AMD released its RDNA 3-based RX 7900 series cards based on the Navi 31 die on November 3. The RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT cards are priced $999 and $100 cheaper than Nvidia’s $1,199 RTX 4080 16GB model, which is now just known as RTX 4080 because Nvidia discontinued or rather “unlaunched” the 12GB edition. According to tipsters, the less powerful 4080 is purportedly changing into the RTX 4070.
Including benchmarks for the 7900 XT, AMD revealed some additional performance information about its RX 7900 series yesterday. There were also more jabs at Nvidia. Now that the review embargo for the RTX 4080 has been removed, we can compare and estimate the performance of the RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT to see how the two cards compare to Nvidia’s RTX 4090 and RTX 4080, and we have done just that in this post.
AMD has only released statistics for a very small number of games, four for rasterization and another four with ray tracing, as you can see in these benchmark charts. We researched credible evaluations online and ultimately chose to use the review data from TechPowerUp and TechSpot to assist us in making this estimation.
We chose to use the third-party data that was closest to the AMD-provided values because benchmark results can differ significantly between different game settings. This makes sense because similar workloads are implied by similar scores, therefore our anticipated results should be more in line with the final outcomes. Additionally, we utilised the average of both scores when the AMD data fell between the two third-party figures.
The rasterization-only results are presented first, and three of the four titles may be roughly approximated. The performance metrics shown below are all at 2160p (4K). We have also added the AMD RTX 3090 Ti, which was the fastest 4K gaming GPU last generation, in addition to the AMD RX 7900 XT, 7900 XTX, Nvidia RTX 4090, and 4080. Additionally, as it appeared in AMD’s slides and serves as the entry-level GPU, the 6950 XT is also present.
We have the ray tracing numbers after the raster-only findings. In the tables below, they are denoted by the abbreviation “RT,” which stands for ray tracing.
As one might anticipate, AMD’s second-generation ray tracing performance is still well below Nvidia’s RTX 40-series third-generation capabilities. In fact, in one of the three situations, the RTX 3090 Ti manages to easily defeat the RX 7900 XTX.
However, there are a lot of positive aspects to the future AMD cards as well. Despite being $200 less expensive, the RX 7900 XTX appears to be comfortably surpassing the RTX 4080 in rasterization. In one instance, the 7900 XT surpasses the 4080. However, keep in mind that we are using first-party data for AMD and that there are just three titles, and those games may have been chosen at random.