It might not be AMD’s fastest graphics card in the Radeon HD 7900-series, but the HD 7950 can do more than just hold its own against its more powerful sibling when overclocked.
Doanim Haber has put this not yet released AMD graphics card to the test, both running at its default frequencies and overclocked to HD 7970 clocks, and the results are rather impressive.
As you can see from the graphs enclosed in the gallery bellow this post, the HD 7950, which has more than enough power to take on the GTX 580 at stock speeds, can be turned into a “best” by simply raising the core to 925MHz and the memory to 1375MHz (5.50GHz effective).
In this latter mode, AMD’s upcoming graphics card lags just 4% behind its older brother, while pricing is expected to be on average US $100-150 (77 to 116 EUR) lower than that of the HD 7970. Quite a nice deal if you ask us.