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AMD Radeon HD 6790 1024 MB

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Today AMD is releasing their new Radeon HD 6790 which is targeted at the $150 segment that recently saw some love from NVIDIA in form of their GTX 550 Ti. AMD's new card uses the same GPU as the more powerful HD 6850 and HD 6870, so it will be interesting to see where it stands and whether it can defeat NVIDIA's latest offering.

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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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First page says 16 rops, gpu-z says 24?

Edit: looked it up at amd.com and it says 16.
 
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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$
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?
 
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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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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.
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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Just like on HD 6850 and HD 6870, AMD is using a CHiL CHL8214 voltage regulator on this card. All major software utilities support this voltage controll for I2C software control and monitoring.
Oh?
 

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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.
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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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)
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 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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GTX460 seems to be a smarter choice... sorry AMD
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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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!