Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Game Requirement Analysis
Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition is a High-End Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.
The GCN 1.1 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture adds new important technologies and is largely oriented for energy efficiency. New technologies such as PowerTune and TrueAudio are the biggest additions as well as DirectX 11.2 support.
It equips a GPU Codenamed Tahiti PRO2 which has 28 Compute Units activated and thus offers 1792 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 850MHz and goes up to 925MHz, in Turbo Mode.
The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 384-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1250MHz.
With a rated board TDP of 200W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.
Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition competes with GeForce GTX 670 and is essentially a Higher Clocked Radeon HD 7950 with the addition of The Boost Clock.
It proves to be slower than GeForce GTX 660 Ti at resolutions up to 1920x1080 but takes the lead beyond that.
Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Strong Processor (Intel Core i5 Quad Core/AMD FX Six Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.