AMD, on the hunt for Nvidia with the new Radeon RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT

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After Nvidia show up the first proposals of the RTX 4000 series, amd has done the same by introducing the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT, their new graphics cards with which they intend to hunt down the green mark. For now, yes, the battle between the two giants will remain in the high range, since the lower-performance GPUs will see the light until next year. Let’s review your news

First of all, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT are the manufacturer’s first graphics cards to embrace RDNA 3, its new hardware architecture. According to those led by Lisa Su, the third generation of RDNA represents a 54% increase in performance per watt compared to the previous architecture.

We are in a time, at least in desktop computers, where component consumption is reaching consumption figures never seen before. In this sense, AMD says that the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT are capable of offering a great performance without the energy consumption skyrocketing significantly. There will be an increase, obviously, but the company hints that your electricity bill will not be as affected as with an RTX 4090, for example.

RDNA 3 is also a chiplet architecture. That is, several chips are encapsulated in the same component. This has allowed the AMD RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT to have a 5nm graphics processing unit, while the cache is 6nm. Of course, the lithographic process of TSMC, a very close partner of the red manufacturer, intervenes.

AMD indicates that RDNA 3 is capable of reaching an average performance of up to 61 teraflops. The figure is incredible, especially if we consider that the previous generation stayed at the not inconsiderable 23 teraflops. What does this mean? Well, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT will allow, now, the gaming in 4K resolution with a high frame rate per second.

In the case of the AMD RX 7900 XTX, which is the highest performing card with 24GB memory, the company ensures that we can see up to 1.7x more performance—than the RX 6950 XT—when gaming in native 4K. Of course, the numbers will vary depending on the game tested. AMD stuck out his chest and showed that Cyberpunk 2077one of the most demanding titles today, can hit that digit with a boost from its GPU.

Radeon RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT

It should be noted that they had AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution activated, so we will have to wait for the next few months to know its true potential beyond rescaling technology. And the consumption? 355W. Not bad at all if we take into account the chilling 450 W of the RTX 4090, its direct rival.

In relation to the RX 7900 XT, which integrates 20GB of memory, AMD claims that it will still be able to offer good performance in 4K resolution in exchange for 300 W. On the other hand, both share compatibility with the DisplayPort 2.1 standard.

The time has come to talk about cost, a parameter that will surely define the purchase of many consumers. The AMD RX 7900 XTX will arrive for $999 USD, while the RX 7900 XT can be yours for $899 USD. That’s a hefty bump over previous GPUs, yes, but they still managed to stay below Nvidia. The RTX 4090 and 4080 have an MSRP of $1,599 and $1,199, respectively.

The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT will be available starting December 13, both in their own versions and those signed by AMD partners.

Radeon RX7900XTX Radeon RX7900XT
Architecture RDNA3 (5nm) RDNA3 (5nm)
GPU Navi 31 XTX Navi 31 TX
FP32 cores 12,288 10,752
base frequency 1.9GHz 1.5GHz
boost frequency 2.5GHz 2.4GHz
Memory 24GB 20GB
memory bus 384-bit 384-bit
memory speed 20Gbps 20Gbps
Cache 96MB 80MB
Bandwidth 960GB/s 800GB/s
Consumption 355W 300W
Price $999 dollars $899