AMD Radeon HD 7790: Affordable DX11 Gaming - HotHardware

AMD Radeon HD 7790: Affordable DX11 Gaming

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Futuremark 3DMark11
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Futuremark 3DMark Fire Strike

Fire Strike has two benchmark modes: Standard mode runs in 1920x1080, while Extreme mode targets 2560x1440. GPU target frame buffer utilization for normal mode is 1GB and the benchmark uses tessellation, ambient occlusion, volume illumination, and a medium-quality depth of field filter. The more taxing Extreme mode targets 1.5GB of frame buffer memory and increases detail levels across the board. Extreme mode is explicitly designed for CrossFire / SLI systems. GT 1 focuses on geometry and illumination, with over 100 shadow casting spot lights, 140 non-shadow casting point lights, and 3.9 million vertices calculated for tessellation per frame. Only 80 million pixels are processed per frame. GT2 emphasizes particles and GPU simulations. Tessellation volume is reduced to 2.6 million vertices, but the number of pixels processed per frame rises to 170 million.

The 3DMark Fire Strike benchmark tells essentially the same story as Unigine Heaven from the previous page. The new Radeon HD 7790 cards outpace the Radeon HD 7770, as expected, and pull ahead of the GeForce GTX 650 as well. The Radeon HD 7850 and GeForce GTX 660, however, offered significantly better performance.
 

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I think it's also worth mentioning that the 7850 is a quite excellent overclocker. At stock I think it's definitely not worth the extra $30, but once overclocking is taken into account, if you can afford the $30 you are crazy not to spend it (assuming you are comfortable with overclocking of course).

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tunaman7787:

I think it's also worth mentioning that the 7850 is a quite excellent overclocker. At stock I think it's definitely not worth the extra $30, but once overclocking is taken into account, if you can afford the $30 you are crazy not to spend it (assuming you are comfortable with overclocking of course).

 

I have to agree with you. Im running a MSI 7850 and the first thing I did was overclock it and it runs great. I actually used BF3, Far cry 3, and Metro 2033 as a bench to gauge about how my computer runs vs others. It does really well. The 7790 might be the more affordable option but like you said spending the extra few dollars or waiting till one goes on sale makes it worth it. Only advantage I see with the 7790 is newer architecture.

 

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Good reviews about new AMD Radeon 7790. I like it and that one is perfet for anyone who need bit better performance on D11 games.

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I think it's performance is right where it should be as a 7790. There is still room for a 7830 if AMD feels it's necessary.

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Solid performance her for the price.  What's interesting is that this is a new GPU for AMD.  Wondering if they'll be buffing out the high end soon!

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Dave_HH:

Solid performance her for the price.  What's interesting is that this is a new GPU for AMD.  Wondering if they'll be buffing out the high end soon!

I completely agree.  I saw last night that this was a new GPU, and considering the performance they were able to put out with this low end budget card, i'm really excited to see what's next.

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Dave_HH:
Wondering if they'll be buffing out the high end soon!

Also wondering what the response will be from mean green.

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I don't know about team green, but I think along with a 7830, there might be a 7890 and a 7930, plus 7990 based on this chip.

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I have been Looking for a reasonable upgrade to my graphics cards and this fits the bill quite nicely

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Geez, my video card is so outdated. I use a Radeon HD4650. Aside from letting me play most games at a lower resolution and medium settings, all it really allows me to do is watch Blu Ray movies on my computer. I seriously wish I could afford to upgrade but with 2 kids and another on the way, it's probably going to be at least another 5 years or so til I can upgrade. It would be so wonderful to win some sort of gaming computer giveaway. I've put all of my money over the last 6 years into my family. It would be great if some sort of higher power looked upon me with favor and chose me to win a gaming PC. ;-)

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