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Navi 31 is here! The new $999 Radeon RX 7900 XTX in this review is AMD's new flagship card based on the wonderful chiplet technology that made the Ryzen Effect possible. In our testing we can confirm that the new RX 7900 XTX is indeed faster than the GeForce RTX 4080, but only with RT disabled.

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Performance is a lot closer to 4080 than I had imagined.
 

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Is it possible the Frametime Analysis page is not filled yet? Not seeing graphs.
 
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I just can understand how AMD always manages to fuck up low load power draw on launch.

RT performance hit being pretty much identical to 6000 series is a bummer. Intel did a better job on their first try for fuck's sake.

I see that the performance/dollar also includes 7900XT and, as expected, the lower end card is the worse value GPU. Disappointing.
 
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Same performance as 4080, 8GB more VRAM, not sized as a brick, and $200 cheaper
 
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In a positive or negative way?
Very negative. This means no price disruptions.

Also, can we talk about idle power on these AMD cards? what the hell happened?
 

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Annoying to see the power draw issues with multi-monitor are still present after all this time, but as before perhaps they can address that with driver fixes. Otherwise this looks exactly as AMD said it would be; direct competition for the 4080 at a lower price. You can certainly see where they pushed the power draw back up vs RDNA2. It doesn't look nearly as competitive on the efficiency front as previous generations, but it's not SO bad. Since AMD offers an instant undervolt option in the Adrenalin utility it's not going to be hard for people to get the card back down closer to 320-350W peak.

RT performance hit being pretty much identical to 6000 series is a bummer

Did we look at the same review? It's matching the 3090 Ti quite often, and a couple times sits between the 4080 and 4090 in RT. The 6000 series is languishing miles away in RT performance, not even remotely "identical" performance. Judging by results such as Far Cry, Resident Evil, and Watch Dogs this looks like a solution can be found in driver optimizations.
 
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16% RT gap, on par in raster, with more games pushing past the 4080 than there are games ending up worse.

999 is priced right in relation to the 4080. But not priced right. The 7900XT OTOH is half a tier below the 4080 but has virtually the same perf/$.
Overall this makes AMD's offering on the (too-) pricy side IMHO, much like Nvidia's.

Guess I'm saving that 13th month for now :)
 
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Color me Surprised, W1zzard Blatant Biased yet again. Pairing a AMD GPU with an Intel CPU. He think he is slick. He knows AMD's GPU perform the best with AMD CPUs... I am done with W1zzard's antics.
Is this a shitty attempt at a joke?
 
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In a positive or negative way?
I guess negative? Haha though that sounds harsh. Figured XT and XTX would split the 4080, which they do, but not as evenly as I thought. Drivers need some fine wine work anyway so could change
 
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So matches the 4080 while being quite a bit cheaper, Nicely done imo.
 
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Tbh, I'm positively surprised about the card and it's great to see a seriously good flagship from AMD, but I cannot get over the price. Again, this is flagship, not halo-product, so that $1K makes it rather unappealing.
Color me Surprised, W1zzard Blatant Biased yet again. Pairing a AMD GPU with an Intel CPU. He think he is slick. He knows AMD's GPU perform the best with AMD CPUs... I am done with W1zzard's antics.
Provide data to backup your antics or stop the trolling, please.
 
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This is a disaster for the consumer.

Instead of soundly beating NVIDIA at least in raster AMD offers comparable performance at the comparable price while not offering unique distinguishing features like e.g. DLSS 3.0. And RTRT performance is again hugely lacking though AMD has managed to reach ... Ampere levels of performance.

I hate both NVIDIA and AMD. It looks like both companies are in cahoots and are no longer interested in advancing the gaming industry and graphics.

You want more performance? You pay proportionally more money. This is not how the GPU industry worked for the previous 20 years. This is just disgusting.

And what's up with multimonitor power consumption? They had 5 years to perfect the architecture and we look at 103W at idle? WTF AMD?

This card doesn't disrupt anything. It's a mockery of competition.

This is a bloody duopoly.

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Color me Surprised, W1zzard Blatant Biased yet again. Pairing a AMD GPU with an Intel CPU. He think he is slick. He knows AMD's GPU perform the best with AMD CPUs... I am done with W1zzard's antics.
Don't let the door hit you on the way out! :clap:
 

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Is it possible the Frametime Analysis page is not filled yet? Not seeing graphs.
coming soon, just finished xt conclusion, grabbing a slice of pizza and then frametimes.

Isnt it time for a RT average chart? Also what about FSR 2 vs DLSS 3.0?
I read your mind earlier today, check the RT page
 
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This is a disaster for the consumer.

Instead of soundly beating NVIDIA at least in raster AMD offers comparable performance at the comparable price while not offering unique distinguishing features like e.g. DLSS 3.0.

I hate both NVIDIA and AMD. It looks like both companies are in cahoots and are no longer interested in advancing the gaming industry and graphics.

You want more performance? You pay proportionally more money. This is not how the GPU industry worked for the previous 20 years. This is just disgusting.

And what's up with multimonitor power consumption? They had 5 years to perfect the architecture and we look at 103W at idle? WTF AMD?

This card doesn't disrupt anything. It's a mockery of competition.

This is a bloody duopoly.
This is bloody idiot customer base paying too much for three generations on end. So we get a fourth that stretches that rationale just a bit further.

What the hell did you expect? This is on US. And on US alone. I wonder how many cards are left on shelves right now... The fact is, we enable 60% margins by paying them, instead of waiting for a deal we really feel is fair. For what? Gaming. Luxury.

Its like gaming itself: you get what you pay for.

We've lived most of our lives in an age of 'free money' - financial crises notwithstanding - and the turning point is now. Let's see the turn - if you pay 1K+ for a GPU in 2022-2023, you've lost the plot, its that simple.
 
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Instead of soundly beating NVIDIA at least in raster AMD offers comparable performance at the comparable price while not offering unique distinguishing features like e.g. DLSS 3.0. And RTRT performance is again lacking thought AMD has made some great strides.

I suppose if you ignore FSR 2.0 being available to a lot of modern games and being functional, sure. No distinguishing feature there. RT perf got a nice bump, they've never quite been this close to on-par even in optimized games.
 

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Color me Surprised, W1zzard Blatant Biased yet again. Pairing a AMD GPU with an Intel CPU. He think he is slick. He knows AMD's GPU perform the best with AMD CPUs... I am done with W1zzard's antics.
Ah yes, very much expected comment now that the test system was switched, because loads of people complained about the Ryzen 7 5800X...

Star Trek Reaction GIF
 

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I must say I was hoping for more, and AMD's slides led me to expect more, and other reviewers have mentioned driver bugs... I doubt this will do much for prices in this segment...

I am underwhelmed, relatively speaking RDNA2 feels stronger than this.
 
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Pleasantly surprised, that being said, still too expensive.
 
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