HD 7950 with Core i7-2700K benchmarks at Ultra Quality quality settings

At 1440p, HD 7950 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is worth noting that the HD 7950 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. This combination between HD 7950 and Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between HD 7950 and Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 3072 MB RAM, the HD 7950 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. View Current Price List

AMD Radeon HD 7950
Price $ 449 3/5 Good
Year 2012 1/5 Weak
Series HD 7950
Maximum Recorded Temperature 76C 3/5 Good
Max Fan Noise 56dB 1/5 Weak
Recommended Power Supply 550W 2/5 Acceptable
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz ($199.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0 FPS 5/5 Excellent
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 73 FPS 5/5 Excellent
Average 1440p Performance 50 FPS 3/5 Good
Average 4K Performance 0 FPS 1/5 Weak
Memory 3 GB 3/5 Good
Overall Combination Score 57/100 Good
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Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2013 Bioshock Infinite
58 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
49 FPS
2012 DiRT: Showdown
69 FPS
2012 Far Cry 3
31 FPS
2012 Hitman: Absolution
45 FPS
2012 Sleeping Dogs
74 FPS
2011 Batman: Arkham City
82 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
44 FPS
2011 DiRT 3
110 FPS
2011 Portal 2
164 FPS
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
86 FPS
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
95 FPS
2010 Civilization V
67 FPS
2010 Metro: 2033
51 FPS
2010 Starcraft II
88 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
48 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second
2013 Bioshock Infinite
37 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
32 FPS
2012 DiRT: Showdown
52 FPS
2012 Far Cry 3
33 FPS
2012 Hitman: Absolution
47 FPS
2012 Sleeping Dogs
24 FPS
2011 Batman: Arkham City
53 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
45 FPS
2011 DiRT 3
80 FPS
2011 Portal 2
113 FPS
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
85 FPS
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
23 FPS
2010 Civilization V
49 FPS
2010 Metro: 2033
33 FPS
2010 Starcraft II
65 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
31 FPS

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second

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HD 7950 Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberC386
Length10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI2x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP200 W

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock800 MHz
Memory Clock1250 MHz 5000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationSouthern Islands (HD 7900)
Launch Price449 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateJan 31st, 2012

Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (11_1)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.5
Shader Model5.1
Vulkan1.1.77

Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 1.0
Die Size352 mm²
GPU NameTahiti
GPU VariantTahiti PRO (215-0821056)
Process Size28 nm
Transistors4,313 million

Memory

Bandwidth240.0 GB/s
Memory Bus384 bit
Memory Size3072 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

Render Config

Compute Units28
ROPs32
Shading Units1792
TMUs112

Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance2,867 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance716.8 GFLOPS (1:4)
Pixel Rate25.60 GPixel/s
Texture Rate89.60 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

The AMD Radeon HD 7950 is one hell of an impressive pixel-pusher, and Nvidia is going to have to work incredibly hard with its Kepler cards to best this excellent card. 1 2
The Radeon HD 7950 supports running in CrossFire, just like all AMD graphics cards. In this review we will test two HD 7950 cards to investigate whether they deliver the performance they promise and whether they are an interesting buy, at 0, which is a lot of money, especially in these times.
Following on from the HD 7970 3GB GHz Edtion, AMD gives a boost to the HD 7950 3GB too. AMD Radeon HD 7990 6GB details leak Details regarding the rumoured AMD Radeon HD 7990 dual-GPU card have ...
the Sapphire HD 7950 950 Mhz edition can be had for USD 350 at newegg. so generally HD 7950 has better price perf and similar overclocked performance. Reply skgiven - Sunday, August 19, 2012 - link
In preparation for this article, AMD sent over the latest Catalyst driver suite that not only added support for the Radeon HD 7950, but reportedly offered performance improvements for the 7970.
HD 7950 3GB - A Tale of Two Cards Oddly for a new GPU launch, there seem to be two stock versions of the HD 7950 3GB available to AMD’s graphics partners, even before they begin to develop their ...
AMD's Radeon HD 7950 is finally released after what seemed like an eternity after the HD 7970 launch. The reference design of the card looks just like its older brother. Internally we see less shaders, reduced clock speeds, one power phase less and two six pin PCIe power connectors instead of 8+6 like on the HD 7970.
AMD’s Radeon HD 7970 may be the new single-GPU video-card performance leader, but at 0 less and nearly as fast, the HD 7950 is the smarter buy if you’re looking for both power and value ...
These upgraded cards in turn will be sold as the Radeon HD 7950, and with the exception of any clockspeeds listed on the box will otherwise be identical to their predecessors.
The AMD Radeon HD 7950 isn't going to help you if you want the absolute fastest single-GPU video card out there—for now, that remains our Editors' Choice, the 7970.
Aimed right at NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 580, AMD is looking to sew up the high-end market, and as we’ll see the Radeon HD 7950 is exactly the card to accomplish that. AMD GPU Specification ...
The Radeon HD 7950 supports running in CrossFire, just like all AMD graphics cards. In this review we will test two HD 7950 cards to investigate whether they deliver the performance they promise and whether they are an interesting buy, at 0, which is a lot of money, especially in these times.
Today AMD released their new Radeon HD 7950, the second card to be based on AMD's GCN shader architecture. Compared to its bigger brother, the HD 7970, the card comes with less shaders and reduced clock speeds. Other features have remained the same, like 3 GB memory, improved power consumption and support for EyeFinity.
The Radeon HD 7950 and 7970 share the same sized 3GB frame buffer, which connects to the GPU via the same 384-bit interface, but the memory of the 7950 is clocked lower than the 7970’s as well ...
The new 7950, to be called the Radeon HD 7950, is a revised version of the existing 7950 that is receiving the same performance enhancements that the 7970 received back in June, which were the ...
AMD is really putting the pressure on Nvidia now with its second release of the new AMD HD 7000 graphics card generation, the AMD Radeon HD 7950. Nvidia is still sitting back waiting for the right ...
Tahiti Pro: Same GPU, But On A Diet. Radeon HD 7950 centers on the same 4.31 billion-transistor Tahiti GPU as AMD’s faster, more expensive flagship, manufactured on TSMC’s 28 nm node.