XFX R7950 Double Dissipation Video Card Review
Before taking a look at the benchmarks, lets take a look at the test system that was used. All testing was done with a fresh install of Windows 8.1 Pro x64, no additional software was running during the tests.
Video Cards & Drivers used for testing:
- ASUS 560Ti (ENGTX560 Ti DCII/2DI/1GD5) GeForce 320.49 Drivers
- Gigabyte HD7870 (GV-R787OC-2GD) Catalyst 220.127.116.1100 Drivers
- XFX R7950 (FX-795A-TDKC) – Catalyst 18.104.22.16800 Drivers
Intel Z77/LGA1155 Platform
The Intel Z77 system used to test the video cards was using the Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH motherboard, with the F11 BIOS from 09/03/2012. Installed for memory was 16GB Kingston Hyper-X Blue 1866MHz, running at the rated speed with 9-11-9-27 2T timings. An Intel 520 series 180GB SSD was used for the OS and benchmarks. Testing was completed in a room with an ambient temperature of 65F.
|The Intel Z77 Test System|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-3570K||Click Here|
|Memory||16GB Kingston Blue 1866MHz||Click Here|
|SSD||Intel 520series 180GB||Click Here|
|Cooling||Zalman CNPS9900 MAX||Click Here|
|Power Supply||Lepa G650-MAS||Click Here|
|Operating System||Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit||Click Here|
XFX R7950 GPU-Z Information:
GPU-Z shows the R7950 using 0.950V while idle, which puts the card into a power savings mode. In this mode, the GPU is downclocked to 500MHz, and sits at 45C. This seems fairly warm for a card to be sitting at while idle.
Once the GPU is pushed, the GPU is clocked to 925MHz. Under a full load for 15 minutes, the temperature settles at 71C. Power utilization goes from 0.950V up to 1.250V, an increase of 0.30V. Maybe raising the fan speed will help with temperatures.