Envision the Virtual World with a Radeon HD 7950 GPU
The Radeon HD 7950 is a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) developed by Radeon Technologies Group (formerly AMD Vision) in 2012. The GPU is a specialised computer chip responsible for rendering images, videos, and animations for the computer’s display. Whether you’re a gamer or you simply want to stream videos, eBay has the tech you need at pre-rendered prices.What do the GB and MHz figures on the Radeon HD 7950 specs mean?
Each GPU features an in-built memory and processor, which are independent of the computer’s other memory and processing components. To understand what the GB and MHz figures represent, you must first understand the basic principles which a GPU operates by:
- GPU memory is Random Access Memory (RAM). This indicates how much data the GPU can store, which is measured in Gigabytes (GB).
- The GPU processor speed details how fast the unit can process data stored in its’ RAM, which is measured in Megahertz (MHz).
- Data is measured in bits. These often come in 32-bit or 64-bit variants, and there are 8 ‘bits’ in 1 byte.
- The MHz measurement indicates how many millions of bits the processor can process per second.
The Radeon HD 7950 features 3GB of RAM, and the processor operates at a speed of 800 MHz, meaning the unit can process 800 million bits per second. The overall performance of any graphics card is dependent on a range of other factors, although processor speed and internal memory are the starting points.What is the typical power consumption of the Radeon HD 7950?
When operating at full capacity, the Radeon HD 7950 consumes 294 Watts of electricity. During idle conditions, consumption drops to 87.9 Watts. Typical power consumption amongst similar GPU competitors ranges between 347 – 386 Watts at full capacity and 99.9 – 108.4 Watts during system idle. The lower power consumption of the Radeon HD 7950 corresponds to less heat and a longer operating time.What can the Radeon HD 7950 support?
The Radeon HD 7950 contains ports which support DisplayPort, mini-DisplayPort, DVI, and HDMI connections, permitting dual-screen setups, up to 4 screens. It also offers the following features:
- The Radeon GPU can easily support high-end applications from 2012 and before.
- Mid-range games post 2015 and resolutions up to 1080p are easily supported.
- The GPU can be used as a regular processor to process applications which are not graphics-orientated.