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The bleeding edge from the company has just been announced, so we’re showing you where to buy AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX.
Somewhat a surprise from Team Red is the latest flagship model, which brings back an old naming convention that the brand hasn’t used in almost 20 years.
It’s a time of great innovation, especially for those wanting 4K and 8K performance. That’s why knowing where to buy AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX is essential for any hardware enthusiast. A lot was revealed about what we can expect from the latest in the manufacturer’s graphics card generation. We’ve compiled the specs, price, performance notes, and expected retailers below.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX release date
The RX 7900 XTX will be released on December 13. This is the same date as the other RDNA 3 model announced at the event, the cheaper RX 7900 XT. Despite similar naming conventions, the XTX model is the more powerful of the two. At the time of writing, that’s a little over a month away, or 40 days to be exact. This means you’ve got some time to save up for the latest model.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX price
The RX 7900 XTX carries an MSRP of $999. This is the exact same price point as with the company’s previous flagship model, the RX 6900 XT, from two years prior. This price point was heavily speculated ahead of release and can be considered a pro-consumer move for the company, significantly undercutting Nvidia RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 by $200 and $600 respectively.
Where to buy AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
No specific pre-order information or landing pages have been revealed for the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX as of yet. However, we’ve covered our fair share of hardware launches over the years, and know which retailers have the goods on day one. These are the outlets in the US, the UK, and Canada worth keeping an eye on as December rolls around. They’ll be updated accordingly.
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AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX specs
AMD has officially unveiled the major tech specs of its RX 7900 XTX graphics card, and the figures are certainly promising. While we don’t have everything in agonizing detail, the cliff notes paint an encouraging picture of next-generation performance targetting ray tracing and high FPS in target resolutions of 4K and 8K without compromise.
As you can see, the GPU is running 24GB GDDR6 VRAM with a 384-bit memory bus clocked at 2.3 GHz. There are 96 RDNA 3 ray tracing cores and a 355W TDP. All told, that’s a lot packed into a relatively tame power draw, especially when compared to Nvidia’s top-end models. Speaking of, this card will utilize standard 2x PCIe 8-pin connectors instead of requiring an adapter.
In a pro-consumer move, AMD has made the decision to make upgrading to the latest model as easy as possible. This can be seen from the fact that the TDP is exactly the same as what’s required from the RX 6900 XT. The dimensions have verbally been confirmed to be the same, too, with the reference card, so you shouldn’t need a larger PC case here.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX performance
The 7900 XTX was used extensively to showcase some of the best of RDNA 3 architecture. Many different tech demos were in full force from real-time ray tracing to demonstrating higher FPS in demanding games. This can be evidenced in a few key ways, with arguably the most impressive feat being the new ray tracing prowess on display from the card itself.
While RDNA 2 was playing catch up with Nvidia, as the RX 6000 line was the first to implement ray tracing, the RX 7900 XTX appears to be embracing the rendering technology in full force. The projected figures show that the new flagship is cable of achieving over 60 FPS at 4K in Ultra settings in games such as Cyberpunk 2077, Dying Light 2: Stay Human, and Hitman 3.
That’s no easy feat and goes to show the leaps and bounds made by FSR 3, which is scheduled for launch in early 2023. The A.I. upscaling technology, which is similar to Nvidia’s own DLSS 3, will have its own version of frame generation meaning high FPS in target resolutions of 4K and 8K. The latter was demonstrated with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla running at 8K60; certainly impressive.
What separates the RX 7900 XTX from the likes of the RTX 4090 is the adoption of DisplayPort 2.1. This video output method means that you’ve got the potential to achieve up to 8K165 which is something that’s definitely futureproofed. Will we see games able to hit these rates in the next year or two? It’s unlikely, but having the option gives this card a degree of longevity.
Which brands will make RX 7900 XTX partner cards?
While we’re expecting a limited number of AMD reference cards, the vast majority of consumers will get the latest and greatest from the company’s partners. We’re expecting models to surface soon from the likes of XTX, Gigabyte, MSI, Sapphire, PowerColor, Zotac, and Asus among others. We’ll be updating you as soon as the info rolls off the presses.
Will the RX 7900 XTX be faster than the RTX 4090?
Although the RTX 4090 is out now, we won’t know the benchmarks for the RX 7900 XTX by comparison until the middle of next month. On paper, though, things are looking incredibly close. Both models feature the same amount of VRAM, with the key difference in the latter’s case being the use of the faster GDDR6X memory type. It remains to be seen in December.
Is the RTX 7900 XTX worth it?
If you’re looking to upgrade from an RX 6000 series card, the 7900 XTX will be a clear leap in performance and capabilities. Whether it’s worth it is an individual decision, although we’ve considered how the card will fare against some existing – and newly released – competition.
What we can say definitively is that upgrading from a card older than RX 6000 or RTX 30-series will certainly be worth it. Meanwhile, cost-wise, you’d be saving several hundred dollars versus the RTX 4090, and a couple of hundred dollars versus the RTX 4080.