AMD Radeon HD 7950

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Overview
Manufacturer
AMD
Original Series
Radeon HD 7000
Release Date
January 31st, 2012
Launch Price
$449 USD
PCB Code
109-C38637-00
P/N Code
102-C38602-00
Model
AMD C386 SKU 002
Graphics Processing Unit
GPU Model
Tahiti PRO (Tahiti)
Architecture
Graphics Core Next 1.0
Fabrication Process
28 nm
Die Size
352 mm2
Transistors Count
4.3B
Transistors Density
12.3M TRAN/mm2
Stream Processors
1792
Compute Units
112
Shader Engines
28
TMUs
112
ROPs
32
Clocks
Base Clock
800 MHz
Memory Clock
1250 MHz
Effective Memory Clock
5000 Mbps
Memory Configuration
Memory Size
3072 MB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus Width
384-bit
Memory Bandwidth
240 GB/s
Technologies
  • AMD CrossFire
  • AMD Eyefinity
  • AMD HD3D
  • AMD PowerPlay
  • AMD PowerTune
  • AMD ZeroCore Power

Physical
Interface
PCI-Express 3.0 x16
Width
11.12 cm
Length
26.49 cm
Height
2-slot
Power Connectors
2 × 6-pin
Power Design
5+1+1
TDP/TBP
200 W
Recommended PSU
500 W
Multi-GPU Support
4-way
Display Outputs
DVI-D DualLink
1 ×
miniDisplayPort
2 ×
HDMI
1 ×
API Support
DirectX
11.2
Mantle
1.0
Vulkan
-
OpenGL
4.4
OpenCL
1.2
Shader Model
5.0

Performance
Pixel Fillrate
25.6 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate
89.6 GTexel/s
SPFP Performance
2.9 TFLOPS
Performance per W
14.3 GFLOPS/W
Performance per mm2
8.1 GFLOPS/mm2



    Model Interface Clocks Memory Board GPU GPU Config Low Profile
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AMD Radeon HD 7950 PCIe 3.0 x16 800 / 1250 MHz 3GB GDDR5 (384b) AMD C386 Tahiti PRO 1792 : 112 : 32
AMD Radeon HD 7950 PCIe 3.0 x16 800 / 1250 MHz 3GB GDDR5 (384b) AMD C386 Tahiti PRO 1792 : 112 : 32



  Model Base/Boost/Mem (MHz)
MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB
R7950-2PMD3GD5
800 / - / 1250
MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB OC
R7950-2PMD3GD5/OC
830 / - / 1250
MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Twin Frozr
R7950 TWIN FROZR 3GD5
800 / - / 1250
MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Twin Frozr OC
R7950 TWIN FROZR 3GD5/OC
880 / - / 1250
XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Core
FX-795A-TNFC
900 / - / 1250
XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Double Dissipation
FX-795A-TDKC
900 / - / 1250
XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Double Dissipation
FX-795A-TDJC
800 / - / 1250
XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Double Dissipation
FX-795A-TDFC
900 / - / 1250
XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Double Dissipation
FX-795A-TDFV
900 / - / 1250
XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Double Dissipation Black Edition
FX-795A-TDBC
900 / - / 1250
  Model Clocks Memory
AMD Radeon HD 7990
4096 Unified Cores
950 / 1500 MHz 6 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7970
2048 Unified Cores
925 / 1375 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
2048 Unified Cores
1000 / 1500 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7950
1792 Unified Cores
800 / 1250 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost
1792 Unified Cores
850 / 1250 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT
1536 Unified Cores
925 / 1500 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
1280 Unified Cores
1000 / 1200 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7850
1024 Unified Cores
860 / 1200 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7790
896 Unified Cores
1000 / 1500 MHz 1 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
640 Unified Cores
1000 / 1125 MHz 1 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7750
512 Unified Cores
800 / 1125 MHz 1 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7570
480 Unified Cores
650 / 800 MHz 2 GB GDDR3
AMD Radeon HD 7730
384 Unified Cores
800 / 1125 MHz 1 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7450
160 Unified Cores
625 / 533 MHz 1 GB DDR3
AMD Radeon HD 7470
160 Unified Cores
775 / 900 MHz 1 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7350
80 Unified Cores
650 / 400 MHz 512 MB DDR3
  Model Clocks Memory
AMD Radeon HD 7970
2048 Cores
925 / 1375 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
2048 Cores
1000 / 1500 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7990
4096 Cores
950 / 1500 MHz 6 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 8970
2048 Cores
1000 / 1500 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 8990
4096 Cores
950 / 1500 MHz 6 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon R9 280X
2048 Cores
850 / 1500 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7950
1792 Cores
800 / 1250 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost
1792 Cores
850 / 1250 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 8950
1792 Cores
850 / 1250 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon R9 280
1792 Cores
850 / 1500 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon Sky 700
1792 Cores
900 / 1250 MHz 6 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon Sky 900
3584 Cores
825 / 1250 MHz 6 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT
1536 Cores
925 / 1500 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 7950 (V)
1792 Cores
800 / 1250 MHz 3 GB GDDR5

Overview

  • Ready for Microsoft Windows® 8 and DirectX® 11.1 gaming! Learn more.
  • Think of it as turbo for the GPU. Get automatic overclocking on the fly for better performance in your favorite games with AMD PowerTune technology, now with Boost.2
  • Accelerate the applications you use every day. Get faster performance in Adobe® Creative Suite® 6, Corel WinZip® and GIMP with AMD App Acceleration on the AMD Radeon™ HD 7950.3
  • The next generation of AMD Eyefinity technology is here, featuring all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations for up to six monitors. Face it: the best just got better.4
  • Ready for the world’s highest-resolution displays: Featuring full support for HDMI® (with 4K) and DisplayPort 1.2 HBR2, the AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 is ready for displays up to 4096×2160.

System Requirements

  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
  • 500W (or greater) power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended8
  • 750W (or greater) power supply with four 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology
    • NOTE: Minimum recommended system power supply wattage is based on the specific graphics card and the typical power requirements of other system components. Your system may require more or less power. OEM and other pre-assembled PCs may have different power requirements.
  • Certified power supplies are recommended.  Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
  • Minimum 4GB of system memory
  • 8GB (or more) of system memory recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive, a keyboard, a mouse, and a display
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive and a DVD
  • Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive and a Blu-ray disc
  • For an AMD CrossFire™ system, a second AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 GPU, an AMD CrossFire™ Ready motherboard and one AMD CrossFire™ Bridge Interconnect cable is required
  • Use of 3 or more displays with AMD Eyefinity technology requires a DisplayPort-capable panel or an AMD Eyefinity-validated dongle. See http://www.amd.com/EyefinityDongles for a list of validated DisplayPort dongles.
  • 64-bit operating system highly recommended
  • Not for professional or commercial use. Please see AMD FirePro™ products for these applications.

Specifications

  • 850MHz Engine Clock (Up to 925MHz with Boost)
  • 3GB GDDR5 Memory
  • 1250MHz Memory Clock (5.0 Gbps GDDR5)
  • 240GB/s memory bandwidth
  • 2.87 TFLOPS Single Precision compute power
  • 717 GFLOPs Double Precision compute power
  • GCN Architecture
    • 28 Compute Units (1792 Stream Processors)
    • 112 Texture Units
    • 128 Z/Stencil ROP Units
    • 32 Color ROP Units
    • Dual geometry units
  • Dual Asynchronous Compute Engines (ACE)
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface
  • DirectX® 11.1-capable graphics
    • 9th generation programmable hardware tessellation units
    • Shader Model 5.0
    • DirectCompute 11
    • Accelerated multi-threading
    • HDR texture compression
    • Order-independent transparency
  • OpenGL 4.2 support
    • Partially Resident Textures (PRT)
      • Ultra-high resolution texture streaming technology
  • Image quality enhancement technology
    • Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
    • Adaptive anti-aliasing
    • Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA) 2.0
    • DirectX® 9/10/11 Super Sample Anti-Aliasing (SSAA)
      • Automatic LOD adjustment (Requires AMD Catalyst™ 12.4 or higher)
    • 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
    • 128-bit floating point HDR rendering
  • AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology4
    • Up to 6 displays supported with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport
    • Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
    • Display grouping
      • Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
  • AMD App Acceleration3
    • OpenCL 1.2 Support
    • Microsoft C++ AMP
    • DirectCompute 11
    • Double Precision Floating Point
    • AMD HD Media Accelerator
      • Unified Video Decoder (UVD)
        • H.264
        • VC-1
        • MPEG-2 (SD & HD)
        • MVC (Blu-ray 3D)
        • MPEG-4 Part 2 (DivX/Xvid)
        • Adobe Flash
        • DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
      • Video Codec Engine (VCE)
        • Multi-stream hardware H.264 encoder
        • Full-fixed mode: 1080p @ 60 FPS encoding
        • Hybrid mode: Stream Processor-assisted encoding
      • Enhanced Video Quality features
        • Advanced post-processing and scaling
          • Deblocking
          • Denoising
          • Automatic deinterlacing
          • Mosquito noise reduction
          • Edge enhancement
          • 3:2 pulldown detection
        • Advanced video color correction
          • Brighter whites processing (Blue Stretch)
          • Independent video gamma control
          • Flesh tone correction
          • Color vibrance control
          • Dynamic contrast
          • Dynamic video range control
  • AMD HD3D technology5
    • Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses support
    • Blu-ray 3D support
    • Stereoscopic 3D gaming
    • 3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support
  • AMD CrossFire™ multi-GPU technology6
    • Dual, triple or quad-GPU scaling
  • Cutting-edge integrated display support
    • DisplayPort 1.2
      • Max resolution: 4096×2160 @ 60 Hz per display
      • Multi-Stream
      • 21.6 Gbps bandwidth (HBR2)
      • High bit-rate audio
      • Quad HD/4K/UHDTV display support
      • 1080p60 Stereoscopic 3D (Frame Sequential Format)
    • HDMI® (With 4K, 3D, x.v.Color™ and Deep Color)
      • Max resolution: 4096×2160 @ 30 Hz
      • 1080p30 Stereoscopic 3D (Packed Frame Format)
      • Quad HD/4K/UHDTV video display support
    • Dual-link DVI with HDCP
      • Max resolution: 2560×1600
    • VGA
      • Max resolution: 2048×1536
  • Integrated HD audio controller
    • Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
    • Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
  • AMD PowerPlay™ power management technology7
    • Automatic power management with low power idle states
  • AMD PowerTune technology7
    • Intelligent TDP management technology
    • Dynamic clockspeed/performance enhancement for games
  • AMD ZeroCore Power technology7
    • Ultra-low idle power when the system’s display is off
    • Efficient low power mode for desktop work
    • Secondary GPUs in an AMD CrossFire™ technology configuration power down when unneeded
  • AMD Catalyst™ graphics and HD video configuration software
    • Software support for Windows® 7, Windows Vista® and Windows® XP.
    • AMD Catalyst™ Control Center – AMD Catalyst™ software application and user interface for setup, configuration, and accessing features of AMD Radeon products.
    • Unified Graphics display driver – AMD Catalyst™ software enabling other PC programs and devices to use advanced graphics, video, and features of AMD Radeon™ products.

Footnotes

Additional hardware (e.g. Blu-ray drive, HD or 10-bit monitor, TV tuner) and/or software (e.g. multimedia applications) are required for the full enablement of some features. Not all features may be supported on all components or systems – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies.

  1. In tests by AMD as of May 22, 2012 on single-GPU graphics cards, the AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 showed higher average performance than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 in the following games/apps: Formula 1 2010, Civilization V, StarCraft II, Just Cause 2, Unigine Heaven, Left 4 Dead 2, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, DiRT 3, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, Crysis Warhead, Metro 2033 (4xAA), and Hard Reset (MLAA). All applications were evaluated at 2560×1600 with 8xAA and 16xAF unless otherwise noted. System configuration: Intel® Core™ i7-3960X (3.33GHz), MSI X79A-GD65, 16GB DDR3-1600 and Windows® 7 x64. AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 evaluated with AMD Catalyst™ 8.973. NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 evaluated with NVIDIA® ForceWare™ 301.10 WHQL. [GRDT-16]
  2. AMD PowerPlay™, AMD PowerTune and AMD ZeroCore Power are technologies offered by certain AMD Radeon™ products, which are designed to intelligently manage GPU power consumption in response to certain GPU load conditions. Boost clockspeeds via AMD PowerTune (if applicable) may vary by application, system temperature and/or user system configuration. Not all products feature all technologies – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities.
  3. AMD App Acceleration is a set of technologies designed to improve video quality and enhance application performance. Full enablement of some features requires support for OpenCL™, DirectCompute or DirectX® Video Acceleration (DXVA). Not all products have all features and full enablement of some capabilities and may require complementary products
  4. AMD Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPort™ connectors, and/or DisplayPort™ compliant active adapters to convert your monitor’s native input to your cards DisplayPort™ or Mini-DisplayPort™ connector(s), are required.  Support for six simultaneous displays may require complementary products compatible with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport. Maximum number of configured displays may vary – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies.  SLS (“Single Large Surface”) functionality requires an identical display resolution on all configured displays.
  5. AMD HD3D is a technology designed to enable stereoscopic 3D support in games, movies and/or photos. Requires 3D stereo drivers, glasses, and display. Not all features may be supported on all components or systems – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies. A list of supported stereoscopic 3D hardware is available at http://www.amd.com/HD3D.
  6. AMD CrossFire™ technology requires an AMD CrossFire Ready motherboard, an AMD CrossFire™ Bridge Interconnect (for each additional graphics card) and may require a specialized power supply.
  7. AMD PowerPlay™, AMD PowerTune and AMD ZeroCore Power are technologies offered by certain AMD Radeon™ products, which are designed to intelligently manage GPU power consumption in response to certain GPU load conditions. Not all products feature all technologies – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities.
  8. Minimum recommended system power supply wattage is based on the specific graphics card and the typical power requirements of other system components. Your system may require more or less power. OEM and other pre-assembled PCs may have different power requirements.

 

AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7950 Graphics Added to Arsenal of Next Generation Graphics

The AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7950 GPU Delivers Excellence in Performance, Graphics Core Next, and AMD ZeroCore Power to an Even Wider Range of Gamers

SUNNYVALE, CA, Jan 31, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) –AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced worldwide availability of the AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7950 graphics card for desktop computers. This launch brings to market the second graphics card based on the cutting-edge 28nm process technology first introduced with the AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7970 graphics card — recognized for its excellence in performance with over 150 awards from technology media the world over. Delivering over 2.8 TFLOPs of compute power and up to 2x the performance(1) when two AMD Radeon HD 7950s are combined with AMD CrossFire(TM) technology(2), AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7900 series graphics cards are intended for gamers who never settle. AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7950 graphics cards are available from retailers worldwide, with select models starting at USD$449 SEP.

“With the arrival of the AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7950, AMD has set the bar exceedingly high for 28nm graphics technology and performance,” said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, GPU Division, AMD. “From the wraparound immersion made possible by AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology and the AMD HD3D technology stereo 3D experience, to the incredible realism of today’s DirectX(R) 11 capable games, we’re delivering an unrivaled experience for gamers. The AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7900 series products are in a class of their own.”

Equipped with AMD Graphics Core Next Architecture and the latest AMD PowerTune and AMD ZeroCore Power technologies, the AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7950 GPU further extends the groundbreaking engineering AMD debuted in December 2011 with the AMD Radeon HD 7970 GPU. What’s more, it delivers on the promise of DirectX(R) 11 gaming with superior visuals and outrageous performance, as well as featuring PCI Express 3.0, AMD CrossFire(TM) technology and the AMD HD3D technology ecosystem.

The AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7950 GPU is available worldwide from add-in-board partners including Sapphire, TUL, HIS, XFX, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI, and available via retailers and e-tailers worldwide.

Supporting Resources

--  Product page: Learn more about the AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7950 GPU
--  Where to Purchase: Amazon, Cyberpower PC, iBuypower, Newegg, and NCIX.
--  Twitter: Follow AMD graphics news on Twitter at @AMDRadeon
--  Learn more about GCN Architecture
--  Learn more about AMD PowerTune technology
--  Facebook: Become a fan of AMD technology on Facebook

About AMD AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its groundbreaking AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of computing devices. AMD’s server computing products are focused on driving industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization environments. AMD’s superior graphics technologies are found in a variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to supercomputers. For more information, visit http://www.amd.com.

(1) Tests conducted in AMD performance labs measuring frames per second while playing Shogun at a resolution of 2560×1600 with 4xMSAA/16xAF, the single GPU scored 18.9529 fps while in Dual CrossFire(TM) technology mode scored 37.908 fps.Benchmark configuration: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3960X (3.3GHz), MSI X79A-GD65, 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3-1600 and Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 7 x64. AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7950 evaluated using press driver version 8.921.2. NVIDIA GeForce(R) GTX 580 evaluated using NVIDIA ForceWare 290.53 BETA.

(2) AMD CrossFireX(TM) technology requires an AMD CrossFireX Ready motherboard, an AMD CrossFireX(TM) Bridge Interconnect (for each additional graphics card) and may require a specialized power supply.