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Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Hardware News |

AMD Radeon HD 7950 Edition Boost tested

AMD Radeon HD 7950 Edition Boost tested

A few days ago it was discovered that AMD was planning to update its Radeon HD 7950 GPUs PowerTune providing them with Boost and a higher frequency of operation , which ended confirming news: The is now called Radeon HD 7950 Edition Boost.

Users with reference video cards can upgrade to the new VBIOS, which will increase the base frequency of 850MHz GPU, and also will provide PowerTune Boost technology, through which they can operate at a frequency of 950MHz applications and intensive games, which is very good news for current owners of these video cards, although at present it is unknown if manufacturers publish new VBIOS for customized versions and / or factory overclock.

The price of video cards based on Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition does not change at all in relation to the Standard Edition, and can be found in stores like Newegg priced from $319.

Those HT4U, test reference card based on Radeon HD 7950 GPU with the new VBIOS updated by a comprehensive test suite that includes 17 games and 3 GPGPU applications (and luckily no synthetic test, “more than you know I do not like that at all “), this large number of games and proven applications help us get a better idea of the performance gained by using the new VBIOS card.

Without further ado here some of the test:

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The most common technology base and raise PowerTune Boost the performance of the Radeon HD 7950 by about 6%, which although not much, not bad for a free update VBIOS. We recommend reviewing the full review HT4U.

Link: AMD Radeon HD 7950-Edition Boost (HT4U)

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