors no matter in performance, power consumption, temperature and silence. However, HD 7970 is a flagship product...
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