Radeon_HD_7950_Sapphire_OC_3GB_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire OC 3GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire OC 3GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire OC 3GB 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 Sapphire OC 3GB Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2019. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire OC 3GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 142 games in the list.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire OC 3GB Edition can run Borderlands 3 at 1080p and saw it return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Planet Zoo returns a weak 6 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Borderlands 3 which delivered weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Next we have Planet Zoo running on Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire OC 3GB Edition which gets L: 11FPS, M: 9FPS, H: 6FPS, U: 4FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Need For Speed Heat gets L: 24FPS, M: 19FPS, H: 13FPS, U: 9FPS at 1440p. 1440p Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire OC 3GB Edition PC gaming is going to underperform if you try and run modern games.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire OC 3GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire OC 3GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire OC 3GB 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 Sapphire OC 3GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire OC 3GB Edition then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB as this is better than 897 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 132% better performance as well. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire OC 3GB Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which meets 685 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 73% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
17 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire OC 3GB Edition is released on 03 Jan 2012

Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire OC 3GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire OC 3GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
101 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
29 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1792
Driver Support
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Release Price
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
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
900 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
500 Watt
Power Connector
None
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 Sapphire OC 3GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire OC 3GB Edition is a special edition of the Radeon HD 7950. See the page of the standard edition to know more about it.
The new features include a core-clock raise from 800MHz to 900MHz. A new cooling system with dual-extractor technology which is more effective and quieter is also featured.
The performance boost is around 5% when compared to standard Radeon HD 7950.


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Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire OC 3GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 0% 76%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5% 76%
Death Stranding 8% 141%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 67% 141%
Cyberpunk 2077 8% 141%
Need For Speed Heat 1% 76%
Planet Zoo 6% 89%
Diablo 4 20% 141%
FIFA 20 32% 6%
Borderlands 3 13% 86%
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