Thursday, July 5th 2012

AMD Readies Radeon HD 7950 GHz Edition

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 670 presents a big problem to AMD's Radeon HD 7900 series lineup. It clearly outperforms Radeon HD 7950, outperforms Radeon HD 7970 in most cases, and maintains a healthy cost-performance lead over Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, even if it lags behind in performance. To combat this, AMD is reportedly working on a new SKU, called Radeon HD 7950 GHz Edition.

The "new" Radeon HD 7950 GHz Edition will be priced competitively to the GeForce GTX 670 (around $350-400), will retain the core configuration of the original HD 7950, with 1,792 Graphics CoreNext stream processors, 112 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface holding 3 GB of memory; but will feature higher clock speeds, with a core clock speed ≥1.00 GHz, and could feature AMD PowerTune with Boost feature. It is also reported that a majority of HD 7950 GHz Edition graphics cards launched to the market (later this quarter), will be cost-effective non-reference designs by AMD's add-in board (AIB) partners.

Sources:, Expreview
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55 Comments on AMD Readies Radeon HD 7950 GHz Edition

... You got a 1300Mhz-core operating HD7950?!
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Glad you posted the thread cool reading that as well as giving me more info on my future card upgrade...odd though that several reviews online show the 7950 oc'ing no more than 1100 if not 1050'ish with or without voltage and you find a fair amount of people who own them getting them 1200+ with stock coolers, if I was confident I could get say a sapphire dual fan card to oc that high with 1800'ish memory I'd be all over it for the right price for then I'm sure it does and would beat any card stock and maybe even be close to the 1200+ mhz 680's I've seen released.

What would really be cool is a review with latest drivers with several games of which a few favor nvidia and amd and a few which are as neutral as possible, with 7950,7970,870,680 all oc'd to max on air with good coolers like the sapphire etc and see where the chips really fall currently. I do note that the 7950 is not as far off the other cards when I look at all the charts but still no doubt at stock clocks anyway it trails the 670 usually as I said...however that boost clock nvidia employs throws off the apples to apples per mhz comparison and per mhz core and memory the amd's are faster just use more power than nvidia and a bit trickier to cool down. But regardless of who's camp you're in I think both sides have a decent crop of cards this go around and it isn't the lopsided mess it has been in the past with one side limping along needing price cuts to stay competitive while blown away in every other category.
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Has anyone under clocked the GHz cards to see if there are any improvements power consumption?
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The Exiled Airman
Totally said:
Has anyone under clocked the GHz cards to see if there are any improvements power consumption?
youd have to undervolt them aswell.
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