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AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB Review

Written by

Harry Butler

January 31, 2012 | 07:30

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1 — AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB Review2 — AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB — The Card3 — Test Setup4 — AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB Arma II Performance5 — AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB Battlefield 3 Performance6 — AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB Dirt 3 Performance7 — AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB Skyrim Performance 8 — AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB Power and Thermals9 — AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB — Overclocking10 — AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB — Performance Analysis11 — AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB — Conclusion

Manufacturer: AMD
UK Price (as reviewed): approx. £350 (inc VAT)
US Price (as reviewed): approx. $550 (ex. tax)

Well, we suppose there was only so long AMD and Nvidia could keep making graphics cards before they had to start recycling names, although we suspect AMD’s latest addition to its line-up, the Radon HD 7950 3GB, might just have the performance advantage over Nvidia’s six year old GeForce 7950 GT 512MB.

Click to enlarge — We’ll be reviewing the one on the left, not the one on the right.

Jokes aside, the HD 7950 3GB is AMD’s second 28nm GPU to hit retailers, following the launch of the HD 7970 3GB on January 9th. We said in our original review of the HD 7970 3GB that its new Tahiti XT architecture, based around 64 separate compute units, was extremely well suited to incremental hardware scaling, and the HD 7950 3GB is the first taste of that.

Its GPU, code-named Tahiti Pro, has been understandably cut down considering the new card’s £350 price tag, but it’s hardly been a hack-and-slash job. AMD has simply disabled four of the card’s 64 compute units (AMD insists on called them GCNs, we don’t), thus reducing the GPU’s stream processor count from 2048 to 1792 and its texture unit count from 128 to 112.

Click to enlarge — The HD 7950 3GB and its Tahiti Pro architecture.

And, architecturally at least, that’s the only difference. Based on the same 28nm production process and with the same 4.3 billion transistor count, the HD 7950 3GB retains all of its bigger sibling’s 32 ROPs, all six of its 64-bit dual channel memory controllers, and an un-touched dual front-end engine. The HD 7950 3GB is, as with all AMD’s 7-series GPUs, also equipped with a PCI-E 3.0 interface. Initially available with 3GB of GDDR5, even the card’s memory is the same as its more prestigious sibling, although a lower price HD 7950 1.5GB will arrive soon to offer a cheaper alternative for those less concerned with ultra-high resolution or multi-monitor gaming.

Of course, there’s more to the HD 7950 3GB than the 12.5 per cent drop in stream processor count. AMD has also reduced the card’s stock speeds to match. While the HD 7970 3GB ships with a core frequency of 925MHz, the HD 7950 3GB’s core clock speed is only 800MHz, a 13.5 per cent reduction. The memory frequency has also been reduced, from 1,375MHz (5.5GHz effective) to 1,250MHz (5GHz effective), a drop of nine per cent. We’re not too worried by the cuts though; we found the full-fat HD 7970 3GB to be roughly twenty per cent faster than Nvidia’s current fastest single GPU, the GTX 580 1.5GB, so a 12 per cent cut across the board should still see the HD 7950 3GB able to overhaul the GTX 580 1.5GB, and that’s before we get busy overclocking it.

1 — AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB Review2 — AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB — The Card3 — Test Setup4 — AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB Arma II Performance5 — AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB Battlefield 3 Performance6 — AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB Dirt 3 Performance7 — AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB Skyrim Performance 8 — AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB Power and Thermals9 — AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB — Overclocking10 — AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB — Performance Analysis11 — AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB — Conclusion

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Radeon HD 7950 — testing, unlocking and unlimited overclocking / Graphics cards

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The Radeon HD 7970 is a great achievement for AMD’s graphics division, a breakthrough. For the first time since the HD 2900, Radeon graphics cards received a new processor architecture — Graphics Core Next (GCN). Compared to the VLIW4 architecture used in the Radeon HD 69 cards00, it provides a more efficient use of resources when executing shader code and is incomparably better suited for performing non-graphical calculations by the GPU. We described in detail the principles of GCN operation in the review of Radeon HD 7970.

In GCN, not only shader SIMD units are arranged in a completely different way, but also the geometry and tessellation processing mechanism has been completely redesigned, which is clearly seen in benchmarks and games that use this function. The GPU has increased the functional units and the graphics card components run at higher clock speeds compared to the Radeon HD 6970. There is support for the PCI-E 3.0 bus and many new features for 3D rendering and non-graphics computing. As a result, the Radeon HD 7970 not only easily copes with tasks that were difficult for previous generation AMD adapters, but can rightfully be considered the fastest single-processor graphics card today. And in some tests, the HD 7970 is close in performance to the “two-headed” Radeon HD 6990 and GeForce GTX 590 cards.70 is no better than the flagship model of the previous series, the HD 6970. And thanks to PowerTune technology, the GPU frequency can dynamically increase if the workload does not completely exhaust the TDP. The HD 7970 overclocks superbly. Let’s say more, in the previous review, we ran into the limits of clock frequencies that AMD Overdrive sets, and the card was completely stable without raising the voltage and increasing the speed of the cooling fan. Looking ahead, we now have a tool to increase the Overdrive limit, and the Radeon HD 7950 we overclocked without any restrictions. Get ready for surprises.

⇡#XFX R7950 Double Dissipation Specifications, Package Contents

The Radeon HD 7970 is not only a devilishly fast and technologically advanced card, but also the most expensive single-processor Radeon in the brand’s history: a suggested price of $549. Not surprisingly, for many who want to upgrade, the younger model with a slightly trimmed GPU (Tahiti Pro) is more relevant — the Radeon HD 7950.

Let’s see how much the card’s specifications have suffered. Four Compute Units out of 32 are disabled in the Tahiti Pro core, which gives us 1792 ALUs (stream processors, in AMD terminology) versus 2048 in the Tahiti XT processor. The number of texture units has been reduced from 128 to 112. The memory bus width and memory size have remained untouched, although an alternative version of the HD 7950 with 1.5 GB of memory is rumored to appear in the future.

There were conflicting reports about clock speeds prior to the official release of the HD 7950. Even now, AMD’s spec slide lists the GPU frequency as «800 and higher». It seems that card manufacturers will determine this parameter within wide limits. The memory, judging by the same slide, should operate at an effective frequency of 5000 MHz. TDP due to all cuts compared to HD 7970 dropped by 50 watts.

We were sent for testing Radeon HD 7950 by XFX: model R7950 Double Dissipation. Her GPU and memory frequencies are increased to 900 and 5500 MHz, respectively. Nothing is known about the price of this and other HD 7950 cards yet. Some online stores even before the official start of sales began to accept pre-orders, at least for $481, and some offers reached the price of $685. This, of course, is a markup for novelty, in a month or two the prices will settle down at an acceptable level.

The package includes a CD with software, a bunch of documentation and other pieces of paper, a CrossFireX bridge and an HDMI to DVI adapter. The box, which is very pleasing, is small, the contents are packed compactly and tightly.


The XFX R7950 DD uses a reference PCB, but the cooling system is original, with two fans. The reference Radeon HD 7950 has a cooler that looks different, and it also differs from that of the HD 7970: instead of a turbine, there is a classic fan with a flow direction perpendicular to the plane of the board.

The GPU is cooled by a copper plate, while the memory chips and power components transfer heat to the massive aluminum cooler frame. Heat pipes are not used here, and it is not clear whether there is an evaporation chamber in the copper sole at all, so how much this design is better than the original HD 7950 cooling system, my grandmother also said in two. If it’s still better, then things are bad with reference cards. On the HD 7970, the cooler is much more powerful and heavy. One thing is good: at standard frequencies and with automatic fan control R79The 50 DD is pretty quiet, and even at full speed it doesn’t hit the ear.

The card dispenses with the clamping cross on the GPU side. The textolite is dark brown, like on the Radeon HD 6950.

The R7950 does not differ from the Radeon HD 7970 in terms of the set and location of the video outputs, XFX only inscribed its logo in the «exhaust» grille.


Looking at the reference Radeon HD 7950 board, our hopes of turning the “cut” into a full-fledged HD 7970 faded. The arrangement of the elements is significantly different.

Power requires two six-pin cables instead of six-pin and eight-pin. GPU voltage is regulated by the CHiL CHL8228G controller, which is used in both the HD 7970 and previous generation AMD cards. But to power the I/O buffers of the video memory, another chip is used — ANPEC APW7098, it is soldered on the back side of the board next to the CrossFireX connectors. This is a two-phase controller, and judging by the two inductors and two MOSFETs that are in the neighborhood, both phases are active. The CHiL controller still has seven phases. It turns out that in the Radeon HD 7950 is used one phase more than in the flagship card, although it is not yet clear which component got it. But who knows, maybe a new version of the HD 7970 with a nine-phase power system will soon appear, on just such a board. There is even a seat for the BIOS switch, which, as it were, hints. Is unlocking still possible?

Memory chips are exactly the same as in the HD 7970 — Hynix H5GQ2h34MFR, with a nominal frequency of 1500 MHz (effective frequency — 6 GHz).

Radeon HD 7950

Radeon HD 7970

Radeon HD 7950

Radeon HD 7970

Test bench configuration
CPU Intel Core i7-2600K @ 4. 8 GHz (100×48)
Motherboard ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z
RAM DDR3 Kingston HyperX 4×2 GB @ 1600 MHz, 9-9-9
ROM Intel SSD 510 120 GB
CPU cooling system Cooler Master Hyper 612S + 2 coolers 120 mm
Power supply HIPER K1000W, 1000W
Housing Cooler Master Test Bench 1.0
Operating system Windows 7 Ultimate X64 Service Pack 1
AMD card software AMD Catalyst 11.12
NVIDIA card software 285.88
AMD Catalyst Driver Settings — Default
Antialiasing Application Settings
Anisotropic Filtering Application Settings
Tesselation AMD Optimized
Catalyst A. I. Texture Filter Quality Quality, Enable Surface Format Optimization
Wait for V-Sync Disable, unless application Specifies
AA Mode Multisample
Triple buffernig Disable
NVIDIA driver settings
Anisotropic filtering Application control
V-sync Use 3D application setting
Ambient lighting shading Off
Maximum number of preset frames 3
Stream optimization Auto
Power management mode Adaptive
Smoothing — Gamma Off
Smoothing — mode App control
Triple buffered Off
Multi Display Acceleration Multi display performance mode
Texture Filtering — Anisotropic Optimization Off
Texture Filtering — Quality Quality
Texture filtering — negative deviation UD Allow
Texture Filtering — Trilinear Optimization On

Benchmark set
Program API Settings Render Options Approval
3DMark Vantage DirectX 10 Profile Extreme 1920×1080 / 2560×1440
3DMark 11 DirectX 11 Profiles Performance, Extreme 1920×1080 / 2560×1440
Unigine Heaven 2 DirectX 11 Maximum detail, DirectX 11, tessellation in Extreme mode AA 4x, AF 16x 1920×1080 / 2560×1440
Crysis 2 + Adrenaline Crysis 2 Benchmark Tool DirectX 11 Downtown/Adrenaline Map. Max. detail, high resolution textures, DirectX 11 Edge AA 1920×1080 / 2560×1440
Far Cry 2 + Far Cry 2 Benchmark Tool DirectX 10 Ranch Small Card. Max. detail AA 4x 1920×1080 / 2560×1440
Metro 2033 + Metro 2033 Benchmark DirectX 11 Maximum detail, DirectX 11, DOF, tessellation, NVIDIA PhysX off. MSAA 4x, AF 16x 1920×1080 / 2560×1440
Aliens versus Predator + Alien vs Predator Benchmark Tool DirectX 11 Maximum detail, DirectX 11 AA 4x, AF 16x 1920×1080 / 2560×1440
DiRT 3 DirectX 11 Maximum detail AA 4x, AF 16x 1920×1080 / 2560×1440
Mafia 2 DirectX 11 Maximum detail, NVIDIA PhysX off. AA included, AF 16x 1920×1080 / 2560×1440
Just Cause 2 DirectX 10 Maximum detail, Bokeh Filter off, Enhanced Water Detail off. AA 4x, AF 16x 1920×1080 / 2560×1440

For testing, the official Radeon HD 7950 BIOS from AMD was sewn into the card, which set the GPU and video memory clock speeds to 800 and 1250 (5000) MHz, respectively. Another series of tests was carried out with the proprietary XFX BIOS and the corresponding frequencies.

The following video cards took part in testing as rivals of the novelty:

  • AMD Radeon HD 7970 (925/5500)
  • AMD Radeon HD 6970 (880/5500)
  • Radeon HD 6990 (880/5000)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590


Overclocking, unlocking, temperature, power consumption

AMD Overdrive limits overclocking to 1100 MHz for GPU and 1575 (6300) for memory. To go further, you need to hack Overdrive using third-party tools, such as the latest beta version of MSI’s Afterburner utility. It pushes the boundaries to 1620 MHz for GPU and 1790 (7160 effective) for video memory, and besides, it makes it possible to raise the processor supply voltage up to 1.3 V (by default it is 1.031 V).

In the course of long experiments, we managed to achieve GPU and memory frequencies of 1150 and 1790 (7160) MHz, respectively. This means that both components have added 43-44% of the nominal frequencies that AMD has set! Moreover, the video memory again ran into the Overdrive limiter. For such an epic overclock, I had to raise the voltage on the GPU to 1.185 V and turn on the cooling system at full speed. The power consumption slider, of course, was pushed to the right by a maximum of 20%. When trying to squeeze another dozen or two megahertz out of the processor, graphic artifacts already appeared, and at higher voltages, the core overheated and benchmarks crashed. A more powerful cooler will certainly help to achieve new records, not to mention the liquid cooling system.

Temperature measurements under load showed that the XFX R7950 DD cooler is indeed less efficient than the reference HD 7970 cooling system. warm up less. ( Note: we were provided with two BIOSes from XFX, differing in the cooler mode, and in the tests we used the firmware with more aggressive settings. )

And the most intriguing question is unlocking disabled texture units and shader ALUs. It was possible to flash the BIOS from the reference Radeon HD 7970 into the HD 7950 without any problems, the card did not “bounce”, the frequencies increased to the appropriate level. But GPU-Z did not detect any changes in the core configuration, and the performance at the frequencies standard for the HD 7950 did not increase at all. In general, the freebie is canceled, you will have to be content with what you have.


Performance, synthetic tests

3DMark Vantage

  • Radeon HD 7950 outperforms GeForce GTX 580 even at minimum frequencies.
  • Overclocking to 900/5500 MHz already gives a big increase in performance, and at 1150/7160 the HD 7950 outperforms not only the HD 7970, but also the GeForce GTX 590.

3DMark 2011

  • The Radeon HD 7950 at 800/5000 MHz is not so much faster than the GeForce GTX 580 as in 3DMark Vantage.
  • HD 79 overclocking effect50 is also not that great. Paradoxically, even at extreme frequencies it cannot catch up with the HD 7970, not to mention dual-processor video cards. Once again, 3DMark tests «please» us with strange results.

Unigine Heaven 2

  • At 800/5000 MHz, the HD 7950 still noticeably lags behind the GeForce GTX 580.
  • But when overclocked to 900/5500 MHz, the difference between the HD 7950 and HD 7970 is reduced to a minimum, but the GeForce GTX 580 is still slightly faster than both cards in mode 1920×1080.
  • At 1150/7160 MHz, the HD 7950 is ahead of the Radeon HD 6990 and only slightly behind the GeForce GTX 590.


Performance, gaming tests

Crysis 2

  • Even at 800/5000 MHz, the HD 7950 is slightly faster than the GeForce GTX 580.
  • At 900/5500 MHz, the HD 7950 is only a couple of FPS behind the HD 7970.
  • Extreme overclock equalizes the Radeon HD 7950 with the GeForce GTX 590.

Aliens vs Predator

  • Radeon HD 7950 slightly outperforms GeForce GTX 580 at 800/5000 MHz.
  • At 900/5500 MHz, the HD 7950 is only a couple of FPS behind the HD 7970.
  • As a result of overclocking to frequencies of 1150/7160 MHz, the HD 7950 caught up with the HD 6990 and is slightly behind the GeForce GTX 590.

DiRT 3

  • At 800/5000 MHz, the HD 7950 scores lower than the GeForce GTX 580, especially at 1920×1080.
  • When overclocked to 900/5500 MHz, the HD 7950 practically does not differ from the HD 7970 and even slightly outperforms it at a resolution of 1920×1080 (this is, of course, the measurement error).
  • Overclocking to 1150/7160 MHz gives a tremendous performance boost, but dual-processor cards are still out of reach for the Radeon HD 7950 in this test.

Metro 2033

  • HD 7950 at 800/5000 and GeForce GTX 580 showed very close results.
  • The HD 7950 is as fast at 900/5500 as the HD 7970.
  • As a result of overclocking to 1150/7160 MHz, the HD 7950 outperformed all rivals in the 1920×1080 mode, although it is slightly inferior to dual-processor cards at a resolution of 2560×1440.

Mafia 2

  • Even at minimum frequencies, the HD 7950 turned out to be slightly faster than the GeForce GTX 580.
  • There is a noticeable difference between HD 7950 at 900/5500 and HD 7970 in this game.
  • After overclocking to 1150/7160 MHz, the HD 7950 is on par with the GeForce GTX 590 at 2560×1440, but is significantly inferior to the Radeon HD 6990.
  • At a resolution of 1920×1080, dual-processor cards are also significantly faster than the extremely overclocked HD 7950.

Just Cause 2

  • The HD 7950 at 800/5000 MHz is slightly faster than the GeForce GTX 580 at 2560×1440, but falls just as far behind at 1920×1080.
  • Even at 900/5500 MHz HD 7950 is inferior in speed to its older relative, HD 7970.
  • Overclocking to 1150/7160 MHz provides a huge performance bonus, and at 2560×1440 there is no big difference between the HD 7950 and dual-processor cards, but at 1920×1080 they are still noticeably faster.

Far Cry 2

  • Here, the good old GeForce GTX 580 easily beats the novelty in both resolutions.
  • Radeon HD 7970 slightly faster than HD 7950 overclocked to 900/5500 MHz.
  • Dual-processor cards are too tough for the HD 7950 even at 1150/7160 MHz.



The main weapon of both cards of the Radeon HD 7900 family is an advanced process technology and high clock speeds. The stripped-down version of the flagship easily survived the loss of some of the computing units, and at close frequencies, the results of the HD 7950 and HD 7970 in most games differ slightly. The potential of Tahiti chips is such that overclocking the HD 7950 to the level of HD 7970 is no problem, and we will certainly see many models with a core frequency of 900 MHz and higher, and then there will be special overclocker versions with original PCBs and powerful cooling systems. 800 MHz is already quite poor for such a GPU. Well, if you overclock the card yourself, then without any hardware modifications and with a mediocre cooling system, you can easily achieve the level of performance that dual-processor adapters of the previous generation have in many games (Radeon HD 6990 and GeForce GTX 590). In general, from a practical point of view, the Radeon HD 7950 turned out to be even more successful than the HD 7970. more: the board should be designed for increased power consumption and the cooling system is more solid. We will check it in the next articles, stay with us.

Finally: if we compare the Radeon HD 7950 at the reference clock speeds (800/5000 MHz) with the GeForce GTX 580 (772/4004 MHz), it seems that the latter is something else! It even outperforms the new product in traditionally favorable conditions for the Fermi architecture, for example, with the active use of DirectX 11 tessellation. We look forward to seeing the first representatives of the Kepler architecture from NVIDIA.

⇣ Contents

  • Page 1 — Characteristics. Appearance
  • Page 2 — Overclocking. Testing. conclusions
    • § Overclocking, unlocking, temperature, power consumption
    • § Performance, synthetic benchmarks
    • § Performance, gaming tests
    • § Conclusions

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    turbo GPU



    When the GPU is running below its limits, it can jump to a higher clock speed to increase performance.

    pixel rate

    36.43 GPixel/s

    25.9 GPixel/s

    The number of pixels that can be displayed on the screen every second.


    1.73 TFLOPS

    2. 9 TFLOPS

    FLOPS is a measure of GPU processing power.

    texture size

    72.86 GTexels/s

    90.7 GTexels/s

    The number of textured pixels that can be displayed on the screen every second.

    GPU memory speed



    Memory speed is one aspect that determines memory bandwidth.

    Shading patterns

    Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors in a graphics card that are responsible for processing various aspects of an image.

    texture units (TMUs)

    TMUs take texture units and map them to the geometric layout of the 3D scene. More TMUs generally means texture information is processed faster.


    ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, such as writing the final pixel data to memory and for performing other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the appearance of graphics.


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    The effective memory clock is calculated from the size and data transfer rate of the memory. A higher clock speed can give better performance in games and other applications.

    maximum memory bandwidth



    This is the maximum rate at which data can be read from or stored in memory.

    VRAM (video RAM) is dedicated video memory. More VRAM usually allows you to run games at higher settings, especially for things like texture resolution.

    versions of GDDR memory

    Later versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher data transfer rates, which improve performance.

    memory bus width



    Wider memory bus — this means it can carry more data per cycle. This is an important factor in memory performance, and therefore the overall performance of the graphics card.

    Supports memory troubleshooting code

    ✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

    ✖Sapphire Radeon HD 7950

    Memory troubleshooting code can detect and fix data corruption. It is used when necessary to avoid distortion, such as in scientific computing or when starting a server.


    DirectX version

    DirectX is used in games with a new version that supports better graphics.

    OpenGL version

    The newer version of OpenGL, the better graphics quality in games.

    version of OpenCL

    Some applications use OpenCL to use the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions are more functional and better quality.

    Supports multi-monitor technology

    ✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

    ✔Sapphire Radeon HD 7950

    The video card has the ability to connect multiple displays. This allows you to set up multiple monitors at the same time to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as a wider field of view.

    GPU temperature at boot

    Lower temperature at boot — this means that the card generates less heat and the cooling system works better.

    supports ray tracing

    ✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

    ✖Sapphire Radeon HD 7950

    Ray tracing is an advanced light rendering technique that provides more realistic lighting, shadows and reflections in games.

    Supports 3D

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    Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D screen and glasses).

    supports DLSS

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    DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) is an AI based scaling technology. This allows the graphics card to render games at lower resolutions and upscale them to higher resolutions with near-native visual quality and improved performance.

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