Club3D HD 7790 royalKing Poker Series 1GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction


Not that long ago Club3D made a very bold and striking decision to exclusively work with AMD graphics processing units only, leaving Nvidia on the sidelines. Since then we have seen a flurry of activity from Club3D to produce a vast range of SKUs of HD 7000 series card to cater for every price point for every AMD GPU, notably with the release of their brand new ’13 series.

Today we are looking at one of their upper-range HD 7790 graphics cards, or more specifically the HD 7790 royalKing from their Poker Series. Like the majority of Club3D graphics cards the HD 7790 royalKing we have here today uses their CoolStream cooling solution to keep things running cool and quiet without breaking the bank. The Club 3D HD 7790 royalKing comes with factory overclocks out of the box, on the GPU only, which is overclocked 7.5% to 1075MHz while the memory runs at a stock speed of 6GHz. Other than that the unit is kind-of normal although the design in my opinion is one of the nicest as the unit uses a black PCB, black cooling shroud and is very compact which is ideal for such a mid-range GPU.

On the box the key features are displayed such as 4K support,  PCIe Gen 3 support and other AMD exclusive features like GCN, HD3D and App acceleration.

The back is rammed full of the usual “marketing stuff” which seems a bit strange as most people have already bought their card by the time they see this.

Included items are very basic and there is no messing around with molex adapters or VGA adapters. There is a driver CD and quick install guide. That said maybe for a card of this calibre a few “budget” accessories might of actually been well placed, like a DVI to VGA adapter and even a molex adapter for people with more basic PSUs.