AMD Radeon HD 6790: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 6790

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 6790 sales 4 April 2011 at a recommended price of $149. This is TeraScale 2 architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4.2 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 134.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 198 mm. Two 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 150 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 12.76 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon HD 6790's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
58.14
 
Architecture
TeraScale 2
 
Code name
Barts
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
4 April 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$149
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$64.99
 
of 4200 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

Radeon HD 6790's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 6790's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
800
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
840 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,700 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
33.6
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,344.0 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 6790's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
198 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6790: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
4200 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
134.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6790.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6790, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 6790. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
12.52
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
168138.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
2754.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
2887.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
13637.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
1878.70
 
 
Passmark
2045
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
2150
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6790. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
122 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon HD 6790 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
n/d
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
StarCraft 2 (2010)
ultra / 1080p
55.00
 
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto (2008)
high / 1024p
62.80
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
high / 768p
89.00
 
ultra / 1080p
26.00
 
World of Warcraft (2005)
high / 1024p
78.00
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 6790 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6790 from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 240 GDDR5, which is faster by 2% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

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