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AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT release date, rumored specs, price

Last Updated on November 3, 2022
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The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT announcement isn’t too far away now, and we’re bringing you everything we know about the high-end upcoming RDNA 3 GPU. While details are thin on the ground right now, we’ve compiled every bit of credible coverage on the frontrunner of team red’s latest flagship model, as you’ll find below.

What’s exciting about the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is that it’s going to be built on the company’s new 5nm process, much like with the Ryzen 7000 CPUs. This means we will see the first PCIe 5.0 x16-ready graphics cards that can fully take advantage of the new bandwidth standard. We’re deep diving into all the available discourse to get you ready for the release period.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT release date

While a specific release date for the new flagship GPU has not been formally unveiled, we do know when RDNA 3 will launch. According to official AMD sources, the official event presentation will take place tomorrow, on November 3. It’s unknown whether or not the card itself will be available for purchase on the day, but it’s looking most likely as this month is, historically, when GPUs go live.

We’re hopeful that the company will come out of the gate with its flagship model and follow in the footsteps of Nvidia. This assumption is based on the fact that AMD had showcased its frontrunner processor at a similar event for the Zen 4 chipsets. This means we are expecting to see the high-end GPU front and center tomorrow and will update you accordingly.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT price

No price has been officially scheduled for the new graphics card yet, but we’re expecting to get this information on November 3. Our best-educated guess, based on the previous hardware launch from two years ago, is that the RX 7900 XT could retail at $999. This would be on par with the price of the RX 6900 XT and would make sense as parity was paramount for its processors.

(Source: AMD)

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT expected retailers




AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT specs and performance

There has been much discourse as to how powerful the RX 7900 XT will be. A general consensus of credible hardware rumors has offered up that the new GPU could feature either 20 or 24GB GDDR6 VRAM. This was first widely reported by WCCFTech, which claimed that: “The rumored RX 7900XT would feature 20GB GDDR6 memory of unknown speed along with a 320-bit bus”.

Other sources, such as TechPowerUp, have claimed that the frontrunner video card will feature 24GB GDDR6 VRAM and a 384-bit memory bus which would put it on par, technologically, with the RTX 4090. All except for the bandwidth, though, as the alleged figures are quoted at ‘864.0 GB/s’ which is significantly behind the latter’s confirmed 1,008 GB/s and 4nm process.

Speculation has arisen that the RX 7900 XT won’t be as fast or powerful as Nvidia’s top-end card. This has been reported by long-time hardware leaker ESCM_Official on Bilibili who has stated that: ‘the top performance is difficult to compete with the 40’. The leak also claims that the RX 7900 XT will drop in November, with the 7800 XT coming in December, similar to Nvidia’s launch.

We will find out in just over a week how capable the latest graphics card frontrunner from AMD really is when pitted against Nvidia’s latest and greatest. We’ll be updating you often on every new development, news, and speculation as the November 3 release date rolls around.

What we can expect from the top-end of RDNA 3 from official media (Source: AMD)

Will the RDNA 3 flagship GPU be called the RX 7900 XTX?

Some discourse has been floating around about the leading graphics card being named the RX 7900 XTX instead of the standard XT. According to a leak originally reported by Videocardz, the latest GPU could bring back a naming convention not seen since the X1000 series which originally debuted in 2005, over 17 years ago. It’s possible but would break from the norm.

Will the RX 7900 XT beat the RTX 4090?

Based on what we’ve read so far, it’s unlikely that the RX 7900 XT will outperform Nvidia’s newest card. We’ll reserve judgment for when we’ve seen the benchmarks and got figures in-house to compare. We won’t know until November 3 as to the prowess of this card.

Will the RX 7900 XT have ray tracing?

Current-generation AMD graphics cards have support for the innovative lighting technique since the RDNA 2 line. The red corner has utilized first-generation Ray Accelerators instead of Nvidia’s ray tracing cores. It remains to be seen just how capable a leap to the second generation will be. Regardless, the latest top-end model will have ray-tracing support.

Aleksha McLoughlin is Hardware and News Editor for PC Guide and she oversees buying guides, reviews, news, and features on site. She was previously Hardware and Affiliates Editor at VideoGamer.