Club 3D 7950 Royal King Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Club 3D HD7950 Royal King Review  


We have the potential for a perfect storm here. Back when the HD79x0 cards were released we discovered that although the HD7970 was the powerhouse we expected it to be, the HD7950 was actually the sensible choice. At stock it was average but it took to the overclock so well it was easily a match for the HD7970 without the hefty price-tag. So the chip beating at the heart of the Club3D Royal King is one we already like a lot. 

Club3D themselves came from out of the blue to amaze us with the HD7850 Royal Queen. Of course we were aware of them but it had been so long since we'd reviewed one of their cards that the Royal Queen stunned us with how well it performed, especially being able to be overclocked within an inch of its life.

So that takes us to today's review. We have a company who've recently left us wide-eyed with the quality of their Poker range of cards, bringing us one based upon one of the best overclocking GPUs around.

Is the Club3D HD7950 Royal King a cool as you like BB King or a Stephen King horror show?

Technical Specifications

The Royal King HD7950 comes with a decent overclock when compared to the reference HD7950, but nothing particularly amazing out of the box. Otherwise it's a spitting image of the Royal Queen we reviewed recently, with the Coolstream cooler on an otherwise standard board.


Product Name: Radeon HD 7950 RoyalKing
Product Series: Radeon HD 7000


Bus Interface: PCI Express 3.0


GPU Chipset: Tahiti Pro2
GPU Clock: 880 MHz
GPU Boost clock: 930 MHz
Stream Processors: 1792


Multi-GPU: Quad CrossFire Ready


Memory Size: 3072MB
Memory Interface: 384BIT
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Clock: 5000 MHz


Cooling Type: Active, CoolStream High Performance Cooling Technology


Idle: 15W
Idle ZCP mode enabled: 3W
Maximum load: 200W


DirectX version: 11.1
OpenGL version: 4.2
OpenCL version: 1.2


Slot Width: 2 Slots
Profile: Standard profile
Card Size: 268 x 122 x 36 mm


Card Weight: 672 grams

Output Configuration

DVI: 1x Dual-Link DVI-I, 1x Single-Link DVI-D
VGA: via Dongle
HDMI: 1x version 1.4a
Mini DisplayPort: 2x version 1.2
HDCP ready: YES
Maximum Resolution analog: 2048x1536 (via Dual-Link DVI to VGA adapter)
Maximum Resolution Single-Link DVI: 1920x1200
Maximum Resolution Dual-Link DVI: 2560x1600
Maximum Resolution HDMI 1.4a: 4096x3112
Maximum Resolution Mini DP 1.2: 4096x2160
Maximum Outputs Simultaneously: 4

In the package

Club 3D Radeon HD 7950 RoyalKing graphics card
Club 3D CrossFireX bridge interconnect cable
Club 3D knob hanger
Driver & E-Manual CD
Quick install guide

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Most Recent Comments

20-11-2012, 15:50:21

Nice review Tom! Really enjoyed the video Quote

20-11-2012, 16:00:24

yay Quote

20-11-2012, 16:30:17

wished my card would clock that high...Quote

20-11-2012, 17:27:29

Computer crazy
Great review, looks an amazing card, however as you said in the video the red PCB is the deal breaker. But otherwise is a great card to look out for.

Would like to see how the 7970 performs.Quote

20-11-2012, 18:18:29

As always a fantastic review Tom! Nothing more to point at this card....that red PCB at this days..... Maybe they Could Also start doing green,blue and brown pcb´s for each model, so everyone can be happy with the best color scheme possible on the rig! You said everything!! A very well deserved gold award!Quote

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