An Early look at MSI Radeon HD 6790

One by one graphic cards manufacturers have been releasing their version of AMD Radeon HD 6790. Let’s take a look at MSI’s version of Radeon HD 6790.


More and more details of the upcoming AMD’s Radeon HD 6790 are leaking out. Previously, pictures of Sapphire’s HD 6790 was shown and now it’s MSI’s turn to show what they got.

AMD Radeon HD 6790 MSI R6790

Radeon HD 6790 is powered by a 40nm Barts GPU with 800 streme processors, a 1GB of GDDR5 memory and a 256-bit memory interface.

Based on the pictures, MSI Radeon HD 6790 or the MSI R6790 seems to be using the same non-reference PCB that MSI used on it’s Radeon HD 6800 series. It also has a single fan VGA heatsink. But MSI has a different rear port layout from Sapphire’s 6790.

According to VR-Zone, they suspect that MSI will be having different version for the Radeon HD 6790 such as Cyclone or Twin Frozr II, of which R6790-2PM2D1GD5 (standard naming scheme of MSI) is the basic model.

MSI R6790 (Radeon HD 6790) specifications (estimate):

  • GPU Clock at 840Mhz
  • Memory 4.2Ghz
  • 800 Shaders
  • 40 Texture Units
  • 32 ROP
  • 256-bit Memory interface.


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