AMD Radeon RX 7900XT GPU Performance Review

AMD Radeon RX 7900XT GPU has been released in the PC gaming market with a new RDNA3 architecture for next-level graphical performance

After much hype and anticipation, AMD has finally launched its all-new RX 7000 GPUs in the PC gaming market. AMD has launched two GPUs, the RX 7900XT and the RX 7900XTX, and we will talk about the XT version today. It is the slight step-down model version of the flagship AMD GPU RX 7900 XTX. AMD claims this 7900XT will have a performance boost of 50% over the old RX 6000 series.

This GPU’s new RDNA3 electronics architecture claims it has excellent optimization and newer GPU features like their latest Adrenalin Software, Fidelity FX Super Resolution and the AMD Link. This RX 7900XT is based on NAVI 31 silicon and holds a 17% better IPC uplift than the old RDNA2. For this reason, AMD thinks it will be an excellent competitor to the latest Nvidia RTX 4090 and the 4080 GPU, especially in price-to-performance ratio.

Now without further delay, let’s check out the all-new AMD Radeon RX 7900XT GPU and its performance.

AMD Radeon RX 7900XT – Specs

Here are the full specifications of the AMD Radeon RX 7900XT Graphics card.

VariantNavi 31 XT
GenerationRX 7000
Base Clock1500 MHz
Boost Clock2394 MHz
Gaming Clock2025 MHz
Shader Clock2025 MHz
Video Memory20 GB
Memory TypeGDDR6
Memory Bus320 bit
Bus InterfacePCIe 4.0 x 16
Bandwidth800 GB/s
Memory Clock2500MHz with 20 Gbps effective speed
Ports1 HDMI v2.1a
2 Display Port v2.1
1 USB Type C
DirectXv12.2 ultimate
TDP300 W
PSU700 W

AMD Radeon RX 7900XT – Price and Availability

AMD Radeon RX 7900XT GPU is now available worldwide with all the major online and offline retailers with a starting price tag of $899. But the price of this GPU may vary from one country to another.

Navi RX 7900XT – Design

AMD has manufactured their all-new 7900XT GPU with a 3-fan design. 7900XT has a large heatsink and is well-covered with a thick backplate. The screw areas in the backside are painted with red colours and are built out of chiplets rather than the larger monolithic chip. This is just a little smaller than the XTX model. This model does not have any RGB Backlighting, and the total weight of this model is approximately 1533 grams only. With an oversized bracket, it almost takes up three slots in your cabinet.

AMD Radeon RX 7900XT - Price and Availability

Radeon RX 7900XT is well constructed for cooling, as it comes with an excellent vapour chamber. No heat pipes are inside this GPU, as the large heatsink to get the job done. The GPU core is designed as a 14-phase desire controlled by a Monolithic 70 A current Power system. This system manages the power supply inside the GPU very well and protects it from getting short circuits.

The three fans on the OEM AMD Radeon RX 7900XT are great, and it keeps the Graphics card under safe temperatures, so you won’t be losing out on performance if you are going with a reference RX 7900XT Graphics Card.

AMD Radeon GPU – Test Setup

We experimented and built a separate system for this GPU’s actual power. Here are the details of it.

ProcessorIntel Core i9-13900K CPU
Graphics CardAMD Radeon RX 7900XT
MotherboardASUS ROG Strix Z790-E
MemoryCorsair Dominator Platinum 32GB RGB DDR5 6000 MHz
Power SupplyEVGA 1600W 80+ Gold Fully Modular
CPU CoolerLian Li Galahad 360 Cooler
Operating SystemWindows 11 Pro 64bit
DriversFor Windows – 21H2 (OS build 22000)
For GPU – 22.11.2 WHQL

AMD Radeon RX 7900XT – Gaming and Application Performance

Here are the gaming and application tests when running an RX 7900XT with the latest Intel Core i9 13900K Processor on three different resolutions.

RX 7900XT Gaming Performance

Game Name1080p1440p2160p
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla159 fps avg127 fps avg78 fps avg
Battlefield V344 fps avg290 fps avg160 fps avg
Borderlands 3137 fps avg136 fps avg86 fps avg
Control204 fps avg140 fps avg70 fps avg
Cyberpunk 2077165 fps avg108 fps avg51 fps avg
Days Gone221 fps avg163 fps avg88 fps avg
Death loop208 fps avg166 fps avg99 fps avg
Divinity Original Sin 2286 fps avg272 fps avg162 fps avg
DOOM Eternal442 fps avg353 fps avg210 fps avg
Dying Light 2197 fps avg140 fps avg67 fps avg
Elden Ring140 fps avg120 fps avg75 fps avg
F1 2022316 fps avg250 fps avg152 fps avg
Far Cry 6206 fps avg182 fps avg105 fps avg
Forza Horizon 5149 fps avg136 fps avg103 fps avg
God of War173 fps avg140 fps avg88 fps avg
Guardians of the Galaxy212 fps avg169 fps avg102 fps avg
Halo Infinite163 fps avg132 fps avg84 fps avg
Hitman 3187 fps avg190 fps avg127 fps avg
Metro Exodus255 fps avg199 fps avg117 fps avg
Red Dead Redemption 2176 fps avg151 fps avg99 fps avg
Resident Evil Village376 fps avg277 fps avg153 fps avg
The Witcher 3322 fps avg244 fps avg133 fps avg
Total War Warhammer 3177 fps avg117 fps avg58 fps avg
Watch Dogs Legion171 fps avg132 fps avg78 fps avg
All Games Average FPS228 fps183 fps108 fps

RX 7900XT Application Performance

3DMark Time Spy24042 Points
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited737404 Points
3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics259707 Points
3DMark Fire Strike Standard50669 Points
3DMark Night Raid90204 Points
3DMark Performance GPU77784 Points
Unigine Vally 1.0 DX0243 fps
Blender 3.3 Classroom HIP26 seconds

AMD Radeon RX 7900XT – Noise and Thermal

With a constant 100% load while gaming on this GPU, we observed that the card reached up to 62 degrees Celcius. In this situation, the fan ran at 66% of its total speed with an RPM of 1747 units. The average fan noise was calculated at 37 dB, and the GPU always stayed under 34 degrees celsius when idle.

AMD Radeon RX 7900XT - Noise and Thermal

AMD Radeon RX 7900XT – Final Verdict

As per the performance we have seen, the AMD Radeon 7900XT is a great Graphics card, and AMD did a great job of launching it at a lower price range than its Green competitor, Nvidia. Of course, it is a large-size card, but still, AMD has managed to keep the size smaller than the RTX 4080. And even with such a powerful performance, the smaller form factor kept up with our cooling expectations.

We have seen the performance of this Navi 31 GPU 7000 series GPU. The GPU scored 100+ FPS for all the games, even at a performance at 1440p/2K resolution without any performance hits. The 4K results are fantastic, and we are pretty sure that as time progresses, AMD will be pushing out newer and newer drivers which will directly impact the performance of all the RX Graphics Cards.

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