AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 7900 XT sales 3 November 2022 at a recommended price of $899 . This is a high-end RDNA 3 architecture desktop card based on 5 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 20 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 20 GHz are supplied, and together with 320 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 800.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 276 mm. Two 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 315 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 74.44% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

Some basic facts about Radeon RX 7900 XT: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking13
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money22.18
ArchitectureRDNA 3
GPU code nameNavi 31 XT
Market segmentDesktop
Release date3 November 2022 (1 year old)
Launch price (MSRP)$899
Current price$884 (1x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

Radeon RX 7900 XT's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 7900 XT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores5376of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Boost clock speed2000 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors57,700 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology5 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)315 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate804.4of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon RX 7900 XT and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Length276 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors2x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 7900 XT: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount20 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width320 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed20000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth800.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 7900 XT. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x HDMI 2.1a, 2x DisplayPort 2.1, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 7900 XT, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.7
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.1
Vulkan1.3

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon RX 7900 XT. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RX 7900 XT 74.44

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

RX 7900 XT 28834

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RX 7900 XT 142489

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RX 7900 XT 75896

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 7900 XT 63712

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

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GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

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3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 2%

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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 7900 XT is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD212
1440p145
4K93

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 237

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 110−120
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 130−140
Battlefield 5 160−170
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 170−180
Cyberpunk 2077 212
Far Cry 5 196
Far Cry New Dawn 163
Forza Horizon 4 200−210
Hitman 3 210−220
Horizon Zero Dawn 160−170
Red Dead Redemption 2 120−130
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 311
Watch Dogs: Legion 120−130

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 110−120
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 130−140
Battlefield 5 160−170
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 170−180
Cyberpunk 2077 190
Far Cry 5 187
Far Cry New Dawn 157
Forza Horizon 4 200−210
Hitman 3 210−220
Horizon Zero Dawn 160−170
Metro Exodus 146
Red Dead Redemption 2 120−130
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 295
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 483
Watch Dogs: Legion 120−130

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 110−120
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 130−140
Battlefield 5 160−170
Cyberpunk 2077 179
Far Cry 5 173
Far Cry New Dawn 142
Forza Horizon 4 200−210
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 265
Watch Dogs: Legion 120−130

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 130−140
Hitman 3 160−170
Horizon Zero Dawn 120−130
Metro Exodus 135
Red Dead Redemption 2 70−75
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 203

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 80−85
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 95−100
Battlefield 5 140−150
Cyberpunk 2077 122
Far Cry 5 173
Far Cry New Dawn 141
Forza Horizon 4 170−180
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 140−150
Watch Dogs: Legion 80−85

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 85−90
Hitman 3 95−100
Horizon Zero Dawn 85−90
Metro Exodus 87
Red Dead Redemption 2 45−50
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 110
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 159

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 60−65
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 60−65
Battlefield 5 100−105
Cyberpunk 2077 60
Far Cry 5 132
Far Cry New Dawn 129
Forza Horizon 4 130−140
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50

Relative perfomance

Radeon RX 7900 XT's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon RX 7900 XT is GeForce RTX 4090 D, which is faster by 2% and higher by 3 positions in our ranking.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

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