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Non-reference AMD Radeon RX 7900 Series RDNA3 to Launch by Late-December

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AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT RDNA3 graphics cards debut on December 13, 2022. This is when you will be able to buy one, at an MSRP of $999 for the RX 7900 XTX, and $899 for the RX 7900 XT. These will, however, only be reference-design MBA (made by AMD) graphics cards sold though the company's various add-in board (AIB) partners. The non-reference (custom design) RX 7900 series reportedly releases to the market 1 to 2 weeks after December 13, according to a Board Channels report seen by Wccftech.

Unlike the NVIDIA Founders Edition graphics card that's sold exclusively under the NVIDIA marquee, AMD's reference-design cards are sold by its AIB partners, with minimal or nil partner branding on the cards. The after-sales support, including product warranties and other brand-specific inclusions, are handled by the AIBs themselves. Custom-design cards are those designed by the AIB partners, with customization extending to both the cooling solution and the PCB; and with some cards even featuring factory-overclocked speeds. These are the ones that could launch 1 to 2 weeks after December 13, which would put their launch anywhere between December 20 to 27 (our yikes go out to reviewers).



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Still managing to keep details so close to their chest - gah!
 
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After the debacle that was Nvidia's 4090 and 4080 launch, AMD need to deliver here! Show Nvidia that you don't need to charge so much to get top-tier performance.
 
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That solid I/O plate bugged me the first time I saw and it still looks counter-intuitive to me. Is it for bragging rights? Like we don't need air to get out of there? Is it part of the design, dunno, but doesn't look "natural" to me.
 
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That solid I/O plate bugged me the first time I saw and it still looks counter-intuitive to me. Is it for bragging rights? Like we don't need air to get out of there? Is it part of the design, dunno, but doesn't look "natural" to me.
The heatsink fins are oriented vertically, so having an opening at the end serves little to no purpose....
 
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I wonder what that is like though, to be an AIB partner.

To have an iyo better design cooler but you cant release it until later, until then you are forced to sell the default AMD design or not sell anything at all.
And if something ends up being a problem, you have to fix it, you who is forced to use that one design.

Just seems weird to have no freedom, like choosing what paste of pads get applied, or if there are extra pads applied for the backplate, simple stuff like that, is that even allowed?
Seems weird if it isnt....but also seems weird if it is considering they want everyone to use the same.


anywho, looking forward to the benchmarks eventually....and to jerryrigging my universal waterblock to fit the new holespacing....well that is if I end up getting either for these which is probably a nope because its just too expensive for a gpu imo, 7900 non XT when?
 
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This seems like a typical AMD paper launch where they have minimal to no real stock if custom designs come out so much later. Hope I'm wrong but if not then AMD has learned absolutely nothing in a decade of selling GPUs
 
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This seems like a typical AMD paper launch where they have minimal to no real stock if custom designs come out so much later. Hope I'm wrong but if not then AMD has learned absolutely nothing in a decade of selling GPUs
No, it looks like a classic nVidia Founders Edition style launch, where you can only buy FE cards in the first two months.
 
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Looks like a repeat of Vega56/64
 

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I wonder what that is like though, to be an AIB partner.

To have an iyo better design cooler but you cant release it until later, until then you are forced to sell the default AMD design or not sell anything at all.
And if something ends up being a problem, you have to fix it, you who is forced to use that one design.

Just seems weird to have no freedom, like choosing what paste of pads get applied, or if there are extra pads applied for the backplate, simple stuff like that, is that even allowed?
Seems weird if it isnt....but also seems weird if it is considering they want everyone to use the same.


anywho, looking forward to the benchmarks eventually....and to jerryrigging my universal waterblock to fit the new holespacing....well that is if I end up getting either for these which is probably a nope because its just too expensive for a gpu imo, 7900 non XT when?
Board partners have limited time to make their designs pre launch / test their bios. This is mainly to equalize the playing field and m ada ke it a bit less of a rush, AMD has done the same in earlier launches
 
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After the debacle that was Nvidia's 4090 and 4080 launch
Uhm... the 4090 sold out in hours at release, so how's that a "launch debacle"?

As far as the 4080 SKU, well, it's obvious that NVIDIA is testing the market right now and NVIDIA could easily adjust the 4080s price ~RDNA3 launch AFTER weeks at its regular MSRP price.

AMD need to deliver here!
:roll:

Show Nvidia that you don't need to charge so much to get top-tier performance.

Uhm... The 7900XT is already masked and jacked-up! :laugh:

$1k - 7900XTX = aka 6900XT initial MSRP.

$900 - 7900XT = 6800XT intial MSRP $650. That's an extra cool $250 masked in a new naming scheme. :laugh:

So, the pressure is not on NVIDIA... but what about for AMD, though? :fear:
 
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Uhm... the 4090 sold out in hours at release, so how's that a "launch debacle"?

As far as the 4080 SKU, well, it's obvious that NVIDIA is testing the market right now and NVIDIA could easily adjust the 4080s price ~RDNA3 launch AFTER weeks at its regular MSRP price.


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Uhm... The 7900XT is already masked and jacked-up! :laugh:

$1k - 7900XTX = aka 6900XT initial MSRP.

$900 - 7900XT = 6800XT intial MSRP $650. That's an extra cool $250 masked in a new naming scheme. :laugh:

So, the pressure is not on NVIDIA... but what about for AMD, though? :fear:
Obvious fanboy is obvious, that's all you had to say.
 
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AMD launching a "premium tagged" GPU (definitely debatable if it's even worthy or not) around the days of an extremely sensitive spending holiday season is very weird in itself.
 
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No, it looks like a classic nVidia Founders Edition style launch, where you can only buy FE cards in the first two months.
When has Nvidia done this? I can't remember this so it's certainly not a "classic".
 
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I wonder what that is like though, to be an AIB partner.

To have an iyo better design cooler but you cant release it until later, until then you are forced to sell the default AMD design or not sell anything at all.
And if something ends up being a problem, you have to fix it, you who is forced to use that one design.

Just seems weird to have no freedom, like choosing what paste of pads get applied, or if there are extra pads applied for the backplate, simple stuff like that, is that even allowed?
Seems weird if it isnt....but also seems weird if it is considering they want everyone to use the same.


anywho, looking forward to the benchmarks eventually....and to jerryrigging my universal waterblock to fit the new holespacing....well that is if I end up getting either for these which is probably a nope because its just too expensive for a gpu imo, 7900 non XT when?

I think AMD treats the AIB a little bit better since AMD don't partner with retail stores directly and sell reference cards at a price that leaves 0% margin to AIB.
AMD do have an online store, but it is very regional limited and stock limited and does not impact the market as much as bestbuy.
 
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PS5 is sold out years after release. GPU being sold out in the first weeks after release means literally nothing.

Let alone that it isn't even sold out... :roll:
could easily adjust the 4080s price
Yeah. that large die is so "easy" to "adjust" price wise, when you plan to pwn green boi with 65% margins, up from 50-ish... :D

Obvious fanboy
Is it certainly no the one who manages to "unsee" the "unlaunching" of 4080? OK. :D
 
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When has Nvidia done this? I can't remember this so it's certainly not a "classic".
Pascal I believe, when they introduced FE. Turing was not staggered afaik.
 
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The reference design looks solid enough for most. The only downside is perhaps the warranty.
 
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But I need a true dual slot card which neither the 7900xt or 7900xtx are :( hopefully an AIB partner comes through!
 
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The reference design looks solid enough for most. The only downside is perhaps the warranty.
The biggest issue with AMD reference GPUs outside of US, is that they shit them from Taiwan, which means additional import taxes and VAT, so they end up more expensive than superior AIB options from a local retailer.
 
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The biggest issue with AMD reference GPUs outside of US, is that they shit them from Taiwan, which means additional import taxes and VAT, so they end up more expensive than superior AIB options from a local retailer.
Here(Brazil)the reference design is always sold at the normal price expected in online stores.
 
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I have a G-Sync-only monitor...
 
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I have a G-Sync-only monitor...

Dying breed it seems, weird to me that Nvidia cannot adjust Gsync to work with freesync/adaptivesync, I mean its a whole module for just that part of it.
 
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Dying breed it seems, weird to me that Nvidia cannot adjust Gsync to work with freesync/adaptivesync, I mean its a whole module for just that part of it.
I bought it in 2016 iirc..
 
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Well, at least it's not in a month (or more than a month), iirc, as it was before the release of RX5000.
 
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