AMD finally took the wraps off of the Radeon RX 7000 Desktop GPUs. The new GPU family currently consists of only two models: the RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT which are the first cards powered by its new architecture, RDNA 3. So, let’s go over the specifications of AMD Radeon RX 7000 Desktop GPUs and their expected price in Nepal.
AMD Radeon RX 7000 GPUs Overview:
The Radeon RX 7000 series is built on the new RDNA 3 architecture. That is, they use a chiplet design similar to the company’s Ryzen processor, the world’s first of its kind. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa says “it gives them a modular design that can easily be tweaked down the line.”
This chiplet includes a 5nm GPU compute die and a 6nm memory cache die which results in computing power of up to 61 teraflops (up from a maximum of 23 TFLIOPs in RDNA 2). Also, it can manage up to 24GB of GDDR6 RAM and is made up of 58 billion transistors.
As a result, the top-tier Radeon RX 7900 XTX features 24GB of GDDR6 memory on a 384-bit bus with 96 compute units clocked at 2.3GHz. AMD touts this card for 4K gaming while also considering efficiency. Compared to Nvidia’s top-tier RTX 4090’s 450W board power, the RX 7900 XTX manages its workflow with only 350W.
This efficiency is also cited as the reason for using GDDR6 memory rather than GDDR6X memory. On the other hand, the less-powerful RX 7900XT has 20GB GGDR6 RAM, 84 compute units running at 2GHz, and a 320-bit bus. The Total Board Power (TBP) is also reduced to 300W.
Moreover, AMD has also confirmed that both cards have two 8-pin connectors, so you won’t need to use any special power connector or adapter. In contrast, Nvidia relies on 12VHPWR connector for the RTX 4090 which is reported for either burning or melting. The GPUs also support DisplayPort 2.1 meaning that they are capable of rendering 4K visual at 480Hz and 8K at 165Hz refresh rate.
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In terms of actual performance gains, AMD has provided a few graphs to give a better idea. Team Red promises 62fps in Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K with its 7900 XTX card equipped. The scores are with FiedlityFX SuperResolution (FSR) and ray-tracing enabled—with the latter providing up to a 50% performance boost over previous-generation cards.
Moreover, in games like Apex Legends and Valorant, 7900 XTX can push the frame rate to 300 and 833, respectively. That’s when it was paired with an AM5 motherboard, a Ryzen 9 7950X processor, and 32GB of RAM. On an unspecified configuration, it was still able to achieve 295fps on Apex Legends and 704fps on Valorant. Despite this, the company hasn’t shown a comparison with the RTX 4090.
AMD Radeon RX 7000 GPUs Specifications:
|RX 7900 XTX||RX 7900 XT|
|RDNA 3 cores||6,144||5,376|
|Game clock (GHz)||2.3||2|
|Memory||24GB GDDR6||20GB GDDR6|
|Total Board Power (watt)||350||300|
AMD Radeon RX 7000 GPUs Price in Nepal
As for the pricing, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX will cost USD 999, while the RX 7900 XT will retail at USD 899. This is significantly less expensive than the USD 1,599 RTX 4090 and USD 1,199 RTX 4080. Both cards will be available on December 13th.
|Desktop GPUs||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Radeon RX 7900 XTX||USD 999||NPR 160,000|
|Radeon RX 7900 XT||USD 899||NPR 145,000|
- Meanwhile, check out our video of Nvidia RTX 4090.