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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Edition Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire
Red Dead Redemption 2 34% 10%
Doom Eternal 15% 23%
Cyberpunk 2077 84% 24%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 34% 10%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 17% 45%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 84% 24%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 84% 24%
Grand Theft Auto VI 105% 37%
Need For Speed Heat 34% 10%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 95% 97%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Edition.

The HD 7950 has a 170 MHz higher core clock speed and 208 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 590. This results in the HD 7950 providing 188.2 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 170 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 590 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 7950 providing 16.3 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 7950 was released less than a year after the GTX 590, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

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 HD 7950 has 6144 MB more video memory than the GTX 590, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 7950 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 7950 has 388.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 590, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7950 is massively better than the GTX 590.

The GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Edition has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire has 5376. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 590 is 1290 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7950 is 3656. The HD 7950 having 2366 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7950 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 590.

The HD 7950 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 590. This means that the HD 7950 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 590.

The GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Edition requires 365 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire requires 540 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 700 Watts for the GTX 590. The HD 7950 requires 175 Watts more than the GTX 590 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD 7950 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 590.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed630 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF110-351-A1GCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO (x3)
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date24 Mar 2011vs01 Jan 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
8.9
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2560x1440
6.6
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GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs9216 MB
Memory Speed864 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus768 Bitvs1152 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth331.8GB/secvs720GB/sec
L2 Cache 1536 KB vs green tick 2304 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs5376
Actual Shader Performance62%vs100%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs336
Texture Rate80.6 GTexel/svs268.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units96vs96
Pixel Rate60.5 GPixel/svs76.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs3
HDMI Connections1vs3
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power365 Wattsvs540 Watts
Recommended PSU700 Watts & 46 Amps-

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHzvsIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified is a special edition of the dual-graphics solution GeForce GTX 590.
This edition comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that went from 608MHz to 630MHz and in the operating memory clock, which is now of 864MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the reference card and so it proves to be faster than GeForce GTX 680.
Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire is a solution of three Radeon HD 7950 put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon HD 7950 to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is somewhat superior to a single Radeon HD 7990 performing by itself it might be worse (depending on whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) than a single Radeon HD 7950. Expect this combination to draw up to 540 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
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