GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7950 vs 7870 XT 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

6.4

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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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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Higher memory bandwidth 240 GB/s vs 192 GB/s 25% higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 31,710 vs 27,700 Around 15% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 256 bit 50% wider memory bus
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 more compute units 28 vs 24 4 more compute units
Slightly better cloud gate factor score 20.6 vs 19.76 Around 5% better cloud gate factor score
Front view of Radeon HD 7870 XT

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT

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Better 3DMark06 score 20,070 vs 16,730 Around 20% better 3DMark06 score
Higher clock speed 925 MHz vs 800 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 5,000 MHz 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,250 MHz 20% higher memory clock speed
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 72 vs 64 Around 15% higher battlefield 3 framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7950 vs 7870 XT

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7950
382.11 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7870 XT
345.79 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7950
77.81 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7870 XT
65.4 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7950
1,177.76 frames/s
Radeon HD 7870 XT
1,230.47 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7950
3,359.66

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7950
3,712.14

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 3

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If you are considering the 7870 xt or the 7950, you should pick the 7950, its definetely worth the extra 40 dollars, it's performance is way better.
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