AMD Radeon HD 7950: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 7950

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 7950 sales 31 January 2012 at a recommended price of 449 USD. This is GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 3072 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.25 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 240 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. An additional 2 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 300 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 39.54 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon HD 7950's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
Tahiti
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
31 January 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
449 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Radeon HD 7950's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 7950's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1792
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Compute units
28
 
Boost Clock
1250 MHz
 
Transistor count
4,313 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
300 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
89.6
 
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
2,867 gflops
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 7950's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
267 mm
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 7950: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
3 GB
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1250 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
240 GB/s
 
of 11404 (GRID K1)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 7950.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
 
Eyefinity
+
 
Number of Eyefinity displays
6
 
HDMI
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 7950. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
AppAcceleration
+
 
CrossFire
+
 
FreeSync
+
 
PowerTune
+
 
ZeroCore
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 7950, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 11
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 7950. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
39.54
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
262062.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
11197.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
17913.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
56445.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
5805.69
 
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0
1000
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
7500
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 7950. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
381 Mh/s
 
 
Decred / DCR (Decred)
0.78 Gh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
13.86 Mh/s
 
 
LBRY Credits / LBC (Lbry)
0.05 Gh/s
 
 
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.56 kh/s
 
 
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
250 Sol/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon HD 7950 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
34.85
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 7950 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7950 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 780 Ti, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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