AMD HD6790 Review

3D Mark

AMD HD6790 Overclock 3D Mark Review

3D Mark Vantage

At stock it clearly isn't a great performer in Vantage. Although the P score isn't bad we can't imagine there is anyone still running 1280x1024. With the detail pushed up it's a fair bit behind the slightly pricier HD6850. Overclocking it does unleash a fair bit of performance though and it's much close to the HD6850.


3D Mark 11

It's a different story in the shader intensive 3D Mark 11 though. Most modern games make good use of the DirectX shaders to give more realistic graphics and the HD6790 is really struggling. The first card we've tested to score beneath 1000 points in the X test. Even overclocking doesn't help much as the cut-down architecture is limiting things.

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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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