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Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post

No, it really isn't.

The HD 7790 is GCN 1.0 through and through with a simple microcontroller monitoring update. All of the other additions are built directly into its driver stack.

Put it this way: if the HD 7790 is a pipe cleaner product for the next gen GCN cores (which it isn't), then AMD is in serious trouble.

I was uninformed then.

But the points still stand, whatever these cores are, the improvements from the tweaks are nonexistent.
 
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The point is to make money. smile.gif

This.

It's to milk people that aren't playing the latest and greatest games, or aren't playing games and just need a half decent GPU. However those people might as well get a passive GT 640 or HD 7750.

There's a ton of reviews out in the past 12 hours. Such as on Anand, hardocp, hothardware, techreport, etc.:
http://hothardware.com/Reviews/AMD-Radeon-HD-7790-Review-Affordable-DX11-Gaming/?page=3
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/03/22/asus_radeon_hd_7790_directcu_ii_oc_video_card_review/9#.UUya3xfOHTo
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/sapphire_radeon_hd_7790_dualx_oc/4.htm
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2013/03/22/sapphire-radeon-hd-7790-1gb-review/9
http://techreport.com/review/24539/amd-radeon-hd-7790-graphics-card-reviewed/9
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/53185-sapphire-amd-radeon-hd-7790/?page=11
http://www.eteknix.com/sapphire-radeon-hd-7790-dual-x-1gb-oc-graphics-card-review/14/
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2157/14/
http://www.techspot.com/review/652-amd-radeon-hd-7790/page3.html
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2416921,00.asp
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_7790_review_benchmark,22.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7790-bonaire-performance,3462-9.html

Crossfire (why???) http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/club3d_radeon_7790_crossfire_review_benchmark,22.html

overclocked it look like the GTX 650Ti is in deep trouble , especially when the HD7790 comes with Bioshock Infinite.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6837/amd-radeon-7790-review-feat-sapphire-the-first-desktop-sea-islands/16
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Every time I see this thread in the news feed, I always read '7790 Dual X' as '7790 X2' and get excited for second.
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Ill be buying the asus model and hope the volt mod guys can help me push more voltage
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Won't be buying. Have a great weekend everybody.

Dah dun dunn tssHHH!
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Will be buying one as a backup card biggrin.gif.

Was gonna get a gtx 650. This will smoke it though.
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What an awesome little card! Very surprising xfire numbers too.
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I'm considering to sell,or return that 7770 for a 7790.
Seems to be worth the minor upgrade.
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I'm considering to sell,or return that 7770 for a 7790.
Seems to be worth the minor upgrade.

HD 7770 is in a bad spot. It's too strong for a PC that needs a GPU just for HTPC and weak for anything very recent for 1080p. Unlike the HD 7790 it doesn't come with Bioshock Infinite, so HD 7770 is more expensive than the HD 7790.

The HD 7750 has a spot, it has no PCI-e connector so it's good for low power PSUs and it smokes the GT 640 in that power bracket (even if the GTX 650 uses similar power, it uses a pci-e connector). In fact it only uses ~40-50W. (In idle it uses a mere 5 Watts, which is the best result we have seen on any VGA card ever. It's also lower than the power consumption of Intel's IGP. - http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7750/24.html)

There's passive cooled HD7750s but no passive cooled GTX 650/GTX 650 Ti.
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HD 7770 is in a bad spot. It's too strong for a PC that needs a GPU just for HTPC and weak for anything very recent for 1080p. Unlike the HD 7790 it doesn't come with Bioshock Infinite, so HD 7770 is more expensive than the HD 7790.

The HD 7750 has a spot, it has no PCI-e connector so it's good for low power PSUs and it smokes the GT 640 in that power bracket (even if the GTX 650 uses similar power, it uses a pci-e connector). In fact it only uses ~40-50W. (In idle it uses a mere 5 Watts, which is the best result we have seen on any VGA card ever. It's also lower than the power consumption of Intel's IGP. - http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7750/24.html)

There's passive cooled HD7750s but no passive cooled GTX 650/GTX 650 Ti.

7770 comes with farcry3.
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