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Is the RX 7900 XT futureproof?

Not quite the flagship but can it hold up on its own

Updated: Dec 6, 2022 2:13 pm

Is the 7900 XT futureproof

The market for gaming graphics cards is becoming increasingly competitive. Built on the chip manufacturer’s brand-new RDNA 3 architecture is the Radeon RX 7900 XT and should be futureproof. The cost of the card, which goes on sale on December 13, is $899.

According to AMD, the Radeon RX 7900 XT offers up to 1.7 times more performance at 4K resolution than the Radeon RX 6950 XT. Its revolutionary architecture gives up to 54% more performance per watt than its previous iteration.

David Wang, AMD’s head of graphics engineering, claimed in an exclusive interview with Barron’s that the company’s newest cards are more future-proof than the competition since AMD’s products don’t require customers to change their cases and power connectors.

RDNA 3 performance

“AMD set out to create the finest gaming GPU available below USD 1,000 to satisfy the expectations of today’s gamer,” the company said in a statement to Barron’s. The Nvidia RTX 4080 will be the primary rival of AMD’s two cards. Although we are unsure how their performance will compare, AMD is confident in its products.

The 7900 XT is packed with useful features, such as the next-generation display interface, a notable improvement in rasterization and raytracing performance, new multimedia codecs, and next-generation open FSR [graphics framerate] technology, without requiring users to replace their power connectors or cases. This graphics card is incredibly effective, is great for gamers, and offers lots of value to buyers.

Consider the fact that you are purchasing a brand-new graphics card and want it to be futureproof. The system’s maximum refresh rate is actually where it differs most from legacy 1.4. Consumers can update the refresh rate with the appropriate graphics card and monitor when upgrading to DisplayPort 2.1. You will gain a lot from using this GPU.

Power is another thing. You get 1.5 to 1.7 times the performance when you plug it in. This is being made possible by the AMD 7900 XT without considerably raising the overall board power compared to the previous generation.

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