AMD and its partners will start selling their flagship Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics cards on December 13th. According to media reports, most RDNA 3 products will be reference designs on that date. Still, some custom-built models also hit the market.
Posting ended earlier this week board channel (opens in new tab) The forum suggested that only the reference design Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards will be available on the December 13th launch date. In other words, such cards could miss the favorable holiday season in the US and Europe. But this is not entirely correct.
According to the information we have received, the custom-designed Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics cards will be available from at least two manufacturers starting December 13th. ComputerBase.de (opens in new tab)Meanwhile, the website highlights that there are also other manufacturers who only offered reference design models on December 13th and confirmed to follow up with custom boards later.
Not Enough Motivation, Not Enough Time
Radeon RX 7900 series launch schedule has been tight for the graphics card makers, based on information from. computer basedAs such, we didn’t have enough time to develop custom versions of the Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX.
Please note that all information regarding the status of custom-designed Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards is provided by third parties, so no objective conclusions can be drawn here. But we can speculate a little.
Graphics card manufacturers develop custom versions of their products to differentiate themselves from the competition in terms of performance and features, and maximize profits by selling parts above MSRP. Some designs have been created to keep costs down, but that’s hardly the case with AMD’s first wave of Radeon RX 7900 series products, which retail for $899 to $999 and above.
To build high-end graphics boards with enhanced performance, companies experiment with the performance of their GPUs and memory, printed circuit board (PCB) configurations, and cooling systems to ensure the final product runs at the desired clock. It takes a lot of time to make sure it works. It can be used stably for a long time without failure.
AMD’s RDNA 3 based Navi 31 graphics processors feature two independent clock domains (stream processors and everything else), which is why graphics card manufacturers experiment a lot and take time. Additionally, with so many moving parts, AIB manufacturers may choose to expand their high-end lineup with more SKUs to allow enough time to test their hardware in different configurations. but at the same time you can pre-deploy some SKUs. others. This is probably why Asus is preparing up to eight ROG Strix Radeon RX 7900 series (XT and XTX models) graphics boards.
3 AIB manufacturers
Meanwhile, it looks like Asus will be releasing TUF Gaming branded Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX boards first. These cards feature a reinforced PCB design with three 8-pin auxiliary PCIe power connectors for added overclocking potential, resulting in higher performance for those who don’t want to compromise on their reference designs. Realize Still, Asus puts his TUF Gaming-badged product under his ROG Strix board, so the ROG Strix board is poised to deliver higher performance.
Besides Asus, only two other AIB manufacturers, PowerColor and Sapphire, have released custom Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards. Meanwhile, board makers have promised the release of AMD’s Radeon RX 7900 products including ASRock, Biostar, Gigabyte, MSI, Vastarmor, XFX and Yeston.
PowerColor demonstrated elements of their top-of-the-line Radeon RX 7900 series Red Devil product and their Radeon RX 7900 series Hellhound product sitting underneath a powerful range topping board. Considering that Hellhound-branded cards only have two 8-pin auxiliary PCIe power connectors, it’s worth noting that this device isn’t aimed at overclockers who tend to squeeze every last drop of performance out of their graphics card. Recommended.
In contrast, Sapphire showed design elements of the Nitro series Radeon RX 7900 graphics board. The AIB features a modern, cleanly designed cooling system. Still, you have to remember that Sapphire’s Nitro family typically consists of products that are moderately overclocked at the factory and are better than the reference designs, but this is about it. belongs to the company’s Toxic lineup. These products are equipped with quirky cooling systems, come with industry-leading clocks, and offer significantly higher performance than the reference designs. But Sapphire hasn’t even hinted at a Toxic Radeon RX 7900 series product.
So far, there has been only one announcement of a custom Radeon RX 7900 series graphics card. Asus’ TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XT and XTX. Considering the company was the first to reveal a custom RDNA 3 board, we expect it to start selling sooner or later. I don’t know if Asus intends to make them available on his December 13th.
PowerColor and Sapphire have only hinted at upcoming Radeon RX 7900 series products so far, but neither company has made any announcements. PowerColor’s Red Devil/Hellhound Radeon RX 7900 series or Sapphire’s Nitro Radeon. It’s hard to guess when the RX 7900 series will arrive. Still, the company remains optimistic about the launch date, believing it’s time to tease.
For other manufacturers, we still have 19 days to publish our custom designs, and if these boards are ready to ship, we will ship them by air to the markets we want to serve. Meanwhile, AIB makers are reportedly complaining about tight schedules for their custom Radeon RX 7900 series boards, so instead we assume that custom Radeon RX 7900 series cards will take a little longer to hit the market. To do.