Radeon RX 5700 XT vs Radeon HD 6790

Radeon RX 5700 XT
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR6DESKTOP
Release date: 7 Jul 2019
Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon HD 6790
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 4 Apr 2011
Radeon HD 6790


Reasons to consider Radeon RX 5700 XT

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 6790

75 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon RX 5700 XT .
Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Radeon RX 5700 XT

HWBench recommends Radeon RX 5700 XT

Based on theoretical specifications.


Core Configuration

Radeon RX 5700 XTRadeon HD 6790
GPU NameNavi 10 (Navi 10 XT)vsBarts (Barts LE)
Fab Process7 nmvs40 nm
Die Size254 mm²vs255 mm²
Transistorsunknownvs1,700 million
Compute Units40vs10
Core clock1605 MHzvs840 MHz

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 5700 XTRadeon HD 6790
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed1750 MHz
14000 MHz effective
vs1050 MHz
4200 MHz effective
Memory Size8192 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 5700 XTRadeon HD 6790
TDP225 wattsvs150 watts
Release Date7 Jul 2019vs4 Apr 2011

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 5700 XT
    112.30 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 6790
    13.40 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 5700 XT
    449.30 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 6790
    33.60 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 5700 XT
    448.00 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 6790
    134.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 5700 XT
    8980.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 6790
    1344.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better