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Gaming Performance Comparison
In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire are massively better than the AMD Radeon 9550.
The HD 7950 was released over three years more recently than the Radeon 9550, and so the HD 7950 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Radeon 9550 when running the latest games.
The HD 7950 has 8960 MB more video memory than the Radeon 9550, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 7950 also has superior memory performance overall.
The HD 7950 has 716.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon 9550, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7950 is massively better than the Radeon 9550.
The Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire has 5376 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon 9550 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7950 is 3656 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon 9550 is 1. The HD 7950 having 3655 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7950 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon 9550.
The Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire requires 540 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon 9550.
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|Max Power||540 Watts||-|
|Recommended Processor||Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz||-|
|Recommended RAM||8 GB||-|
|Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution||1920x1080||-|
|Mini Review||Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire is a solution of three Radeon HD 7950 put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology. |
Check the page of Radeon HD 7950 to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is somewhat superior to a single Radeon HD 7990 performing by itself it might be worse (depending on whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) than a single Radeon HD 7950. Expect this combination to draw up to 540 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
|The Radeon R300 (introduced August 2002) is the third generation of Radeon graphics chips from ATI Technologies. The line features 3D acceleration based upon Direct3D 9.0 and OpenGL 2.0, a major improvement in features and performance compared to the preceding Radeon R200 design. R300 was the first fully Direct3D 9-capable consumer graphics chip. The processors also include 2D GUI acceleration, video acceleration, and multiple display outputs. R300 refers to the development codename of the initially released GPU of the generation. R300 and its derivatives would form the basis for ATI's consumer and professional product lines for over 3 years.|
The integrated graphics processor based upon R300 is called Xpress 200.