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Radeon 7790 has launched!
said by Tom's Hardware :tl;dr the 7790 is about 8% faster than the GTX 650 Ti, which is the card it was aimed against. "That number will go up or down depending on the titles you enjoy and the settings you use. In general, though, they were pretty consistent. As always, value-adds like Eyefinity, Surround, PhysX, CUDA, performance in OpenCL-enabled apps, and game bundles may sway you further toward one product or another."
AMD Radeon HD 7790 Review: Graphics Core Next At $150
After a long and lonely reign, Nvidia's GeForce GTX 650 Ti is finally being challenged at the $150 price point. Does AMD's Bonaire-based Radeon HD 7790 offer enough performance to put up a fight, or is its familiar GCN architecture too little, too late?
It feels a little strange introducing AMD's Radeon HD 7790 today. The Pitcairn-based cards were launched more than a year ago (AMD Radeon HD 7870 And 7850 Review: Pitcairn Gets Benchmarked), and we figured they'd be the last additions to the 7000-series, particularly when so much time passed without an official Radeon HD 7990. Instead, we were hoping to see the company's next-gen Radeon HD 8000 family. It looks like that isn't going to happen, though (at least, not based on any sort of new technology; AMD appears happy repackaging Graphics Core Next as the 8000-series and handing it off to OEMs for now).
That's not to say that the Radeon HD 7790 isn't a good idea. Frankly, we're surprised it took AMD this long to give us a product in between the $120 Radeon HD 7770 and $180 Radeon HD 7850 1 GB. The $60 spread between those two parts opened AMD up to a surgical strike from Nvidia, which dominated the $150 price point with its GeForce GTX 650 Ti. Moreover, AMD is suggesting that we shouldn't expect the Radeon HD 7850 1 GB to hang around much longer...at least at its current price.
The stage is consequently set for something new; an answer to the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, if you will. Meet AMD's Bonaire GPU, on which the Radeon HD 7790 is based:
• Anandtech's Review on Sapphire 7790
• Overclocker's Review on ASUS DirectCU II OC 7790
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actions · 2013-Mar-22 9:34 am · (locked)
I think at this point, for 1080p gaming, a 7850 2GB OC'd is the absolute best bang for the buck.
actions · 2013-Mar-22 1:36 pm · (locked)
I'd agree with that.
actions · 2013-Mar-22 1:46 pm · (locked)
|reply to Krisnatharok |
Bringing it back on topic though, this thing is great for a low power card and does well in it's price point. But for what you're getting, it's almost a no-brainer to step up in this day and age to the 2GB cards.
actions · 2013-Mar-22 2:12 pm · (locked)