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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire GeForce GTX 580 Asus Matrix Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 55% 167%
Call of Duty Warzone 13% 94%
Valorant 89% 81%
Grand Theft Auto VI 72% 197%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 55% 167%
Doom Eternal 15% 98%
Death Stranding 19% 105%
Marvel's Avengers 55% 167%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5% 82%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 8% 87%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 Asus Matrix Edition.

The HD 7950 has a 34 MHz higher core clock speed and 160 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 580. This results in the HD 7950 providing 138.2 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 34 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 580. This results in the HD 7950 providing 15.2 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 over a year more recently than the GTX 580, 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 GTX 580.

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 4608 MB more video memory than the GTX 580, 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 287.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 580, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7950 is massively better than the GTX 580.

The Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire has 3584 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 580 Asus Matrix Edition has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7950 is 2818 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 580 is 836. The HD 7950 having 1982 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 580.

The HD 7950 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 580. This means that the HD 7950 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 580.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs816 MHz
Boost Clock925 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO2 (x2)Fermi GF110-375-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date01 Aug 2012vs01 May 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

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9.4
1920x1080
9.6
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5.3
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GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1002 MHz
Memory Bus768 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth480GB/secvs192.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1536 KB green tick vs 768 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units3584vs512
Actual Shader Performance100%vs40%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units224vs64
Texture Rate190.4 GTexel/svs52.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs48
Pixel Rate54.4 GPixel/svs39.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-880 Quad 3.06GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Crossfire setup of Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition.GeForce GTX 580 Asus Matrix Edition is a special edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 580. See the standard version for more information about it.
The new features include an increased core-clock that went from 772MHz to 816MHz and a better cooling system. Benchmarks indicate a performance boost in about 2% when compared to the standard GeForce GTX 580.
All games, including demanding one's, will run on the highest settings.
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