What simply came about? As AMD was once packing up after its presentation in Las Vegas the day prior to this, PCWorld interviewed Frank Azor, Leader Architect of Gaming Answers, in regards to the Radeon 7000 sequence and FSR3. PCWorld was once additionally taking questions from their are living target audience on YouTube, and one subject that gave the look to be doping up so much was once why AMD hadn’t when compared its new playing cards towards the RTX 4000 sequence in its presentation.
“Why did not we see Radeon 7000 up towards Nvidia, what is up with that?” PCWorld requested. “Are you afraid? What is going on?” The logical solution that the majority commenters had been suggesting became out to be the best one: AMD does not have an RTX 4080 readily available to benchmark but, and nor does it wish to use Nvidia’s propped-up numbers in its presentation.
“Nvidia hasn’t despatched me a 4080 but, so I am kinda looking forward to that to come back in earlier than I will have the comparisons,” Azor laughed. “No, two issues actually: this card is designed to move towards the 4080. And we should not have benchmark numbers at the 4080 but. Plus, we are not within the industry of giving them loose advertising and marketing and promoting. They do not precisely put our benchmarks of their charts, so I am not going to do them any favors there,” he concluded.
“With how we’re acting presently, we are assured and we are relaxed that we are going to lead them to sweat.”
The Radeon RX 7900 XTX will value $999 when it launches on December 13. The GeForce RTX 4080 (previously the 16 GB style, now the one style) will value $1,200 when it lands on retailer cabinets November 16. Azor was once fast to pit the 2 playing cards towards every different and discourage the contention between the 7900 XTX and RTX 4090, which is already to be had for $1,600.
“Let’s be life like, [the 7900 XTX] is a $999 card. It is not a 4090 competitor, which prices 60% extra. It is a 4080 competitor. Let’s be actually transparent in regards to the magnificence that we are speaking about,” he mentioned.
It does not sound like AMD has the rest quicker than the 7900 XTX within the works for now both. Leaked block diagrams display that the 7900 XTX makes use of all of the shaders which might be to be had within the Navi 31 GCD. It additionally cannot be clocked a lot upper with out leaving behind the facility funds in keeping with fresh studies that cite discussions with board companions.
An AMD consultant did inform PCWorld in an previous interview that the GCD was once designed to be clocked as much as 3 GHz with out energy or temperature boundaries, so possibly it may well be driven additional with 4090-like energy intake and cooling — however AMD turns out understandably reluctant to move down that path.
Alternatively, in order for you to seek out the boundaries of the 7900 XTX your self, EKWB has already introduced its corresponding line of water blocks, beating maximum of AMD’s standard board companions to the punch. Each the Plexi and Acetal fashions will value $250 and get started delivery in early December.