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AMD Radeon RX 7900XT & 7900XTX - Performance Review


AMD launched the Radeon RX 7900XT & RX 7900XTX in December 2022, with the newest RDNA-3 technology and the Navi 31 architecture. These are the first GPUs built on the chiplet-based design, similar to AMD's latest CPUs. The RX 7900XT & RX 7900XTX feature up to 24GB of GDDR6 Memory and 61 TFLOPs of Peak Single Precision Compute Performance. In this review, we test how the 7900XT and 7900XTX perform in various games while utilizing the Fidelity Super Resolution technology by AMD and also how they perform in multiple benchmarks with the Intel and AMD platforms and also compare the results to the Nvidia counterparts of the GPUS; the RTX 4070Ti and the RTX 4080.


Test Setup :
AMD Testbench :
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Processor

  • ASRock X670E Taichi DDR5 Motherboard

  • 32GB DDR5 6000MHz Memory

  • Lian Li Galahad 360 AIO CPU Cooler

  • AMD Radeon RX 7900XT Graphics Card

  • AMD Radeon RX 7900XTX Graphics Card

  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070Ti Graphics Card

  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Graphics Card

Intel Testbench :
  • Intel Core i9 13900K Processor

  • ASUS Prime Z690-A WiFi DDR5 Motherboard

  • 32GB DDR5 6000MHz Memory

  • DeepCool LS720 360mm AIO CPU Cooler

  • AMD Radeon RX 7900XT Graphics Card

  • AMD Radeon RX 7900XTX Graphics Card

  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070Ti Graphics Card

  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Graphics Card

Softwares, Benchmarks & Games :
Operating System :
  • Windows 11 X64 Pro Build 22H2 with the latest updates (All other drivers, firmware, BIOS updated to latest public release)

Synthetic Benchmarks :
  • Geekbench 5 (OpenCL, Vulkan)

  • Superposition Benchmark (4K Optimized, 8K Optimized)

  • PugetBench Benchmarks(Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects)

  • 3D Mark benchmarks (Timespy, Timespy Extreme, Speedway, Port Royal)

Games (All the games below were tested at 1080P, 1440P & 2160P) :
  • Valorant

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

  • Forza Horizon 5

  • Shadow Of The Tomb Raider

  • DOOM Eternal

  • Farcry 6

Note: Valorant has been tested on randomly chosen maps in the Deathmatch mode so the results may vary.


Benchmarks Test Results :
3DMark Benchmarks :
Geekbench 5 Benchmark :
PugetBench Benchmarks :
Superposition Benchmarks :
Games Test Results :
Valorant 1080P resolution :
Valorant 2K resolution :
Valorant 4K resolution :
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla :
Forza Horizon 5 :
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider :
DOOM Eternal :
Farcry 6 :
Observations & Conclusions :
  • We have included Intel Core i9 13900K as well as AMD Ryzen 9 7950X while testing the Graphics Cards so we can gauge how various workloads perform with different CPU+GPU combinations.

  • By including as many combinations as possible, we have tried to present the users with as much information as possible.

  • Performance in specific workloads changes with OS, Drivers, BIOS, and Firmware versions. Manufacturers are constantly working on improving the performance of their products. It may so happen that in the future, there might be significant gains with a new BIOS or new drivers. Therefore, we try to use the latest available public release versions of software, which can give us a fair idea regarding performance.

  • Certain Applications or Softwares perform differently with Intel or AMD CPUs so testing a specific GPU on both platforms is important to get a realistic idea regarding the performance.

  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900XT and RX 7900XTX deliver solid performance in 2K and 4K gaming as well as creative workflows.

  • Thanks to the RDNA-3 technology and the Navi 31 architecture, the 7900XT and 7900XTX hold their position quite well against the Nvidia counterparts.

  • Both AMD GPUs have the potential to get even better performance with future driver updates.

  • 7900 XT & 7900 XTX can utilize the Smart Access Memory on the AMD CPU platform and can squeeze out a bit more performance.

  • Props to AMD for keeping the power consumption in check while dishing out a solid performance.

Keeping all these factors in mind, we’re giving the RX 7900XT and RX 7900XTX the Silver award!



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