AMD Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire run games
29 Sep 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire graphics card, when running 2020 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 777 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire can run Valorant at 1080p and saw it return strong frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 1496 FPS, Medium: 1178 FPS, High: 793 FPS and Ultra: 567 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Serious Sam 4 returns a playable 32 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire ran Valorant to a strong performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 1141 FPS, Medium: 899 FPS, High: 605 FPS and Ultra: 432 FPS. Another game tested was Serious Sam 4, L: 63FPS, M: 50FPS, H: 34FPS, U: 24FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Assassins Creed: Valhalla, wih estimates revealing L: 38FPS, M: 32FPS, H: 28FPS, U: 19FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire we get the impression that it is a strong choice at these screen resolutions. With Ultra graphics settings being regularly reached at 1440p gaming its easy to consider bumping up the screen size to 4K for this graphics card.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, as it can run 837 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 21% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 27% better and can meet 932 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
78 FPS
The Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire is released on 01 Jan 2012

Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire
GCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO (x3) (x3)
Texture Rate
269 GTexel/s
32 (x3)
Pixel Rate
77 GPixel/s
Processing Units
Driver Support
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Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.0
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Notebook GPU
9216 MB
Memory Speed
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
800 MHz
Max Power
540 Watts
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

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.

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Radeon HD 7950 3-way Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Genshin Impact 73% 5%
Cyberpunk 2077 27% 6%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 59% 36%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 45% 24%
Serious Sam 4 51% 36%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 16% 16%
Valorant 97% 91%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 42% 3%
eFootball PES 2021 56% 52%
Grand Theft Auto VI 16% 34%
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