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

Call of Duty: Black Ops

We played Cally of Duty: Black Ops' MP Combat Training Villa map to win, at 1920x1080, Highest settings with 4xMSAA/16xAF.

Increase Boost IceQ Turbo IceQ Turbo OC Boost OC
Ref 7950 +2% +2% +2% +2%
Boost 7950   +1% +1% +1%
IceQ Turbo -2%   0% 0%

No scaling for GPU frequency indicates the frame limiter caps maximum performance and with only minimum FPS showing scaling with GPU power.

CrossFireX:

Increase Ref CFX IceQ Turbo CFX IceQ OC CFX
Ref 7950 +2% +2% +2%
Boost 7950 0% 0% 0%
IceQ Turbo 0% 0% 0%
Ref CFX   0% 0%

Combined CPU bound performance and frame limited rendering stop CrossfireX scaling.

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 +2% +5% +5% +5%
Boost 7950   +2% +2% +2%
IceQ Turbo -2%   0% 0%

CrossFireX Eyefinity:

Increase Ref CFX IceQ Turbo CFX IceQ OC CFX
Ref 7950 +5% +5% +5%
Boost 7950 +2% +2% +2%
IceQ Turbo +2% +2% +2%
Ref CFX   0% 0%

CoD:BO's 90FPS frame limit stops any frequency or multi-GPU scaling even with Eyefinity resolutions on the HD 7950.