AMD Radeon HD 7950 Tested in Unigine Heaven Benchmark with HD7970 BIOS

Published: 25th Jan 2012, 06:50 GMT

AMD Radeon HD7950 have presented first Unigine Heaven benchmark results of Radeon HD 7950. Thanks to them, we now have the verified specification of reference Radeon HD 7950, which is to have core clock set to 810MHz.

Retailer has put Radeon HD 7950 through few tests, then the card was overclocked and tested again. There are also benchmarks obtained with higher resolution and with modified BIOS, right from ASUS HD 7970.

After flashing Radeon HD 7950 a great boost of performance was noticed. Although, GPU-Z does not confirm any unlocked shaders, card gains in performance significantly. With modified BIOS, card is much faster than GeForce GTX 580. It is actually as fast as Radeon HD 7970. So you may now wonder if it’s worth buying HD 7970. According to those tests it is not.

Overclockers have priced a reference model of Radeon HD 7950 at £350 ($540), but this only the starting price, because this model will be available at $449. There is also a 1.5GB variant coming in March, which will be priced at $399. Non-reference models are yet to be released later this month.

Unigine Heaven Benchmark 1680×1050, 4xAA and Normal Tesselation
ModelCore Clock MHzMemory Clock MHzResult
Radeon HD 7950 Stock81050001379
Radeon HD 7950 OC102563001689
Radeon HD 7950 with ASUS BIOS118072001936

Unigine Heaven Benchmark 1680×1050, 4xAA and Normal Tessellation

Comparison after flashing BIOS from HD 7970

Radeon HD 7950 OC92555001504
Radeon HD 7950 with 7970 BIOS92555001545
Radeon HD 7970 Stock92555001584
Unigine Heaven Benchmark 2560×1600 4xAA and Normal Tessellation
Radeon HD 7950 with ASUS BIOS118072001011
Radeon HD 7970 with ASUS BIOS122578001094
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 3GB OC9024355732

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