With the release of its new RDNA 3 architecture, AMD has announced its next generation of graphics cards: the RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT. These new cards are the first to be powered by the RDNA 3 architecture, which uses a chipset design similar to the company’s Ryzen processors. Both cards will launch on December 13th, with the 7900 XTX retailing for $999 and the XT for $899.
There has been a lot of anticipation surrounding AMD’s next generation of cards, as they will be the company’s answer to Nvidia’s latest RTX 4000 series GPUs. With Intel’s newly released GPUs not being much of a high-end contender, all eyes are on AMD to see how they measure up.
Although the RX 7900 XTX is AMD’s flagship card, it is less powerful than Nvidia’s RTX 4090, which is priced at $1,599. However, the 7900 XTX does use less power, with a board power of just 350 watts compared to the 450 watts on the RTX 4090.
In terms of performance, AMD promises a 54 per cent jump in performance-per-watt compared to its previous RDNA 2 architecture. They are also touting the card’s ability to max out the frame rate limits of popular esports games like Apex Legends, Overwatch 2, and Valorant.
One key selling point of the RX 7900 XTX is its support for DisplayPort 2.1, which allows for higher refresh rates at 4K and 8K resolutions. AMD is also introducing a new one-click feature called “Hypr-RX” that will automatically optimize settings for various AMD technologies.
Overall, AMD’s new generation of cards is looking promising. We’ll have to wait and see how they perform in real-world tests, but they appear to be a strong contender in the high-end graphics card market.
I’m excited to see what AMD’s new generation of cards can do. The company has made some bold promises in terms of performance, and I’m curious to see how they stack up against Nvidia’s offerings. I’m also interested in the new Hypr-RX feature and how it will improve the gaming experience.
However, I am concerned about the price jump from the previous generation of cards. The top-spec 6950 XT retailed for about $849, while the base 6900 XT was $679. The 7900 XTX is $999, and the XT is $100 cheaper at $899. That’s a significant increase, and I hope that the performance justifies the cost.