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A Round Up of the AMD Radeon HD 7790 Variants

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.

NameGPU ClockMemoryMemory ClockCoolerPrice
AMD Reference HD77901000 MHz1 GB GDDR56000 MHzReference$149.99
Asus Radeon EAH7790 DirectCU II OC1075 MHz1 GB GDDR56400 MHzDirectCU II$159.99
Asus Radeon EAH7790 DirectCU II1000 MHz1 GB GDDR56000 MHzDirectCU II$149.99
Club3D Radeon HD7790 ’13 Series1030 MHz1 GB GDDR56000 MHzCustom In-House$149.99
Gigabyte GV-R779OC-1GI1075 MHz1 GB GDDR56400 MHzTriangle Cool$159.99
Gigabyte GV-R779-1GI1000 MHz1 GB GDDR56000 MHzTriangle Cool$149.99
HIS Radeon HD7790 iCooler1000 MHz1 GB GDDR56000 MHziCooler$149.99
MSI Radeon HD77901050 MHz1 GB GDDR56000 MHzMSI Propeller Blade$149.99
PowerColor TurboDuo HD7790 OC1075 MHz1 GB GDDR56000 MHzTurboDuo Dual-Fan$159.99
PowerColor HD7790 OC1030 MHz1 GB GDDR56000 MHzCustom In-House$149.99
Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 Dual-X1075 MHz1 GB GDDR56400 MHzDual-X$159.99
Sapphire Radeon HD 77901000 MHz1 GB GDDR56000 MHzCustom In-House$149.99
VTX3D HD7790 X Edition1030 MHz1 GB GDDR56000 MHzCustom In-House$149.99
XFX Radeon HD 7790 Ghost1000 MHz1 GB GDDR56000 MHzGhost Cooler$149.99
  • dalethepcman
    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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  • Onus
    With the vastly superior GTX650Ti Boost available for only another $20, this one needs to come down even more to be relevant.
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  • slomo4sho
    This card has already become irrelevant at the $150 price point prior to release.
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  • blackcat357
    You also missed the fact that Gigabyte has a 2gb DDR5 card on their website. GV-R779OC-2GD
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  • markwp
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Lol the Memory clocks should be written as SDR clocks, not QDR clocks....
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  • JackNaylorPE
    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:

    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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