HIS HD7950 Review
Test Setup, Overclocking and Temps
Published: 31st January 2012 | Source: HIS | Price: £355 |
As with all of our GPU reviews from 2012 onwards we're using the X79 LGA2011 rig.
HIS Digital HD7950
Catalyst HD7970 Drivers 11.12
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Just like its brother the HD7950 is a monster overclocker, easily capable of maxing the slider in Catalyst Control Center. It's not only the Core that can take a good overclock either, the Memory can be pushed way beyond stock.
Demonstrating that beliefs about the correct place to put a fan doesn't make us designers, the reference HD7950 is cooler than the HD7970 under load, but pretty toasty when idle.
Most Recent Comments
I have read you can flash the 7950s that have the dual BIOS with an Asus 7970 BIOS and it improves performance but it doesn't unlock the shaders. Don't know how true that is but it's what I have read.
Prices are still to high for the 7950 and 7970 though, but I think that is more to do with AMD taking advantage of having better cards than Nvidia on the market at the moment, anyone buying new or upgrading will be buying a 7970>7950>580. Once Kelper comes out, hopefully soon, prices will most likely drop, unless Nvidia price their cards really high as well.Quote