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AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX RDNA3 Reference Design Features Fan Intake Temp Sensors, ARGB LEDs

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AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX reference design graphics card features an innovative new real-time monitoring feature, the Fan Intake Temperature Sensors. The reference-design RX 7900 XTX cooler has the ability to report individual fan-speeds to software (which isn't new, given that each fan will independently connect to the PCB); but what's new is that each of the fans has a temperature sensor that can detect the temperature of the air as it's being drawn in, before reaching the heatsink.

The temperature measurement of the fan intake sensors should give you a fair idea of what is the ambient temperature inside your case. At this point we don't know if the feature is exclusive to the AMD reference design, or if the company has shared the know-how with its add-in board (AIB) partners to add to their custom-design products. This sensor should be accessible by AMD Software, the utilities included by AIB partners, and we will try to add ability to read from this sensor to TechPowerUp GPU-Z. The reference RX 7900 XTX cooler also features addressable RGB LEDs, first ever for a reference-design graphics card (they've had single-color lighting).



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The reference RX 7900 XTX cooler also features addressable RGB LEDs, first ever for a reference-design graphics card (they've had single-color lighting).

So you can change the LED color scheme from red to green. :D AMD making the switch easier for former Nvidia customers, lol.
 
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I wonder if the EU price will be a little lower now that the Euro has recovered a couple % against USD and 999$ is a couple 10€ less. Like 1249€ MSRP and not 1299€ :laugh:
 
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It could do without the RGB stuff on it, otherwise the card looks pretty decent.
 
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Oh my, did AMD really share the sensor design with their partners, that's like gigabytes of data. :laugh:
Puhlease, it's a simple thermistor, it just has to be wired into an appropriate chip that the software can access to display data. Sheesh! Kebab! Design a RTX 4090 killer already! :sleep:
 
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The cool thing with RGB is that you can turn it off
Not on everything and sometimes it requires software from said company you got the hardware through and then the software could be problematic. So, if people like RGB, that's fine, I just wish it didn't pollute so much of the hardware out there.
 

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I wonder if the EU price will be a little lower now that the Euro has recovered a couple % against USD and 999$ is a couple 10€ less. Like 1249€ MSRP and not 1299€ :laugh:

you won't be able to get one. bots and third party sellers run the world now on new tech items.
 
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you won't be able to get one. bots and third party sellers run the world now on new tech items.

Yeah but this time without mining, they're not making that much money, i see the 4090s go for 2200-2400 EUR, with a 10% ebay fee that's barely any profit if they got them at MSRP.
We'll see how bad the 4080 situation is on wednesday.
 
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So you can change the LED color scheme from red to green. :D AMD making the switch easier for former Nvidia customers, lol.

But if you keep or turn it red the card will run significantly faster

("In Warhammer 40K Orks have this strange Warp power that basically means if Orks believe something is true, like definitely true then it becomes true. This is why red painted vehicles go faster, because the Orks genuinely believe the colour red is faster.")
 
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You had me at addressable RGB, I'm in send one asap , ewwww scalpers, I'll out wait those A holes in reality. :(
 

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Yeah but this time without mining, they're not making that much money, i see the 4090s go for 2200-2400 EUR, with a 10% ebay fee that's barely any profit if they got them at MSRP.
We'll see how bad the 4080 situation is on wednesday.


lets just wait and see if you have one 5 months from now at MSRP. I'd bet money not.

sadly Vegas doesn't take bets like this, wish they did, I'd be a rich man.
 
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lets just wait and see if you have one 5 months from now at MSRP. I'd bet money not.

sadly Vegas doesn't take bets like this, wish they did, I'd be a rich man.

Probably not, 10% over MSRP is considered a good very deal lol.
 
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You realize you just proved the point I was trying to make? :roll:

I think we've all had 2 years to get used to not being able to buy at MSRP and nobody is expecting that, so there's no point to make.

I know damn well i won't be able to buy one at MSRP because i'm not from one of the 3 countries Notebooksbilliger/Mindfactory sells to (never seen MSRP at Alternate, Computeruniverse, Caseking) and i won't even mention the AMD direct buy store that probably sells to 5 countries in Europe :rockout:
 

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Design a RTX 4090 killer already!
If they could, they would.

Like the idea of fan intake temp sensing though, albeit not all that useful in the scheme of things, it's another fun data point to help tune your system.
 
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albeit not all that useful in the scheme of things
Could be useful. Someone slaps one of these in a H510 and hops on the forum to ask why it runs so hot - check your intake air temperature!
 
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Doesn't the Reference RDNA 2 cooler have an addressable RGB LED Logo?
 
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