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XFX & Sapphire HD 7950 3GB Review

ccokeman    -   January 30, 2012
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Specifications:

Model
XFX HD 7950 Black Edition Double Dissipation
Processor & Bus
Chipset version: ATI Radeon HD 7950
GPU Clock: 900 MHz
Memory
Memory Bus: 384-bit
Memory Clock: 5.5 GHz
Memory Size: 3 GB
Memory Type: DDR5
Feature Technologies
AMD Eyefinity Technology: Y
AMD HD3D Technology: Y
Other Features
AMD - CrossFire ready: Y
Display Output
HDMI Ready:1.4a
Max Supported Resolution (ANALOG): 2048 x 1536
Max Supported Resolution (DIGITAL): 2560 x 1600
Output - DL-DVI-I: 1
Output - HDMI: 1
Output - mini DP: 2
Dual link Support: Y
Display Port ready: 1.2
Physical
Card Dimension (cm): 27.5 x 11.12 x 3.81
Card Dimension (inch): 10.8 x 4.4 x 1.5
Card Profile: Dual
Package Dimensions (cm): 16 x 32.1 x 9.8
Package Dimensions (inch): 12.6 x 6.3 x 3.9
Package Weight (Kg): 1.47 est.
Package Weight (lb): 3.24 est.
Thermal Solution: HD7970 MBA Ghost Dual fan fansink
Thermal Type: Dual slot
Includes
Promotional Bundles: PSU Cross Marketing Insert
Quick Installation Guide: 1
XFX Serial Number Door Hanger: 1
XFX BE badge: 1
Installation CD with Multi-Language User Guide: 1
Cross Fire Bridge: 1
Driver CD Installation Guide: 1
Requirements
External Power - 6-Pins: 2
Minimum Power Supply Requirement: 500 watt
XFX Recommended Power Supply: XFX 650W PSU

 

Features:

XFACTOR Features:

  • GPU Edging: Black Edition Selection Process
  • Double Dissipation
  • Ghost Thermal Technology
  • HydroCell Thermal Solution
  • Duratec: Solid Capacitors
  • Duratec: Ferrite Core
  • Duratec: 2oz Copper PCB
  • Duratec: IP-5X Dust Free Fan
  1. Duratec: XFX Bracket
     
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface
  • DirectX® 11-capable graphics
  • 9th generation programmable hardware tessellation units
  • Shader Model 5.0
  • DirectCompute 11
  • Accelerated multi-threading
  • HDR texture compression
  • Order-independent transparency
  • OpenGL 4.2 support
  • Image quality enhancement technology
  • Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
  • Adaptive anti-aliasing
  • Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA)
  • DirectX® 10/11 Super-Sample Anti-Aliasing (SSAA)
  • 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
  • 128-bit floating point HDR rendering
  • AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology1
  • Up to 6 displays supported with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport
  • Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
  • Display grouping
  • Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
  • AMD App Acceleration2
  • OpenCL 1.2 Support
  • Microsoft C++ AMP
  • DirectCompute 11
  • Double Precision Floating Point
  • AMD HD Media Accelerator
  • Universal Video Decoder (UVD)
  • H.264
  • VC-1
  • MPEG-2 (SD & HD)
  • MVC (Blu-ray 3D)
  • MPEG-4 Part 2 (DivX/Xvid)
  • Adobe Flash
  • DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
  • Enhanced Video Quality features
  • Advanced post-processing and scaling
  • Deblocking
  • Denoising
  • Automatic deinterlacing
  • Mosquito noise reduction
  • Edge enhancement
  • 3:2 pulldown detection
  • Advanced video color correction
  • Brighter whites processing (Blue Stretch)
  • Independent video gamma control
  • Flesh tone correction
  • Color vibrance control
  • Dynamic contrast
  • Dynamic video range control
  • AMD HD3D technology
  • Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses support
  • Blu-ray 3D support
  • Stereoscopic 3D gaming
  • 3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support
  • AMD CrossFire™ multi-GPU technology
  • Dual, triple or quad-GPU scaling
  • Cutting-edge integrated display support
  • DisplayPort 1.2
  • Max resolution: 4096x2160 per display
  • Multi-Stream Transport
  • 21.6 Gbps bandwidth
  • High bit-rate audio
  • Quad HD/4k video support
  • 3GHz HDMI 1.4a with Stereoscopic 3D Frame Packing Format,
  • Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio
  • Max resolution: 4096x3112
  • 1080p60 Stereoscopic 3D
  • Quad HD/4k video support
  • Dual-link DVI with HDCP Max resolution: 2560x1600
  • VGA  Max resolution: 2048x1536
  • Integrated HD audio controller
  • Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
  • Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
  • AMD PowerPlay™ power management technology
  • Automatic power management with low power idle states
  • AMD PowerTune technology
  • Intelligent TDP management technology
  • Dynamic clock speed/performance enhancement for games

 

 

 

All ihnformation courtesy of XFX @  http://xfxforce.com/en-us/Products/Graphics-Cards/ATI/AMD-Radeon-HD-7000-Series/AMD-Radeon-HD-7970.aspx




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: Sapphire HD 7950
  3. Closer Look: XFX HD 7950 Black Edition Double Dissipation 3GB
  4. Specifications & Features: XFX
  5. Specifications & Features: Sapphire
  6. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  7. Testing: Metro 2033
  8. Testing: Batman: Arkham City
  9. Testing: Battlefield 3
  10. Testing: Unigine Heaven Benchmark 2.5
  11. Testing: Dirt 3
  12. Testing: Mafia II
  13. Testing: 3Dmark 11
  14. Testing: Eyefinity & Surround
  15. Testing: Temperatures
  16. Testing: Power Consumption
  17. Conclusion
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