Radeon_HD_8790M
AMD Radeon HD 8790M

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How well can the Radeon HD 8790M run games
17 May 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon HD 8790M is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

How many years will the Radeon HD 8790M graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 8790M in your PC? Its upgrade time for the Radeon HD 8790M, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 8790M? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, which has 613% better performance and can run 774 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
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The Radeon HD 8790M is released on 01 Apr 2013

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AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 8790M
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Mars XTX
Process
28nm
TMUs
24
Texture Rate
22 GTexel/s
ROPs
8
Pixel Rate
7 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
384
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1000 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
64GB/sec
L2 Cache
256KB
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
850 MHz
Boost Clock
900 MHz
Power
Max Power
35 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1600 x 900
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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7.4
5.6
4.2
2.7
1.8
Radeon HD 8790M Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon HD 8790M is a Fast-Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the GCN Architecture.


Architecture
The GCN 1.1 Release adds support for AMD's TrueAudio Technology which does calculations of audio effects "better" than the CPU and further improves the Powertune Technology.


GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Mars XTX which has 6 Compute Units activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Operates at 850MHz and goes up to 900MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The memory clock operates at 1000MHz.


Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, PowerTune Technology, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, HD3D, ZeroCore Power and other technologies.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 35W, it is suited for 15" or larger laptops.


Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance slightly below NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 660M.


System Suggestions
We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 8790M.


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Radeon HD 8790M vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
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Far Cry 6 426% 761%
Battlefield 6 247% 674%
Star Citizen 422% 422%
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition 737% 871%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla - Wrath of the Druids 247% 444%
Radeon HD 8790M Extras
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