AMD Pits Its Radeon RX 7900 Series Graphics Cards Against NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4080

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The AMD Radeon RX 7900 Series has been designed to compete against NVIDIA’s current second-best graphics card for gamers, the GeForce RTX 4080, according to new slides shared by red team that include comparisons between the hardware and some of the key reasons as to why an enthusiast might decide on one over another.

One of the bigger reasons seems to be related to pricing, with one slide demonstrating how the GeForce RTX 4080 costs $1,199 despite seemingly falling short in some departments, such as memory capacity. The Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT feature 24 GB and 20 GB of memory, respectively, while the GeForce RTX 4080 features 16 GB of memory. (AMD didn’t specify that NVIDIA’s option uses GDDR6X memory, however.)

Another slide showcases the differences in dimensions, with the GeForce RTX 4080 featuring a length of 304 mm while the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and last-generation Radeon RX 6950 XT measure shorter at 287 mm and 27 mm, respectively.

AMD also noted that its new graphics cards feature a 2x 8-pin power connector as opposed to the new 16-pin connector that NVIDIA chose for its GeForce RTX 40 Series, as well as support for newer connectivity standards such as DisplayPort 2.1.

Two more slides demonstrate what the Radeon RX 7900 Series’ rasterization and ray tracing performance looks like versus the previous flagship in select titles that include Cyberpunk 2077 and Hitman 3.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 Series graphics cards are expected to be available from AMD.com beginning December 13, 2022, and from leading board partners including ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire, Vastarmor, XFX and Yeston beginning mid-December. The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX has an SEP of $999 USD, while the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT has an SEP of $899 USD.

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