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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7950 Gigabyte WindForce Edition Crossfire GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 20% 46%
Hitman 3 56% 90%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 10% 34%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 6% 29%
FIFA 21 39% 26%
Grand Theft Auto VI 69% 105%
Far Cry 6 74% 111%
Genshin Impact 20% 46%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 72% 109%
Battlefield 6 56% 90%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7950 Gigabyte WindForce Edition Crossfire are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition.

The GTX 680 has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7950, but the HD 7950 has 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 680. As a result, the HD 7950 exhibits a 50.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 680. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 680 has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7950, but the HD 7950 has 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 680. As a result, the HD 7950 exhibits a 19.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 680. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 7950 was released less than a year after the GTX 680, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The HD 7950 has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 680, 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 287.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 680, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7950 is massively better than the GTX 680.

The Radeon HD 7950 Gigabyte WindForce Edition Crossfire has 3584 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7950 is 2620 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 680 is 1806. The HD 7950 having 814 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 GTX 680.

The GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition requires 195 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD 7950. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 680, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the HD 7950.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed860 MHzvs1110 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1176 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO (x2)Kepler GK104-400-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date01 Jun 2012vs01 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900 - vs green tick
10
1920x1080
9.6
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8.8
2560x1440 - vs green tick
6.4
3840x2160 - vs green tick
4.7

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus768 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth480GB/secvs192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 1536 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units3584vs1536
Actual Shader Performance100%vs87%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units224vs128
Texture Rate192.6 GTexel/svs142.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate55 GPixel/svs35.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-195 Watts
Recommended PSU-550 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Crossfire setup of Radeon HD 7950 Gigabyte WindForce Edition.GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 680. See the standard version for more information about it.
Compared to the standard version, GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition features an increased core-clock that went from 1006MHz to 1110MHz and the turbo boost from 1100MHz to 1176MHz. The amount of memory was also increased from 2GB to 4GB, proving useful if gaming at high resolutions and using many image improving techniques, though we consider this excessive.
Expect a 9% performance boost when compared to the standard card.
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