VTX3D HD7790 Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

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.

Technical Specifications

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.

VX7790 1GBD5-DHX
Graphics Engine   RADEON HD 7790
Video Memory1GB GDDR5
Memory Interface128bit
DirectX® Support11.1
Bus Standard
PCI Express 3.0
Core Speed
Boost up to 1030MHz
Memory Speed1500 MHz (6.0 Gbps)
Display OutputsDVI x2
Minimum PSU500W
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Most Recent Comments

08-04-2013, 12:04:01

Is AMD really removing the 7850 from their lineup?

I haven't heard or read that anywhere else.Quote

08-04-2013, 12:04:25

all i can say is amd fails again, which is a massive massive shameQuote

08-04-2013, 12:06:47

Originally Posted by VengeanceUK View Post
all i can say is amd fails again, which is a massive massive shame
Agreed. Sadly we're approaching the point where failure is more of a regularity than success for AMD.Quote

08-04-2013, 12:16:56

Its the 1GB 7850 thats being discontinued, and thats the one thats right on the same sort of money as the 7790. Fuzzy logic IMHO.Quote

08-04-2013, 12:22:33

I don't like to be the one to complain but I'm finding it harder and harder to parse the graphs nice and easily. Is there a way we can get some sort of sorting going on?Quote

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