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.
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 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.
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 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.com||Radeon RX 7900 XTX||Radeon RX 7900 XT||Radeon RX 6950XT||GeForce RTX 4090||GeForce RTX 4080|
|Architecture||RDNA3 (TSMC N5)||RDNA3 (TSMC N5)||RDNA2 (TSMC N7)||Ada (TSMC 4N)||Ada (TSMC 4N)|
|GPU||Navi 31 XTX||Navi 31 XT||Navi 21 KXTX||AD102-300||AD103-300|
|Power Connectors||2 × 8-pin||2 × 8-pin||2 × 8-pin||1 × 16-pin||1 × 16-pin|
|PCIe Interface||Gen4 x16||Gen4 x16||Gen4 x16||Gen4 x16||Gen4 x16|
|Launch Date||December 13th, 2022||December 13th, 2022||May 10th, 2022||October 12th, 2022||November 16th, 2022|
Source: Tom’s Hardware