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AMD Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire FleX 3GB Edition

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

Getting one of these Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire FleX 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. DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

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 FleX 3GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 110.

The Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire FleX 3GB Edition graphics card is returning a playable performance on The Outer Worlds at 1080p of 27 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Halo: Reach which we saw got strong frame rates of 90 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order, which was getting 0 FPS under tests.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up The Outer Worlds to see how the Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire FleX 3GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 54 FPS, Medium: 43 FPS, High: 29 FPS and Ultra: 21 FPS. Next we looked at Halo: Reach which was good with a 68 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 0. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire FleX 3GB Edition , this is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire FleX 3GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire FleX 3GB Edition in your PC? We think this Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire FleX 3GB Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire FleX 3GB Edition ? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire FleX 3GB Edition then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB as this is better than 898 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 136% better performance as well. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 73% better and can meet 671 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
17 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire FleX 3GB Edition was released on 15 Feb 2012

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

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire FleX 3GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
96 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
28 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1792
Driver Support
golden star golden star golden star golden star empty star
Release Price
$380.00
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
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
860 MHz
Power
Max Power
200 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 37 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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Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire FleX 3GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire FleX 3GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's High-End Radeon HD 7950, created by Sapphire.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 860MHz, instead of 800MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.


Cooling Solution
The reference Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Sapphire's SAPPHIRE Dual-X Cooling Technology which is a highly efficient multi-heatpipe cooler with dual fans that provide quiet and very cool operation during normal operating conditions, and superb cooling performance even under extreme load.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance over the reference Radeon HD 7950.


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Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire FleX 3GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
71%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 0% 76%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5% 76%
Halo: Reach 75% 44%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 67% 141%
FIFA 20 32% 6%
Borderlands 3 13% 86%
Cyberpunk 2077 8% 141%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 62% 64%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 49% 102%
eFootball PES 2020 15% 20%
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