GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7950 Boost vs 6970 among Desktop GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost  based on its benchmarks, compute performance and noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 240 GB/s vs 176 GB/s More than 35% higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 4,764 vs 3,493 More than 35% better PassMark score
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Slightly better floating-point performance 3,315 GFLOPS vs 2,703 GFLOPS Around 25% better floating-point performance
Slightly higher texture rate 103.6 GTexel/s vs 84.48 GTexel/s Around 25% higher texture rate
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,725 vs 1,399 Around 95% better PassMark direct compute score
More shading units 1,792 vs 1,536 256 more shading units
More texture mapping units 112 vs 96 16 more texture mapping units
Slightly wider memory bus 384 bit vs 256 bit 50% wider memory bus
Lower TDP 200W vs 250W 20% lower TDP
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Higher effective memory clock speed 5,500 MHz vs 5,000 MHz 10% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher battlefield 4 framerate 90 vs 7.5 12x higher battlefield 4 framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,375 MHz vs 1,250 MHz 10% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7950 Boost vs 6970

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

3DMark Vantage (Texture Fill) Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX performance

Crysis: Warhead (2012) 1920x1200 - Frost Bench - Enthusiast Quality + 4xAA

Batman: Arkham City 1920x1200 - Extreme quality + FXAA-HIGH

Civilization 5 1680x1050 - Maximum quality + 4xMSAA

Battlefield 4

SmallLux GPU 2.0d4 Measures compute performance using OpenCL to do 3D rendering

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7950 Boost  vs 6970 

When using two or more HD 7950 cards in CrossFire without gaming, only one card will be running, while the other cards are in AMD's new ZeroCore power state, during which they consume only about 1 Watt of power and the fan is disabled.
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