Following AMD’s RDNA 3 Graphics Card (opens in new tab) Announced early tonight, Asus introduced (opens in new tab) First Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX Graphics Add-in Board (AIB). The new offering has everything AMD’s RDNA 3 architecture has to offer, but a few additions by Asus, including a massive cooling system that promises enhanced power delivery and enhanced overclocking potential. It features TUF Gaming Touch.
Asus offers two Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards within the TUF Gaming family. This includes the TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XTX with 6,144 stream processors, 24 GB of GDDR6 memory with a 384-bit interface, and the TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XT. It has 5,376 stream processors and 20 GB of GDDR6 memory with a 320-bit bus.Both cards could join the ranks of the best graphics cards (opens in new tab) For games available in December.
Unfortunately Asus doesn’t say anything about the clock speeds of the TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XT/XTX graphics card. We believe these cards will have more overclocking potential compared to reference design based products. The reason is that both boards use a 17+4 phase voltage regulation module with a high current power stage and solid state 20K capacitors. Additionally, to realize the potential of his new VRM, the board relies on the use of his three 8-pin PCIe auxiliary power connectors. This delivers up to 450W of power, enabling higher overclocking potential for the new AMD RDNA 3 GPUs.
To provide better cooling than the reference AIB and competing graphics boards powered by AMD’s new Big Navi 3x GPUs, Asus has equipped the TUF gaming boards with a sophisticated TUF cooling system. The new 3.63-wide cooler features a die-cast aluminum shroud and backplate that make up a new radiator with a 22.8% larger heat dissipation area. It also features a new fan and an airflow design that promises 13.8% more airflow and 8% higher static pressure than his TUF Gaming board of the previous generation. As usual, the cooling system has a 3D acrylic TUF logo with his ARGB lighting on the edge of the shroud.
When it comes to display outputs, the TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 series boards are equipped with 3x DisplayPort 2.1 and 1x HDMI 2.1 to enable high resolution, high frame rate gaming.
For some reason, Asus didn’t reveal anything about its ROG Strix Radeon RX 7900 XT and ROG Strix Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics boards today. Still, we suspect the company’s engineers are busy developing more advanced Radeon RX 7900 series products.
Asus has not disclosed pricing or release dates for its TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics cards. Historically, the company has been one of the first AIBs to roll out custom models based on their latest graphics processors, and we believe this time will be no exception.