AMD will be releasing AMD Radeon HD 7950 GHz Edition (Gigahertz Edition) to combat NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 670. The GTX 670 outperforms AMD’s Radeon HD 7950 and even the Radeon HD 7970. Not only that, the GeForce GTX 670 still wins when it comes to pricing, cost per performance. The GeForce GTX 670 is truly a HD 7950 and HD 7970 (in some cases) killer.
At this rate, AMD is at a loosing battle. So AMD is preparing, and will be releasing, a new SKU called Radeon HD 7950 GHz Edition to battle NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 670. The new Radeon HD 7950 GHz Edition is said to be priced at around $350-$400 USD, competing with GeForce GTX 670′s price.
The Radeon HD 7950 GHz Edition will have the same core configuration of the original HD 7950 such as; 384-bit memory bandwidth, 3GB GDDR5 memory, 112 TMUs, 1,792 Graphics CoreNext stream processors and 32 ROPs. BUT, it is said to feature higher clock speeds of more than 1GHz and there is a possibility that it will feature AMD PowerTune.
The new AMD Radeon HD 7950 GHz Edition graphics card is said to be released by late third quarter of this year. It is also reported that the new graphics card will have a cost-effective non-reference design by AMD’s AIB (Add-In Board) partners. So expect that the AMD Radeon HD 7950 GHz Edition will look (slightly) different from the regular HD 7950.