VTX3D HD7790 Review
We love a good low-end graphics card with some get-up-and-go here at OC3D. There is nothing better than spending peanuts and obtaining some great performance.
Recently we reviewed the GTX650Ti Boost, a graphics card which was not only at a great price, but had bags of performance on a budget. We liked nearly everything about it.
Returning to the fray with a card that sits between the pretty poor HD7770 and the excellent HD7850, AMD look to pick up the gauntlet that the GTX650Ti laid down with the HD7790. Is it going to be a great performer at a low price like the HD7850, or will it retain the low results we saw from its HD7770 brethren?
We hope for AMD's sake that it's going to be a stellar performer, because production of the HD7850 is being stopped to make room for this card in the Radeon range.
When compared to the GPU at the heart of the HD7850, the HD7790 has a huge reduction in the amount of transistors and shaders available. We've often commented that pure clockspeed looks impressive in advertising blurb, but the architecture is what counts when it comes to delivering performance.
|Model ||VX7790 1GBD5-DHX|
|Graphics Engine||RADEON HD 7790|
|Video Memory||1GB GDDR5|
|Bus Standard ||PCI Express 3.0|
|Core Speed ||Boost up to 1030MHz|
|Memory Speed||1500 MHz (6.0 Gbps)|
|Display Outputs||DVI x2|