VR Zone obtained exclusive pictures of MSI's upcoming Radeon HD 6790 graphics card. The specifications are unknown, but it's expected to be the same as the reference model; 800 shaders, 40 texture units, 32 ROPs, 256-bit memory bus, 840MHz core and 4.2GHz memory. The card is expected to be officially introduced on April 5th.
We presume MSI will offer a couple of different versions and the pictures we have are of the most basic model which we believe will be called the R6790-2PM2D1GD5 going by MSI's standard naming scheme. We'd also expect to see an OC version at some stage and maybe even a Cyclone or Twin Frozr II version. MSI has gone for a high-end rear I/O layout with a pair of DVI ports, a pair of mini DisplayPorts and an HDMI port. The cooler features three heatpipes and is of the same design as MSI uses on a couple of its Radeon HD 6850 cards.