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


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


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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Most Recent Comments

05-04-2011, 05:20:46


05-04-2011, 06:14:58

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

Hmmm - not bad at allQuote

05-04-2011, 06:28:09

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.


05-04-2011, 06:31:30

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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