AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Is Designed To Compete Against NVIDIA’s RTX 4080, FSR 3 Support For Non-RDNA 3 GPUs Possible.
In an interview with PCWorld, AMD’s Frank Azor has once again given some detailed information on their flagship RDNA 3 graphics card, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX, & their brand new FSR 3 technology.
AMD Talks Radeon RX 7900 XTX & FSR 3 Technology – Flagship Designed To Compete Against NVIDIA RTX 4080 When AMD unveiled its Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards including the Radeon RX 7900 XTX & RX 7900 XT, the company refrained from showcasing any performance comparison against the RTX 40 series graphics cards from their competitors.
In fact, AMD refrained from showcasing any kind of performance comparisons with NVIDIA’s graphics cards, including the older RTX 30 series cards.
The only comparisons that were made were against their older RX 6000 series cards such as the RX 6900 XT and RX 6950 XT.
Now, Frank Azor, AMD’s Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions and Marketing, has revealed that the reason why the red team didn’t make any comparisons with the RTX 4090 (the only NVIDIA RTX 40 series cards available at the moment) was due to the fact that their flagship, the RX 7900 XTX is not designed to compete against it at all.
Well, this is very true in terms of pricing since the RTX 4090 is a $1599 US (MSRP) graphics card while the RX 7900 XTX is a $999 US (MSRP) card. That’s a difference of 60% in terms of pricing alone. And While the 7900 XTX delivers up to a 70% performance boost over its predecessor, the company simply doesn’t see the 4090 as the main challenger in terms of pricing.
The actual competitor that AMD sees against its Radeon RX 7900 XTX is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (16 GB).
The RTX 4080 is more comparable in terms of pricing since it costs $1199 US or 20% higher than the RX 7900 XTX. But even still, the RX 7900 XTX is definitely a better value and also has a memory advantage (24 GB vs 16 GB). Even the RX 7900 XT at $899 US with 20 GB memory can be seen as competition against the RTX 4090.
We can already see that if NVIDIA retained its RTX 4080 12 GB model, it would’ve faced some brutal competition versus the RX 7900 XT so it was a perfect decision to cancel it once and for all.
Now it remains to be seen how NVIDIA will compete in the sub-$1000 US price range because currently, the company has nothing that is officially revealed in this segment and AMD having two cards in this range will obviously give them the price advantage for several months unless NVIDIA plans to launch something in this range too which doesn’t seem to be the case so far.