Techies preview: AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and the AMD Radeon 7900 XT

November 5, 2022

AMD announced their new graphics cards based on the RDNA 3 architecture. These are the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX with 24GB GDDR6 for $999 and the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT with 20GB GDDR6 for $899. The focus of AMD is power consumption. AMD claims the new graphics cards will have a 54% improved performance per watt compared to RDNA 2, the previous generation of graphics cards. The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT will be released on the 13th of December 2022.

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AMD’s expected performance increase

Tech reviewers about the RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT

Not long after the presentation, well-known tech YouTubers like Hardware Canucks, JayzTwoCents, Linus tech tips, and tech Jezus (Gamers Nexus) already had their thoughts and views of the new graphics cards added to YouTube.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX expected benchmarks

The Linus tech tips team (LTTT?) recreated test benches as close as possible to the ones used by AMD to get test data that can be compared to other graphics cards, like the older versions of AMD or NVIDIA’s top-of-the-line graphics cards.

In LTT’s video, Linus expects that NVIDIA will still be the performance king, but AMD’s performance is mostly on par at a much lower price ($600 cheaper than NVIDIA’s top-of-the-line.) Linus was most frustrated with the lack of information on the settings used. However, suppose the slides from AMD are anything to go by. In that case, the expectation from the orange group is that the RX 7900 XTX will have comparable performance as the NVIDIA RTX 4090 in Cyberpunk 2077 at 4k Ultra, but this changes significantly when Raytracing is used. Team red is expected to have 50% less FPS than team green’s RTX 4090 when Raytracing is on. For Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the FPS will also be on par with the NVIDIA RTX 4090, with NVIDIA taking the lead by just a small percentage. Only in Watch Dogs: Legion does the LTT group expect the AMD RX 7900 XTX to take a bigger loss.

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Images screenshot from LTT’s video

Take away

While the AMD RX 7900 XTX and AMD RX 7900 XT are promising, we only know how good the graphics cards are compared to the RTX 4090 when tech experts share their testing results.

What is the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT release date?

The release date of the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is 13 December 2022.

What will the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT cost?

The price of the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is $899.

What are the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT specifications?

  • VRAM: 20GB (GDDR6)
  • Game frequency: 2.0 GHz
  • Boost frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Compute Units: 84 (RDNA 3)
  • TDP: 300W
  • Bus memory: 384-bit

What is the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX release date?

The release date of the AMD RX 7900 XTx is 13 December 2022.

What will the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX cost?

The price of the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is $999.

What are the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX specifications?

  • VRAM: 24GB (GDDR6)
  • Game frequency: 2.3 GHz
  • Boost frequency: 2.5 GHz
  • Compute Units: 96 (RDNA 3)
  • TDP: 355W
  • Bus memory: 384-bit

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