Featured Articles

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel has introduced seven new Haswell mobile parts and four Bay Trail SoC chips, but most of them are merely clock…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
AMD SVP John Byrne named turnaround exec of the year

AMD SVP John Byrne named turnaround exec of the year

Director of AMD’s PR Chris Hook has tweeted and confirmed later in a conversation with Fudzilla that John Byrne, Senior Vice…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 08 April 2011 13:49

AMD Radeon HD 6790 comes with more ROPs

Written by Slobodan Simic
radeon_logo_new

Partners squeeze in 8 more ROPs
It appears that there has been some mixup in communication between AMD and its partners, which resulted in a bit more ROPs on the HD 6790 card. AMD's official specs stated that this Barts GPU should be left with 800 Stream processors while the number of ROPs should be 16, or half of the fully enabled Barts GPU. Unfortunately, or luckily, some if not all partners shipped their own HD 6790 card with 24 ROPs which gives a bit more geometry punch to the HD 6790.

It isn't the first time that AMD or its partners "unintentionally" mixed up the specs of some card so this really doesn't come as a surprise. AMD and its partners might change this on its next batch so don't get you hopes up unless you already snatched a HD 6790 that has 24 ROPs. We still don't know how these cards ended up with extra ROPs but we guess that more info should surface pretty soon and AMD might have a thing or two to say about this situation.

Credits go to Techpowerup for this one as their GPU-Z was the first clue to find out the 24 ROP info. You can check out more here.

HD6790_GPUZ_1

Last modified on Friday, 08 April 2011 15:19
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments