While Nvidia regroup to launch their next round of discrete graphics cards, AMD have been running amok in the high end. Their HD7970 has reclaimed the single GPU throne from the GTX580. Today AMD release the HD7950, which should be available in the UK at a slightly more palatable price of £350.
We all expected the HD7970 to oust the GTX580 from the top spot, at £470 it would have been a dire situation for AMD if it hadn’t. The HD7950 is infinitely more interesting because thanks to the price point it will be directly targeting the GTX580, which still retails for around £360-£400 including VAT in the UK.
Today we have multiple reviews of cards from various partners, including XFX and Sapphire. This particular review however focuses on the latest offering from HIS which is supplied at AMD’s reference clock speeds.
Just how does the HD7950 slot into the market ? Let’s have a look.