AMD Radeon HD 7790: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon HD 7790
Radeon HD 7790
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1000 MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2013
Performance 10.57

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 7790 sales 22 March 2013 at a recommended price of $149. This is GCN 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 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.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

10.57%

of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT.

General info

Of Radeon HD 7790's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating390
Value for money0.92
ArchitectureGCN 2.0 (2013−2017)
GPU code nameBonaire
Market segmentDesktop
Release date22 March 2013 (9 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$149
Price now$848 (5.7x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon HD 7790's general performance parameters 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 18432 (AD102)
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)
Thermal design power (TDP)85 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate56.00of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance1,792 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 7790'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).

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

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 7790: 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount1 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed6000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth96 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 7790. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

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

API support

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

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon HD 7790. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 10.57
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • Passmark

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 seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

HD 7790 4330

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various 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.

HD 7790 3090

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 7790. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 218 Mh/s  
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 5.2 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

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.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 7790 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7790 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 560 Ti, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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