AMD Radeon HD 6790 Review: More Mid-Range Might

Status
Not open for further replies.

tacoslave

Distinguished
Apr 3, 2009
704
0
18,980
0
I think the 550ti is the most useless release this year and yes even though the 6790 card draws more power than i would like its still miles ahead of the 550 ti. As for the gtx460 768 i think it would be stupid to take it off the market its nvidia's new 8800gt and only competition for amd 6790.
 

compton

Distinguished
Aug 30, 2010
197
0
18,680
0
The best part of 6790 appears to be the bitchin' CF scaling, if nothing else. Depending on where prices end up, it still would be hard to recommend when a few dollars more can get you the 6850.
 

compton

Distinguished
Aug 30, 2010
197
0
18,680
0
I would hope that prices end up around $139 or so, without rebates. Still the 5770 and 460s are the value kings, so I'm glad to see AMD not over pricing them. nVidia could take a lesson.
 

dragonsqrrl

Distinguished
Nov 19, 2009
1,280
0
19,290
3
[citation][nom]rohitbaran[/nom]Wow. Great card for the price, considering what nVidia has for the same segement.[/citation]
Nvidia no longer has anything in this segment. Well, maybe the GTX460 768, but on average it's still priced above $150. The GTX550Ti underwent an expected below MSRP price drop soon after launch, and the average price is now around $130, probably where it should've been to start.
[citation][nom]tacoslave[/nom]I think the 550ti is the most useless release this year and yes even though the 6790 card draws more power than i would like its still miles ahead of the 550 ti. As for the gtx460 768 i think it would be stupid to take it off the market its nvidia's new 8800gt and only competition for amd 6790.[/citation]
Again the GTX550Ti doesn't directly compete with the HD6790 and has underwent a pretty significant price drop in the short time since its launch. The GTX560 is set to replace the GTX460 768 and compete directly against the HD6790 at the $150 price point.
 

bombat1994

Distinguished
Feb 8, 2010
104
0
18,690
1
Nvidia fail at the mid range segment. the only good card they have released recently was the 460. the 450, 550, failed hard. this card will be good if the companies can lower the the power usage. good job ati
 

danbfree

Distinguished
Jun 26, 2008
72
0
18,630
0
6850's are $145-150 after rebate, $165-170 without on Tom's sponsor site, Newegg... seems like worth the extra bit more to me!
 

C 64

Distinguished
Jun 22, 2009
73
0
18,630
0
Nice card - I wonder will there be a passive cooled version like the 5770 has. This would definitely made me save money for an upgrade.
Silent yet still quite powerful => BUY!
 

mattmock

Distinguished
Sep 28, 2009
59
0
18,630
0
"...any screen size not divisible by eight suffers a performance penalty. This is something that will likely be patched in the future."
Considering that it has been over a month since bulletstorm was released and it is only an 8 hour game, I think it is time to change this line to
"...any screen size not divisible by eight suffers a performance penalty. This is something that is unlikely to patched in a reasonable timeframe."
 
G

Guest

Guest
[citation][nom]ct1615[/nom]funny Tom's loves this card but anantech (said it came up short) and hardware secrets both said pass on it.[/citation]

And Guru 3d came up as a go! Recommended!
 

emergancy exit

Distinguished
May 5, 2008
44
0
18,530
0
my suggestion for a new unreal engine'd game is Transformer's war for cybertron! the cut scenes have alot of action and the boss fights have alot of particle effects going on!
 

ProDigit10

Distinguished
Nov 19, 2010
585
1
18,980
0
nothing for me,
Don't like dual card slot,
it's slower than the 6850
it consumes almost twice the power on standby, and more on active than the 6850
 

pelov

Distinguished
Jan 6, 2011
423
0
18,810
15
I used to be an nvidia guy, but these mid/low range AMD cards are nutso. Now that they've fixed their crossfire scaling nvidia has been left in the dust in the $100-200 range. If I had to buy another card the only way I'd buy nvidia is if I was spending upwards of $300, but even there the AMD cards carry comparable performance.

Hopefully nvidia takes note and brings something more competitive to the table that helps bring the prices down even further :D
 

pelov

Distinguished
Jan 6, 2011
423
0
18,810
15
[citation][nom]ProDigit10[/nom]nothing for me,Don't like dual card slot,it's slower than the 6850it consumes almost twice the power on standby, and more on active than the 6850[/citation]

the power consumption will be likely to change depending on who's producing the video card
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS