Let’s face it, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 Series video cards are the fight of the year we’ve all been waiting for. It’s time to put AMD’s new RDNA 3 architecture against NVIDIA’s new Ada Lovelace architecture GPUs. AMD’s next-gen versus NVIDIA’s next-gen, head-to-head. This is our AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX review. Also, do not miss our AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT review.
It’s been a busy second half of 2022 with AMD CPU launches, Intel CPU launches, Intel GPU launches, NVIDIA GPU launches, and now AMD’s GPU launch. Out of all those comparisons, this is the one that gamers have been waiting to see. We’ve heard the hype from AMD about RDNA 3 and chiplet technology, we’ve seen the hype from NVIDIA and Ada Lovelace and the dominance of the GeForce RTX 4090, and now it is finally time to put both on the table and see what happens.
The winner, in our opinion, comes down to price and performance. The performance each video card offers at their respective price points is what matters most. The price tag is always the benchmark by which value should be judged. The performance you get at that price rules all. We will be heavily thinking about the price of each video card, the performance they deliver at that price, and the features and value each one provides.
On this page, we will talk about the Radeon RX 7900 XTX specifications briefly, and show pictures of the Radeon RX 7900 XTX. On the next page, we will show full RDNA 3 architecture product information and Radeon RX 7900 series product information if you want more of a deep dive into the architecture and GPU series. Then we will move into gaming performance testing 4K resolution, AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution FSR performance, and Ray Tracing performance. All of the graphs show the Radeon RX 7900 XTX performance in this review, to see how the Radeon RX 7900 XT performs check out that review specifically which contains that video card.
Don’t miss our unboxing of the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and XT video cards.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Specs
|Radeon RX 7900 XTX
|Radeon RX 7900 XT
|Radeon RX 6950 XT
|5nm GCD+6nm MCD
|5nm GCD+6nm MCD
|300 mm2 GCD
220 mm2 MCD
|300 mm2 GCD
220 mm2 MCD
|Game GPU Clock
|Boost GPU Clock
|AMD Infinity Cache
The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX will retail for $999 MSRP. The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX is based on the new AMD RDNA 3 architecture and the NAVI 31 GPU package utilizes AMD Chiplet technology. There is a single 5nm GCD (Graphics Compute Die) and surrounding that are six 6nm MCDs (Memory Cache Die). In the Radeon RX 7900 XTX, there are 6 MCDs. The transistor count is 57.7 billion, the die size for the GCD is 300 mm2 and the MCDs are 220 mm2 each.
The Radeon RX 7900 XTX has 96 Compute Units (CUs) and 96 2nd generation Ray Accelerators as well as 192 AI Accelerators and 192 ROPs and 6,144 Stream Processors with 96MB of 2nd generation AMD Infinity Cache. The Game GPU Clock is 2300MHz and the Boost GPU Clock is up to 2500MHz. It has 24GB of GDDR6 on a 384-bit memory bus at 20GHz providing 960GB/s of memory bandwidth. The Board Power for all of this is only 355W. AMD Smart Access Memory is still supported.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX direct from AMD is in an all-black matte shaded shroud, front and back in a triple axial fan design. The shroud curves around the edges and encapsulates the video card, and the back end is capped off. The I/O portion also has no exhaust vents, all the air will get distributed fully inside the case from the top and bottom. The material feels very strong and sturdy, the build feels very robust. The back heatsink aids in cooling and dissipating heat. The video card measures 11.3 inches in length, 5.3 inches in width, and 2 inches in height, and is a 2.5-slot video card.
The body shape is curved, and the front shroud has two LED features and a metal bracket accent.
The backplate covers the entire back, including the back of the GPU. It does provide passive cooling to the video card.
For I/O it has an HDMI 2.1a port, two DisplayPort 2.1 ports as well as one USB Type-C port. It utilizes two 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors.
The LEDs look quite nice, giving it an elegant visual in dark or light.