HIS Radeon HD 7950 IceQ Turbo Video Card Review



Product: HIS Radeon HD 7950 IceQ Turbo Video Card
Company: HIS
Author: James Prior
Editor: Charles Oliver
Date: September 26th, 2012

Battlefield 3

We played Battlefield 3's single player campaign firefight in the square and recorded performance using FRAPS running at 1920x1080, Ultra preset.

Below you can see the performance differences, based on average results from above, each entry indicating the relative performance of the column to the row:

Increase Boost IceQ Turbo IceQ Turbo OC Boost OC
Ref 7950 +6% +8% +33% +45%
Boost 7950   +2% +26% +37%
IceQ Turbo -2%   +24% +35%

CrossFireX:

Increase Ref CFX IceQ Turbo CFX IceQ OC CFX
Ref 7950 +96% +105% +141%
Boost 7950 +85% +94% +128%
IceQ Turbo +82% +91% +124%
Ref CFX   +5% +23%

Eyefinity

We ran the test at Eyefinity resolution using our 3 displays in Portrait configuration, increasing our resolution to 3240x1920 (plus bezel compensation).

Increase Boost IceQ Turbo IceQ Turbo OC Boost OC
Ref 7950 +9% +9% +30% +44%
Boost 7950   +0% +20% +32%
IceQ Turbo 0%   +20% +32%

CrossFireX Eyefinity:

Increase Ref CFX IceQ Turbo CFX IceQ OC CFX
Ref 7950 0% +9% +30%
Boost 7950 -8% 0% +20%
IceQ Turbo -8% 0% +20%
Ref CFX   +8% +30%

CrossfireX plus Eyefinity is apparently a problem again for AMD with Battlefield 3 and Catalyst 12.8; zero scaling, only single GPU performance.