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AMD Radeon HD 8790M
The Radeon HD 8790M is a graphics card by AMD, launched in April 2013. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the Mars graphics processor, in its Mars XTX variant, the card supports DirectX 11.1. The Mars graphics processor is a relatively small chip with a die area of only 77 mm² and 1,040 million transistors. It features 384 shading units, 24 texture mapping units and 8 ROPs. AMD has placed 2,048 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 850 MHz, which can be boosted up to 900 MHz, memory is running at 1000 MHz.
We recommend the AMD Radeon HD 8790M for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1024x768.
Its power draw is not exactly known. Radeon HD 8790M is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 3.0 x8 interface.
||Apr 1st, 2013
||PCIe 3.0 x8
4000 MHz effective