Conclusions

There is not much to dive into here other than we see the more or less expected performance differences associated with the clock jump to 850 MHz as well as a bit more for the boost speeds up to 925 MHz. 

AMD claims that the prices of the Radeon HD 7950 will not be changing for this updated release so you'll still be able to find these cards for a price starting at $349. Keep an eye out for the updated cards on Newegg and other places, but make sure you are looking for the BOOST feature if you want these updated options and clocks.

I am glad to see AMD at least passively offer the firmware upgrade for existing HD 7950 users that would otherwise be kind of upset that their hardware was behind the curve. Remember, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!

The timing of this should not come as a surprise as there is likely another GPU release from NVIDIA coming just around the corner. 

I will have more thoughts on the new HD 7950 and the landscape that exists in the GPU market come Thursday, so enjoy this quick preview of the updated and upgraded Radeon HD 7950.

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