This week, AMD announced the launch of its latest flagship GPU, the Radeon RX 7900M graphics card for laptops. Termed their “fastest laptop graphics ever developed“, AMD promises that the RX 7900M will deliver desktop-class gaming and content creation performance. This significant milestone sees AMD introduce the first laptop graphics processor built on a ground-breaking chiplet design.
With 16GB of GDDR6 memory and advanced AMD RDNA 3 compute units, the Radeon RX 7900M GPU is set to offer state-of-the-art visuals and high FPS gaming, setting gamers and creators ahead of the competition.
High Performance, High-Power Draw
The new GPU is based on the AMD RDNA 3 architecture, equipped with second-generation accelerators for real-time ray tracing. AMD claims that the RX 7900M delivers 7% better performance on average at 1440p (QHD) resolution in select games when compared to competitors. These average figures are likely to be surpassed in specific games, promising more impressive performance improvements.
However, this superior power doesn't come cheap. Apart from the high-end pricing, the RX 7900M commands a power draw of 190W. This figure is significantly higher than the RTX 4080 mobile, which AMD used as reference in comparison. Yet, this higher power draw brings with it its own benefits, such as the additional 4GB of video memory.
Embedded in the Alienware m18
To demonstrate the power of the new Radeon 7900M GPU, AMD is showcasing their latest creation in the recently unveiled Alienware m18. This gaming laptop is powered by the 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, driving an 18-inch QHD+ display with an impressive refresh rate of up to 480Hz.
Offering “no-compromise, desktop-level performance“, the Alienware m18 is available in the United States and Canada, retailing at starting prices of $2,799.99 and $3,799 respectively. More detailed specifications and information can be found on the official AMD and Alienware websites.