GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7790 vs 7770


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

crysis: warhead (2013) and battlefield 3 (2013)


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

PassMark, 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill, 3DMark 11 Graphics and 2 more

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

Civilization 5 Texture Decomposition (2013), PassMark Direct Compute and 1 more

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load

TDP, Idle Noise Level, Load Noise Level, Idle Power Consumption and 1 more

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

AMD Radeon HD 7790 

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

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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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Higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 4,500 MHz Around 35% higher effective memory clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 19,360 vs 13,398 Around 45% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Slightly better PassMark score 2,991 vs 2,157 Around 40% better PassMark score
Quieter idle noise level 37.5 dB vs 40 dB More than 5% quieter idle noise level
Quieter load noise level 37.8 dB vs 41.4 dB Around 10% quieter load noise level
Slightly higher texture rate 56 GTexel/s vs 40 GTexel/s 40% higher texture rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,125 MHz Around 35% higher memory clock speed
Better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score 242.1 vs 215.8 More than 10% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 53.6 fps vs 41.4 fps Around 30% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Slightly higher crysis: warhead framerate 29.4 fps vs 23 fps Around 30% higher crysis: warhead framerate
Slightly better CLBenchmark raytrace score 127,080 vs 105,396 More than 20% better CLBenchmark raytrace score
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Better 3DMark06 score 19,307 vs 15,490 Around 25% better 3DMark06 score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7790 vs 7770

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

3DMark Vantage (Texture Fill) Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX performance

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

Crysis: Warhead (2013) 1920x1080 - Enthusiast Quality + 4xAA

Radeon HD 7790
29.4 fps

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

CLBenchmark Raytrace Measures compute performance using OpenCL to do raytracing

Radeon HD 7790
Radeon HD 7770

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7790  vs 7770 

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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