GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7790 vs 550 Ti among Desktop GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

AMD Radeon HD 7790 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7790  based on its benchmarks, compute performance and noise and power.

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AMD Radeon HD 7790

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Front view of Radeon HD 7790

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 7790

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7790

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Much better 3DMark06 score 15,490 vs 2,272 More than 6.8x better 3DMark06 score
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 53.6 fps vs 31.4 fps More than 70% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 19,360 vs 9,923 More than 95% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 4,104 MHz More than 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 3,036 vs 1,926 Around 60% better PassMark score
Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 1,792 GFLOPS vs 691.2 GFLOPS More than 2.5x better floating-point performance
More shading units 896 vs 192 704 more shading units
Higher texture rate 56 GTexel/s vs 28.8 GTexel/s Around 95% higher texture rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,026 MHz More than 45% higher memory clock speed
Slightly higher pixel rate 16 GPixel/s vs 7.2 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
Better fire strike factor score 30.22 vs 17.07 More than 75% better fire strike factor score
Better face detection score 40.75 mPixels/s vs 18.53 mPixels/s Around 2.2x better face detection score
More texture mapping units 56 vs 32 24 more texture mapping units
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,591 vs 822 Around 95% better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 85W vs 116W More than 25% lower TDP
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 15,553 vs 5,670 Around 2.8x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7790 vs GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
217.96 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
44.32 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
40.75 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
18.53 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
828.25 frames/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
549.91 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7790  vs GeForce GTX 550 Ti 

The card features a custom-design dual-fan cooler and offers factory-overclocked speeds of 1075 MHz core and 6.40 GHz memory for a premium of just $10 over AMD's suggested reference design retail price of $149.
Radeon HD 7790


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