AMD raised the curtain on its much-anticipated RX 7900 XTX GPU last week. While the company was eager to talk about power, the numbers offered during the announcement were for uncommon settings and esports games that do not highlight the potential of a GPU. Now, the company is back and sharing more normal benchmarks, the results are mixed.
In its latest announcement, AMD is showing results for the RX 7900 XTX running on four games: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Cyberpunk 2077, Resident Evil Village, and Watch Dogs: Legion. It seems that the XTX will mostly keep pace with the more powerful Nvidia RTX 4090.
The only game where a direct comparison between the rival GPUs is available is Cyberpunk 2077. AMD's new flagship ends up around 155 slows than Nvidia's RTX 4090. That flagship manages 78 frames per second (fps) according to DigitalTrends, while AMD shows the XTX achieves 72fps and is 8% slower.
Maybe that is too much of a gap for some, but it is worth noting the RX 7900 XTX costs $600 less than the RTX 4090. Buying the AMD product will also avoid power connector overheating that is causing issues on Nvidia's GPU.
Nvidia's RTX 4090 power connector is burning and even catching fire to power cables. Nvidia's connector is burning power cables and causing performance issues. AMD is compromising but will avoid any such problems.
The RX 7900 XTX is part of the new 7000 series of processors. AMD describes the RDNA 3 technology as modular, which means the chiplet design and be mixed depending on the requirements. It has a 5nm graphics compute die and a 6nm memory cache die with 96MB of Infinity Cache and a memory subsystem.
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