AMD Radeon RX 7900 graphics cards with RDNA 3 architecture arrive December 13 for up to $999

by | Nov 3, 2022 | Technology

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Advanced Micro Devices said it will ship its AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT graphics cards built on its RDNA 3 graphics architecture on December 13.

The launch comes a month after AMD launched its Ryzen 7000 processors based on the Zen 4 architecture for central processing units. Together, the goal is to push the limits of gaming innovation, said Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, in a press briefing.

The cards will be available on December 13, with the XTX available for $999 (with 24GB of memory) and the XT (20GB) at $899. That’s definitely cheaper than Nvidia’s high-end graphics card, the GeForce RTX 4090, which started selling for $1,600 in September.

AMD Radeon 7900 XTX graphics chip.Su said AMD’s goal is to achieve cross-platform gaming leadership, with design wins not only on the PC but with gaming-specific hardware such as Valve’s Steam Deck, the Microsoft Xbox Series X/S, and the Sony PlayStation 5.

The new graphics chips use a “chiplet” design which uses different manufacturing processes such as 5-nanometer or 6-nanometer production on the same chip. With this tech, modern processors contain multiple chips, called chiplets, rather than a single monolithic chip on a single substrate. 

That helps it achieve 54% higher performance per watt and 18% higher frequency, 2.7 times peak bandwidth at 61 teraflops, two times instructions per clock, and DisplayPort 2.1 for 4K gaming, Su said.

“RDNA 3 enables the first chiplet gaming GPU,” Su said.

AMD’s Scott Herkelman shows off the AMD Radeon 7900 XTX graphics card.The g …

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