AMD Radeon RX 7000 Series Launch Overview & Radeon RX 7900 XTX Benchmarks!

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Written by Sean Mekinda

AMD's next generation of graphics cards are out today, and they come with both big advancements in GPU tech and a ton of power. This new lineup is the world's first gaming GPU with chiplet-based design and delivers up to a 1.7X performance uplift over the previous generation of AMD GPUs!

What's New With 7000 Series GPUs?

The new Radeon RX 7000 Series cards aren't just an iterative upgrade. They're packed with industry-leading technology and designed to maximize power and efficiency with up to 54% better power efficiency and up to 1.7X better performance over the previous generation.

AMD RDNA 3 Architecture

AMD's RDNA 3 Architecture brings with it a new chiplet design, new compute units, and second-generation AMD Infinity Cache. What that means for you is our performance, as new compute units work to share resources with rendering, AI, and raytracing to speed and performance no matter what you're doing.

The new chiplet - making the Radeon RX 7000 series the first GPU with a chiplet - delivers up to 15% higher frequencies with up to 54% better power efficiency. It takes advantage of AMD Infinity Cache to support up to 5.3TB/s of bandwidth

The Radeon RX 7000 series are also the only cards on the market to support DisplayPort 2.1, meaning you can make full use of that 4K (or 8K!) high-refresh-rate gaming monitor, with support up to 480Hz for 4K and 165Hz for 8K.

AMD FSR 2.2 and Beyond

AMD FSR, or Fidelity Super Resolution, is AMD's own upscaling tool, built to help push your GPU even further by rendering frames at lower resolutions and then, utilizing AI, upping the quality. This means you'll be able to play the latest and greatest AAA releases without sacrificing your frame rate!

FSR 2.2 is the latest release and is designed to improve visual fidelity even further. It's planned to work with Forza Horizon 5 on release, with many more titles to be added. FSR 3 is coming in the new year and boasts an even bigger upgrade, with an expected 2x greater FPS over FSR 2!

AMD 7000 Series GPU Specs at a Glance

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX

  • Architecture: AMD RDNA 3
  • Compute Units: 96
  • RAM: 24GB GDDR6
  • Game Clock Speed: 2.3GHz
  • Boost clock speed: up to 2.5GHz
  • Memory Interface: 384-bit
  • Infinity Cache: 96 MB
  • TBP: 355W

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT

  • Architecture: AMD RDNA 3
  • Compute Units: 84
  • RAM: 20GB GDDR6
  • Game Clock Speed: 2.0GHz
  • Boost clock speed: up to 2.4GHz
  • Memory Interface: 320-bit
  • Infinity Cache: 80 MB
  • TBP: 300W

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Benchmarks

Our System:


3DMark (v2.25.8043):

3DMark's GPU tests push graphics cards to their limits. Time Spy uses DirectX12 to really test every bit of power and Time Spy Extreme takes it even further with more graphically intense processes. Port Royal is 3DMark's ray tracing test, designed for real-time ray tracing. The Radeon RX 7900 XTX showed some incredible numbers, really underscoring that this card is ready for high-end 4K gaming, supported by its utilization of DisplayPort 2.1.

PassMark (v10.2):

Similar to 3DMark, PassMark is designed to push GPUs to their limits. However, unlink 3DMark, PassMark tests both 2D and 3D graphics operations, all the way from DirectX9 to DirectX12 in 4K. Another powerful showing from the 7900 XTX, these numbers sit squarely in the top percentages of all cars on the market.

UNIGINE Superposition (v1.1):

Superposition is a staple benchmark, pushing cards for both performance and stability with intense ray tracing. We put the Radeon RX 7900 XTX through the three tests designed to showcase the card in a variety of use cases: 1080P Medium, 1080P Extreme, and 4K Optimized. Once again, the 7900 XTX shows just how powerful it is with some seriously impressive scores, including a high 4K score that makes me want to take it out for a spin with some games!

AMD's brand new lineup of 7000 Series Graphics Cards is available now at Micro Center! Be sure to check out our AMD RX 7900 XTX Build Guide for ideas for your next rig!


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