The RX 7900 XTX is AMD’s high-end offering based on its latest RDNA 3 architecture. The new RDNA 3 architecture and chipset technology from AMD is responsible for all of the performance enhancements seen within the new Radeon RX 7900 XT / XTX cards. These are the first chipset gaming GPUs in the world, made by AMD, who used many dies linked together quickly in its Ryzen processors.
AMD has never made a graphics card as powerful as the RX 7900 XTX. It comes with an impressive spec list, which is expected given the generational improvements in gaming it will enable. The RX 7900 XTX is a beast by all standards, from the 24GB of memory crammed into its surprisingly thin chassis to the performance of 61 TFLOPs it’s claimed to produce in raw computing.
AMD has made significant strides in the memory arena with the 24GB of GDDR6 RAM that is linked to its PCB. It was amazing at the time when the business included 16GB of the material on their premium RDNA 2 cards, but now it’s adding an additional 8GB.
With a 20-watt increase over the Radeon RX 6950 XT, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX’s total board power begins at 355 watts. AMD’s suggested power supply this time is 800 watts, which is a tiny decrease from the 850 watts recommended for the 6950 XT.
While NVIDIA has chosen the newest 12VHPWR power connection, which has melted in some instances, AMD continues to use the tried-and-true eight-pin connectors. Since there are two on the side, you won’t have to worry about bulky adapters or even the RX 7900 XT/XTX cards’ typical length.
Coming to the inclusion of DisplayPort 2.1 on AMD’s most recent GPUs, you will be able to utilize a DisplayPort 2.1 compatible monitor to attain fast frame rates at 4K (up to 480Hz) with HDR enabled. It’s nice to see AMD adopting this newest technology, even if NVIDIA didn’t switch to DisplayPort 2.1 with its RTX 40-series GPUs.
AMD has included a unique thermistor on the Radeon RX 7900 XTX that monitors the ambient temperature within a case when it comes to thermals and noise. AMD claims that it will ultimately make this sensor available to do-it-yourself case builders so they can optimise fan location and performance depending on thermals and airflow.
With a considerable improvement over its predecessor, the RX 7900 XTX offers some intense performance. The benchmarks from many AAA games are included here to give you an idea of the GPU’s capabilities. (Courtesy: TechSpot)
In actuality, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX is equivalent to the RTX 4080 and 35% quicker than the 6950 XT. Though the games tested were different, AMD’s own review guide revealed that the 7900 XTX was on average 43% quicker than the 6950 XT, which is a little better than above mentioned benchmarks. The point is that, in our opinion, expectations were too high, which may have resulted in unwarranted criticism from players. If that is the case, AMD is solely responsible.
In the end, the RX 7900 series contributes to closing the gap created by Nvidia’s RTX 4090 and 4080. The RTX 4090 still holds the title of best card if you just care about speed and not about cost, power, or any other factors. But at the moment, the RX 7900 XTX offers a lot for less than $1000, and at the very least, keeps up with the more costly RTX 4080.
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