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Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 2GB OC Edition Video Card Review

Apr 23,2013 0 Comments

Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 2GB OC Edition Video Card Review

Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 2GB OC Edition Video Card Review. Sapphire currently offers three versions of the AMD Radeon HD 7790. The ‘base’ card offered by Sapphire is a Radeon HD 7790 with model number 100356L. This card is clocked at 1000MHz on the Core, the 1GB of GDDR5 memory is clocked at 6000MHz (effective) and it has a custom GPU cooler with a single fan. This card is a solid entry level card, but it’s not a good buy due to the next card.

You can get the same card, but with it factory overclocked for less money. Usually it’s a few pennies, but right now it’s over $10 less. So, for $10 less you can get the Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 Dual-X OC 1GB that is clocked at 1075MHz on the core, 6400MHz (effective) on the memory and a much better Sapphire Dual-X (dual fan) GPU cooler. This is a very solid card for the price and is the card that we reviewed last month. Due to the price and features of this card there is no reason anyone should pay more and get the entry level card. The newest and most expensive card is Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 OC 2GB and it is the card we are looking at today. It costs an extra $23 (before $4 shipping) and comes overclocked right out of the box, but the core clock speeds are lower than the Dual-X card and it has a single fan GPU cooler on the card. The best thing about the card is that it comes with 2GB of GDDR5 memory versus 1GB of GDDR5 memory. Does that really matter? Gamers long for a larger frame buffer, so we’ll take a look at the Sapphire 7790 Dual-X OC 1GB versus the 7790 OC 2GB today.

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