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Radeon HD 6790 vs Radeon RX 460 2GB

Intro

The Radeon HD 6790 has a clock speed of 840 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1050 MHz. It also features a 256-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is made up of 800 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 460 2GB, which features core speeds of 1090 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 896 SPUs along with 56 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 460 2GB 75 Watts
Radeon HD 6790 150 Watts
Difference: 75 Watts (100%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon HD 6790 is 20% faster than the Radeon RX 460 2GB in general, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon HD 6790 134400 MB/sec
Radeon RX 460 2GB 112000 MB/sec
Difference: 22400 (20%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 460 2GB will be a lot (more or less 82%) more effective at AF than the Radeon HD 6790. (explain)

Radeon RX 460 2GB 61040 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6790 33600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 27440 (82%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 460 2GB should be much (about 30%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 6790, and will be capable of handling higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Radeon RX 460 2GB 17440 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6790 13440 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 4000 (30%)

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

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Radeon HD 6790

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Radeon RX 460 2GB

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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

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Model Radeon HD 6790 Radeon RX 460 2GB
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year April 2011 August 2016
Code Name Barts LE Polaris 11
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 840 MHz 1090 MHz
Memory Speed 4200 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 150 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 134400 MB/sec 112000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33600 Mtexels/sec 61040 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 13440 Mpixels/sec 17440 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 800 896
Texture Mapping Units 40 56
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 14 nm
Transistors 1700 million 3000 million
Bus PCIe 2.1 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock 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 is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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Radeon HD 6790

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Radeon RX 460 2GB

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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.

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