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MSI Radeon HD 6790 Graphics Card Pictured

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  1. btarunr

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    A little later next week, AMD will unveil its new upper-mainstream SKU, the Radeon HD 6790. After pictures Sapphire's card, it's MSI's turn. The MSI R6790 looks to be making use of the same non-reference PCB MSI used on other Radeon HD 6800 series graphics card, with a similar single-fan VGA heatsink. MSI's cooler uses a long aluminum fin array to which heat is fed by three direct-touch copper heat pipes. The Radeon HD 6790 is based on the 40 nm Barts GPU, with 800 stream processor enabled, and 1 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 256-bit wide memory interface. Display outputs include two each of DVI and mini-DisplayPort 1.2, and one full-size HDMI 1.4a.

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    Should perform nicely since barts is awesome already. Probably faster than 4890/5830 in DX9/10 and give the 5850 a run for the money in DX11 when overclocked.
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    It would need to be priced £100 or lower because the 6850 is already about £110-130 over here in the UK

    I paid £130 inc p+p for my 6850 tail end of last year but that was a good price when a lot where £150

    Infact id like to know how well it performs next to the 6850 first.
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    @Kieran

    I can tell you this right now (my speculation) once you overclock both to max potential but keeping them in balance on core the 6850 would pull ahead.
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    2 6 pins right?
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    wonder how much these cost in nz lol, and also the performance :\
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    this will come under the performance of a HD6850. although possibly match a 6850 when overclocked. Should retail for less than £100 contending with the 550Ti
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    Hope some of these come out and unlock something similar to black pcb gtx465s unlocking.

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