Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Apr 4, 2011.
To read this review go to: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_6790/
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 $150. Great value and sucker punches 550ti. We'll see how nVidia punches back with the new 460 SLi on a stick solution comes about.
edit: are you going to have a crossfire review up? i am really eager to see it
I'm impressed. The performance drop from HD6850 is not as huge as I was expecting. Well priced.
But I still think a 1GHz HD5770 renamed as HD6770 would have made more sense at around 130-140$
Only 16 rops and still ok performance now let's see gtx 560 non ti.
First page says 16 rops, gpu-z says 24?
Edit: looked it up at amd.com and it says 16.
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.
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Performance on 6900m is here (hint: it's a beast)
back on topic. . .
Why no overvoltage overclocking in this review?
Beating up on the GTX 550 Ti feels like picking on the kid who ate worms back in kindergarten. 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.
no support for the voltage controller yet
same price GTX 460 768mb !
GTX 550 Ti + HD 6790 = fail
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
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.?
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
EDIT: Also a $125 MSRP is mentioned.
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.
so i take it the 6790 does not have unlockable shaders?
Will it crossfire with a 6800 series card?
can't unlock. i checked
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.
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
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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