Let’s see how the RX 7900 XT fares against the RTX 3070
Updated: December 14, 2022 3:55 pm
At launch, AMD said that its new RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT cards could offer a higher graphics card supply than NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 40-series GPUs. Nvidia’s 3070 GPU promises price/performance improvements once every ten years: for the same MSRP, the 3070 offers 45% more throughput than the 2070.
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Since the AMD 7900 XT is expected to offer good competition to Nvidia’s 40-series cards, we can easily suspect that the performance of the 7900 XT will be much better than the RTX 3070. For the significant December 13 launch, AMD is producing a higher quantity of RDNA 3 based RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics cards.
According to sources in the upstream supply chain, MyDrivers has learned that AMD is ramping up the number of orders for its upcoming RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics cards, which will be powered by RDNA 3. This means we could see more Navi 31 at launch compared to NVIDIA with its GeForce RTX 4090 and GeForce RTX 4080 “Ada Lovelace” graphics cards.
The price of the RTX 3070 is $499, while the price of the RX 7900 XT is $899. The $400 difference will certainly show an upgrade in the performance of the upcoming 7900 XT. The new AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics card has the new RDNA 3 GPU architecture, offering 96 CUs, a 2.3 GHz GPU gaming clock across its 12288 cores, and 96 Compute Units (CUs).
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To match its rival, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD uses a whopping 24GB of GDDR6 RAM. Its Navi 31 GPU, the first consumer GPU chiplet with 84 CUs and a 2GHz game clock, is outstanding. The Radeon RX 7900 XT has 20GB of GDDR6 memory, which is dispersed across a 320-bit memory bus, and has a 300W TBP.
Beyond performance, the 7900 XT is specifically designed for 4k and 8k resolutions, so it offers good future-proofing for the next five years. So, if you’re looking to upgrade your gaming PC, you should definitely go with the RX 7900 XT.
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