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AMD Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire 3GB Boost Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire 3GB Boost Edition run games
Getting one of these Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire 3GB Boost Edition graphics cards allows the gamer to run indie system requirements and some less demanding AAA titles. In today’s PC hardware terms these are considered middle range for gaming performance.

Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire 3GB Boost Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

This low performing GPU is unable to play any of the most demanding games available today.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire 3GB Boost Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire 3GB Boost Edition in your PC? This Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire 3GB Boost Edition graphics card has reached the end of its ability to run games released today. If you have it in your gaming PC then it’s time to upgrade your graphics solution.

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The Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire 3GB Boost Edition is released on the 01 Aug 2012
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire 3GB Boost Edition
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Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO2
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
104 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
30 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1792
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072 MB
Memory Speed
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
240GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
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Clock Speeds
Core Speed
850 MHz
Boost Clock
925 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
500 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
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Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire 3GB Boost Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7950 Sapphire 3GB Boost Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition.
This edition comes with a custom cooling solution called Dual-X which "provides quiet and very cool operation during normal operating conditions, and superb cooling performance even under extreme load", according to Sapphire and no overclocking out of the box and so its performance is on level with the reference Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition.


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eFootball PES 2020 15% 20%
Remnant: From the Ashes 20% 64%
FIFA 20 32% 6%
Grand Theft Auto VI 64% 168%
Red Dead Redemption 2 5% 141%
Wolfenstein: Youngblood 22% 66%
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Would this be a good upgrade for me or should i wait for something newer. I have seen this for a good price. I only game at 1080p btw.

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this is a relatively old Graphics Card. Its driver support will soon decrease when AMD releases the new architecture. I don't think it's worth buying this unless it's at a really good price like say around $150.
Otherwise, if you prefer AMD please wait for the R-400 Series.

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I have seen this on offer for less than 90 pounds. Is it a good deal.

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oh, get 2!

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Sorry my mobo doesn't do multiple gpus. Would it be a good short-term upgrade?

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That's a pity.
Yeah for $90 I guess it's worth it :-)

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Thanks.

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What is the best PC?


Club 3D HD7950 3GB
I7 920 @ 2.67Ghz
6GB RAM 1333Mhz
500W PSU


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Asus R9 280x 3GB
FX6300 @ 3.5Ghz
8GB RAM 1600Mhz
600W PSU

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a would take fx6300 and overclock it :)

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lol get the intel :P
you can OC it to 4.2 - 4.0 and get much better performance ;)

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Down combo is way better

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Which PC shall I choose?
PC1:
GTX760 OC gaming 2GB
AMD FX-8350
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Radeon HD7950 Sapphire boost 3GB
Intel Core i5 4570 3.2Ghz

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i would take pc2 :)

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okay, but is it worth it to upgrade my PC to PC2?

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Will a core 2 quad q9650 bottleneck this gpu ??

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Yes, due to the older architecture. Invest in an i5 or equivalent AMD that can be OC'd, like a Athlon 760K, 860K, or FX-6300. Because you're using DDR2 RAM that's also a considerable bottleneck. Right now you GPU can't ' stretch itself ' as it were.

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now that i have this card whats the best cpu upgrade, i currently have an Athlon 64 x2 6000+ with 4 gbs of ddr2 ram.

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i would like to upgrade to this and eventually crossfire 2 of them, i have a corsair 650 watt power supply, would i be able to do this or do i need to upgrade?
also would it be worth it?

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you need at least 700-750w, 800w (if you wanna OC).. and please don't CF them.. i've CF 2 of these and it's so bad… 1 will work superb , 2 will kill your happiness :))


also.. 2 will bottleneck you cpu..

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Before having this target I Had de Nvidia GeForce Gt 240, the upgrade was awesome :D Now i can play all games in High or ultra :D

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Would I beable to upgrade to this and would it run like battlefield 4 on good settings if I did ?

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Yeah, it would be a really nice upgrade, and yeah with the HD 7950 you will be able to max BF4 if the optimization turns out good.

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ahhh ok thanks mate but what would I beable to run bf4 on now?

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Probably tweaked high settings or something like that.

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ok thanks :)

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would my rig handle this?

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Check this forum
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/340971-28-4100-bottleneck

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hey guys does this card come with 2 year warranty??? im buying this for 215 pounds or 325 dollars, do you think this is worth it???

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Depends on from which company or store you buy it. Also it is not really worth upgrading for you as your rig maxes out most games.

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no it's not worth it, your rig is already pretty good, the only worthwhile upgrade is to the GTX 780, or a high-end 8xxx series, I'd say wait for maxwell, or something.

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