AMD Launch The Radeon HD7950

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅31.01.2012 12:53:10


SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Jan. 31, 2012 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced worldwide availability of the AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 graphics card for desktop computers. This launch brings to market the second graphics card based on the cutting-edge 28nm process technology first introduced with the AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 graphics card – recognised for its excellence in performance with over 150 awards from technology media the world over. Delivering over 2.8 TFLOPs of compute power and up to 2x the performance when two AMD Radeon HD 7950s are combined with AMD CrossFire™ technology, AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 series graphics cards are intended for gamers who never settle. AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 graphics cards are available from retailers worldwide, with select models starting at USD$449 SEP.

“With the arrival of the AMD Radeon™ HD 7950, AMD has set the bar exceedingly high for 28nm graphics technology and performance,” said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, GPU Division, AMD. “From the wraparound immersion made possible by AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology and the AMD HD3D technology stereo 3D experience, to the incredible realism of today’s DirectX® 11 capable games, we’re delivering an unrivaled experience for gamers. The AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 series products are in a class of their own.”

Equipped with AMD Graphics Core Next Architecture and the latest AMD PowerTune and AMD ZeroCore Power technologies, the AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 GPU further extends the groundbreaking engineering AMD debuted in December 2011 with the AMD Radeon HD 7970 GPU. What’s more, it delivers on the promise of DirectX® 11 gaming with superior visuals and outrageous performance, as well as featuring PCI Express 3.0, AMD CrossFire™ technology and the AMD HD3D technology ecosystem.

The AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 GPU is available worldwide from add-in-board partners including Sapphire, TUL, HIS, XFX, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI, and available via retailers and e-tailers worldwide.

Specification Overview

* Up to 800MHz Engine Clock
* 3GB GDDR5 Memory
* 1250MHz Memory Clock (5.0 Gbps GDDR5)
* 240GB/s memory bandwidth
* 2.87 TFLOPS Single Precision compute power
* 717 GFLOPs Double Precision compute power
* GCN Architecture
* PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface
* DirectX® 11-capable graphics
* OpenGL 4.2 support
* AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology2
* AMD HD3D technology
* AMD CrossFire™ multi-GPU technology6
* Cutting-edge integrated display support
* Integrated HD audio controller
* AMD PowerPlay™ power management technology4
* AMD PowerTune technology4
* AMD Catalyst™ graphics and HD video configuration software

Learn more about the AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 GPU

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