MSI Releases 2 GB HD 7790 OC Graphics Card

MSI has already released its HD 7790 card, but now it is bringing a model with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory to the shelves (the standard HD 7790 design features only 1 GB).

The HD 7790 2 GB OC, otherwise known as the R7790-2GD5/OC, features a custom PCB and cooler. This cooler is made of an array of aluminum fins, as well as two copper heat pipes, and air is pushed through by a 100 mm fan.

The card will have a clock speed of 1050 MHz, and the 2 GB of memory will run at an effective speed of 6 GHz, through a 128-bit memory interface. The card's connectivity is handled by an HDMI port, a DisplayPort, and two DVI ports. It is powered by just one 6-pin PCIe power connector.

So far, there has been no word on pricing or availability.

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  • Maxx_Power
    Hmm, locally priced above the XFX HD 7850 sometimes....
  • vmem
    hmm, how well can a 7790 utilize that extra 1GB of memory? I call for benchmarks!
  • zooted
    Yeah, I don't think they extra gb will be that beneficial. Even the 7850 doesn't have that much of an effect of the extra vram.