As expected AMD today introduced Radeon HD 7790 graphics card based on Bonaire XT silicon and Graphics Core Next 2.0 architecture. According to the company, HD 7790 is ideal for 1080p gaming and falls under the budget category. Its approximately 20% faster than GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
Tomb Raider is the first game to inherit AMD’s TressFX and Hair rendering technology and the company plans to extend it to a lot more games in the future. Some of the optimizations we can see with AMD HD 7000 series in modern applications are:
- Tomb Raider: TressFX Hair and depth of field
- DiRT Showdown: Global illumination and advanced lighting
- Far Cry 3: Ambient occlusion and global illumination
- Hitman Absolution: Bokeh depth of field
- Crysis 3: Global illumination, particle shading, directional occlusion
- 3Dmark: Numerous post-processing effects to improve lighting/shadowing
Radeon HD 7790 features 896 Stream Processors, 1GB GDDR5 memory with 128-bit memory interface clocked at 6000 MHz. The graphics card has a core clock of 1000 MHz with the support of AMD PowerTune technology. Display options include: HDMI, Display Port and DVI port with AMD Eyefinity technology. HD 7790 is powered by a single 6-pin PCI-Ex power connector. The GPU is designed for gaming at Full-HD resolution and when put to test against its rival GeForce GTX 650 Ti, it performed on average 20% faster in 11 games and applications.
Radeon HD 7790 is part of AMD Never Settle: Reloaded program and consumers who will buy the new GPU will also receive a free copy of Bioshock: Infinite. AMD Radeon HD 7790 will be available in a week or two, reviews will be posted by many technology websites today to demonstrate the power of HD 7790 and how well it handles its competition.
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