AMD is preparing for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 video card launch and, in the war for the $300 price point, the new Radeon HD 7950 Boost State Edition is the weapon of choice. Those who expect heaps of more GDDR5 memory or more shader cores active are in for a disappointment.
’s Radeon HD 7950 Boost State Edition is nothing more than the same video card with the same GPU and memory working at slightly higher frequencies by the means of a new BIOS using the newer Power Tune feature.
PowerColor’s PCS+ version of the AMD Radeon
HD 7950 Boost State Edition is using the same efficient cooling system with three 8-millimeter heatpipes and two 92-millimeter cooling fans.
The card is very overclockable, very fast and a lot quieter than any other Radeon HD 7950 product on the market.
Currently, the non-Boost State Edition is reportedly
priced at €330 ($415) and it’s likely that it will get a lower price while the new version will reach the shelves at about €350 ($440).