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Tuesday, 29 March 2011 15:04

Sapphire's HD 6790 pixellized

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Looks ready to us

Although the official launch of the Radeon HD 6790 card is scheduled for April 5th, we managed to score some pictures of the Sapphire's own HD 6970 card and it looks like Sapphire is ready for the release.

In case you missed the previous news post, the upcoming Radeon HD 6790 is based on the rather well known 40nm Barts GPU and should end up with 800 stream processors and 840MHz GPU and 4.2GHz memory clock. The card has a 256-bit memory interface and Sapphire's card will carry 1GB of GDDR5 memory. The cooler on the upcoming Sapphire Radeon HD 6790 is identical to the one that Sapphire used on its HD 6870 1GB card and we sure that it will do a pretty good job in keeping GPU temps at acceptable levels.

The card has two DVI, one HDMI and one DisplayPort output. As we lready wrote before, the card should end up priced close to Nvidia's GTX 550 Ti and should end up a bit faster, at least in some games.

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+30 #1 TechHog 2011-03-29 16:10
Barts? Don't you mean Juniper?

Either way, the GTX550Ti is about to look even more stupid. lol
 
 
+22 #2 sirroman 2011-03-29 16:17
Quoting TechHog:
Barts? Don't you mean Juniper?

Either way, the GTX550Ti is about to look even more stupid. lol





It's barts-based, even though it's a 67xx card. Maybe it should be a 6830, not a 6790.
 
 
+11 #3 Haberlandt 2011-03-29 16:18
Quoting TechHog:
Barts? Don't you mean Juniper?



No. Barts.

I wonder why AMD didn't just named this card 6830. 68xx = Barts.

Sounds better than 6790 imo.
 
 
+23 #4 TechHog 2011-03-29 16:19
Interesting. Yeah, this will no doubt whip the 550 down to a more fitting price.
 
 
+17 #5 megabad 2011-03-29 16:33
Quoting Haberlandt:
Quoting TechHog:
Barts? Don't you mean Juniper?



No. Barts.

I wonder why AMD didn't just named this card 6830. 68xx = Barts.

Sounds better than 6790 imo.


Who cares what they call it all i care about is price performance ratio.
 
 
+7 #6 123s 2011-03-29 16:47
Why ?

This card seems like a faster 5770 and a slower 6850, that alone is nice but the price difference is too small between them (30€) for an other card...
 
 
+7 #7 1d10t 2011-03-29 17:14
lil'bit confusing eh?67xx series with dual 6 pin :sad:
 
 
+3 #8 xeridea 2011-03-29 19:31
There is a typo, they say HD 6970 on the second line rather than HD 6790/
 
 
+3 #9 FlOw 2011-03-29 20:13
Quoting 1d10t:
lil'bit confusing eh?67xx series with dual 6 pin :sad:


How do you know it has dual 6 pin? :o
 
 
+2 #10 1d10t 2011-03-29 20:26
Quoting FlOw:
Quoting 1d10t:
lil'bit confusing eh?67xx series with dual 6 pin :sad:


How do you know it has dual 6 pin? :o


read here for full story..
http://www.nordichardware.com/news/71-graphics/42743-exclusive-radeon-hd-6790-based-on-barts-le-with-800-sps.html
 

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