AMD Radeon HD 6790 Review: More Mid-Range Might

Benchmark Results: Lost Planet 2

This game favors the GeForce GTX 460 768 MB at lower resolutions. But at 1680x1050 and higher, the Radeon HD 6850 takes the lead. The Radeon HD 6790 almost catches up to the Nvidia card at 1680x1050, but falls back a bit at 1920x1080.

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  • Wow. Great card for the price, considering what nVidia has for the same segement.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Should be a bit cheaper imo.
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  • 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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  • error with 6970 min fps f1 game at 1920 x 1080 res
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  • Wow, nice card for the money, and very competitive. Good job AMD...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will be a great buy after the prices settle.
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  • 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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  • "...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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  • i still use vga on board... i want buy it
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  • 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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  • yeach and nice with crosfire
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