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AMD Radeon HD 7950 Monica BIOS 2

Graphics Processor
Tahiti
Cores
768
TMUs
48
ROPs
32
Memory Size
3 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
384 bit
The Radeon HD 7950 Monica BIOS 2 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 12.0. 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 2 to reach the product's target shader count. It features 768 shading units, 48 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. AMD has placed 3,072 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 384-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 800 MHz, memory is running at 1250 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon HD 7950 Monica BIOS 2 draws power from 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 85 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort. Radeon HD 7950 Monica BIOS 2 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

8%
GeForce 210
11%
GeForce 9400 GT
13%
Radeon HD 4550
17%
Radeon HD 5450
20%
Radeon HD 6450
21%
GeForce GT 520
26%
GeForce GT 220
34%
GeForce GT 430
34%
Radeon HD 5570
37%
Radeon HD 4670
39%
GeForce GT 440
40%
GeForce GT 240
46%
GeForce 9600 GT
49%
Radeon HD 5670
52%
GeForce GT 640
54%
GeForce 9800 GT
56%
Radeon HD 6670
58%
Radeon HD 4830
62%
Radeon HD 4770
65%
Radeon HD 4850
67%
GeForce GTS 250
69%
GeForce GTS 450
71%
Radeon HD 5750
81%
Radeon HD 7750
82%
Radeon HD 5770
83%
GeForce GTX 260
84%
Radeon HD 4870
85%
Radeon Vega 8
85%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
86%
GeForce GTX 650
91%
Radeon HD 5830
96%
Radeon HD 6790
97%
Radeon HD 4890
100%
Radeon HD 7950 Monica BIOS 2
101%
GeForce GTX 460
102%
Radeon RX Vega 11
103%
GeForce GT 1030
104%
GeForce GTX 275
104%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
104%
GeForce GTX 280
106%
GeForce GTX 465
112%
Radeon HD 6850
114%
GeForce GTX 285
122%
Radeon HD 5850
124%
Radeon HD 7790
124%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
129%
Radeon RX 550
130%
GeForce GTX 470
134%
Radeon HD 6870
143%
Radeon HD 5870
148%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
149%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
151%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
152%
Radeon HD 6950
157%
GeForce GTX 295
159%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
161%
Radeon HD 7850
163%
GeForce GTX 480
171%
Radeon HD 6970
174%
Radeon R7 265
177%
Radeon RX 460
177%
Radeon R7 370
178%
GeForce GTX 660
178%
GeForce GTX 570
181%
Radeon RX 560
192%
GeForce GTX 950
194%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
199%
Radeon R9 270X
201%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
202%
GeForce GTX 580
204%
GeForce GTX 1050
204%
Radeon HD 7950
208%
Radeon HD 5970
214%
GeForce GTX 760
230%
GeForce GTX 670
236%
GeForce GTX 960
242%
Radeon R9 380
244%
Radeon R9 285
246%
Radeon HD 7970
249%
GeForce GTX 680
255%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
261%
GeForce GTX 770
267%
Radeon HD 6990
274%
Radeon R9 280X
278%
GeForce GTX 590
278%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
308%
GeForce GTX 780
319%
GeForce GTX 1650
339%
Radeon RX 470
343%
Radeon R9 290
366%
Radeon R9 390
368%
Radeon R9 290X
373%
GeForce GTX 970
378%
GeForce GTX TITAN
381%
Radeon RX 570
383%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
389%
Radeon R9 390X
390%
Radeon HD 7990
392%
Radeon RX 480
396%
GeForce GTX 690
417%
Radeon RX 580
426%
GeForce GTX 980
431%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
431%
Radeon R9 FURY
433%
Radeon RX 590
474%
Radeon R9 295X2
482%
Radeon R9 FURY X
490%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
527%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
553%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
556%
GeForce GTX 1070
580%
Radeon RX Vega 56
629%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
646%
Radeon RX Vega 64
646%
GeForce RTX 2060
662%
GeForce GTX 1080
760%
Radeon VII
760%
GeForce RTX 2070
797%
TITAN X Pascal
817%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
883%
GeForce RTX 2080
1022%
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
800 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
768
TMUs
48
ROPs
32
Compute Units
12
L1 Cache
16 KB (per CU)
L2 Cache
768 KB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
25.60 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
38.40 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
1,229 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
307.2 GFLOPS (1:4)

Board Design

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

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (11_1)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
Vulkan
1.1.101
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