Custom Radeon RX 7900 series rumored to launch 1 to 2 weeks after AMD reference design

Published: 23rd Nov 2022, 05:49 GMT   Comments

Update: ComputerBase claims that some custom RX 7900 cards should be ready for December 13th launch.

Initial launch of AMD Radeon RX 7900 GPUs to be limited to reference models only

Custom Radeon RX 7900 cards rumored to launch 1 to 2 weeks later. 

According to the BoardChannels news, the launch of Radeon RX 7900 series on December 13th could initially be limited to ‘public models’. This obviously refers to the MBA (Made by AMD) reference design that is to be offered by all major board partners.

It is said that custom models are to appear 1 to 2 weeks later, without stating any reason. At the time of writing, no board partner has even shared the full specs of their cards, not to mention the fact that only two manufacturers have showcased their cards thus far (ASUS and PowerColor).

AMD Radeon RX 7900 launch rumors, Source: BoardChannels

AMD Radeon launch being limited to reference models is not uncommon, though. This way AMD can ensure that at least for a limited time there will be no overcharge on their cards, simply because they are all the same. On the other hand, custom models may appear at any moment, making it harder to purchase the most desired card.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 Series graphics cards are expected to be available from AMD.com beginning December 13, 2022, and from leading board partners including ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire, Vastarmor, XFX and Yeston beginning mid-December. The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX has an SEP of $999 USD, while the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT has an SEP of $899 USD.

— AMD

Back in September, AMD confirmed to be working with several board partners for the Radeon 7900 launch. At least 10 brands are to have their RX 7900 designs eventually. According to the same quote, those cards are to be available starting from mid-December.

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: Board Channels (registration required), Wccftech




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