MyGaming's Derrick Cramer puts the AMD HD 7950 through the paces and tests the card to found out how it stacks up against the competition.
This card is about 10 generations ahead of consoles. Downside is the price as of now. Once this lady is cheaper ill be feeding it to my computer.
yeah! cant wait to max out those games which already can be maxed out by $200-$300 gpus!
That is cool and all man but they will eventually develop games that will push the card. You can look at Epics updated engine to see where things are headed. No need to be an asshole.
"This card is about 10 generations ahead of consoles" Hehe prolly pretty spot on, except that software and games are only about 2-3 generations max ahead of consoles. But ya in a few years time this sucker will be tits!
I already have a HD 6950 in my rig. I don't think I'll need this extra boost in power for a bit longer, but the card does look sick.
I curruntly own a 7970 but you know what these 7950 can be clocked to a 7970 and from people who i know bought these card say they kick ass, great overclockers better cooling frame rate awsome... Whats also nice is the twin bios switch on the video cards. So if you overclock too much need to recover a simple recover is easy by turning off pc flip switch to say bios 1 , restar your good to go these cards are ready for next gen right now i have minerunning on pci 2.1 express lane not 3.0, but i think for me what i love mostly is its improoved my states specually in bf3 im getting in my kills faster they feel like there registering better. The performance is amazing because if your like me you come from say a gtx 560 or below even a ati 6950 your gonna feel the differnce. Yes the price is high sadly only draw back..
I have my eye on a 2x CF 7950 setup after the price drops. I've had exceedingly good luck with HIS IceQ models in terms of performance, cooling, and reliability, and I don't mind waiting for a bit.
CF 7950 you lucky git
I have no doubt that this card is an uber-powerful piece of technology that's overkill for most situations... But does anyone else find it amusing that all the benchmarks compare it to a gtx 570, (which it beats by few fps in most cases) only to start hinting at it being a close competitor to a gtx 580? If that's the case why wasn't the 580 benchmarked as well? To me it seems like either a biased fluff piece or a poorly done comparison...
Well lets go one better then Nitrox, The 7970 is only at the very most 20fps under the amd 6990 and gtx 590 a twin gpu card. Thas awsome to think 7950 can be clocked to above 7970 stock clocks remarkable really. 7950 beats gtx 580 out the bx with no overclock heres 1 example. http://www.tomshardware.com...
I've really got no arguments with what your saying, what I was more or less getting at is that the author should have either had the 580 benchmarked as well or just left out mentioning it altogether (I would prefer the former).
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