AMD HD6790 Review

Test Setup, Overclocking and Temps

AMD HD6790 Overclock 3D Mark Review

Test Setup

AMD HD6790
Catalyst 11.4
Intel Core-i7 950 @ 4GHz
ASUS Rampage III Extreme
Muskin Joule 1200w
6GB Mushkin Redline
Noctua NH-D14
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Overclocking

One of the primary reasons to buy a lower-end card is the overclocking potential and the performance that it will unlock.

The HD6790 was able to be pushed all the way from the default core speed of 840MHz all the way up to 985MHz on the GPU. Impressive overclocking performance.

AMD HD6790 Overclocking Review

Temperatures

Thanks to the greatly reduced capabilities of the underlying GPU, even with out overclock everything remains cool with the HD6790 maxing out at 69°C. 

Of primary importance for us is that this performance doesn't come at the cost of fan noise, with the card being one of the quieter AMD ones we've tested recently.

AMD HD6790 Temperatures Review

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05-04-2011, 05:19:42

tinytomlogan
Today we take a look at the latest budget card from AMD. Is it the perfect balance of price and performance or a cut too far?



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05-04-2011, 05:20:46

dugdiamond
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05-04-2011, 06:14:58

jonowee
Ahh... AMD's GTX 550 Ti. The meh cards that you're better off not cheaping out for.Quote
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