AMD releases RX 7900 XTX and XT GPUs
AMD will kick off the holiday season with its new graphics cards. The AMD RX 7900 XTX and XT GPUs use the new RDNA 3 architecture. Advanced Micro Devices will launch them on December 13, 2022. The 7900 XTX will start at $999, while the 7900 XT is worth roughly $899.
In other words, you would need at least ₱58,901.04 for the XTX and ₱53,005.04 for the XT. Should you get it as a Christmas gift for 2022?
AMD RX 7900 XTX vs. Nvidia RTX 4090
AMD says the 7900 GPU offers 4K gaming that is 1.7 times faster than its RX 6950 XT graphics card. Also, it has 96 compute units clocked at 2.3Ghz.
It has 24GB of GDDR6 memory with an up-to-384-bit bus. Unlike Nvidia, AMD seems to focus on energy efficiency.
The RX 7900 XTX requires 350 watts for board power, while the RTX 4090 needs 450 watts. As a result, you will not need to use special connectors or adapters.
The XTX and XT use regular eight-pin connectors. On the other hand, the Nvidia 4090 uses a new 12-pin 12 VHPWR connector.
It recently drew flak after reports of RTX connectors burning and melting. Still, Nvidia’s options are more powerful than AMD’s.
The AMD RTX 4090 has 16,384 CUDA cores, while the RX 7900 XTX has 6,144 cores. Moreover, recent tests show that it easily outclasses all current graphics cards.
For example, it can run Cyberpunk 2077 in 4K resolution at 78.6 frames per second. The Nvidia RTX 4090 can run Genshin Impact at 13K!
The American firm promises its RDNA 3 will provide a 54% performance boost per watt compared to RDNA 2.
AMD claims the new architecture can provide up to 61 TFLOPs, leagues ahead of the RDNA 2’s 23 TFLOPs. Note that stats from different architectures are difficult to compare.
At the time of writing, the Nvidia RTX 4090 starts at $1,199 (₱112,300), and the RTX 4080 is $899 (₱63,200).
If AMD sticks with the announced prices, the RX 7900 XTX will be half the price of the RTX 4090. Which one do you prefer?
AMD will release new graphics cards on December 13, 2022. Unlike the Nvidia RTX 4090, the AMD RX 7900 XTX and XT will use regular connectors.
These GPUs will also require less electricity than their Nvidia counterparts. However, their visual quality would probably be inferior to the RTX 4000 series.
We will have to wait for the launch date to see its true performance. Why not read more Inquirer Tech articles while waiting?