AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 7900 XTX sales 3 November 2022 at a recommended price of $999 . This is a high-end RDNA 3 architecture desktop card based on 5 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 24 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 20 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 960.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 287 mm. Two 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 355 Watt.

It provides outstanding gaming and benchmark performance at 79.77% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

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

Place in performance ranking6
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money24.26
ArchitectureRDNA 3
GPU code nameNavi 31 XTX
Market segmentDesktop
Release date3 November 2022 (1 year old)
Launch price (MSRP)$999
Current price$859 (0.9x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

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

Pipelines / CUDA cores6144of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Boost clock speed2270 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)355 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate959.6of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon RX 7900 XTX 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
Length287 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors2x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 7900 XTX: 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 amount24 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed20000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth960.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 7900 XTX. 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 XTX, 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 XTX. 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.

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 XTX 30962

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 XTX 147286

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 XTX 80794

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 seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 7900 XTX 66967

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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GeekBench 5 Vulkan

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 Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

RX 7900 XTX 360

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

RX 7900 XTX 400

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

RX 7900 XTX 536

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

RX 7900 XTX 322

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Benchmark coverage: 2%

RX 7900 XTX 553

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 7900 XTX 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 HD245
1440p166
4K108

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 242

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 120−130
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 140−150
Battlefield 5 170−180
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 170−180
Cyberpunk 2077 231
Far Cry 5 198
Far Cry New Dawn 166
Forza Horizon 4 210−220
Hitman 3 210−220
Horizon Zero Dawn 170−180
Red Dead Redemption 2 130−140
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 325
Watch Dogs: Legion 120−130

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 120−130
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 140−150
Battlefield 5 170−180
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 170−180
Cyberpunk 2077 208
Far Cry 5 191
Far Cry New Dawn 160
Forza Horizon 4 210−220
Hitman 3 210−220
Horizon Zero Dawn 170−180
Metro Exodus 156
Red Dead Redemption 2 130−140
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 310
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 538
Watch Dogs: Legion 120−130

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 120−130
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 140−150
Battlefield 5 170−180
Cyberpunk 2077 199
Far Cry 5 175
Far Cry New Dawn 143
Forza Horizon 4 210−220
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 297
Watch Dogs: Legion 120−130

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 140−150
Hitman 3 180−190
Horizon Zero Dawn 130−140
Metro Exodus 155
Red Dead Redemption 2 80−85
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 230

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 85−90
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 100−110
Battlefield 5 150−160
Cyberpunk 2077 141
Far Cry 5 174
Far Cry New Dawn 143
Forza Horizon 4 180−190
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 140−150
Watch Dogs: Legion 90−95

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 90−95
Hitman 3 110−120
Horizon Zero Dawn 85−90
Metro Exodus 104
Red Dead Redemption 2 55−60
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 130
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 164

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 60−65
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 65−70
Battlefield 5 110−120
Cyberpunk 2077 71
Far Cry 5 155
Far Cry New Dawn 138
Forza Horizon 4 140−150
Watch Dogs: Legion 50−55

Relative perfomance

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


NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon RX 7900 XTX is GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position 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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