Radeon HD 7790: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Radeon HD 7790 provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 7.98% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 7790 sales 22 March 2013 at a recommended price of $149 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a GCN 2.0 architecture and made with 28 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 96 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 183 mm. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 85 Watt.

Primary details

Some basic facts about Radeon HD 7790: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking481
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation1.10
ArchitectureGCN 2.0 (2013−2017)
GPU code nameBonaire
Market segmentDesktop
Release date22 March 2013 (11 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$149
Current price$219 (1.5x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

Radeon HD 7790's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 7790's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores896of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1000 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors2,080 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)85 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate56.00of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance1,792 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon HD 7790 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length183 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 7790: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount1 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed6000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth96 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 7790. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
HDMI+

API compatibility

APIs supported by Radeon HD 7790, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_0)
Shader Model6.3
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon HD 7790. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

HD 7790 7.98

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

HD 7790 3090

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

HD 7790 4330

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon HD 7790 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Closest competitors

Radeon HD 7790's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.


Baffin 101.5
Radeon R7 360 100.13
Radeon HD 7790 100
Cypress 96.37

NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon HD 7790 is GeForce GTX 470, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our ranking.

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