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PowerColor AX7950 3GBD5-2DHV5E Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 1792 Stream Processors
  • 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16
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Based on the revolutionary new 28nm GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture, the PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 enables absurdly high frame rates at demanding settings, while using less power and better transistor efficiency. It comes equipped with support for PCI Express 3.0 and DirectX 11.1. With world-class AMD CrossFireX performance scaling, enthusiasts’ GPU experience is maximized when paired with the latest platforms.

The Radeon HD 7950 takes advantage of AMD PowerTune technology, maximizing performance by dynamically increasing GPU engine clock, enabling higher clock speeds when needed. With the latest AMD Eyefinity 2.0 technology and HD3D technology, gamers can get a lifelike experience with the 4096x2160 max resolution per display. In addition, the HD7950 can offload computing from CPU to GPU, speeding up daily applications and increasing efficiency.

 

 

  • newegg New GCN Architecture for Leading DirectX 11.1 Performance AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series (codename Tahiti) boasts the world's first 28nm GPU architecture optimized for gaming and computing. The AMD Radeon HD 7950 features 28 Compute Units, each with 64 Vector Units for 1792 Stream Processors, along with dual geometry units, dual Asynchronous Compute Engines (ACE), and 384-bit 3GB of GDDR5 memory. Ready for both DirectX 11.1 and PCI Express 3.0, the HD 7900 is your personal checklist for ground-breaking performance and technology.
  • newegg Next Generation AMD Eyefinity Technology & AMD HD3D AMD Eyefinity 2.0 features all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation, brand-new display configurations, and a more immersive field of view. With full support for 3GHz HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 HBR2, the AMD Radeon HD 7950 is set to drive next generation displays at up to 4K resolution. It is also backed by AMD’s open 3D initiative for stereo 3D gaming and Blu-ray 3D movies.
  • newegg Refined AMD PowerTune Technology & AMD ZeroCore Power Technology Designed with the most advanced power management features, the AMD Radeon HD 7950 is equipped with the intelligence to convert unused power headroom into extra performance. It dynamically controls clock speeds, allowing gamers advanced performance inside of the power envelope they specify. AMD ZeroCore Power technology enables lower idle power than any other currently available graphics card. With support for AMD CrossFire technology, AMD ZeroCore Power eliminates wasted power, as well as additional heat and noise from extra cards when not in use.
  • newegg Enhanced Multi-GPU Capabilities with PCI Express 3.0 AMD CrossFire technology is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Unlocking game-dominating power, it allows for unprecedented bandwidth in TriFire and QuadFire configurations.
  • newegg AMD App Acceleration AMD App Acceleration lets you speed up applications and enjoy brilliant video. Enjoy improved GPGPU performance and Video Codec Engine (VCE) in many applications powered by the 28nm GCN Architecture. AMD Radeon HD 7950 fully supports DirectCompute 11 and OpenCL 1.2, enabling broad applications today and tomorrow.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Kevin V.
  • 2/19/2014 1:08:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome.

Pros: I don't think there's a single game this card cannot run. Noise is not a problem, and the temperatures never get out of hand.

Cons: Discontinued.

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  • Edwin N.
  • 12/28/2013 11:31:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood for the 50 days it worked

Pros: -Quiet
-Fast

Cons: -Discontinued item now
-Very bulky

Other Thoughts: Starting the RMA process now on 12-28, will update later but for now I recommend to stay away from this card. The problem is the card is discontinued along with their other 7900 cards so not sure how they will handle this.

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  • Tammy W.
  • 12/18/2013 5:13:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood card

Pros: I got this card for $220 and I don't regret, it's pretty quiet, and lets me play my games on ultra at or above 60fps.

Cons: It is kinda ugly but considering my case doesn't have a window I'm okay with it

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  • Erik M.
  • 11/19/2013 2:05:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat so far!

Pros: Runs Battlefield 4 @ 60+ Fps on stock settings. Easy to overclock and temps stay low. OC stable at 1100mhz , no need for more at this point. Price was right on my budget. Free games where ok , I dont play them much. Waiting on rebate still.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Have it paired with -

Amd FX-8350
Asus sabertooth 990fx r2.0 mobo
G Skill Ripjaw X 1X8gig 1866
Kingston v300 120gig SSD
Cooler Master Evo 212 Cpu cooler
Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W
Tempest 210 case

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  • Zach H.
  • 11/11/2013 8:23:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's great so far!

Pros: The most inexpensive 3G 7950 I could find. Simple install, simple config, pretty much plugged right in and worked.

Cons: The free game offer from AMD took some time & I had to email them about it... Didn't get the codes right away. Game selection isn't super awesome, but can't complain since they're 'free'.

Other Thoughts: I've not had a single hiccup w/ this card in the month+ I've owned it. Great for gaming (mostly Skyrim and Fallout).

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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Runs fast. Runs fine in Mac OS 10.9 without any complications.

Cons: Very warm.

Other Thoughts: I haven't pushed it to it's limit, primarily because I mostly use it for graphics acceleration in software, and PS2/Wii emulators. Yeah, sure, I can do other things, and sometimes I do... But with more game consoles coming right around the corner, my computer's GPU isn't altogether that important.

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  • David F.
  • 11/3/2013 2:04:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat in Crossfire!

Pros: Nice price, free games, decent aftermarket cooling.

Cons: Prices jumped in the last couple of weeks, but that's not an issue with the card.

Other Thoughts: Works great in Crossfire with my 7970, solid build, nice cooler, does exactly what I was hoping for and expected.

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  • Alex H.
  • 10/29/2013 2:16:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Runs everything I throw at it.

Cons: None

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  • Thomas C.
  • 10/25/2013 12:03:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I've been afraid of PowerColor in the past. It seems like consumers always rate them a little under Sapphire, MSI, or Gigabyte offerings. However, when swapping this card out with my previous Gigabyte 7870, I was impressed. The heft and build quality of the heatsink and fans of this PowerColor design were clearly superior to the Gigabyte.

Upon booting the card was just as silent as the previous 3 fan design from Gigabyte.

Overclocked to 1ghz easily with Afterburner and has been 100% stable.

Afterburner showed 37c idle and I haven't seen over 55c with my usual load. Never saw a fan speed over 35% either.

Usual load: Mulitple copies of WoW. Skyrim with a few mods, Civ5, Starcraft II, Path of Exile, Diablo III while streaming HD videos on 2nd monitor is my typical load.

Cons: PowerColor's PowerUp Tuner would only install in Japanese???? So I used MSI Afterburner.

Other Thoughts: I know this isn't a giant step up from the 7870 I had but I ordered this when it was 150.00 after rebate. Sold my old 7870 to a friend for 100.00. I'll turn over the 3 game card as well for 25. So, for 25 dollars the upgrade wasn't something I could pass up.

I think this card is easily still worth 200-230 given AMDs new pricing scheme for the R9-270 (200.00) and 280 (300.00).

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  • Brian S.
  • 10/24/2013 8:50:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat value

Pros: Essentially silent at idle
Very, very quiet at load
Stable
Faster than a R9 270X
Very low idle power (entire i7-4770K 4.4GHz PC idles at 52W total input).

Cons: This card's fan design doesn't vent much air out the back of the case. You must have a well ventilated case to use this card.
It is flimsy. If you plan to move your case around a lot (e.g. take it to LAN parties) then you'll surely want to reinforce it. The end sags about 1/2"
Rebate process is tricky. Definitely designed to make you screw up so that they can keep their $30.

Other Thoughts: I bought this card because I wanted a quiet, if not silent, PC capable of running the newest games at 1080p. This card did not disappoint.

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