AMD Radeon HD 6790 review

A confusingly branded shoestring gaming card

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AMD radeon hd 6790

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti that this new AMD offering was supposed to blow out of the water actually stands up for itself very well. It's pretty much a dead heat between the two in both versions of DirectX.

Aand as they vie for the lead in single frames, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 trounces them both.

DirectX 11 tessellation performance

AMD radeon hd 6790 benchmarks

DirectX 11 gaming performance

AMD radeon hd 6790 benchmarks

DirectX 10 gaming performance

AMD radeon hd 6790 benchmarks

Tech Specs

Product TypeGraphic Card
Chipset ManufacturerATI
Chipset ModelHD 6790
Chipset LineRadeon
Chipset SeriesHD 6000
Maximum Resolution2560 x 1600
Brand NameSapphire
Standard Memory1 GB
Host InterfacePCI Express 2.0
Bus Width256 bit
Multi-GPU TechnologyCrossFireX
Analog SignalYes
Digital SignalYes
Dual Link DVI SupportedYes
Number of DisplayPort Outputs1
Number of DVI Outputs2
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Cooler TypeFan Cooler
Memory TechnologyGDDR5 SDRAM
Form FactorPlug-in Card
ManufacturerSapphire, Inc
Memory Speed4200 MHz
Product Model11194-00-20G
Product NameRadeon HD 6790 Graphics Card
Package TypeRetail
Manufacturer Part Number11194-00-20G
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The new SAPPHIRE HD 6790 shares many all the capabilities of the successful SAPPHIRE HD 6800 series, including multi-screen gaming with AMD Eyefinity, support for all the advanced graphical features of Microsoft DirectX 11 and delivering spectacular video clarity, speed and visual effects, including 3D stereoscopic displays.

Package Contents
  • Radeon HD 6790 Graphics Card
  • CD
API SupportedDirectX 11.0, OpenGL 3.2, DirectCompute