Radeon RX 5700 XT vs Radeon HD 6790

Radeon RX 5700 XT
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR6 DESKTOP
Release date: 7 Jul 2019
Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon HD 6790
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 4 Apr 2011
Radeon HD 6790

Summary

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Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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.


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 5700 XT Radeon HD 6790
GPU Name Navi 10 (Navi 10 XT) vs Barts (Barts LE)
Fab Process 7 nm vs 40 nm
Die Size 254 mm² vs 255 mm²
Transistors unknown vs 1,700 million
Shaders 2560 vs 800
Compute Units 40 vs 10
Core clock 1605 MHz vs 840 MHz
ROPs 64 vs 16
TMUs 256 vs 40

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 5700 XT Radeon HD 6790
Memory Type GDDR6 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 256 bit vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 1750 MHz
14000 MHz effective
vs 1050 MHz
4200 MHz effective
Memory Size 8192 Mb vs 1024 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 5700 XT Radeon HD 6790
TDP 225 watts vs 150 watts
Release Date 7 Jul 2019 vs 4 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