Radeon HD 8790M 

Released April, 2013
  • 850 MHz
  • 2 GB GDDR5
5.8 Out of 10

Combined with AMD's ZeroCore and Power Gating technology, the HD 7000M series is setting up to be a very power efficient platform.
by Doug-Crowthers (Apr, 2012)
It's high time that AMD starts nudging the far superior GCN architecture and 28 nm manufacturing into mainstream and entry-level mobile designs.
by Andrew-Ku (Dec, 2012)

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Radeon HD 8790M among Laptop GPUs


Radeon HD 8790M
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


Radeon HD 8790M
T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


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Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Radeon HD 8790M
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Radeon HD 8790M
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

Radeon HD 8790M
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon HD 8790M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8790M
80.42 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 960M
174.89 mHash/s
GeForce GT 750M
27.59 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8790M
9.87 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960M
53.83 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 750M
11.78 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8790M
355.62 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960M
795.15 frames/s
GeForce GT 750M
397.28 frames/s

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8790M
GeForce GT 750M
GeForce GTX 960M

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Bioshock Infinite

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Crysis 3

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In The News From around the web

AMD’s Kaveri APUs would feature the latest core architecture along with enhanced GCN graphics on a single die package.
This means that higher frequency DDR3 memory just might come in handy with Kaveri APUs to unleash the full potential of the graphics core.

Sapphire mITX and a Budget Tahiti GPU

by Jarred Walton |
Sapphire calls their card the HD 7870 XT, but it’s important to note that this is still a full Tahiti GPU in other areas and it should easily outperform the HD 7800 Pitcairn offerings (which max out at 1280 cores clocked at up to 1000MHz stock).
Like most graphics companies, Sapphire didn’t have anything major to announce at CES.

AMD’s next-gen mainstream Radeon HD 8790M previewed

by Peter Scott |
The GPU features 384 stream processors and a GPU clock of up to 850MHz, which is somewhat faster than what we’ve come to expect from the HD 7000 series.
As expected, the new card delivers rock solid performance, but the early preview might not be the best indication of its potential performance.

AMD Radeon HD 8790M: Next-Gen Mobile Mainstream Graphics Preview

by Andrew Ku |
If there is one weakness that keeps us as enthusiasts and gamers from getting more excited about Intel's Ultrabooks, it's the graphics situation.
One of the most attractive qualities of AMD's GCN architecture is its alacrity in compute-optimized applications, particularly now that we've seen Nvidia go the other direction with its Kepler design.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Mars
Market Laptop
Clock speed 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 900 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 384
Texture mapping units 24
Render output processors 8
Compute units 6
Pixel rate 7.2 GPixel/s
Texture rate 21.6 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 691.2 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,000 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,000 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit
Memory 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 64 GB/s
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