• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

PowerColor Radeon HD 6790 Pictured, Listed


Editor & Senior Moderator
Staff member
Oct 9, 2007
34,519 (9.18/day)
Hyderabad, India
System Name MRE-grade Potato
Processor Intel Core i7-4770K
Motherboard ASUS Z97-A
Cooling Xigmatek Aegir CPU Cooler
Memory 2x 8GB Kingston HyperX Beast DDR3-1866
Video Card(s) 2x ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970
Storage ADATA SU800 512GB + Intel SSD320 120GB + Patriot WildFire 120GB
Display(s) Samsung U28D590 28-inch 4K UHD
Case Cooler Master CM690 1st Gen
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX850W
Mouse Razer Abyssus
Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Windows 10 Pro
PowerColor seems to be in a hurry to release its Radeon HD 6790 graphics card (model: AX6790 1GBD5-DH), so much so that it's already listed on popular retailer Newegg.com for US $149.99. Powercolor's card sticks to stock frequencies of 840 MHz core, 4.20 GHz memory, and features 1 GB of GDDR5 memory over a 256-bit wide memory interface. The HD 6790 is said to have 800 out of 1120 of stream processors on the 40 nm Barts GPU enabled.

PowerColor's card uses a more cost-effective cooler design than the one found on some of its Radeon HD 6800 series graphics cards. Display outputs include one each of DVI, full-size HDMI 1.4a, and mini DisplayPort 1.2. The card draws power from just one 6-pin PCI-E power connector. The HD 6790 will be officially released later this week on Thursday.

Pictures Courtesy: Newegg.com


New Member
Mar 4, 2011
588 (0.23/day)
New Zealand
System Name My Heater
Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.2ghz
Motherboard Asus P5B-E Plus
Cooling Zalman CNPS 9700 NT
Memory Patriot 4GB 800MHz DDR2
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 460 1GB
Storage 2x Western Digital 640GB (1.28TB)
Display(s) Viewsonic VX2349wm 24"
Case Raidmax Hurricane
Audio Device(s) C-Media 8738
Power Supply Aywun Megapower 650w 80+
Software Windows 7 64 Bit
looks pretty good but i wonder how the performance will be :p


News Editor
Oct 13, 2010
764 (0.29/day)
System Name BAH! - - tHE ECo FReAK
Processor Athlon II X4 620 @ 1.15V
Motherboard ASUS 785G EVO
Cooling Stock
Memory Corsair Titanium 4GB DDR3 1600MHz C9
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD5850 @ 1.049v
Storage Seagate 7200.12 500GB
Display(s) BenQ G2220HD
Case Cooler Master Elite 334
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair VX550W
Software Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Hmm 149$, nice deal. Lets hope it beats GTX550Ti....

Tomorrow reviews right?


New Member
Feb 27, 2007
43 (0.01/day)
System Name Home PC
Processor AMD Phenom II 940
Motherboard Foxconn A79A-S
Cooling Thermaltake Big Typhoon
Memory 8GB DDR2-800
Video Card(s) ATI Radeon 5870
Storage Samsung HD103SJ 1TB, WD 640gb SATAII, Hitachi 80gb SATAII
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster 2443BWT
Case Coolermaster Centurion
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Rosewill Green 700w
Software Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Pics on NewEgg shows only one 6-pin power connector. I guess the previous comments about the cards requiring two are wrong. This is good news for power consumption.
Oct 15, 2010
534 (0.20/day)
Processor Intel Core I5 2500K @ 4.5 Ghz
Motherboard ASUS P8Z68-V
Cooling Zalman CNPS 9900Max
Memory Corsair Vengeance & Kingston Black 4x4GB DDR3 1600 Mhz
Video Card(s) SAPPHIRE Dual-X OC R9 280X 3GB
Storage OCZ Vertex 4 256GB Sata 3 / Ultrastar 2TB / Seagate 2TB
Display(s) Samsung UN32EH5300 / LG 39LN5700
Case Lian Li PC-K63
Power Supply OCZ ZT 750W
Software Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bits
Pics on NewEgg shows only one 6-pin power connector. I guess the previous comments about the cards requiring two are wrong. This is good news for power consumption.
The xfx one has two 6 pin
Oct 7, 2006
1,335 (0.32/day)
Processor e8200 3.93mhz@1.264v
Motherboard P5E3 Pro
Cooling Scythe Infinity
Memory 4gb of G.Skill Ripjaw 6-7-7-18@1404 and 1.62v
Video Card(s) HIS 5770 v2 940/1275mhz stock volts
Storage 1TB Hitachi
Display(s) Acer 22" Widescreen LCD
Case Blue Cooler Master Centurion
Audio Device(s) Onboard audio :(, and Klipsch 5.1 Pro Media's
Power Supply 650 Watt BFG
Software Vista 64 Ultimate
$150, that is basically the same price as the 6850????
Feb 17, 2010
521 (0.18/day)
System Name SKY OC
Processor i3-6100 4.6GHz
Motherboard Z170 FATAL1TY K4/D3
Cooling TPC-612
Memory Trident X 2400CL9
Video Card(s) HD 7850 CFX
Storage Vector 150
Power Supply Capstone 550M
$150, that is basically the same price as the 6850????
I got my sapphire 6850's on sale for $150 a piece after rebate, although the MSRP is still $170.

If the MSRP of the 6790 is $150, maybe we will see it as low as $130 on sale/after rebates. Not bad for a DX11 card that will likely outperform the HD5830/4890.

These Barts really scale well when overclocked and in crossfire :D

On a side note, I hate these cheapo heatpipe coolers that I've been seeing on cards lately. Shroud looks nice, but I'd end up taking it off anyway. If you ever took off the shroud, you'd see what I mean about how shoddy these coolers are. Been seeing them since the GTX 460, and on many HD 6800's.