AMD has today released the Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs starting with the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT.
Stock was, as expected, very limited. I won't go over every single bit again, which I covered previously but to reiterate some of what to expect from these cards:
- AMD RDNA 3 Architecture – Featuring an advanced chiplet design, rearchitected compute units and second-generation AMD Infinity Cache technology, RDNA 3 architecture delivers up to 54% more performance per watt than RDNA 2.
- Chiplet Design – The world’s first gaming GPU with a chiplet design delivers up to 15% higher frequencies at up to 54% better power efficiency.
- Generational Uplift – The flagship AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX delivers considerably higher 4K performance than the Radeon RX 6950 XT.
- DisplayPort 2.1 Support – The industry’s only high-end gaming graphics cards to support DisplayPort 2.1 technology with UHBR 13.5, enabling high-refresh 4K (up to 480Hz) or 8K (up to 165Hz) gaming on next-gen displays.
Going by some Linux benchmarks Phoronix did, it seems like a pretty nice set of cards. Although, they didn't have the NVIDIA 4000 series to test against, but at least it shows AMD is a clear winner against even the 3090, which is good news for me as I have an NVIDIA 2080 Ti and I was lucky enough to beat the crowds at Overclockers to bag a Radeon RX 7900 XTX as a personal purchase (I rarely get sent any hardware). Update: correction, no 7900 XTX for me as Overclockers UK over-sold on it.
Want to find where to possibly by one when they're back in stock? Check the AMD website, although they weirdly don't list the UK, apparently we no longer exist. For people in the UK you can try the likes of Scan, Ebuyer, Overclockers.
For me it's especially exciting, as I haven't had an AMD card for a good 10+ years so it's going to be a whole different world. I'm looking forward to seeing what open source graphics drivers can do.