HIS HD7950 Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

HIS HD7950 Review


Talk about back with a bang.

Having been relatively disappointed with the performance of the HD6 series, the HD7970 was a stunner. AMD aimed squarely at the GTX580 and definitely achieved their aims.

Of course, as with all premium products, there is a heavy price-tag to pay for that performance. So far more of us have been waiting for the release of the HD7950 to see if it's a repeat of the excellent 4850 (very close to its bigger brother), or more akin to the 6950 (only really useful in Crossfire).

Wonder no longer as we are here with the first of three HD7950 reviews today.

First up we have the reference model, here brought to us via the fine folks at HIS Digital.

Technical Specifications

As is often the case with the slightly reduced siblings in the graphics world, the main changes are in clock speed and the amount of Stream Processors. As always though, one of those problems can be overclocked away.

Otherwise it's the same excellent 28nm Tahiti Core we found on the HD7970.

ModelRadeon HD7950
Core Clock800MHz
Memory Size3GB
Memory TypeGDDR5
Memory Bus384 bit
Memory Speed1250 MHz
PCI BusPCI Express 3.0
Stream Processors1792

2x Mini DisplayPort

So let's have a look shall we.

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Most Recent Comments

31-01-2012, 05:25:56

Great card. I love how it performes oc'ed. Seems like His 7950 is slightly better than the other 7950's reviewed.Quote

31-01-2012, 05:45:40

Yeah great card indeed. This is better than the 7970 in terms of price/performance but then again it was always going to be considering the 7970 is the fastest single gpu card out there.Quote

31-01-2012, 09:45:50

Really nice performing card and not too far behind the 7970, which is amazing.Quote

31-01-2012, 11:00:30

The 7950s are impressive and they overclock really easy, an overclocked 7970 would still be faster but for the price of the 7950 and it matching the 7970 at stock when OC'd it is the much better buy.

I have read you can flash the 7950s that have the dual BIOS with an Asus 7970 BIOS and it improves performance but it doesn't unlock the shaders. Don't know how true that is but it's what I have read.

Prices are still to high for the 7950 and 7970 though, but I think that is more to do with AMD taking advantage of having better cards than Nvidia on the market at the moment, anyone buying new or upgrading will be buying a 7970>7950>580. Once Kelper comes out, hopefully soon, prices will most likely drop, unless Nvidia price their cards really high as well.Quote

31-01-2012, 21:23:05

I want 2 of these in my life and im willing to sell the missis to an Afghan carpet maker to get them...Quote

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