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AMD Radeon HD 7970 VS Radeon HD 7950 Review Performance, The New Champion in 2012

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The AMD Radeon HD 7970 VS Radeon HD 7950 Review Performance. In December 2011, AMD announced the launch of a new generation graphic card, the Radeon HD 7000. Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 into two AMD champion the first time comes to the market.

A new chapter in the graphics card war has begun. Just as before, AMD started the year 2012 by presenting the latest line of graphic card.

This time, AMD presented its top two champions, Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950. Both series of graphics cards are based on AMD’s latest graphics chip, called Tahiti. The new graphics chip will replace the Cayman along in 2011 via a series of hugely successful HD 6970 and HD 6950.

Tahiti’s graphics chip is not just a successor only. A number of improvement as well as a variety of new features embedded AMD graphics chip upscale.

The first is of course the number of shader processors are far more than ever before, 2048 for HD 7970 and HD 1792 for 7950. Its performance is also increasingly savage with the support of a large-capacity memory and 384-bit memory interface that is wider. This is higher than predecessors and competitors are on average still 256-bit wide. In addition, there are again some improvement as well as features that are present in both series of graphics cards. What are they? And what about performance when compared to other upscale graphic card? Check out our soft reviews below.

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AMD Radeon HD 7970 VS Radeon HD 7950 Review

Eyefinity 2.0

Eyefinity is a feature mainstay since AMD first introduced via a series of Radeon HD 5000. In this series, Radeon HD 7000, you can combine multiple monitors and make a resolution up to 16 000 x 16 000 resolution. Use custom resolution is also possible so that you can combine several monitors that have different resolutions.

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AMD Radeon HD 7970 VS Radeon HD 7950 Review

PCI Express 3.0

Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 are ready with PCI Express 3.0 standard. PCI Express 3.0 standard will be adopted slowly by the latest generation of motherboards. The PCI Express 3.0 allows flow greater bandwidth than PCI Express 2.0.

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AMD Radeon HD 7970 VS Radeon HD 7950 Review

Graphics chip

Tahiti’s graphics chip used in the Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 is ready for DirectX 11.1 will be present at the time Windows 8 is launched later. In addition, the graphics chip also has a Universal Video Decoder (UVD), which has been updated and is ready for a variety of the latest multimedia codecs.

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AMD Radeon HD 7970 VS Radeon HD 7950 Review

More Efficient

Using a 28 nm production process, the Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 is certainly going to consume more power efficient. As a result, the Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 has a number of theoretical power consumption 250 W (HD 7970) and 200 W (HD 7950). This value is equal to its predecessor, HD 6970 and HD 6950, with a performance and a higher specification.

Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 has a specification that is faster than the HD 6970 and HD 6950. Starting from the faster core, more processors, until the interface more memory width. Check out the table below to get more information.

Comparison TABLE – AMD Radeon HD 7970 VS Radeon HD 7950 Review

ModelRadeon HD 7970Radeon HD 7950Radeon HD 6970Radeon HD 6950
ChipTahitiTahitiCaymanCayman
Production Process28 nm28 nm40 nm40 nm
Core (MHz)925800880800
Memory (MHz)5500500055005000
Shader Processor2048179215361408
Memory Interface384-bit384-bit256-bit256-bit
Power Consumption (Theoretical)250 W200 W250 W200 W
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Test Results

By using the new graphics chip more powerful, it should Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 performance is more hurried than its predecessor. We have tested both the graphics card and compare it to the Radeon HD 6970 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 580. And the result, it is superior to both the graphics card, the Radeon HD 7970 which particularly excellent in all tests. Check out testing results in the table below.

Tests3DMark Vantage
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3DMark 11 Extreme Preset
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Unigine Heaven 2.5
1920 x 1080
DiRT 3
1920 x 1080 Ultra Setting
Radeon HD 797021674X267967.4 fps82.92 fps
Radeon HD 795019044X223559.9 fps69.60 fps
Radeon HD 697015349X185743.7 fps65.97 fps
GeForce GTX 58017364X211356.7 fps79.10 fps
AMD Radeon HD 7970 VS Radeon HD 7950 Review: Table of Testing Results

Some graphics card manufacturers now have a product line that is based on a good graphics card, Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950. As usual at the beginning of launching a new series of graphics cards, graphics cards are present majority still use the card design and standard reference coolers from AMD. Similarly, who still follow the standard specifications. Below are some graphics card Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 have launched to the market and have come to our test table.

Asus HD 7970 Specifications

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Core925 MHz
Memory5500 MHz
Memory capacity3 GB GDDR5
Memory Interface384-bit
PriceUS $620
AMD Radeon HD 7970 VS Radeon HD 7950 Review: Table of Specifications

Sapphire HD 7970 Specifications

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AMD Radeon HD 7970 VS Radeon HD 7950 Review
Core925 MHz
Memory5500 MHz
Memory capacity3 GB GDDR5
Memory Interface384-bit
PriceUS $605
AMD Radeon HD 7970 VS Radeon HD 7950 Review: Table of Specifications

HIS HD 7970 Specifications

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AMD Radeon HD 7970 VS Radeon HD 7950 Review
Core800 MHz
Memory5000 MHz
Memory capacity3 GB GDDR5
Memory Interface384-bit
PriceUS $490
AMD Radeon HD 7970 VS Radeon HD 7950 Review: Table of Specifications

Asus HD 7950-DC2T-3GD5 Specifications

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AMD Radeon HD 7970 VS Radeon HD 7950 Review
Core900 MHz
Memory5000 MHz
Memory capacity3 GB GDDR5
Memory Interface384-bit
PriceUS $570
AMD Radeon HD 7970 VS Radeon HD 7950 Review: Table of Specifications

Conclusion

If you need maximum detail on every game you play, the Radeon HD 7970 and Radeon HD 7950 could be a very attractive option. At current competitors are still preparing new product line, AMD is better prepared to present two graphics cards. In terms of performance and features, the Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 could be a potential partner for the master class graphics card on the market during the year 2012.

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Score Assessment

AMD Radeon HD 7970 - 9.5
AMD Radeon HD 7950 - 8

8.8

Overall

If you need maximum detail on every game you play, the Radeon HD 7970 and Radeon HD 7950 could be a very attractive option. In terms of performance and features, the Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 could be a potential partner for the master class graphics card on the market during the year 2012.

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