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A Round Up of the AMD Radeon HD 7790 Variants

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 12 comments

Following its release last week, the AMD Radeon HD7790 graphics card is available from a wide variety of manufacturers with a range of coolers and clock speeds.

The highly anticipated AMD Radeon HD 7790 arrived on March 22 (read our review here) and since then we've seen a deluge of variants released from a wide range of manufacturers. Based upon the releases consolidated in the table below, the HD 7790 will be either released at stock specifications (excepting cooler designs) or with very minimal factory overclocks.

Specifically with regards to the quantity of on-board memory, we can speculate that this seems to be intended to prevent the graphics card from outperforming the more expensive Radeon HD 7850.

Name

GPU Clock

Memory

Memory Clock

Cooler

Price

AMD Reference HD7790

1000 MHz

1 GB GDDR5

6000 MHz

Reference

$149.99

Asus Radeon EAH7790 DirectCU II OC

1075 MHz

1 GB GDDR5

6400 MHz

DirectCU II

$159.99

Asus Radeon EAH7790 DirectCU II

1000 MHz

1 GB GDDR5

6000 MHz

DirectCU II

$149.99

Club3D Radeon HD7790 ’13 Series

1030 MHz

1 GB GDDR5

6000 MHz

Custom In-House

$149.99

Gigabyte GV-R779OC-1GI

1075 MHz

1 GB GDDR5

6400 MHz

Triangle Cool

$159.99

Gigabyte GV-R779-1GI

1000 MHz

1 GB GDDR5

6000 MHz

Triangle Cool

$149.99

HIS Radeon HD7790 iCooler

1000 MHz

1 GB GDDR5

6000 MHz

iCooler

$149.99

MSI Radeon HD7790

1050 MHz

1 GB GDDR5

6000 MHz

MSI Propeller Blade

$149.99

PowerColor TurboDuo HD7790 OC

1075 MHz

1 GB GDDR5

6000 MHz

TurboDuo Dual-Fan

$159.99

PowerColor HD7790 OC

1030 MHz

1 GB GDDR5

6000 MHz

Custom In-House

$149.99

Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 Dual-X

1075 MHz

1 GB GDDR5

6400 MHz

Dual-X

$159.99

Sapphire Radeon HD 7790

1000 MHz

1 GB GDDR5

6000 MHz

Custom In-House

$149.99

VTX3D HD7790 X Edition

1030 MHz

1 GB GDDR5

6000 MHz

Custom In-House

$149.99

XFX Radeon HD 7790 Ghost

1000 MHz

1 GB GDDR5

6000 MHz

Ghost Cooler

$149.99

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    dalethepcman , March 29, 2013 2:05 PM
    I think the exhaust direction is more useful information than the marketing name the manufacturer gave to their fan, but thanks for the quick list.
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    slomo4sho , March 29, 2013 3:49 PM
    This card has already become irrelevant at the $150 price point prior to release.
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    blackcat357 , March 29, 2013 3:49 PM
    You also missed the fact that Gigabyte has a 2gb DDR5 card on their website. GV-R779OC-2GD
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    markwp , March 29, 2013 3:59 PM
    Onus -- Vastly superior? See: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Radeon-HD-7790-vs-GeForce-GTX-650-Ti-BOOST-Video-Card-Review/1754/15 and note that the GTX is a 2gb vs the 1gb 7790 and STILL doesn't get there.
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    Onus , March 29, 2013 4:04 PM
    The reviews I've read ended up more like this one: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/03/26/nvidia_geforce_gtx_650_ti_boost_video_card_review/11 with the GTX650Ti Boost superior across the board. Without implying dishonest intent on anyone's part, I think the HardOCP review is the better of the two.
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    kylerg , March 29, 2013 5:23 PM
    OnusWith the vastly superior GTX650Ti Boost available for only another $20, this one needs to come down even more to be relevant.


    Vastly superior? You do know the definition of vastly, right? I'm not trying to insult your intelligence but vastly should not be used. The GTX 650 Ti BOOST is better but it's also more expensive. Sure $20 is not all that expensive but it does make a difference on price to performance ratio. I, personally, would rather save $20 and have the 7790 which can perform (almost) as well as the 650 Ti BOOST.
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    Onus , March 29, 2013 5:33 PM
    I understand your POV, the frame rate difference is definitely not "vast," however, at this performance level, even a small difference can mean one more setting that doesn't have to be lowered. Seventy vs one hundred FPS might more properly be called "vast," but in actual play I probably wouldn't notice a difference.
    This summary comment perhaps best illustrates my point: "The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost allows you to play at high settings at 1080p in today's games, whereas the Radeon HD 7790 allows you to play at medium settings at 1080p in today's games." To me, that's pretty vast (even though I've said myself that medium looks pretty good in today's games).
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    bloc97 , March 29, 2013 7:34 PM
    Lol the Memory clocks should be written as SDR clocks, not QDR clocks....
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    tourist , March 29, 2013 8:28 PM
    Onus, I am with you on. hardocp. Although not vastly superior the 65ti boost is better than the 7790, There are multiple reviews that confirm this. One thing is for certain the 650ti boost is either under-priced or the 7790 is overpriced. And i do not see nvida leaving money on the table.
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    JackNaylorPE , March 30, 2013 4:51 PM
    kylergVastly superior? You do know the definition of vastly, right? I'm not trying to insult your intelligence but vastly should not be used. The GTX 650 Ti BOOST is better but it's also more expensive. Sure $20 is not all that expensive but it does make a difference on price to performance ratio. I, personally, would rather save $20 and have the 7790 which can perform (almost) as well as the 650 Ti BOOST.


    I think where he is going is the ROI aka Return in Investment .... which is almost 2 to 1.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-gk106-benchmark,3463-11.html

    THG shows a 25% difference in relative performance for a 13% increase in price which tosses the usual law of diminishing returns right out the proverbial window.....or in THG's words:

    Quote:
    With the Radeon HD 7770 at $120, Radeon HD 7790 at $150, and Radeon HD 7850 above $180, Nvidia is rendering all three products ineffectual at their respective price points. With one swift stroke, the company engineered a hostile takeover of the $100-$200 market, increasing graphics performance at any given budget in that space.

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    hetneo , March 31, 2013 9:44 AM
    markwpOnus -- Vastly superior? See: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/art [...] ew/1754/15 and note that the GTX is a 2gb vs the 1gb 7790 and STILL doesn't get there.

    Dude that's overclocked HD7790. All non overclocked 7790 will be beaten by 2GB GTX 650 Ti Boost.