GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7950 vs 7870 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

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

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

6.8

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7950 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7950  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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AMD Radeon HD 7950

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Front view of Radeon HD 7950

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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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 240 GB/s vs 153.6 GB/s More than 55% higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 31,710 vs 23,592 Around 35% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 9,290 vs 6,194 Around 50% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
More shading units 1,792 vs 1,280 512 more shading units
More texture mapping units 112 vs 80 32 more texture mapping units
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 256 bit 50% wider memory bus
More compute units 28 vs 20 8 more compute units
Slightly better cloud gate factor score 20.6 vs 19.78 Around 5% better cloud gate factor score
Slightly better PassMark direct compute score 2,725 vs 2,360 More than 15% better PassMark direct compute score
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AMD Radeon HD 7870

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Significantly better 3DMark06 score 23,230 vs 16,730 Around 40% better 3DMark06 score
Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 800 MHz 25% higher clock speed
Much better manhattan score 3,711.56 vs 1,857.58 Around 2x better manhattan score
Slightly higher battlefield 4 framerate 43 vs 33.5 Around 30% higher battlefield 4 framerate
Lower TDP 175W vs 200W Around 15% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7950 vs 7870

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7950
382.2 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7870
294.21 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7950
77.79 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7870
60.32 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7950
3,357.1
Radeon HD 7870
3,353.16

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7950
1,857.58
Radeon HD 7870
3,711.56

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Crysis 3

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7950  vs 7870 

9.1
8.8
This power configuration is good for up to 225 W of power draw.
Radeon HD 7950

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