AMD’s RDNA 3 GPUs Announced, Introducing the RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT🔥

Feather Together we move on_gaming Event Today, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has officially announced the next generation of the Radeon 7000 series graphic cards. The two top-of-the-line graphic cards offered today are the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT, which have an MSRP of $999 for the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and $899 for the latter, respectively. Both graphic cards will be available for purchase from December 13.

Radeon RX 7900 XTX Specifications

As a staple of this announcement, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX has an impressive specification, estimated to be 1.7x faster than the Radeon RX 6950 XT at 4K resolution.

  • 96 Integrated rDNA 3 Compute Units
  • 6144 Stream Processor
  • 6 shader engine
  • 58 billion transistors
  • 61 TFLOP Peak Single Precision Compute Performance
  • Boost frequency up to 2500MHz
  • 355W typical board power (minimum 800W PSU recommended)
  • 24 GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • 384-bit bus, 96 MB infinity cache, and up to 960 GB/s bandwidth
  • Supports HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 2.1, USB Type-C output and native AV1 codec (encode, decode)
  • 2.5 Slot Card Size
  • Two 8-pin power connector inputs

Radeon RX 7900 XT Specifications

For $100 less, the Radeon 7900 XT offers a competitive specification as below.

  • 84 Integrated rDNA 3 Compute Units
  • 5376 Stream Processor
  • 6 shader engine
  • 58 billion transistors
  • 52 TFLOPs at the pinnacle of single precision count performance
  • Boost frequency up to 2400MHz
  • 300W Typical Board Power
  • 20 GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • 320-bit bus, 80 MB infinity cache, and a maximum bandwidth of 800 GB/s
  • Supports HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 2.1, USB Type-C, and native AV1 codecs (encode, decode)
  • 2.5 Slot Card Size
  • Two 8-pin power connector inputs

What does this mean for the current market?

About 3 weeks ago, the Nvidia RTX 4090 got a $1599 MSRP and the Nvidia RTX 4080 was $1.199 (which unpublished shortly after, arguably due to backlash from the community regarding Nvidia’s unjust naming convention). The 4090 has been consistently out of stock since then. However, with the arrival of the Radeon RX 7900 XTX at $600 less, and the controversy surrounding the 4090’s 12-pin power connector, consumers may shift their eyes to this very competitive card and, naturally, the 4090 more widely. Or even force Nvidia to do less. price. It seems that AMD does not want to compete face to face with the 4090 in terms of technology advancement, rather, they are going after market share this time.

As always, it’s best to wait for community-trusted third-party reviews so that we can properly evaluate the price and performance of these top-end RDNA3 graphics cards. With lower-end Radeon cards not arriving until early 2023, the $200-$700 card price probably won’t change much this holiday season. However, a review of top-end cards can be a good indicator for making an educated guess about the lower-end cards. If you prefer not to wait at $700, you should be able to buy the most battle-tested flagships of the last generation. Personally, I can wait a bit to test the performance of these rDNA cards on Linux before making a purchase decision.

This article was originally published in AMD’s RDNA 3 GPU Announced, $600 Cheaper Than the RTX 4090.

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