AMD’s Frank Azor recently discussed their top RDNA 3 graphics card, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX, and their brand-new FSR 3 technology in an interview with PCWorld.

AMD Talks Radeon RX 7900 XTX & FSR 3 Technology – Flagship Designed To Compete Against NVIDIA RTX 4080

AMD opted not to display any performance comparisons against their rivals’ RTX 40 series graphics cards when the firm launched its Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards, which include the Radeon RX 7900 XTX & RX 7900 XT. In reality, AMD avoided comparing the performance of its graphics cards to those made by NVIDIA, notably the RTX 30 series from before. The RX 6900 XT and RX 6950 XT, two of their earlier RX 6000 series cards, were the sole comparisons done.

The sole NVIDIA RTX 40 series card currently on the market, the RTX 4090, was not compared by AMD’s red team since their flagship, the RX 7900 XTX, is not made to compete against it at all, according to Frank Azor, AMD’s Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions and Marketing.

The RTX 4090 costs $1599 US (MSRP) whereas the RX 7900 XTX costs $999 US (MSRP), thus this is definitely correct in terms of price. That is a 60% difference in price alone. Additionally, despite the fact that the 7900 XTX offers a performance improvement of up to 70% over its predecessor, the business does not consider the 4090 to be the primary competitor in terms of price.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 is the real rival AMD sees to its Radeon RX 7900 XTX (16 GB). Price-wise, the RTX 4080 is more comparable because it costs $1199 US, or $20 more than the RX 7900 XTX. But even so, the RX 7900 XTX is unquestionably more affordable and offers a memory edge (24 GB vs 16 GB). Even the RX 7900 XT, which costs $899 US and has 20 GB of RAM, might be considered as alternative to the RTX 4090.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Specs:

GPU Navi 31 XTX Ada Lovelace AD103-300
Process Node TSMC 5nm+6nm TSMC 4N
Die Size 300mm2 (Only GCD)
522mm2 (with MCDs)
Transistors 58 Billion 45.9 Billion
Cores 12288 9728
Base Clock 1900 MHz 2210 MHz
Boost Clock 2500 MHz 2510 MHz
Memory Size 24 GB GDDR6 16 GB GDDR6X
Memory Bus 384-bit 256-bit
Memory Clock 20 Gbps 23 Gbps
Bandwidth 960 GB/s 736 GB/s
TBP 355W 320W
PCIe Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
Price $999 US $1199 US
Launch 13th December, 2022 16th November 2022