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AMD about to release the Radeon HD 6790

AMD is readying a HD6790, eyes of the GTX550 Ti

By Anthony Garreffa on Mar 29, 2011 08:55 pm CDT - 0 mins, 37 secs reading time

Come April 5, AMD are set to release the next entry in the HD 6000 series, the Radeon HD 6790. AMD has been keeping this info quite close to their chest, but the HD 6790 is set to compete against the green team's GeForce GTX 550 Ti.

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The HD 6790 is based on AMD's 40nm "Barts" GPU (which the HD 68x0 share also). The Barts silicon is configured to have 800 stream processors (SPs), but it will be split across two blocks of 400 SPs each, each block having its own dispatch processor.

The core will be set at 840MHz, 1050MHz (4.2GHz effective) on memory which will provide 134.5GB/s memory bandwidth. The 6790 is expected to have a TDP of under 150W and will draw power from dual 6-pin power connectors.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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