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MSI Rolls Out Radeon HD 7790 2GB OC Graphics Card


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MSI launched a new Radeon HD 7790 graphics card with 2 GB of memory, and factory-overclocked speeds. The R7790-2GD5/OC from MSI features custom PCB and cooler designs by MSI. The card uses a tall, dual-slot GPU cooler, which uses a 100 mm fan to ventilate a heat-pipe fed aluminum fin-stack. The PCB uses components selected by MSI, including SFC chokes, which don't whine on load.

The card offers clock speeds of 1050 MHz core, over 1000 MHz core, while leaving the memory untouched. It features double the memory amount as AMD's reference design. Based on the 28 nm "Bonaire" silicon, the Radeon HD 7790 packs 896 stream processors, and a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface. The card draws power from a single 6-pin PCIe power connector; display outputs include two DVI, and one each of HDMI and DisplayPort. MSI didn't reveal pricing or availability.

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That card appears to be short?

I guess it would be good for tight cases.
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2Gb versions aren't by a good number of reviews not showing to give you any noteworthy improvement as is on 128-Bit. Even a title like Skyrim that is said to be aided by more memory just doesn't translate to added oomph. I'd rather see them use 1Gb worth modules that can provide some hyper-clock settings (1750Mhz) right from the box and some type of cooling for it.
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I'd rather it came with 1GB of uber fast GDDR5, to compensate for that restrictive 128bit bus... But seeing as no non-reference version of R7790 goes past 1075MHz GPU / 1600MHz QDR GDDR5... I won't be holding my breath.

Speaking of which, whatever happened to that Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 Atomic!? I'd like to see a factory-clocked 1337MHz card like that, even if just for the lulz...
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But seeing as no non-reference version of R7790 goes past 1075MHz GPU / 1600MHz QDR GDDR5.
That was 7790's issue, AMD left to much performance on the table. Had there been 1125Mhz Boost and 1700Mhz memory... as the "Hyper Version" at $150; even at such spec's it might've remained decent on power. Conversely, with those clocks could it hang close to a 7850 (closer to what AMD whispered of 10%), and do it all whilst staying under the 7850 on power? I'd think it might have, when you really look at the consumption average while actually gaming with 5-7 different titles even OC (1075Mhz) look really good. Had AMD bequeathed it with that I think with the new 8 DPM state algorithm they could've had a 7790 that would have captivated just as much of the market at $150, as the GTX650Ti Boost garnered for $170. While then the reference card would've been a 1050Mhz/1500Mhz for $135.