Cheaper than Nvidia: AMD presents new top graphics cards

Cheaper than Nvidia: AMD presents new top graphics cards

AMD has presented two new RDNA-3 graphics cards with the Radeon RX 7900 XT and XTX. They are supposed to provide up to 70 percent more performance without requiring more power. Even though the exact prices have not been determined yet, the graphics cards will probably be significantly cheaper than Nvidia's.

AMD presents Radeon RX 7900 XT and XTX

At an event in Las Vegas, AMD CEO Lisa Su presented two new Radeon graphics cards. According to the manufacturer, the RDNA-3 architecture used in the Radeon RX 7900 XT and XTX provides a performance increase of up to 70 percent compared to the previous top model at resolutions of 4K or higher. At lower resolutions, expect 54 percent higher performance, AMD says.

The Radeon RX 7900 XTX uses 24GB of memory, compared to 16GB for the 7900 XT. AMD specifies the clock rates for the 7900 XTX with 2.3 GHz, for the 7900 XT with 2.0 GHz. Despite the higher clock rates, the power consumption of the top model should be about the same as that of the predecessor (source: AMD).

AMD does without the much criticized 12VHPWR connector, instead two 8-pin connectors are used. Apart from that, no new case or power supply is necessary according to the manufacturer.

AMD also relies on DisplayPort 2.1 ports. This is supposed to enable a refresh rate of 165 Hz for screens with 8K resolution, and up to 480 hertz for 4K displays. AMD claims to have improved the ray tracing performance by about 60%.

AMD: Top graphics cards cheaper than from Nvidia

At the presentation, AMD has only mentioned prices in US dollars without VAT so far. The smaller Radeon RX 7900 XT will cost 899 US dollars, the Radeon RX 7900 XT 999 US dollars. In this country, that could correspond to prices of 1,079 Euros or 1,199 Euros including taxes - but AMD hasn't confirmed that yet. For comparison: An Nvidia RTX 4090 costs about twice as much.

AMD wants to offer the new graphics cards from December 13, 2022.

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