AMD has unveiled the new Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT offering of high-end graphics accelerators aimed at PC gaming enthusiasts. Advertised at $999 and $899, they promise competitive performance and high power efficiency.
Key features for the Radeon RX 7900 series
- AMD RDNA 3 architecture, with a new chiplet-based design inspired by the Ryzen series of processors. Thus, the graphics processor is split between a main GCN unit and multiple chiplets that add second-generation Infinity Cache memory. In addition to a likely substantial reduction in manufacturing costs, the RDNA 3 architecture offers up to 54% more performance per watt than AMD RDNA 2.
- The Radeon RX 7900 is the world’s first gaming GPU with a chiplet design, the technical solution enabling up to 15% higher frequencies and up to 54% better power efficiency compared to the Radeon RX 6900 series
- The flagship Radeon RX 7900 XTX delivers up to 1.7 times the 4K performance of the Radeon RX 6950 XT
- DisplayPort 2.1 and UHBR 13.5 technology, allowing connection of 4K monitors with refresh rates up to 480Hz, or 8K with up to 165Hz
- AMD also unveiled several software updates, including the next iteration of FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) temporal upscaling technology, FSR 2.2, which is expected to be available in Forza Horizon 5 starting November 8, 2022. AMD will release FSR 3, featuring AMD Fluid Motion Frames technology, in the near future in 2023.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 Specifications
AMD Radeon RX 7900 Series graphics cards will be available for order directly from the AMD.com portal from December 13, and from OEM partners from mid-December. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX is $999 and $899 for the Radeon RX 7900 XT.