AMD compares its Radeon RX 7900 series to the GeForce RTX 4080

AMD compares its Radeon RX 7900 series to the GeForce RTX 4080

AMD Radeon RX 7900 vs GeForce RTX 4080

The company is convincing fans that the Radeon RX 7900 series is a better choice than NVIDIA’s upcoming RTX 40 GPU.

Just 2 days before the RTX 4080 launch, AMD decided to give NVIDIA some attention by releasing more details about their new RX 7900 series. These cards are based on the 3rd generation RDNA architecture with up to 6144 stream processors.

AMD cards are physically smaller and don’t need (problematic) power dongles. The company has already confirmed that its Radeon RX 7900 series will compete with the RTX 4080 SKU, leaving no doubt that the RTX 4090 will remain the fastest gaming card for now.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 vs GeForce RTX 4080, Source: AMD

Just yesterday we shared the first RTX 4080 PCB image from NVIDIA’s own Founders Edition. AMD Radeon series will have more phases, support DisplayPort 2.1 and USB Type-C connectors. Not to mention standard dual PCIe 8-pin power connectors.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 board, source: AMD

AMD also points out that both Radeon RX 7900 cards are shorter and thinner than NVIDIA RTX 4080 (Founders Edition). The only thing they have in common is the PCIe Express 4.0 interface.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 vs GeForce RTX 4080, Source: AMD

In the $900-$1200 price range, AMD will offer more memory and expanded display options. In terms of performance, however, the two companies aren’t quite ready to compare. Since GeForce RTX 4080 is not yet on the market, AMD compares its new RDNA3 GPUs with RX 6950XT (RDNA2 flagship). The company shares two charts, one featuring rasterization performance and the other featuring ray tracing.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 vs. RX 6950XT, Source: AMD

The AMD Radeon RX 7900 series is still a month away from launch. There’s a chance we’ll see some reviews sooner, not to mention the leaks.

Specifications of the AMD Radeon RX 7900 Radeon RX7900XTX Radeon RX7900 XT Radeon RX6950XT GeForce RTX4090 Geforce RTX 4080
Architecture 5nm RDNA3 5nm RDNA3 7nm RDNA2 4nm Ada Lovelace 4nm Ada Lovelace
graphic card Navi 31 XTX Navi 31 XT Navi 21 KXTX 102-300 AD 103-300 AD
GPU cluster
FP32 cores
base clock
music box
boost clock
memory bus
memory speed
Big cache
board power
power connections 2 × 8-pin 2 × 8-pin 2 × 8-pin 1 × 16-pin 1 × 16-pin
PCIe interface Gen4 x16 Gen4 x16 Gen4 x16 Gen4 x16 Gen4 x16
Publication date December 13, 2022 December 13, 2022 May 10, 2022 October 12, 2022 November 16, 2022

Source: Tom’s Hardware

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