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PowerColor Radeon 6790 1GB

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Posted April 5, 2011 by Jake in Video Cards

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Introduction

Lately we’ve looked at quite a few graphics cards in the enthusiast segment, and specifically several from the AMD Radeon 6900 series. These cards have shown to be quite impressive, with various cooling solutions, voltage tweaking capabilities, and even DVI-only Eyefinity capability that’s removed the need of DisplayPort connectivity for gaming at extreme resolutions.However, we know that not everyone is a hardcore gamer and enthusiast, and there is a large contingent of consumers the need something far more affordable that an still satisfy a gaming craving. While flagship cards may garner much of the hype, it’s the budget cards that command much of the marketshare.

The PowerColor Radeon 6790 is the latest in AMD’s Barts lineup, and is positioned to take on the Nvidia GTX 550 Ti in a battle of the budget cards.  Priced at $149, this new card looks to offer great gaming value for consumers on a modest budget, promising great temperatures and frugal power consumption.  Let’s take a closer look at the PowerColor Radeon 6790 and see how it fares.

PowerColor, established by TUL Corporation in 1997, is a graphics industry leading brand name now and well known for its outstanding performance and innovative technology. As a leading provider of graphics card, PowerColor offers powerful, reliable and cost-effective solutions to customers worldwide. PowerColor graphics cards deliver every-last-drop of super-charged performance from ATI’s most advanced visual processing units (VPU). Running a PowerColor graphics card, today’s gamers are able to unleash the 3D graphics performance of their favorite game playing it the way it was meant to be played.

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