Thursday, November 17th 2011

Yeston Intros Cost-Effective Radeon HD 6790 Graphics Card

Chinese company Yeston released a new Radeon HD 6790 graphics card for gamers on a tight budget. It makes use of cost-effective cooler and PCB designs to make itself available at a price-point of 799 RMB (about $125). The familiar-looking cooler borrows its design from the likes of MSI Cyclone. It consists of a copper-plate base which makes contact with a heatsink with spirally-projecting fins and two 8 mm thick nickel-plated copper heat-pipes; these heat-pipes pass through two aluminum fin arc structures on either sides of the main heatsink. Ventilation is care of a central 80 mm fan.

The PCB uses a cost-effective 3+1 phase VRM to power the 40 nm Barts LE GPU, making use of common coil-type chokes and DPAK MOSFETs. The card is one of few HD 6790 offerings out there, that draw power form just one 6-pin PCIe power connector (most designs use two). The GPU features clock speeds of 840 MHz core and 1050 (4.20 GHz effective) memory; and is aided by 1 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 256-bit wide memory interface. It packs 800 stream processors. Display outputs include two DVI, and one each of HDMI 1.4a and DisplayPort 1.2.

Source: Expreview
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14 Comments on Yeston Intros Cost-Effective Radeon HD 6790 Graphics Card

#1
Jstn7477
Waits for that very weak VRM circuit to release the magic blue smoke with some sparks if someone dares overclocking or running FurMark on it. :rolleyes:
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#2
Maban
Yeston is one company I would kill for to have sell products in the states. Though, this is not one of those products I would kill for.
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#3
Supercrit
And the weak VRM is not covered by heatsink, I expect an eventual popping noise from them.
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#4
RejZoR
Usually those cheap ass dumbed down budget versions make horrid noises when under load or when load is fluctuating... I used to have one Club3D Radeon card that waswhining so loudly when playing Starsiege (Earthsiege 3) that it was simply unbearable. It was louder than the fan itself. This had to be the worst circuitry that i have ever seen. Or either horrifically bad coils or caps.
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#5
mstenholm
by: Jstn7477
Waits for that very weak VRM circuit to release the magic blue smoke with some sparks if someone dares overclocking or running FurMark on it. :rolleyes:
The original MSI VRM was not to good either. I blow one 460. Still have it laying around somewhere, too lazy to RMA.
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#7
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
we need a Harbor freight style PC retailer that sales over seas cheap components.
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#8
Jstn7477
by: brandonwh64
we need a Harbor freight style PC retailer that sales over seas cheap components.
Did you mean "Disposable Tool Emporium?" :roll:
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#10
SlayerJC
Looks like Gtx 460 reference cooler.
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#11
xsever
FYI

"cost-effective" in the article means "cheap"
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#12
hhumas
its fan looks like MSI cyclone
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#13
xsever
by: hhumas
its fan looks like MSI cyclone
Yeah it said that in the article.
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#14
damric
I'm a fan of the MSI Cyclone design for mid-grade cards, but this is just garbage. I feel sorry for anyone who buys this card, or any Barts LE GPU in general. Half the ROPs means it could never hope to catch up with HD 6850 in pixel fill-rate, no matter what the overclock (and you shouldn't with that PCB anyway). At the end of the day, the HD 6790 is nothing more than an HD 5770 with a 256-bit memory bus that consumes a shit load more power and costs more.
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