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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7950 IceQ 3GB Edition Quadro Plex 7000
Cyberpunk 2077 153% 163%
Halo: Reach 41% 39%
Red Dead Redemption 2 84% 92%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 84% 92%
Doom Eternal 59% 65%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 14% 18%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 153% 163%
FIFA 20 2% 2%
Need For Speed Heat 84% 92%
Grand Theft Auto VI 182% 193%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7950 IceQ 3GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia Quadro Plex 7000.

The HD 7950 has a 226 MHz higher core clock speed but 16 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the Quadro Plex 7000. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the HD 7950 manages to provide 16.1 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 7950 has a 226 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro Plex 7000, but the Quadro Plex 7000 has 64 more Render Output Units than the HD 7950. As a result, the Quadro Plex 7000 exhibits a 29.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 7950. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 7950 was released over a year more recently than the Quadro Plex 7000, and so the HD 7950 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro Plex 7000.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Quadro Plex 7000 has 9216 MB more video memory than the HD 7950, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro Plex 7000 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro Plex 7000 has 48 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 7950, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro Plex 7000 is noticeably better than the HD 7950.

The Radeon HD 7950 IceQ 3GB Edition has 1792 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro Plex 7000 has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7950 is 1219 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro Plex 7000 is 1176. The HD 7950 having 43 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro Plex 7000 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD 7950 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro Plex 7000. This means that the HD 7950 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro Plex 7000.

The Quadro Plex 7000 requires 600 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD 7950. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 7950 and a PSU with at least 900 Watts for the Quadro Plex 7000. The Quadro Plex 7000 has been recommended a PSU with 400 Watts more than the HD 7950. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro Plex 7000 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 7950.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs574 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Tahiti PROFermi GF100 (x2)
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date01 Aug 2012vs25 Jul 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
9.5
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1920x1080
7.6
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2560x1440
5.7
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3840x2160
4.2
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GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs12288 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs750 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth240GB/secvs288GB/sec
L2 Cache 768 KB vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1792vs1024
Actual Shader Performance59%vs57%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units112vs128
Texture Rate89.6 GTexel/svs73.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs96
Pixel Rate25.6 GPixel/svs55.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs4
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-600 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs900 Watts & 60 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 7950 IceQ 3GB Edition is a special edition of the Radeon HD 7950. See the standard's version page to know more about it.
The only new feature is a new cooling system called IceQ was installed which should keep Radeon HD 7950's temperatures low under extreme loading and produce less noise.
Therefore, its gaming performance is on level with the reference AMD Radeon HD 7950. Gamers will want to get the Turbo version for superior gaming performance.
Quadro Plex 7000 is an enthusiast professional card based on the 40nm, Fermi architecture.

It's based on 2 Fermi GF100 GPUs and thus offers 1024 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 96 ROPs, on a 768-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 574MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 750MHz. It has a L2 Cache of 1536KB and a rated board TDP of 600 Watts.

Despite exhibiting similarities to GeForce GTX 590, due to being under-clocked and because Quadro Plex 7000's drivers are only certified for professional applications only, its gaming performance is up to 10% slower than GeForce GTX 590.
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