AMD Radeon HD 6790 Review: More Mid-Range Might

Benchmark Results: Crysis 2

With Crysis 2 in the wild, we can take some new benchmarks of the full retail version:

This game shows a slight preference for Nvidia hardware. But as resolution is raised, we see the playing field constrict and the Radeon HD 6790 draws much closer to the GeForce GTX 460 768 MB. The card’s full 256-bit memory interface is helping out here.

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  • rohitbaran
    Wow. Great card for the price, considering what nVidia has for the same segement.
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  • tacoslave
    I think the 550ti is the most useless release this year and yes even though the 6790 card draws more power than i would like its still miles ahead of the 550 ti. As for the gtx460 768 i think it would be stupid to take it off the market its nvidia's new 8800gt and only competition for amd 6790.
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  • compton
    The best part of 6790 appears to be the bitchin' CF scaling, if nothing else. Depending on where prices end up, it still would be hard to recommend when a few dollars more can get you the 6850.
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  • plznote
    Should be a bit cheaper imo.
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  • compton
    I would hope that prices end up around $139 or so, without rebates. Still the 5770 and 460s are the value kings, so I'm glad to see AMD not over pricing them. nVidia could take a lesson.
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  • Anonymous
    error with 6970 min fps f1 game at 1920 x 1080 res
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  • Trueno07
    Wow, nice card for the money, and very competitive. Good job AMD...
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  • dragonsqrrl
    rohitbaranWow. Great card for the price, considering what nVidia has for the same segement.

    Nvidia no longer has anything in this segment. Well, maybe the GTX460 768, but on average it's still priced above $150. The GTX550Ti underwent an expected below MSRP price drop soon after launch, and the average price is now around $130, probably where it should've been to start.
    tacoslaveI think the 550ti is the most useless release this year and yes even though the 6790 card draws more power than i would like its still miles ahead of the 550 ti. As for the gtx460 768 i think it would be stupid to take it off the market its nvidia's new 8800gt and only competition for amd 6790.

    Again the GTX550Ti doesn't directly compete with the HD6790 and has underwent a pretty significant price drop in the short time since its launch. The GTX560 is set to replace the GTX460 768 and compete directly against the HD6790 at the $150 price point.
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  • bombat1994
    Nvidia fail at the mid range segment. the only good card they have released recently was the 460. the 450, 550, failed hard. this card will be good if the companies can lower the the power usage. good job ati
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  • ivan_chess
    On the final graph, why is the 6790 listed below the 460? According to the graph it should be above it.
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  • turboflame
    The HD6790 is only a good counter to the GTX 550 purely because the GTX 550 isn't worth buying either.
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  • danbfree
    6850's are $145-150 after rebate, $165-170 without on Tom's sponsor site, Newegg... seems like worth the extra bit more to me!
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  • SteelCity1981
    The Geforce 550 Ti is an Nvidia sales gimmick too fool people into buying a next gen card that's in production.
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  • memadmax
    An 11 watt power difference between the Nvidia and ATI card will hardly drive me away from the ATI card given the performance difference.....
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  • rolli59
    Will be a great buy after the prices settle.
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  • C 64
    Nice card - I wonder will there be a passive cooled version like the 5770 has. This would definitely made me save money for an upgrade.
    Silent yet still quite powerful => BUY!
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  • mattmock
    "...any screen size not divisible by eight suffers a performance penalty. This is something that will likely be patched in the future."
    Considering that it has been over a month since bulletstorm was released and it is only an 8 hour game, I think it is time to change this line to
    "...any screen size not divisible by eight suffers a performance penalty. This is something that is unlikely to patched in a reasonable timeframe."
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  • henydiah
    i still use vga on board... i want buy it
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  • Anonymous
    ct1615funny Tom's loves this card but anantech (said it came up short) and hardware secrets both said pass on it.


    And Guru 3d came up as a go! Recommended!
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  • henydiah
    yeach and nice with crosfire
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