AMD is said to prepare another graphics card launch and this time it is the entry model of the Radeon HD 7900 series that is updated. Radeon HD 7950 GHz Edition is around the corner and with competition from Nvidia and models in the same family it is not unexpected.
Radeon HD 7950 has ended up in a tight spot where the card is beating by the recently launched GeForce GTX 670. AMD’s entry model in the performance series Radeon HD 7900 is also battling to keep little brother Radeon HD 7870 behind in many tests, not the least when the ”slower” of the two gets a frequency tweak.
AMD is said to be planning to give Radeon HD 7950 the same treatment as the flagship Radeon HD 7970 recently underwent. Namely up the frequencies to and perhaps beyond 1 GHz – which also enables them to use the suffix ”GHz Edition”.
AMD Radeon HD 7950 GHz Edition will build on the same graphics circuit as the precursor as the with 1792 Radeon cores, 112 texture units, 32 ROPs and 384-bit memory bus. The exact frequencies of the GPU and 3 GB GDDR5- memory have not been decided yet. The card will get the same Boost function as recently launched big brother, which allows for even higher frequencies under load. Rumors say that AMD will transfer the responsibilities to manufacturing partners to develop the new cards and the price will be on par with GeForce GTX 670, around 400 dollar.