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AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition 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. Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2019 popular games. This short Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. 142 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Diablo 4 will get 0 FPS with the Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition, Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order getting 0 FPS and FIFA 20 getting 86 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Diablo 4 and predict it will be weak. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We added Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order to our tests and saw it was weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested FIFA 20 which got 65 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition is not ideal and its more advisable to run modern games at 1080p resolution. But if you really want to play games at 1440p then you will likely have to make some graphical adjustments to improve game FPS stability.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 131% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 897 games from the most demanding games today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 73% better performance and can run 685 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
18 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition was released on 22 Jul 2012

Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO2
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
104 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
30 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1792
Driver Support
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Release Price
$449.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
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
0
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
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Resolution Performance
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Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition is a 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 7950 Boost Edition competes with GeForce GTX 670 and is essentially a Higher Clocked Radeon HD 7950 with the addition of The Boost Clock.
It proves to be slower than GeForce GTX 660 Ti at resolutions up to 1920x1080 but takes the lead beyond that.


System Suggestions
Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition 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 7950 Boost Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 0% 75%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5% 75%
Death Stranding 8% 141%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 67% 141%
Cyberpunk 2077 8% 141%
Need For Speed Heat 2% 75%
Planet Zoo 7% 89%
Diablo 4 20% 141%
FIFA 20 32% 7%
Borderlands 3 13% 85%
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Hi guys. Really don't know much about GPU's. Would you recommend going or for an HD7950 or a Geforce 760? They are both about the same price I think. What are the pros and cons?
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No, the 7950, it has more VRAM, and offers at about the same performance on the GPU.

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