Monday, May 10th 2021

AMD RX 7900 XT Reportedly Brings 40% Performance Uplift Over RX 6900 XT

AMD's RDNA 2 architecture provided a significant performance increase for the company and allowed them to re-enter the high-end GPU market. AMD hopes to keep this momentum up with the launch of its RX 7900 XT card featuring the RDNA 3 architecture which will reportedly bring a further performance increase of at least 40% over the RX 6900 XT with internal projections as high as 60% - 80%. The RDNA 3 architecture is expected to feature a chiplet-based design with discrete I/O and compute dies similar to Ryzen processors. AMD has officially said they are targetting a 50% performance/watt increase over RDNA 2 with the new architecture which lends weight to this rumor. The RX 7900 XT is not expected to launch in the foreseeable future so take these rumors with a healthy dose of skepticism but if these performance improvements are anything close to accurate AMD could have a winner with RDNA 3.
Source: Moore's Law is Dead
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57 Comments on AMD RX 7900 XT Reportedly Brings 40% Performance Uplift Over RX 6900 XT

#1
Cybrshrk
What happened to 3x the performance from just a couple days ago rumors? Lol
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#2
Legacy-ZA
This is amazing, but... will you be able to buy it one day? :roll:
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#3
pavl3
So, only 40%? That would be similar to the original HD6900 to HD7900 series upgrade. Warning, history is about to repeat itself. :D
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#4
evernessince
pavl3So, only 40%? That would be similar to the original HD6900 to HD7900 series upgrade. Warning, history is about to repeat itself. :D
AMD's 7000 series was pretty fantastic. Great overclockers, good performance out of the box, and good power efficiency. Very forward looking to boot.

The article title is a bit misleading, the leak says a minimum of a 40% increase to performance per watt and a 60-70% performance increase.
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#5
Chomiq
CybrshrkWhat happened to 3x the performance from just a couple days ago rumors? Lol
Nah, the 3x was in regards to price increase.
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#6
yeeeeman
:)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) it went from 3x (which was actually 2.5x in the original article) to 40% so fast!
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#7
DeathtoGnomes
yeeeeman:)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) it went from 3x (which was actually 2.5x in the original article) to 40% so fast!
what original article? You do realized this is still just speculation, always take such PR "leaks" like this with a grain of salt.
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#8
Arkz
Wasn't the power efficiency from navi to big navi already like 40%? Will be interesting to see power difference between navi and... erm... obese navi?
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#10
napata
evernessinceAMD's 7000 series was pretty fantastic. Great overclockers, good performance out of the box, and good power efficiency. Very forward looking to boot.

The article title is a bit misleading, the leak says a minimum of a 40% increase to performance per watt and a 60-70% performance increase.
I haven't watched the video but the included slide does not match with what you're saying. It's 40% minimum with internal targets being 60-80% so the title isn't misleading at all.
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#11
Chomiq
medi01

Looming.
That grim ripper should have "Global chip shortage" written on him, that would be accurate.
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#12
medi01
UskompufAMD could have a winner with RDNA 3.
As if AMD doesn't have a winner with RDNA2, chuckle (most recent 7 games):



www.computerbase.de/2020-12/amd-radeon-rx-6900-xt-review-test/2/#abschnitt_benchmarks_in_sieben_topaktuellen_spielen
ChomiqThat grim ripper should have "Global chip shortage" written on him, that would be accurate.
The global chip shortage (real one) has nothing to do with either RDNA2 or Ampere GPUs, which are in shortage only because entire planet is involved crypto buble/ponzi.
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#13
olymind1
+40% performance? Not bad, but i think they'll just increase its price again by 50% at least, that's the AMD way since RDNA.
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#14
medi01
olymind1+40% performance?
No, just another title on TPU that dowplays AMD news.
+40% perf/watt, +60-70% perf.
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#15
kayjay010101
Ugh, MLID. I give zero credibility to that channel. Can we stop treating it as 'news'?
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#16
watzupken
CybrshrkWhat happened to 3x the performance from just a couple days ago rumors? Lol
I will not believe that AMD can improve performance by 3x in a single generation, considering RDNA2 itself is not a slow graphic solution. If its pointing to a specific function, for example, RT performance, then that could be possible.
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#17
evernessince
napataI haven't watched the video but the included slide does not match with what you're saying. It's 40% minimum with internal targets being 60-80% so the title isn't misleading at all.
Yes the title is misleading because it is quoting the minimum, not the average.

And yes my numbers differ from the slide as I always take conservative values of any rumors. 50% to performance per watt whereas I stated 40 and a max uplift of 80% whereas I stated 70%. I take rumors with a big grain of salt. Given AMD's progress with RDNA thus far saying 40% minimum is less a leak and more something anyone who's been following the market could come up with based on an educated guess.
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#18
watzupken
medi01

Looming.
I think this scenario is possible since both the giants were asleep. Nvidia is likely caught by surprise this round as well by going with a matured node, i.e. Samsung 8nm (a refined 10nm). But that's only in the retail space. Their cash cow is still their HPC products which Intel is trying to have a go as well.
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#19
Minus Infinity
CybrshrkWhat happened to 3x the performance from just a couple days ago rumors? Lol
That was talking about a dual GPU card with 160CU's and much higher clocks, coupled with the 50% performance increase per watt.
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#20
JB_Gamer
Lucky those who can get hold of one
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#21
cyneater
Legacy-ZAThis is amazing, but... will you be able to buy it one day? :roll:
Nope they are just paper launch got to wait 12 months
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#22
Octopuss
So GPU chiplet design is the new "internal crossfire"? :D
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#24
jesdals
CybrshrkWhat happened to 3x the performance from just a couple days ago rumors? Lol
Ill gues its going to be less on launch in 2023 - but 40% better than 6900xt I wonder if that going to be 10% less than next gen nvidia....
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#25
Lomskij
ChomiqNah, the 3x was in regards to price increase.
Unfortunately I think this is the most realistic scenario.
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