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AMD Radeon HD 7950 Monica BIOS 1

Graphics Processor
Tahiti
Cores
1536
TMUs
96
ROPs
32
Memory Size
3 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
384 bit
The Radeon HD 7950 Monica BIOS 1 was a graphics card by AMD, launched in January 2012. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the Tahiti graphics processor, in its Tahiti PRO variant, the card supports DirectX 12. Even though it supports DirectX 12, the feature level is only 11_1, which can be problematic with newer DirectX 12 titles. The Tahiti graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 352 mm² and 4,313 million transistors. Unlike the fully unlocked Radeon HD 7970, which uses the same GPU but has all 2048 shaders enabled, AMD has disabled some shading units on the Radeon HD 7950 Monica BIOS 1 to reach the product's target shader count. It features 1536 shading units, 96 texture mapping units, and 32 ROPs. AMD has paired 3,072 MB GDDR5 memory with the Radeon HD 7950 Monica BIOS 1, which are connected using a 384-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 925 MHz, memory is running at 1250 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon HD 7950 Monica BIOS 1 draws power from 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin power connector, with power draw rated at 185 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort. Radeon HD 7950 Monica BIOS 1 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 267 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
Tahiti
GPU Variant
Tahiti PRO
(215-0821056)
Architecture
GCN 1.0
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
28 nm
Transistors
4,313 million
Die Size
352 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Jan 31st, 2012
Generation
Southern Islands
(HD 7900)
Production
End-of-life
Bus Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
Reviews
118 in our database

Relative Performance

4%
GeForce 210
5%
GeForce 9400 GT
6%
Radeon HD 4550
8%
Radeon HD 5450
9%
Radeon HD 6450
10%
GeForce GT 520
12%
GeForce GT 220
16%
GeForce GT 430
16%
Radeon HD 5570
17%
Radeon HD 4670
18%
GeForce GT 440
19%
GeForce GT 240
21%
GeForce 9600 GT
23%
Radeon HD 5670
24%
GeForce GT 640
25%
GeForce 9800 GT
26%
Radeon HD 6670
27%
Radeon HD 4830
29%
Radeon HD 4770
30%
Radeon HD 4850
31%
GeForce GTS 250
32%
GeForce GTS 450
33%
Radeon HD 5750
38%
Radeon HD 7750
38%
Radeon HD 5770
39%
GeForce GTX 260
39%
Radeon HD 4870
39%
Radeon Vega 8
40%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
40%
GeForce GTX 650
42%
Radeon HD 5830
45%
Radeon HD 6790
45%
Radeon HD 4890
47%
GeForce GTX 460
47%
Radeon RX Vega 11
48%
GeForce GT 1030
48%
GeForce GTX 275
48%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
48%
GeForce GTX 280
49%
GeForce GTX 465
52%
Radeon HD 6850
53%
GeForce GTX 285
57%
Radeon HD 5850
58%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
58%
Radeon HD 7790
60%
Radeon RX 550
60%
GeForce GTX 470
62%
Radeon HD 6870
67%
Radeon HD 5870
69%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
69%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
70%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
71%
Radeon HD 6950
73%
GeForce GTX 295
74%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
75%
Radeon HD 7850
76%
GeForce GTX 480
79%
Radeon HD 6970
81%
Radeon R7 265
82%
Radeon RX 460
82%
Radeon R7 370
82%
GeForce GTX 660
83%
GeForce GTX 570
84%
Radeon RX 560
89%
GeForce GTX 950
90%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
92%
Radeon R9 270X
93%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
94%
GeForce GTX 580
95%
GeForce GTX 1050
95%
Radeon HD 7950
97%
Radeon HD 5970
99%
GeForce GTX 760
100%
Radeon HD 7950 Monica BIOS 1
107%
GeForce GTX 670
110%
GeForce GTX 960
113%
Radeon R9 380
113%
Radeon R9 285
114%
Radeon HD 7970
116%
GeForce GTX 680
118%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
121%
GeForce GTX 770
124%
Radeon HD 6990
127%
Radeon R9 280X
129%
GeForce GTX 590
129%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
143%
GeForce GTX 780
148%
GeForce GTX 1650
157%
Radeon RX 470
159%
Radeon R9 290
168%
Radeon RX 570
170%
Radeon R9 390
171%
Radeon R9 290X
173%
GeForce GTX 970
176%
GeForce GTX TITAN
178%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
180%
Radeon R9 390X
181%
Radeon HD 7990
182%
Radeon RX 480
184%
GeForce GTX 690
189%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
191%
Radeon RX 5500 OEM
194%
Radeon RX 580
195%
Radeon RX 5500 XT
198%
GeForce GTX 980
199%
GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER
200%
Radeon R9 FURY
209%
Radeon RX 590
220%
Radeon R9 295X2
221%
GeForce GTX 1660
224%
Radeon R9 FURY X
228%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
234%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
249%
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
254%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
254%
GeForce GTX 1070
270%
Radeon RX Vega 56
287%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
295%
Radeon RX Vega 64
299%
GeForce GTX 1080
299%
GeForce RTX 2060
311%
Radeon RX 5700
336%
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
348%
GeForce RTX 2070
357%
Radeon RX 5700 XT
361%
Radeon VII
370%
TITAN X Pascal
381%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
385%
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
410%
GeForce RTX 2080
434%
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
479%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
925 MHz
Memory Clock
1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
3 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus
384 bit
Bandwidth
240.0 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
1536
TMUs
96
ROPs
32
Compute Units
24
L1 Cache
16 KB (per CU)
L2 Cache
768 KB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
29.60 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
88.80 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
2.842 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
710.4 GFLOPS (1:4)

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
267 mm
10.5 inches
TDP
185 W
Suggested PSU
450 W
Outputs
1x DVI
1x HDMI
2x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Board Number
C386

Graphics Features

DirectX
12 (11_1)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
Shader Model
5.1

Card Notes

Development GPU

Tahiti GPU Notes

Architecture Codename: Southern Islands
CLRX Version: GCN 1.0
Graphics/Compute: GFX6 (gfx600)
Display Core Engine: 6.0
Unified Video Decoder: 3.2
Video Compression Engine: 1.0

Exact Transistor Count: 4,312,711,873