Yes, they are finally here and the early reviews of these new AMD Radeon RX 7900 series GPUs are quite promising but we are yet to test them, so it’s difficult to judge or comment yet. However, in terms of pricing and availability, AMD has done a pretty good job even at launch as we thought based on rumours.
The inventory of these two new flagships AMD GPUs looks great and even AMD has sent a lot of review units even in India (though we are yet to get one), still, jokes apart, the Red team is looking to put serious pressure on team Green this time. NVIDIA has already launched two very expensive GPUs in the form of RTX 4080 and RTX 4090, both aren’t available for less than Rs.1lakh.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 series GPU now in India, Check Pricing
So, for a price-sensitive market, your target audience reduces significantly with that high pricing but AMD promised a US pricing of $899 for the RX 7900 XT and $999 for the RX 7900 XTX which if converted to Indian pricing with tax means a price less than Rs.1lakh. Obviously, these prices are of reference AMD cards and not the OEM versions which should be a bit more in pricing.
Hoever, Powercolor’s basic RX 7900 series GPUs are now available in India which have strong resemblance with the AMD reference cards. In terms of pricing, not all retailers have listed them but mdcomputers is one of the first to list both of these Powercolor RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT graphics at ₹97,842 and ₹88,048.
These pricing are totally in conjunction with the US pricing and for new GPUs like this they make sense, obviously, they aren’t meant for common people but those who need absolute best 4K gaming performance. There is huge improvement when compared to the RX 6000 series while still being compact and drawing lower power the NVIDIA card (apparently), the fact its pricing is lower because of AMD’s revolutionary chiplet architecture.
Specification of AMD Radeon RX 7900 series
Talking about the Radeon RX 7900 XTX, it is advertised as being up to 1.7 times quicker than the RX 6950 XT card it currently offers for 4K gaming. It contains 24GB of GDDR6 memory and 96 compute units with a 2.3GHz clock speed. It also includes a 384-bit interface. Here, AMD seems to be primarily concerned about performance per watt.
Though it consumes more power than Nvidia’s basic RTX 4080, AMD may have an efficiency advantage here with a board power of just 350 watts as opposed to the 450 watts on the RTX 4090. The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is a less potent choice; it has 20GB of GDDR6 memory operating at a little slower 320 bits and 84 compute units running at 2GHz, along with a board power of 300W.
With its flagship 7900 XTX card and AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) 2.2 enabled, AMD claims to achieve 62 frames per second in Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K Highest RT settings preset. The company claims that its new compute units have next-generation ray-tracing technology, which provides an up to 50% performance boost over its last-gen cards.
However, that is less than what the RTX 4090 has achieved at 4K with DLSS 2 or DLSS 3, therefore the new Radeon RX 7900 XTX is totally made to compete with the RTX 4080 from NVIDIA. In terms of current market condition where these RTX 4080’s are not retailing less than Rs.1.2 lakh, these new AMD GPUs could be a good choice if you don’t care about NVIDIA’s high-quality ray tracing performance or its strong productivity gains.
Also, stay tuned for a full comprehensive reviews of these new AMD GPUs and a full on comparison with the RTX 4080!!! 😜😎