AMD compares its Radeon RX 7900 series to GeForce RTX 4080

Published: 14th Nov 2022, 14:59 GMT   Comments

AMD Radeon RX 7900 vs. GeForce RTX 4080

The company is convincing fans Radeon RX 7900 series is a better choice than NVIDIA’s upcoming RTX 40 GPU.

Just 2 days ahead of the RTX 4080 launch AMD decided to steal some attention from NVIDIA by sharing more details on their new RX 7900 series. These cards are based on 3rd Generation RDNA architecture featuring up to 6144 Stream Processors.

AMD cards are physically smaller, and they do not require any (problematic) power dongles. The company already confirmed their Radeon RX 7900 series will compete with the RTX 4080 SKU, leaving no doubt that RTX 4090 will remain the fastest gaming card for now.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 vs GeForce RTX 4080, Source: AMD

Just yesterday we shared the first RTX 4080 PCB picture from NVIDIA’s own Founders Edition. The AMD Radeon series will have more phases, support DisplayPort 2.1 and USB Type-C connectors. Not to mention standard dual PCIe 8-pin power connectors.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 PCB, Source: AMD

AMD is also making a note that both Radeon RX 7900 cards are shorter and thinner than NVIDIA RTX 4080 (Founders Edition). The only thing in common is the PCIe Express 4.0 interface.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 vs GeForce RTX 4080, Source: AMD

At 900-1200 USD price range, AMD will offer more memory and more advanced display options. However, when it comes to performance, neither of the two companies are ready to compare themselves yet. Since GeForce RTX 4080 is not out yet, AMD is comparing their new RDNA3 GPUs to RX 6950XT (RDNA2 flagship). The company is sharing two charts, one featuring rasterization performance and the other with raytracing involved.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 vs RX 6950XT, Source: AMD

AMD Radeon RX 7900 series are still a month away from launch. There is a chance we will see some reviews sooner, not to mention the leaks.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 Specifications
VideoCardz.comRadeon RX 7900 XTXRadeon RX 7900 XTRadeon RX 6950XTGeForce RTX 4090GeForce RTX 4080
Picture
ArchitectureRDNA3 (TSMC N5)RDNA3 (TSMC N5)RDNA2 (TSMC N7)Ada (TSMC 4N)Ada (TSMC 4N)
GPUNavi 31 XTXNavi 31 XTNavi 21 KXTXAD102-300AD103-300
GPU Clusters
 
96 CUs
 
84 CUs
 
80 CUs
 
128 SMs
 
76 SMs
FP32 Cores
 
12288/6144SP
 
10752/5376SP
 
5120SP
 
16384
 
9728
Base Clock
 
1.9 GHz
 
1.5 GHz
 
1.9 GHz
 
2.2 GHz
 
2.2 GHz
Game Clock
 
2.3 GHz
 
2.0 GHz
 
2.0 GHz
Boost Clock
 
2.5 GHz
 
2.4 GHz
 
2.3 GHz
 
2.5 GHz
 
2.5 GHz
Memory
 
24GB G6
 
20GB G6
 
16GB G6
 
24GB G6X
 
16GB G6X
Memory Bus
 
384-bit
 
320-bit
 
256-bit
 
384-bit
 
256-bit
Memory Speed
 
20 Gbps
 
20 Gbps
 
18 Gbps
 
21 Gbps
 
22.4 Gbps
Large Cache
 
96 MB
 
80 MB
 
128 MB
 
72 MB
 
64 MB
Bandwidth
 
960 GB/s
 
800 GB/s
 
576 GB/s
 
1008 GB/s
 
717 GB/s
Board Power
 
355W
 
300W
 
335W
 
450W
 
320W
Power Connectors2 × 8-pin2 × 8-pin2 × 8-pin1 × 16-pin1 × 16-pin
PCIe InterfaceGen4 x16Gen4 x16Gen4 x16Gen4 x16Gen4 x16
MSRP
 
$999
 
$899
 
$1,099
 
$1,599
 
$1,199
Launch DateDecember 13th, 2022December 13th, 2022May 10th, 2022October 12th, 2022November 16th, 2022

Source: Tom’s Hardware




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