AMD ATI Radeon HD 6790 1GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • AMD ATI Radeon HD 6790 1GB GDDR5 PCIe
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Based on 15 scores, 44 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    6

Pros:

  • Modest performance
  • Good performance improvement over HD 5770, Reasonable pricing, Up to five active displays, Native fullsize HDMI output, Support for DirectX 11
  • Decent to good performance, Good overclocking headroom, Supports all AMD-features like Eyefinity, Good a relatively silent cooler

Cons:

  • A bit loud fan, Huge power consumption, Price compared to 6850
  • Noisy cooler, High power draw in Bluray playback, Requires 2x 6pin power connector, DirectX 11 relevance limited at this time, No support for CUDA / PhysX

Expert reviews and ratings

By BeHardware on

With the Radeon HD 6790, AMD has exploited the weaknesses of what is an easy target: the GeForce GTX 550 Ti. While the Radeon HD 5770 already matched the GTX 550 Ti in terms of performance, it was obvious that the Radeon HD 6790 could only be a winner...

By DigitalVersus on 60

Although the AMD Radeon HD 6790 beats its direct competitor, the biggest rival for this graphics card could actually be its higher-end counterpart, offering boosted performances for just a bit more...

By Legion Hardware on

Overclocking your graphics card is a very quick and easy way to get a little extra performance out of your system. The overclock we used when testing our Radeon HD 6790 should be considered as a maximum air-cooled overclock for this particular card....

By Rbmods.com on

Radeon 6790 performs quite well overall in our tests. Performance was little poorer than with our 6850, but still sufficient even for gaming use. However there’s a little contradiction with this card – it’s priced around the same as...

By HardwareZone.com on 70

In terms of performance, the new Radeon HD 6790 is the perfect foil to NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 550 Ti. In most instances, the Radeon comfortably beats the GeForce GTX 550 Ti while operating at moderate temperatures and consuming slightly less power....

By iXBT Labs on

AMD Radeon HD 6790 leaves mixed impressions. For starters, the test results indicate that it only outperforms HD 5770 in DirectX 11 tests, and not by much at that. In DirectX 10 benchmarks it sometimes even yields to the predecessor, because its core...

By HotHardware on

The AMD Radeon HD 6790 performed well throughout our entire battery of tests considering its affordable price point. It finished roughly 10% to 20% percent behind the higher-end Radeon HD 6850 and competed favorably with the recently released, and...

By AnandTech on

The last couple of weeks after the recent GeForce GTX 550 Ti launch have been more eventful than I had initially been expecting. As you may recall the GTX 550 Ti launched at $150, a price tag too high for its sub-6850 performance. I’m not sure in...

By Overclock3D on 60

We've always been a big fan of the lesser cards here at OC3D. They are cheap to buy and usually can be overclocked to give performance that you'd expect from a much more expensive card.The HD6870 in particular is one we love as it's great in...

By HEXUS.net on 50

AMD's release of the Radeon HD 6790 marks the introduction of the cheapest 6000-series GPU for the retail market. Launched as a mid-range card and designed to slot in to the gap between 18-month-old Radeon HD 5770 and the impressive Radeon HD 6850,...

By PCPer on

AMD's new Radeon HD 6790 1GB graphics card based on the Barts GPU design is a great choice for users looking for a ~$150 graphics card for their next budget build. The competition between AMD and NVIDIA in this particular space is interesting, with...

By InsideHW on

Last month, NVIDIA nicely summed up this year’s first quarter with GTX 550, which seemed like a great competitor against Radeon HD 5770. Everything would have been perfect for the Americans if AMD hadn’t already planned the counterattack for...

By PC Pro on 67

Respectable gaming performance for those on a strict budget...

By Bit-tech.net on 70

Whether the HD 6790 1GB goes all HD 5830 1GB on us and largely disappears after three months, or whether it’s a genuine long term introduction into the AMD line-up isn’t clear at the moment. What is apparent, though, is that the HD 6790 1GB...

By techPowerUp! on 93

Radeon HD 6790 is AMD's answer to NVIDIA's GTX 550 Ti. Both cards sit in the $150 segment which is key for budget gamers who don't want to shell out $200 for their card. HD 6790 delivers solid gaming performance for all resolution up to...

By Bjorn3D on 70

The HD6790 is AMD's latest card aimed at the $150 mid-level market between the HD5770 and the HD6850. It performs pretty well and can even handle many games at the highest quality settings, something that is nice for a card around $150/€129....

By Guru of 3D on

range this product could be just what the doctor ordered for gamers on a budget, have a quick peek at the actual reference sample and then let's head on over into the review. ...

By TechRadar on 60

Tired of the ultra high-end, stupidly expensive graphics cards? How about more of a budget offering in the shape of an AMD Radeon HD 6790 then?In the red corner- AMD. In the green corner, Nvidia. Age-old adversaries locked in an epic technological...

By Tom's Hardware on

Since 1680x1050 is the most prevalent resolution that these cards will handle, let’s consider the average performance: With a near-identical results, the Radeon HD 6790 seems deliberately designed to compete with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 460 768...

By PC Mag on 60

Starting at $149, the AMD HD 6790 has got a terrific-sounding price, but with some comparison shopping it?s easy to do better without spending more....