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AMD Radeon HD 6790 1024 MB

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    mastrdrver, jmcslob, Rowsol and 8 others say thanks.
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    1st and good review as always! I was reading the leaked benchmarks of crysis and i guess they were right. Thumbs up to AMD for making this card at $150. Great value and sucker punches 550ti. We'll see how nVidia punches back with the new 460 SLi on a stick solution comes about.

    edit: are you going to have a crossfire review up? i am really eager to see it
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    I'm impressed. The performance drop from HD6850 is not as huge as I was expecting. Well priced.

    But I still think a 1GHz HD5770 renamed as HD6770 would have made more sense at around 130-140$
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    Only 16 rops and still ok performance now let's see gtx 560 non ti.
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    First page says 16 rops, gpu-z says 24?

    Edit: looked it up at amd.com and it says 16.
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    the HD6700m series are used more for laptops. It will featured HD3D for laptops to be able to play in 3D. A much needed answered because nvidia is dominating the laptop gaming segment with their 3D Vision.

    Learn more on HD6700mobile

    Performance on 6900m is here (hint: it's a beast)

    back on topic. . .
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    Why no overvoltage overclocking in this review?
    heky says thanks.
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    Beating up on the GTX 550 Ti feels like picking on the kid who ate worms back in kindergarten. :p I'm a little surprised it clocked so consistently below the 5830 though, I would have expected that they would have at least wanted to tie it.
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    me too, i was thinking that the 550ti would've won and the 560ti isn't that far ahead of the 6790.
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    no support for the voltage controller yet
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    Oh?
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    same price GTX 460 768mb !

    GTX 550 Ti + HD 6790 = fail

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    Umm how did the 'm' come into discussion?

    I was saying since AMD have already rebranded HD5700 DESKTOP series into HD6770 and are selling only to OEMs, why not a HD6790 based off the Juniper core, which on OCing works pretty well. Plus, they could have put an even lower price tag since the core is smaller(and 128-bit memory)
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    the whole 6950, 6870, etc was to distance their new cards so that people wouldn't see it as the same card just newer. It all has to do with marketing , but yes i agree it is confusing
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    so what is this card then.? a 4870 and 5770 or a 4890 - 5830 .?
    well the way i see it i would call it 6830, it makes sense right.?
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    So what is the final ROP count on this card?
    I found another review that says 32 ROPs. Next thing you know this card could unlock to HD6870 :roll:

    EDIT: Also a $125 MSRP is mentioned.
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    GTX460 seems to be a smarter choice... sorry AMD
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    Well if anyone wants to get a GTX 460 they better be quick.
    For nVidia will make them sorry for not doing so.
    EL Cheapo to make GTX 550 is taking over. :laugh:
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    so i take it the 6790 does not have unlockable shaders?
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    Will it crossfire with a 6800 series card?
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    can't unlock. i checked
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    I am not impressed with this card, the cheapest 5770 you can find right now is $100, making this card extremely overpriced seeing that its less than 20% faster. The cheapest 5850 out there is $170 and it comes with Shogun 2, which is easily worth $20. Perhaps the pricing will drop down to $135 in the near future, which will make it extremely competitive against the 5770.
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    it will go down in price quickly - thats all I can see happening as atm its not viable to pay for such a card when hd6850 is near enough the same price
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    great review as always! good to see the battle heating up at the sub $200 price point :) can't wait for the GTX560 non Ti to join the race, and boy those 768mb 460's still look like a steal!

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