AMD Radeon HD 7790 Review: Affordable DX11 Gaming

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AMD Radeon HD 7790: Affordable DX11 GamingA few weeks back, the enthusiast community was abuzz after news broke that AMD’s Radeon HD 7000 series would remain “stable throughout 2013” and would be the company’s focus “for quite some time”. The wording of the initial news made it sound like AMD wouldn’t be releasing any new GPUs for the rest of the year and that it would further differentiate its offerings with only new game and software bundles.

AMD convened a conference call to try and quell the rumors and better explain the company’s position at the time, but short of saying there were some new products in the pipeline, not much was said to clarify the situation. Well, here we are, about a month out from the initial breaking of that news, and AMD is ready with a new mainstream graphics card, which features a brand new GPU. Today AMD is taking the wraps off of the new Radeon HD 7790, a mainstream GPU designed to fill the gap between the Radeon HD 7770 and HD 7850.

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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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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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CDeeter replied on Fri, Mar 22 2013 4:14 PM

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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Dave_HH replied on Fri, Mar 22 2013 6:34 PM

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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Dorkstar replied on Fri, Mar 22 2013 7:00 PM

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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realneil replied on Fri, Mar 22 2013 10:45 PM

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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CDeeter replied on Sat, Mar 23 2013 10:38 AM

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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Clixxer replied on Fri, Apr 5 2013 2:44 PM

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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).

 

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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