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Nov 17, 2011

Yeston Intros Custom Designed Radeon HD 6790

Yeston has just expanded its graphics card portfolio with another solution based on the Radeon HD 6790 design that was specially developed in order to provide users with a mainstream graphics solution at an attractive price point.

The Radeon HD 6790 is built on top of the Barts LE core, a cut-back version of the Barts XT and Pro GPUs used to power the Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 graphics cards.

Compared with these cores, Barts LE features only 800 stream processors, 40 texturing units and 16 ROP units, but retains the same 256-bit memory interface that connects the GPU to 1GB of GDDR5 video buffer.

The stock operating frequencies of the graphics card are set at 840MHz for the core and 1050MHz (4200MHz effective) for the memory.

As far as Yeston's solution is concerned, this works at the same frequencies as those set by AMD, but it packs an improved cooling system resembling MSI's Cyclone solutions, which the company states it provides better cooling efficiency compared to the reference design.

This improvement is possible since it packs dual direct contact heatpipes which push the heat generated by the GPU into an aluminum heatsink chilled by a 80mm PWM controlled fan.

Moving to the back of the card, we find that Yeston has added a full set of video outputs, including a pair of dual-link DVI-D connectors, an HDMI port and a DisplayPort video output.

Users who are still stuck with a D-Sub only monitor can use one of the two DVI ports thanks to the included adapter.

The card is available for now in China with pricing set at the equivalent of $125 (about 97 EUR) according to TechPowerUp, but we don't know if Yeston's creation will also arrive in other parts of the world.


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