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HIS launches a stock clocked AMD Radeon HD6790

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Thu May 19 2011, 14:01

GRAPHICS CARD VENDOR HIS has released a stock clocked version of its AMD Radeon HD6790 video card a month after releasing overclocked versions.

radeon-6790Last month HIS launched the HIS AMD Radeon HD6790 Ice Q Turbo range of video cards based on AMD's Southern Islands Barts GPU, however those were the extra spicy factory overclocked versions, and HIS has now released a mainstream version. The HIS AMD Radeon HD6790 Fan video card is clocked at AMD's reference speeds of 840Mhz for the GPU and an effective memory clock speed of 4.2GHz.

The dual slot HIS HD6790 Fan card has 1GB of GDDR5 memory with dual DVI, HDMI and Displayport outputs. HIS claims that the board "provides dramatic visual and gaming experience at an affordable price", though AMD fans will question just whether it's worth bothering to upgrade from AMD's 5-series, and the general consensus on web forums seems to be no.

Like all AMD video cards these days the HIS HD6790 Fan card supports AMD's Eyefinity multi-display, though disappointingly only one of the DVI outputs is dual link, meaning those lucky enough to own multiple 30-inch displays will have to connect via the Displayport.

HIS cites a recommended retail price of £106 including VAT for the HIS HD6790 Fan card, which is a few quid below the prices of other AMD Radeon HD6790 cards from its competitors. µ


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