AMD releases Radeon HD 6790 for $150

By Jos ยท 7 replies
Apr 5, 2011
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  1. As expected, AMD has announced a new graphics card designed to fill space between the Radeon HD 5770 and Radeon HD 6850. Priced at $149, the new Radeon HD 6790 will go in direct competition with Nvidia's recently released GeForce GTX 550 Ti and comes packing 800 Stream Processors, 40 Texture Units, 1GB of GDDR5 set to 4200 MHz, a 256-bit memory interface and a core clock of 840MHz.

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  2. andreasf93

    andreasf93 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    This seems to be perfect for my budget, too, but I'm going to army this year and it doesn't seem worth to upgrade my PC :<
  3. With small $ difference, its better to buy Radeon 6850. 6790 consumes more power, has less ROPS and bad performance compared to 6850.
  4. andreasf93

    andreasf93 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Thanks for the tip Guest, I'll keep that in mind!
  5. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I wonder, has catalyst support been any good this past year or years? I'm thinking of building another rig for fall of this year (I see you BF3!), and I love Nvidia drivers support. I used to have an HD 4670 I think it was, about 3-4 years ago, and the support was crappy. I do know the performance of the 6000 series are mostly superior, but to me, stability wins over performance any day of the week.

    Has support improved since then?
  6. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    I've had pretty good luck with a pair of 4870's and 5870's with regard to Catalyst support, really can't speak to the 6000 series. Hardware has been rock solid ... no issues there either.
  7. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    ah if only the #7 and 9 were swapped for the same price :)
  8. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    They will around eighteen months.

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