AMD Radeon HD 7950 Launched


AMD Radeon HD 7950, reference board

Radeon HD 7950 Overview

AMD has officially launched today the Radeon HD 7950, HD 7970‘s little brother. Like the HD 7970, the HD 7950 is based on a 28nm Tahiti (PRO) GPU with the GCN architecture (Graphics Core Next). The HD 7950 features 28 computes units or 1792 shader processors. Four computes units (or 256 SP) have been disabled compared to the HD 7970.

Radeon HD 7950, GPU architecture



The Radeon HD 7950 is around 6% faster than the GeForce GTX 580 and around 17% faster than the Radeon HD 6970 (source). Like the HD 7970, the HD 7950 is rather an expensive graphics card, mainly due to the lack of competitors…

Here are the main features of the Radeon HD 7950:

  • GPU: Tahiti PRO @ 800MHz, 28nm, 4.3 billion transitors, TSMC with HKMG (higk-K metal gate).
  • Shader processors: 1792
  • Compute units: 28 (64 SP per unit)
  • Color ROP units: 32
  • Z/Stencil ROP units: 128
  • Texture units: 112
  • Memory: 3072MB GDDR5 @ 1250MHz real speed (or 5000MHz effective), 384-bit
  • Power connectors: two 6-pin
  • TDP: 200W, PowerTune technology
  • 3D APIs: OpenGL 4.2 and Direct3D 11.1
  • GPU computing: OpenCL 1.2, DirectCompute 11, Microsoft C++ AMP
  • CrossFire: 4-way
  • Price: USD $449

Radeon HD 7950, GPU-Z



Performance

Radeon HD 7950 performance
Radeon HD 7950 performance (source)



Power consumption

Radeon HD 7950 power consumption
Radeon HD 7950 power consumption (card alone), source


Radeon HD 7950 Reviews


Radeon HD 7950 Partners’ boards

MSI Radeon HD 7950
MSI Radeon HD 7950

MSI Radeon HD 7950
MSI Radeon HD 7950, Twin Frozr 3

ASUS Radeon HD 7950
ASUS Radeon HD 7950

ASUS Radeon HD 7950 DirectCU II Top
ASUS Radeon HD 7950 DirectCU II Top

XFX Radeon HD 7950 Double Dissipation
XFX Radeon HD 7950 Double Dissipation

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7950
GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7950

HIS Radeon HD 7950
HIS Radeon HD 7950

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950
Sapphire Radeon HD 7950

Club3D Radeon HD 7950
Club3D Radeon HD 7950

Powercolor Radeon HD 7950
Powercolor Radeon HD 7950

VTX Radeon HD 7950
VTX Radeon HD 7950


3 thoughts on “AMD Radeon HD 7950 Launched”

  1. Corwin

    by the way in Russia and Ukraine we have so much fun with Radeon 6930, AMD risks with its own marketing here 😉

  2. SMiThaYe

    I’d want either the 7950 because of the good price/performance for CF rather than pricey 7970s.

    Or wait for 7990 to replace my buffer limited 5970 in March. I’d guess that the performance of a 7990 will be 140% (performance graph) judging by the AMD scaling on single vs dual solutions over the series.

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