AMD Radeon HD 7950 is out, more affordable cards coming in Q1

By Jos · 11 replies
Jan 31, 2012
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  1. As expected, AMD today officially announced worldwide availability of the Radeon HD 7950 graphics card for desktops. The card is based on the Pro derivative of the 28nm 'Tahiti' core…

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    Meh, Give it 3 months and Nvidia got theirs out i'm sure this will drop considerably in price ;) from what I read, it is an absolute beast overclocking and even BIOS flashing it to a 7970 seems to increase performance.
  3. Great performance, big price :(

    I think I will "suffer" a little more with my 5870 running almost everthing maxed out at 60 fps. It would be great to see all your games running insanely smooth with a 7950 all the time, but, to much money right now.
  4. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    The BIOS flash just changes the clocks, it doesn't unlock any shaders or anything. Wouldn't it be better to just overclock and not have any risks of bricking the card?
  5. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Booster Posts: 154

    I believe the order they were listed in is actually the other way around.
  6. venomblade

    venomblade TS Rookie Posts: 69

    Looks good. Beats a 3gb 580 for a lower price. Hopefully Nvidia will drop the 580's prices then.
  7. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    i'll be in the market for a HD7970 when the prices fall this summer... these things are just too expensive right now!
  8. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    I'll also be in the market this year for a GPU..or two. I wanna see what Nvidia has to offer. I game at 2560x1600 and for some odd reason AMD has been doing very well at super high resolutions. We'll see how this round goes.
  9. darkzelda

    darkzelda TS Evangelist Posts: 302   +108

    This is the card I'm getting hopefully very soon.
  10. AmpFeare

    AmpFeare TS Rookie Posts: 26

    overclocking has many risks of bricking the card XD
  11. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Think I'll be sticking with my dual 5850s for a while yet.
  12. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Benchmarks are looking pretty solid, hoping for a lower price though in the coming months.

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