Radeon HD 7790 Review: Aiming straight for the $150 segment

By Julio Franco
Mar 22, 2013
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  1. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,809   +702

    It seems far better than a GTX 650 Ti. Worth it if you're on a tight budget.
  2. Chazz

    Chazz TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 623   +56

    I can't wait for the GTX 650 TI Boost OC Edition. These names lolol
  3. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,281   +395 Staff Member

    Its the GeForce GTX 560 Titan that you want to look out for :)

    Why do you say it seems far better? Seemed much the same to us.
    Chazz likes this.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,765   +1,427

    What exactly are you referring too?
    I did a quick search for GTX 560 Titan and only came up with Ti references.
    Chazz likes this.
  5. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,470   +299

    Please tell me your joking?
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  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,765   +1,427

    Please tell me Steve was joking. Because no I was not joking.
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  7. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,281   +395 Staff Member

    Was a terrible joke guys.

    The worst part is someone has put "GTX 560 Titan" into Google now.
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  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,765   +1,427

    Correction:
    The worst part is someone has put "GTX 560 Titan" into Bing now.
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  9. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,470   +299

    Hahahahahaha!

    I kinda want to google GTX 560 Titan now just to see the results xD
  10. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TechSpot Booster Posts: 256   +45

    LOL, Steve's joke got out of control. Anyway, the consequent responses to the joke were hillarious. Nice bm by the way.
     
  11. Geforcepat

    Geforcepat Newcomer, in training Posts: 60

    I Like the new testing method.as far as the card I say go with the 650ti
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  12. Polaco

    Polaco Newcomer, in training Posts: 45   +8

    Cons: "Some newer games won't run perfect at max settings"

    You are evaluating a budget card! BUDGET. That can't be a cons.
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,765   +1,427

    Lets list it as a pro then.

    Pros: "Some newer games won't run perfect at max settings"

    Does that look better?
  14. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,809   +702

    Performance wise it's similar but it's also far cheaper than the 650 Ti in ZA so to me that is a big win unless there's a price readjustment.
  15. Really looking forward to 8870 and 8850. Going to build my first PC around June or July and I want to know if they blow 7870 out of the water at around the same price. And, Intel Haswell!
  16. They are just refreshes, not true successors, the 8850 will be 7870 performance and 8870 will between 7950 and 7970. Next gen stuff isn't coming till next year.
  17. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,714   +873

    I know the 22nm process will take some time from now till Q4 to mature, but if the 7790 (22nm) only improves performance vs the 7770 (32nm) by 10% or so, AMD is in trouble.
     
  18. Polaco

    Polaco Newcomer, in training Posts: 45   +8

    No smart guy, I'm saying you have to judge that for what it is.
    If not then you have to make that CONS in all the budget graphic cards reviewed it will be almost a default. Do you know any budget card that can run all newer games on max settings?
  19. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,765   +1,427

    No smart guy, it's listed as a con because that is how it stacks up to faster cards. Sure it is a budget review, but it is still compared to higher end cards with a final conclusion.
  20. Polaco

    Polaco Newcomer, in training Posts: 45   +8

    So lets make this CONS: "is not as fast as high end cards" and for high end cards "is not as cheap as budget cards"
  21. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,281   +395 Staff Member

    Polaco see now you are starting to get it, that’s pretty much what we are always asking for. It’s called value.

    Is it wrong to dream of graphics cards like the GeForce GTX 460? A graphics card that comes along and stirs things up. The Radeon HD 7790 was not that graphics card, who wants a filler after 15 months?
  22. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,783   +639

    Both Southern Islands (HD 7770) and Sea Islands (HD 7790) are using TSMC's 28nm HKMG HPL process. GPUs don't use 22nm (you might be thinking of Intel's CPU line). The next GPU node is 20nm, scheduled for bulk production in approximately a year from now.
  23. Polaco

    Polaco Newcomer, in training Posts: 45   +8

  24. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,714   +873

    I meant 20nm sorry, isnt the 7790 built on 20nm, I guess the source I looked at was wrong.


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