Radeon_HD_8950_(OEM)
AMD Radeon HD 8950 (OEM)

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2.5
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How well can the Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) run games
25 Mar 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) graphics cards allows the gamer to run indie system requirements and some less demanding AAA titles. In today’s PC hardware terms these are considered middle range for gaming performance. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

How many years will the Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 8950 (OEM)? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 870 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 135% better performance. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, as it can run 724 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 85% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
18 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) was released on 08 Jan 2013

Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 8950 (OEM)
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Tahiti PRO2
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
104 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
30 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1792
Driver Support
-
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.2
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.2
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072 MB
Memory Speed
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
240GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
850 MHz
Boost Clock
925 MHz
Power
Max Power
200 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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9.7
7.8
5.8
4.3
Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) is an OEM Only, High-End Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.


Architecture
The GCN 1.1 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture adds new important technologies and is largely oriented for energy efficiency. New technologies such as PowerTune and TrueAudio are the biggest additions as well as DirectX 11.2 support.


GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Tahiti PRO2 which has 28 Compute Units activated and thus offers 1792 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 850MHz and goes up to 925MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 384-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1250MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 200W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.


Performance
Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) is a Direct Rebrand of Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition and performs exactly like it.


System Suggestions
Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Strong Processor (Intel Core i5 Quad Core/AMD FX Six Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
84%
RAM
11GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 32% 69%
Call of Duty Warzone 5% 75%
Cyberpunk 2077 8% 141%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 44% 69%
Doom Eternal 79% 79%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered 75% 34%
Grand Theft Auto VI 64% 168%
Beyond Good & Evil 2 8% 141%
Half-Life: Alyx 85% 166%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 8% 141%
Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) Extras
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