After Nvidia announced the release of their first 4000 series graphics cards, everyone was waiting to see what AMD could do about it. The answer was not long in coming. The other day AMD announced their new graphics cards, which impressed everyone. They offer a significant performance boost at a much lower price than their competitors. So far, it looks like AMD has every chance to win this round.
AMD has introduced two new Radeon graphics cards belonging to the RDNA 3 line – the RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT. One will cost $1,000, and the other will cost $900. That makes them significantly cheaper than video cards from Nvidia, where the recommended price for the 4090 reaches $1,600. The company seems to be going the way of Intel, which offers cheaper graphics cards than its competitors. However, how good they are in the technical aspect.
And it’s pretty impressive here. The RX 7900 XTX graphics card has 96 compute blocks and 96 beam gas pedals, runs at 2300 MHz, and has 24 GB of GDDR6 VRAM. On the other hand, the RX 7900 XT graphics card comes with 84 processing units and 84 beam gas pedals. It runs at a lower frequency of 2,000 MHz and has (still quite reasonable) 20 GB of VRAM.
AMD claims this allows for a 1.7x improvement in 4K resolution gaming (compared to the RX 6950 XT) in games like Cyberpunk 2077, which looks very promising. However, the company is positioning these graphics cards as a tool mainly for crawlers and video editing.
But that’s not all, because the company was surprised by this power consumption. The RX 7900 XTX draws 355W from your power supply, while the RX 7900 XT draws 300W. If it turns out that they are on par with the 4090 and 4080, we will get a significant performance boost and power savings. So far, AMD GPUs look like great value for money. We will see these GPUs on store shelves from December 13.