AMD Radeon HD 7950 CrossFire

AMD Radeon HD 7950 CrossFire

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Introduction



Today AMD launched their new HD 7950, which aims at being a high-end graphics card due to its pricing, which is comparative to NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 580 with its current market pricing. AMD is aiming at higher energy efficiency compared to its market rival product, and a scope for aggressive cost-cutting, if competition from future NVIDIA product so dictate. In essence, HD 7950 will serve as a fulcrum for both today's high-end price-point, and tomorrow's gamer sweet-spot, again, depending on its competitive environment. This is what makes it an important model for AMD.

The Radeon HD 7950 supports running in CrossFire, just like all AMD graphics cards. In this review we will test two HD 7950 cards to investigate whether they deliver the performance they promise and whether they are an interesting buy, at $900, which is a lot of money, especially in these times.

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Radeon HD 7950 CrossFire Market Segment Analysis
 Radeon
HD 6950
GeForce
GTX 570
Radeon
HD 6970
GeForce
GTX 580
Radeon
HD 7950
Radeon
HD 7970
Radeon
HD 6990
GeForce
GTX 590
Radeon HD
7950 CrossFire
Shader Units14084801536512179220482x 15362x 5122x 1792
ROPs3240324832322x 322x 482x 32
Graphics ProcessorCaymanGF110CaymanGF110TahitiTahiti2x Cayman2x GF1102x Tahiti
Transistors2640M3000M2640M3000M4310M4310M2x 2640M2x 3000M2x 4310M
Memory Size2048 MB1280 MB2048 MB1536 MB3072 MB3072 MB2x 2048 MB2x 1536 MB2x 3072 MB
Memory Bus Width256 bit320 bit256 bit384 bit384 bit384 bit2x 256 bit2x 384 bit2x 384 bit
Core Clock800 MHz732 MHz880 MHz772 MHz800 MHz925 MHz830 MHz607 MHz800 MHz
Memory Clock1250 MHz950 MHz1375 MHz1002 MHz1250 MHz1375 MHz1250 MHz855 MHz1250 MHz
Price$250$330$340$500$449$549$700$750$898
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