The first independent benchmarks for the new AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX were leaked earlier today. And much to the astonishment and surprise of many, the GPU was revealed to be seriously suffering against the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 as well as its main rival, the RTX 4080. This was completely different from what AMD had demonstrated during its presentation.
It appears that the initial set of data that leaked earlier today grossly underestimated the true performance that the new AMD GPUs have to offer because scores for new benchmark runs have since leaked. The AMD RX 7900 XTX scored 228,647 points in the most recent OpenCL run, which is 52% more than it did in the previous performance. The RTX 4080 is presently seen to be between 10 and 17.6% faster than the RX 7900 XTX in this case.
The RX 7900 XTX is much ahead of the RTX 4080 in the Vulkan API test, which should provide a better indication of gaming performance, as it is nearly 21% quicker. The new score is 96% greater than the old one thanks to the XTX’s 179,579 points.
These new findings are far closer to our projections based on AMD’s own benchmark data. In short, the 7900 XTX’s raster output sat between the 4080 and 4090, while in ray tracing, it behind both RTX 40-series GPUs.