AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX – release date, price, specs and benchmarks

The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX it’s the better sibling of the RX 7900 XT and could fight against the RTX 4090. We’ll have to wait until reviews of the graphics card hit the web, but it’s priced much lower than many expected, meaning it might is the next GPU value.

It takes more than raw power to grab the best graphics card crown and go head-to-head with the Nvidia RTX 4090, especially since its rival has Nvidia DLSS around the corner. Fortunately, the XTX will have AMD FSR 3 in its corner in 2023 – at least when games finally get the Super Resolution FidelityFX update.

After the official announcement, we know a lot about both XTX and AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT.

AMD Radeon RX 7900: A AMD blurred background Radeon graphics card

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Release Date

I’m glad! AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX release date is just around the corner. Both the XTX and XT will be available on December 13, 2022.

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Like Nvidia, there’s still no sign of entry-level or mid-range cards, but these could rear their heads in 2023.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Price

No matter how you slice it, the price of the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX is its most enticing feature, sitting under $1,000 USD. It hasn’t caved to the increased manufacturing costs and instead has a slightly lower MSRP than the $999 Radeon RX 6900 XT.

That’s $600 less than the Nvidia RTX 4090 – two-thirds the price of its competitor. That’s enough savings to really get the best gaming CPU from Intel’s previous generation Alder Lake or AMD’s current Ryzen 9 5900X.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT: RDNA 2 graphics card with red branding background

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Specifications

The official AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX specifications show that the graphics card has 24GB of GDDR6 RAM. Although this is the same amount as the Nvidia RTX 4090, its competitor has better GDDR6X memory, although this is probably one of the ways AMD managed to reduce the price.

RX 7900 XTX RX 7900 XT RX 6900 XT
VRAM (GDDR6) 24 GB 24 GB 16 GB
Frequency of play 2.3GHz 2.0GHz 2.0GHz
Frequency amplification 2.5 GHz 2.4GHz 2.25 GHz
Computing units 96 (RDNA 3) 84 (RDNA 3) 80 (RDNA 2)
TBP 355 W 300W 300W
Bus width 384-bit 384-bit 256-bit

Along with the XT model, the RX 7900 XTX has won the best gaming monitor, being one of the first devices to include a DisplayPort 2.1 connector. This is capable of 8K resolutions at 165Hz or 4K with a 480Hz refresh rate. Displays will eventually catch up, with the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 being one of the first 8K DisplayPort 2.1-armed displays to launch at CES 2023.

You also won’t need to change cables or use a 12VHPWR adapter, risking the RTX 4090’s melting cable problem. The 7900 XTX sticks with what you know, armed with two 8-pin power connectors. This means it should be compatible with the best power supply without unnecessary damage.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX benchmarks, comparing the GPU to the previous generation

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX benchmarks

We’ll have to run our own AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX benchmarks to see how it stacks up against the RTX 4090, particularly as FSR 3 is on its way to competing with Nvidia DLSS 3.0. However, AMD has conducted its own tests, showing all the 4K advantages of its flagship GPU.

Internal tests show that the RX 7900 XTX is between 1.5 and 1.7 times faster than the RX 6950 XT at 4K resolutions, even in games released in 2022 such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. There are even some AMD FSR-assisted 8K teasers, with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla hitting up to 96fps.

AMD could release an upgraded RX 7950 XTX further down the line, but it’s focusing on a reasonable price point for now.

Of course, even the best gaming PC will struggle with resolutions beyond 4K without the help of upscaling software, so 8K will only be possible in games that have added FSR support.

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