The new Radeon HD 6790 currently sits at the low end of AMD's 6000 series positioned somewhere above the HD 5770 and between the OEM only Radeon HD 6770 and the low-end-enthusiast Radeon HD 6850. Pricing and specifications on the card would indicate that AMD has intended the card to be used by gamers running mid-range resolutions of 1680x1050 with low to mid-range detail settings.
The card comes loaded with 1GB of GDDR5 ram has a core clock speed of 840 MHz, memory clock of 1050MHz (4.2GHz data rate), 800 stream processors, 40 texture units, and 16 ROPs and packs 1.34 teraflops of compute power with a Texture Filtering Rate of 33.6 GTex/s.
Most reviewers seem fairly impressed with the card but seem to agree that overall the price point it sits at isn't the best. The card only slightly outperforms the cheaper HD 5770 and is bested by the HD 6850 which can be had AMIR for around (or slightly above) the same price.
Radeon HD 6790 Benchmarks and Reviews
- Tech Report - AMD's Radeon HD 6790 graphics card
- AnandTech - AMD's Radeon HD 6790: Coming Up Short At $150
- Tom's Hardware - AMD Radeon HD 6790 Review: More Mid-Range Might
- PC Perspective - AMD Radeon HD 6790 1GB Review - Barts hits $150
- Guru3d - Radeon HD 6790 review
- Hardware Heaven - Sapphire Radeon HD 6790 Graphics Card Review
- OCC - PowerColor HD 6790 Review