AMD HD6790 Review

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AMD HD6790 Overclock 3D Mark Review

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Our model of the HD6790 is an OEM version, so devoid of any stickers or fanciness. In this guise you can really see how uninteresting the reference cooler is. No vents or areas that will assist cooling in Crossfire.

AMD HD6790 Board Review     AMD HD6790 Circuit Board Review  

The business end of the HD6790 follows the standard AMD pattern which enables Eyefinity. Dual DVI, HDMI and twin DisplayPort cover your output needs.

Power is provided by two PCIe 6-pin which should make sure the HD6790 gets all the power it could require even in overclocked trim.

AMD HD6790 Outputs Review     AMD HD6790 Power Review  

Finally the only remotely noticeable feature is the standard red fan. We've been quite damning in our criticism of the noise that this generates normally, so we're interested to discover if it's much quieter now it wont have as much heat to shift.

AMD HD6790 Cooler Review     AMD HD6790 Reference Review

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05-04-2011, 05:20:46

dugdiamond
coolQuote

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

05-04-2011, 06:18:45

dugdiamond
Hmmm - not bad at allQuote

05-04-2011, 06:28:09

SieB
It's better than I expected it to be but IMHO it's pretty pointless when for a bit more you can get a 6850 and when non reference versions come out which will cost a bit more it will be even more pointless.

I don't understand why Nvidia and AMD released the 550 and 6790 surely the time and effort would have been better spent making improved versions of the 6850 and 460.

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05-04-2011, 06:31:30

marsey99
Why do ati feel the need to flood the low/mid range with cards?

Architectualy speaking isn't this another 5 series card?Quote
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