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Radeon HD 6750 1GB vs Radeon HD 7790

Intro

The Radeon HD 6750 1GB comes with a GPU clock speed of 725 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 1000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 720 Stream Processors, 36 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 7790, which features a core clock frequency of 1000 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1500 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 896 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 7790 85 Watts
Radeon HD 6750 1GB 86 Watts
Difference: 1 Watts (1%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon HD 7790 is 50% quicker than the Radeon HD 6750 1GB overall, because of its higher bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon HD 7790 96000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 6750 1GB 64000 MB/sec
Difference: 32000 (50%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 7790 will be much (approximately 115%) better at AF than the Radeon HD 6750 1GB. (explain)

Radeon HD 7790 56000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6750 1GB 26100 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 29900 (115%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon HD 7790 is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon HD 7790 16000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6750 1GB 11600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 4400 (38%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

Radeon HD 6750 1GB

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 7790

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

Model Radeon HD 6750 1GB Radeon HD 7790
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year January 2011 March 2013
Code Name Juniper Pro Bonaire XT
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 725 MHz 1000 MHz
Shader Speed N/A MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 1000 MHz (4000 MHz effective) 1500 MHz (6000 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 720 896
Texture Mapping Units 36 56
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3
Power (Max TDP) 86 watts 85 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 64000 MB/sec 96000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 26100 Mtexels/sec 56000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 11600 Mpixels/sec 16000 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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