Radeon HD7950: Reviews Are Good

The Radeon HD7970′s little brother, the Radeon HD7950, has launched, with a slightly more reasonable pricing point and, based on reviews, solid performance.

The HD7950 has the same Tahiti processor as the HD7970 and also comes with the same 3GB of GDDR5 RAM on a 384bit bus width. The only difference is that four of the ‘Compute Units’ have been disabled, and clockspeeds for both the processor and memory reduced.

While still expensive at $449+, the 7950 renders its director competitor, the GTX580, “irrelevant,” according to Anandtech. Other reviews have been mostly positive as well, making it the card of choice in its price bracket. Tom’s Hardware is dissatisfied with the amount of noise the card generates, but nonetheless states “there’s really no contest” when deciding whether to buy the 7950 or the GTX580. TechRadar was impressed by the card’s stock performance and blown away by the overclocking headroom.

While AMD may seem to have the upper hand now, rumor has it the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 is releasing this February.


via PC Gamer

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2 Comments on Radeon HD7950: Reviews Are Good

FTI

On January 31, 2012 at 3:58 pm

you’d be lucky to find the ing thing for $450. retailers are being ing idiots and just jacking up the price higher than the GTX 580 instead of reducing the price of the 580.

This is disgusting practice going on right now in the computer hardware business.

They are pulling bull with Hard drives, and now they are gonna try to jack up prices on everything else in terms of components.

Everyone who does a bit of search will find that not one Hard drive manufacturer is still suffering from floods. All retailers/Etailers are overstocked, yet they don’t want to bring prices down because eventually people will need extra disk space.

I’m betting that once the GTX680 comes out, they will just make it 700 dollars if it is better than the 7970.

Suggested retail price for the 7970 was $475-$500…People are selling it for as much as 620 dollars.

Suggested retail price for the 7950 is $400. selling for 500 dollars.

The only thing they can’t get away selling at a way higher price is memory

Heru

On January 31, 2012 at 6:55 pm

@ FTI

And this is somehow something new?