GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7950 vs 6970


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

Crysis: Warhead (2012), Batman: Arkham City, Battlefield 3 (2012) and 1 more


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

PassMark, 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill, 3DMark 11 Graphics and 2 more

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4, Civilization 5 Texture Decomposition (2012) and 2 more

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load

TDP, Idle Noise Level, Load Noise Level, Idle Power Consumption and 1 more

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

AMD Radeon HD 7950 

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

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AMD Radeon HD 7950

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 7950

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7950

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Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 31,710 vs 22,250 Around 45% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher memory bandwidth 240 GB/s vs 176 GB/s More than 35% higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 4,759 vs 3,472 More than 35% better PassMark score
Much better CLBenchmark raytrace score 290,444 vs 86,512 More than 3.2x better CLBenchmark raytrace score
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
More energy-efficient load power consumption 321W vs 370W Around 15% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Better sky diver factor score 358.94 vs 259.91 Around 40% better sky diver factor score
Better fire strike factor score 68.42 vs 44.59 Around 55% better fire strike factor score
More energy-efficient idle power consumption 112W vs 120W More than 5% more energy-efficient idle power consumption
Significantly better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score 229.3 vs 163.7 More than 40% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score
Quieter idle noise level 40.7 dB vs 42.7 dB Around 5% quieter idle noise level
Better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score 18,100 vs 13,500 Around 35% better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score
Higher civilization 5 framerate 82.4 fps vs 54.6 fps More than 50% higher civilization 5 framerate
Better video composition score 70.23 frames/s vs 49.53 frames/s More than 40% better video composition score
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,725 vs 1,379 Around 2x better PassMark direct compute score
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 84.7 fps vs 55.1 fps Around 55% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Better cloud gate factor score 20.48 vs 19.05 More than 5% better cloud gate factor score
Higher crysis: warhead framerate 52.1 fps vs 39.1 fps Around 35% higher crysis: warhead framerate
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 64 vs 57 More than 10% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Higher batman: arkham city framerate 82 fps vs 67 fps More than 20% higher batman: arkham city framerate
Lower TDP 200W vs 250W 20% lower TDP
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Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 24,035 vs 9,290 More than 2.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly better 3DMark06 score 24,035 vs 16,730 Around 45% better 3DMark06 score
Higher clock speed 880 MHz vs 800 MHz 10% higher clock speed
Slightly 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 33.5 Around 2.8x 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 vs 6970

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7950
387.44 mHash/s
Radeon HD 6970
264.71 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7950
65.05 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 6970
18.53 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7950
1,630.24 frames/s
Radeon HD 6970
1,285.84 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7950
443.63 mInteraction/s
Radeon HD 6970
279.47 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7950
7.65 frames/s
Radeon HD 6970
1.84 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7950
70.23 frames/s
Radeon HD 6970
49.53 frames/s

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7950  vs 6970 

This power configuration is good for up to 225 W of power draw.
Radeon HD 7950


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