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Sapphire Launches the Radeon HD 7790 SimCity Edition

By - Source: Hermitage Akihabara | B 19 comments

The Radeon HD 7790 SimCity Special Edition features reference clock speeds, 1 GB of memory and includes a free copy of SimCity.

In a similar vein to last month’s announcement that AMD would be bundling SimCity with its A8 and A10 APUs, Sapphire has launched a special edition of its Radeon HD 7790 that also includes a free copy of Maxis’ city simulator. Unfortunately, the Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 SimCity Special Edition appears to currently be a Japanese exclusive; it is not known if it will see a wider release.

The graphics card itself features reference clock speeds, 1 GB of GDDR5 memory and the same single-fan cooling system fitted to Sapphire’s other HD 7790-based graphics card, the Radeon HD 7790 OC 2 GB.

If this edition is also eligible for AMD’s “Never Settle Reloaded” bundle, which provides a free copy of Far Cry 3, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and a 20 percent off discount coupon for Medal of Honor: Warfighter, we may be in the unusual situation of having the value of a product’s extras coming close to the item’s actual retail price.

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    Estix , May 3, 2013 7:05 AM
    "The graphics card itself features reference clock speeds, 1 GB of GDDR5 memory and requires a constant internet connection to render."
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    Estix , May 3, 2013 7:05 AM
    "The graphics card itself features reference clock speeds, 1 GB of GDDR5 memory and requires a constant internet connection to render."
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    TheMadFapper , May 3, 2013 7:19 AM
    Of all the games to throw in...wow...
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    NuclearShadow , May 3, 2013 7:22 AM
    So basically it's the generic card with SimCity. The game that I was playing last night and watched about 50 moving trucks circle around 4 intersections endlessly causing massive traffic jams and caused my city to burn to the ground.
    Why do you hate your consumer Sapphire?
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    mr0000000000 , May 3, 2013 7:23 AM
    Does it require an always-on internet connection to render frames?
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    Estix , May 3, 2013 7:26 AM
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    Estix, are you referring to a GPU limitation or a game (SimCity) requirement in terms of rendering?


    I was making a joke, actually, but I was referring to what a Sim City-inspired GPU may have as DRM.
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    kawininjazx , May 3, 2013 8:15 AM
    The card itself will not function fully for the first week you install it.
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    kawininjazx , May 3, 2013 8:16 AM
    The card itself will not function fully for the first week you install it.
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    lostmyclan , May 3, 2013 8:50 AM
    i see some troll masters!
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    Au_equus , May 3, 2013 8:57 AM
    so... how much does a 100 MHz increase on clock speeds cost?
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    matt_b , May 3, 2013 9:03 AM
    Does this edition fix the game also?
    @COLGeek, you completely missed an actual joke in what Estix said.
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    matt_b , May 3, 2013 9:04 AM
    Does this edition fix the game also?
    @COLGeek, you completely missed an actual joke in what Estix said.
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    COLGeek , May 3, 2013 9:11 AM
    Quote:
    Does this edition fix the game also?
    @COLGeek, you completely missed an actual joke in what Estix said.


    No I got it. Really didn't see the humor, but that is okay. Seems the trolling is over the game and not the GPU. As it is a freebie, the game shouldn't be a deal breaker of an otherwise okay device.
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    thehockeyinjun , May 3, 2013 9:49 AM
    Too funny and too easy to respond. Sounds like a geat deal, but Im holding out for the MS Train Simulator or the John Dear Farm simulator edition. LMAO come on people, how about piggy backing a real game saphire. EX. BF4 or MECHWARRIOR or at least a game more than 1000 people play.
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    kin3000 , May 3, 2013 10:09 AM
    I think at this point bundling Sim City with a graphics card will have the opposite effect and dissuade people from buying it.
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    Non-Euclidean , May 3, 2013 11:39 AM
    It looks EA finally found a way to get SimCity's market share up.
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    Thorfkin , May 3, 2013 1:11 PM
    From what I understand, Sim City is not a game that would motivate anyone to buy a new video card, or APU, given all of the problems that have plagued the game.
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    DarkSable , May 3, 2013 2:57 PM
    Really AMD?
    Usually you use games like, and want to buy. That's why it's an incentive.
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    alidan , May 4, 2013 1:01 AM
    to be 100% fair, the game still barely functions...