Monday, April 4th 2011

PowerColor Radeon HD 6790 Pictured, Listed

PowerColor seems to be in a hurry to release its Radeon HD 6790 graphics card (model: AX6790 1GBD5-DH), so much so that it's already listed on popular retailer Newegg.com for US $149.99. Powercolor's card sticks to stock frequencies of 840 MHz core, 4.20 GHz memory, and features 1 GB of GDDR5 memory over a 256-bit wide memory interface. The HD 6790 is said to have 800 out of 1120 of stream processors on the 40 nm Barts GPU enabled.

PowerColor's card uses a more cost-effective cooler design than the one found on some of its Radeon HD 6800 series graphics cards. Display outputs include one each of DVI, full-size HDMI 1.4a, and mini DisplayPort 1.2. The card draws power from just one 6-pin PCI-E power connector. The HD 6790 will be officially released later this week on Thursday.

Pictures Courtesy: Newegg.com
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6 Comments on PowerColor Radeon HD 6790 Pictured, Listed

#1
Funtoss
looks pretty good but i wonder how the performance will be :P
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#2
Over_Lord
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Hmm 149$, nice deal. Lets hope it beats GTX550Ti....

Tomorrow reviews right?
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#3
mamisano
Pics on NewEgg shows only one 6-pin power connector. I guess the previous comments about the cards requiring two are wrong. This is good news for power consumption.
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N3M3515
by: mamisano
Pics on NewEgg shows only one 6-pin power connector. I guess the previous comments about the cards requiring two are wrong. This is good news for power consumption.
The xfx one has two 6 pin
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jpierce55
$150, that is basically the same price as the 6850????
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#6
damric
by: jpierce55
$150, that is basically the same price as the 6850????
I got my sapphire 6850's on sale for $150 a piece after rebate, although the MSRP is still $170.

If the MSRP of the 6790 is $150, maybe we will see it as low as $130 on sale/after rebates. Not bad for a DX11 card that will likely outperform the HD5830/4890.

These Barts really scale well when overclocked and in crossfire :D

On a side note, I hate these cheapo heatpipe coolers that I've been seeing on cards lately. Shroud looks nice, but I'd end up taking it off anyway. If you ever took off the shroud, you'd see what I mean about how shoddy these coolers are. Been seeing them since the GTX 460, and on many HD 6800's.
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