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Friday, 08 April 2011 13:49

AMD Radeon HD 6790 comes with more ROPs

Written by Slobodan Simic
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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.

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Last modified on Friday, 08 April 2011 15:19
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+39 #1 TheDude 2011-04-08 16:07
Better more than not enough, hasta la vista
550 ti.
 
 
+22 #2 Xyllian 2011-04-08 17:13
The 550ti was dead before, it just got [censored]ing nuked.
 
 
+21 #3 FlOw 2011-04-08 17:31
Quoting Xyllian:
The 550ti was dead before, it just got [censored]ing nuked.


Well, It's the only way to be sure...
 
 
-18 #4 bardenck 2011-04-08 18:39
people, people, for 150 bucks, it is competing with a 460 768mb.... check some reviews...

edit: 460 is 129 after rebate..
 
 
+21 #5 123s 2011-04-08 18:43
Too bad there is a 6850 for 150 bucks (even for 130 :O)
 
 
-3 #6 bardenck 2011-04-08 18:47
anything that makes sense in the forum gets negative hits...wtf!?!
 
 
+15 #7 123s 2011-04-08 18:50
But it doesnt. A 6850 is by far the best card for 150 and lesser bucks. Everything else is nonsense if your budget isnt much bigger/smaller.
 
 
-18 #8 bardenck 2011-04-08 18:51
Quoting 123s:
But it doesnt. A 6850 is by far the best



theyre comparing a 6790 and 550, idiot, thats what im talking about...where is there a 6850 or 130 dollars?
 
 
+4 #9 123s 2011-04-08 18:53
Well and a 6790 >>>>>> 550, your point ?
 
 
-12 #10 bardenck 2011-04-08 18:56
Quoting 123s:
Well and a 6790 >>>>>> 550, your point ?


dont compare the two, compare the 6790 with a 460 768mb... BEFORE REBATE - 460 IS $150 THE 6790 IS $150 AND THE 6850 IS $165........ after rebate..460 is 129, there is no rebate for the 6790 and after rebates the 6850 is 150


newegg of course
 

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