Radeon_HD_7950
AMD Radeon HD 7950

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How well can the Radeon HD 7950 run games
31 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Radeon HD 7950 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.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7950 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7950 in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon HD 7950 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? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon HD 7950? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 901 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 143% increased graphics performance. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon HD 7950 then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB as this is better than 694 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 82% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
11 FPS
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The Radeon HD 7950 was released on 31 Jan 2012

Radeon HD 7950 Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
90 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
26 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
800 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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Radeon HD 7950 Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon HD 7950 is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.


Architecture
The GCN Architecture succeeds the 40nm Terascale Architecture. In addition to being produced with a 28nm Technology, the GCN Architecture adds other Technologies that allow for energy efficiency. For example, ZeroCore Power, a long idle power saving technology, allows the Graphics Cards to shut down by itself when the Monitor is turned off.
GCN also adds Improved Anisotropic Filtering, DirectX 11 Tessellation and the Partially Resident Textures (PRT) Technology, which enables future games to utilize ultra-high resolution textures with the same performance as today's small and often repetitive textures.


GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Tahiti PRO which has 28 Compute Units activated and thus offers 1792 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 800MHz.


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 used to compete with GeForce GTX 670 but its performance was even behind the lower positioned GeForce GTX 660 Ti and was later replaced by a faster Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition.


System Suggestions
Radeon HD 7950 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 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 5% 84%
Death Stranding 14% 153%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 0% 84%
Need For Speed Heat 3% 84%
Cyberpunk 2077 14% 153%
Planet Zoo 2% 98%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 66% 153%
Diablo 4 26% 153%
Borderlands 3 19% 95%
FIFA 20 28% 2%
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2014
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GD be like:Your gpu is 1% better than the HD 7950 but in reality the 7950 puts my 950 to shame.

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2014
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$187.00
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$349.99
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hi guys is gpu XFX Radeon HD7950 3Go still good for gaming my cpu i5 4460
thank you

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2014
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2016
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$450.00
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10% better.
I think last year, this was ranked 10, now it's 8.
How come?

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$377.00
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2017
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$499.00
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16 GB

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GPUs age, new ones release, new more demanding games release, and thus the range of relevant GPUs shifts.

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2014
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2016
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Oh, yeah, that makes sense.
Both my GPU and CPU were both ranked 10 several months ago,
but now it is only 9. But I have no plans to buy a new one yet.

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2012
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If I get an aftermarket CPU cooler and OC my P2 X4 965BE, would this card make sense as an upgrade for me?

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2012
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2016
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It would be a decent upgrade :)

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Thanks bud, going to have to wait a bit on a gpu upgrade now though. Decided to jump up to a FX6300, new fm3+ mobo and went from 4gb of 1333 ram to 8gb of 1600.

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I think that was a very good choice. The 6950 will stand it's ground for some more time… :D

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Finally got to enjoy gaming a with the new hardware a little last night. Wow, I really didn't think my graphics would change, but everything looks smoother and more detailed. Possible my old setup was bottlenecking my 6950?

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It shure is possible that it is a smoother experience now.
The FX series processors and Radeon 7000 Series video cards go along very well..

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2016
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1% worse.. not bad :)

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2017
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2016
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1% percent better :D

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2016
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Should I get one ? I have one of thoses generic 300W crappy PSU from HP and it doesn't even have 6 or 6+2 pci connectors.
Thanks for answering

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2013
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Dude, you'd get a HUGE bottleneck with that CPU. I'd recommend just starting from scratch and build your own. With that processor you should get a 7770/7790, or R7 250/R7 260X

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Woops , sorry mate , wrong card .-.
(also sorry for the late answer.)

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2015
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is it good for my rig ?

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2016
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It should work,but i'd recommend you getting a new CPU for this GPU,or you can go with Radeon 7870 or R9 270X

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2011
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12 GB

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Is it good for my rig?!

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2016
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well it wouldn't be well balanced but it should work :)
And keep your processor overclocked,if you don't it may cause a bottleneck ;)

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6 GB

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will my cpu bottleneck this card ?

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2012
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$195.00
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4 GB

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nah it wont bottleneck..:D

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2013
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$485.00
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32 GB

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Would this be fine with a fx6300 and a 500w psu?

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A quality 500w psu like Seasonic, Antec ect. will have no problems with that rig and thats a great gaming rig for a low price.

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