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Tuesday, 05 April 2011 11:28

Today is Radeon HD 6790 day

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Barts goes down to US $150
AMD has finally lifted the NDA veil of its newest mid-range card, the Radeon HD 6790. Giving Nvidia no room to breath and only a few weeks since the launch of the GTX 550 Ti, AMD came up with a new mid-range card based on the, quite well known, Barts GPU.

The new Radeon HD 6790 card packs 800 Stream Processors, 40 Texture Units, 16 ROPs and features 1GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 256-bit memory interface. The reference card ends up clocked at 840MHz for the GPU and 4200MHz for memory. Since we are talking about a mid-range card here, AMD gave a green light to its partners so most, if not all, cards will end up with a custom design. This is a really good thing as the reference blower fan cooler is far from being silent or efficient and some custom cooling solutions on the market are pretty good.

The TDP ended up at a way below the rated 150W so cards with a single PCI-Express 6-pin power connector are possible, despite the fact that the reference design comes with two of those.

Most reviewers agree on the same thing that this one is pretty good and that AMD released this card with a sole purpose, to compete with Nvidia GTX 550 Ti. The Radeon HD 6790 does it job well but yet again the card should have been a 10 to 20 bucks cheaper, which might happen as soon as partners manage to push a decent volume of those card to the market.

You can check out some reviews below.

- Anandtech
- Techpowerup
- Overclockersclub
- TheTechReport
- HotHardware
- Hwupgrade.it
- Neoseeker
- Hardwaresecrets


Last modified on Wednesday, 06 April 2011 08:10
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-11 #1 smnoamls 2011-04-06 09:18
Quote:
based on the, quite well known, Barts GPU

Too many comma's there man. Hurt my eye.
Its fine to say based on the well known Barts GPU.
Sorry, I am usually not a grammar fascist. Hell, my grammar is pretty rank. But this bothered me.
 
 
-2 #2 Cartman 2011-04-06 10:41
The biggest problem with these prices is that in Europe it wont cost 150 dollars its gonna cost 150 Euros, and that is just too big diffrence...
6850 can be bought for 160 euros if not lower...
Like when 4770 came out all sites claimed that card will be priced at 100 dollars i paid allmost double of that price in Europe and i bought two of them.
Few months after that HD 5000 came out i was soooo sad then.
 
 
-2 #3 leftiszi 2011-04-06 10:55
Total fail of a card. Both performance and price wise.

I can find 460 1GBs at 140 euros and 5850s at 130 euros where I live and I live in a tech expensive country.

For truth's sake
http://www.plaisio.gr/Computers/Hardware/SVGA/Sapphire-HD-5850-Xtreme-PCI-Express-GDDR5-1GB-11162-15-20G.htm
 
 
0 #4 123s 2011-04-06 11:47
Wonder why the people who said that the price fails are getting voted down, its a fact.
 
 
+1 #5 dan 2011-04-06 12:45
Quoting leftiszi:
Total fail of a card. Both performance and price wise.


No.

Only a shit-eating idiot would consider a 460.
 
 
-2 #6 123s 2011-04-06 13:23
NOW

At the time the 460 was cheaper then a 5850 it was a very good choice.
 
 
+1 #7 Cartman 2011-04-07 12:22
Quoting 123s:
Wonder why the people who said that the price fails are getting voted down, its a fact.


Becouse world is full of morons
 

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