Official Radeon RX 7900 GPU unboxing videos and articles are now live

Published: Dec 8th 2022, 15:54 GMT   Comments

AMD Radoen RX 7900 pictured alongside much thicker RTX 40 GPUs

AMD RDNA3 desktop cards have now been pictured and videotaped up close.

It is time to check your favorite YouTuber or website for some initial Radeon RX 7900 series showcase. AMD has just lifted the embargo on unboxing content, which means that reviewers and influencers can now show their samples in details. What they cannot show yet are their performance numbers or take the cards apart.

Most, if not all of the creators received both the Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX GPUs. This is a reminder that these cards are not identical, although they do look very similar. For starters, the full Navi 31 GPU is slightly bigger, and it has built-in RGB lighting. However, both card are dual-slot design and they both have two 8-pin power connectors.

AMD RX 7900 XT board number, Source: Overclock3D

Thanks to these new photos, we now have a confirmation that RX 7900 cards are not using the same board design, but this wasn’t exactly a secret since the XTX card features a wider PCB. The RX 7900XT is using D704 PCB while RX 7900 XTX is equipped with D702 board. Once the full reviews are posted, we will get the full details on the exact changes.

This is also the first time we get to see Radeon RX 7900 series right next to GeForce RTX 40 GPUs. Some unboxing coverage has focused entirely on this subject. Radeon cards are at most 2-slot design, which is clearly much thinner than RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 Founders Edition cards.

Radeon RX 7000 vs. RX 6000 vs. GeForce RTX 40, Source: TechPowerUP & ComputerBase

For those wondering where are custom RDNA3 GPUs, Overclock3D have you covered. They appear to be the only outlet that has showcased a custom XFX MERC 310 GPU alongside their AMD reference cards.

AMD RX 7900 MBA vs. XFX RX 7900 XTX MERC 310, Source: Overclock3D

The AMD Radeon RX 7900 series are set to launch next week on December 13th. AMD has put a price tag of $899 and $999 for its XT and XTX variants respectively.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 Specifications
VideoCardz.comRadeon RX 7900 XTXRadeon RX 7900 XTRadeon RX 6950XTGeForce RTX 4090GeForce RTX 4080
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
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
24GB G6
20GB G6
16GB G6
24GB G6X
16GB G6X
Memory Bus
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
960 GB/s
800 GB/s
576 GB/s
1008 GB/s
717 GB/s
Board Power
Power Connectors2 × 8-pin2 × 8-pin2 × 8-pin1 × 16-pin1 × 16-pin
PCIe InterfaceGen4 x16Gen4 x16Gen4 x16Gen4 x16Gen4 x16
Launch DateDecember 13th, 2022December 13th, 2022May 10th, 2022October 12th, 2022November 16th, 2022

Source: TechPowerUP, ComputerBase, Overclock3D

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