AMD Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire graphics card, when running 2020 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 802 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire can run Grounded at 1080p and saw it return good frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 177 FPS, Medium: 139 FPS, High: 94 FPS and Ultra: 67 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Assassins Creed: Valhalla is predicted to return a playable 25 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire ran Grounded to a reasonable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 135 FPS, Medium: 106 FPS, High: 72 FPS and Ultra: 51 FPS. Another game researched was Assassins Creed: Valhalla with predictions of L: 38FPS, M: 32FPS, H: 28FPS, U: 19FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Horizon: Zero Dawn, wih estimates revealing L: 112FPS, M: 88FPS, H: 59FPS, U: 42FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire we get the impression that it is a suitable graphics card for this larger screen res. In some cases we might expect some graphics option tweaks down from Ultra to High to help improve FPS stability when gaming at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, as it can run 860 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 21% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 27% better and can meet 946 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
78 FPS
The Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire is released on 01 Jan 2012

Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire
GCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO (x3) (x3)
Texture Rate
269 GTexel/s
32 (x3)
Pixel Rate
77 GPixel/s
Processing Units
Driver Support
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Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.0
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Notebook GPU
9216 MB
Memory Speed
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
800 MHz
Max Power
540 Watts
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
Resolution Performance
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Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

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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Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 16% 16%
Cyberpunk 2077 39% 24%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 27% 10%
Valorant 97% 91%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 45% 24%
Marvel's Avengers 45% 24%
Grand Theft Auto VI 16% 34%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 59% 48%
Grounded 74% 25%
Death Stranding 46% 5%
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