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AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT Review: High-end RDNA 3 GPUs for 4K gaming that don't break the bank

Navi vs. Ada Lovelace! AMD RDNA 3 architecture marks the use of a multi-chip module design for the first time in consumer GPUs, similar to what we have been seeing with Ryzen on the CPU side. The smaller dies seem to afford higher yields and reduced manufacturing costs, which are being passed on to the consumer. In this review, we take the new Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT for a spin and see if they are indeed capable of taking on Nvidia's Ada juggernaut at more reasonable price points.

Update 12/15: Added more ray tracing comparisons and fan noise level measurements.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX und AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX und AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT


AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT - MSRPs
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT - MSRPs
AMD RDNA3 3 architecture
AMD RDNA3 3 architecture
RX 7900 Series specifications
RX 7900 Series specifications
Navi 31 MCM layout
Navi 31 MCM layout

The new Navi 31 GPUs — the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and the Radeon RX 7900 XT — are based on AMD's latest RDNA 3 architecture. The Radeon RX 7900 XTX uses the full graphics Navi 31 chip configuration, which results in a total of 6,144 stream processors (SPs). The smaller RX 7900 XT is no slouch with 5,376 SPs under the hood.

Compared to RDNA 2, the RDNA 3 architecture has undergone a complete revision. The new multi-chip module (MCM) package now combines six memory cache dies (MCDs) and a graphics compute die (GCD) in the RX 7900 XTX. The manufacturing process has now shifted to a smaller node compared to RDNA 2, but this does not result in any significant changes in the clock rates.

In addition to the revamped ray tracing units, which now include up to 96 ray accelerators, there are also 192 AI units. However, these do not yet match up to the raw performance afforded by Nvidia's tensor cores. AMD is very generous when it comes to VRAM capacities and equips the top model with 24 GB of GDDR6 memory. This is mostly on par with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090. The RX 7900 XT makes do with 20 GB GDDR6 but is at a slight advantage compared to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080, as the second-fastest Ada GPU only offers 16 GB of VRAM.

The media engine has also been revised and AV1 is supported on the hardware side for both encoding and decoding. AMD embraces the latest DisplayPort 2.1 connectivity standard, which Nvidia has omitted from its RTX 4000 models. In total, up to four displays can be operated simultaneously on the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and the Radeon RX 7900 XT.

The test samples here are reference models from AMD. Both the cards are equipped with a 2.5-slot cooler, which uses three axial fans. However, unlike the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 Founders Edition cards, the cooling unit differs between the two RDNA 3 cards.

The new graphics cards are also significantly smaller than the RTX 4090, so there should be fewer problems accommodating them in compact PCs. Many users will probably breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to power supply connections — AMD sticks to the tried and tested 6+2 pin connectors on both models.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 7900 PCB (Source: AMD)

Comparison of the Radeon RX 7900 series with other AMD GPUs

Specifications Radeon RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XT Radeon RX 6950 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6800 XT Radeon RX 6800
GPU Navi 31 XTX Navi 31 XT Navi 21 XTX Navi 21 XTX Navi 21 XT Navi 21 XL
Manufacturing Process 5/6 nm 5/6 nm 7 nm 7 nm 7 nm 7 nm
Compute Units 96 84 80 80 72 60
Shading Units 6.144 5.376 5.120 5.120 4.608 3.840
Texture Mapping Units 384 336 320 320 288 240
Ray Accelerators 96 84 80 80 72 60
Base Clock 2.270 MHz 2.000 MHz 1.925 MHz 1.825 MHz 1.825 MHz 1.700 MHz
Game Clock 2.300 MHz 2.000 MHz 2.116 MHz 2.015 MHz 2.015 MHz 1.815 MHz
Boost Clock 2.500 MHz 2.400 MHz 2.324 MHz 2.250 MHz 2.250 MHz 2.105 MHz
Infinity Cache 96 MB 80 MB 128 MB 128 MB 128 MB 128 MB
Memory Bus Width 384-bit 320-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 960 GB/s 800 GB/s 576 GB/s 512 GB/s 512 GB/s 512 GB/s
Memory Size 24 GB GDDR6 20 GB GDDR6 16 GB GDDR6 16 GB GDDR6 16 GB GDDR6 16 GB GDDR6
TBP 355 W 315 W 335 W 300 W 300 W 250 W

The test bench: RDNA 3 in combination with the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

An AMD Ryzen 9 7950X platform based on the Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master serves as our test system for this review. The CPU is ably cooled by the Alphacool Eisbear Aurora 360 AiO cooler. The 32 GB DDR5-6000 RAM comes from G.Skill and is operated with the appropriate EXPO profile. We used the Gigabyte M32U as the monitor of choice.

Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master
Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
G.Skill Trident Z5 Neo
G.Skill Trident Z5 Neo

The complete system specs include:

  • Lian-Li O11 Dynamic case
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
  • Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master, BIOS: F8a
  • Alphacool Eisbear 360 AiO cooler
  • Corsair RM 1000x PSU
  • G.Skill Trident Z5 Neo DDR5-6000 2x 16 GB, EXPO (DDR5-6000 CL30-38-38-96)
  • Corsair MP600 2 TB
  • Crucial MX500 2 TB
  • Microsoft Windows 11 Professional 64-Bit (Version 22H2)

Test conditions

A beta Adrenalin Edition driver version 22.40.00.57 was made available to us for testing the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and the RX 7900 XT. All gaming tests were performed in the native resolution. Upscaling features like FSR were not used.

Synthetic benchmarks: RX 7900 XTX sits between the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080

In synthetic tests, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX places itself just ahead of the RTX 4080, but Nvidia's flagship RTX 4090 remains unmatched with a 21% lead. Compared to the AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, we see a 35% increase in cumulative performance. AMD's second-fastest model is at a respectable 10% distance behind the RTX 4080. The performance gain relative to the previous top-end model from Team Red is still significant at 16%.

We do notice discrepancies with the Radeon 7000 LuxMark scores. This could be due to a compute unit scaling limitation with the benchmark. Either that, or there could be an issue with the beta Adrenalin drivers not playing well here.

Performance Rating - Percent
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
99.9 pt
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
82.5 pt
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
81.2 pt
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
72.9 pt
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
66.1 pt
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
63.2 pt
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
62.6 pt
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
56.2 pt
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
53 pt
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
99834 Points +20%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
86838 Points +4%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
83322 Points
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
77784 Points -7%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
70480 Points -15%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
69481 Points -17%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
59972 Points -28%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
59119 Points -29%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
52046 Points -38%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
66967 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
65879 Points -2%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
63712 Points -5%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
60092 Points -10%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
58893 Points -12%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
53110 Points -21%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
50587 Points -24%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
49735 Points -26%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
47241 Points -29%
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
24276 Points +20%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
20214 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
17122 Points -15%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
17078 Points -16%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
14978 Points -26%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
14026 Points -31%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
13370 Points -34%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
12626 Points -38%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
12301 Points -39%
Fire Strike Extreme Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
44295 Points +12%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
39570 Points
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
33747 Points -15%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
33475 Points -15%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
29704 Points -25%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
26797 Points -32%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
26650 Points -33%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
25015 Points -37%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
23839 Points -40%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
36101 Points +22%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
29699 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
28133 Points -5%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
25874 Points -13%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
21719 Points -27%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
21645 Points -27%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
19198 Points -35%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
18210 Points -39%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
17603 Points -41%
Unigine Heaven 4.0
Extreme Preset DX11
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
466 (11min - 1031max) fps +30%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
389.4 (11.3min - 813.1max) fps +9%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
357.6 fps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
319.7 fps -11%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
309.2 fps -14%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
308.5 (9.7min - 627.1max) fps -14%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
293.8 fps -18%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
259.5 (49.3min - 537.2max) fps -27%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
247.9 fps -31%
Extreme Preset OpenGL
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
443 (15min - 902max) fps +20%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
370.2 fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
364.2 (15min - 770.5max) fps -2%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
330.2 fps -11%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
292.5 (11.4min - 577.9max) fps -21%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
277.9 fps -25%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
222.7 fps -40%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
206.5 (8.2min - 453.7max) fps -44%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
204 fps -45%
Unigine Valley 1.0
1920x1080 Extreme HD DirectX AA:x8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
283 (80min - 527max) fps +7%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
277.5 (71.7min - 487.9max) fps +5%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
264.5 fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
245 fps -7%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
243.3 fps -8%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
209.2 fps -21%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
201.7 (48.5min - 338.7max) fps -24%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
200.8 (53.4min - 359.1max) fps -24%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
190.6 fps -28%
1920x1080 Extreme HD Preset OpenGL AA:x8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
315 (64min - 559max) fps +24%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
257 (79.3min - 462.8max) fps +1%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
254.2 fps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
225.9 fps -11%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
210.8 fps -17%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
208.4 (49.3min - 353max) fps -18%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
176.9 fps -30%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
167.4 (56.7min - 375.7max) fps -34%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
158.2 fps -38%
Unigine Superposition
1280x720 720p Low
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
55915 Points +18%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
55670 Points +18%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
53341 Points +13%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
47274 Points
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
45904 Points -3%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
45444 Points -4%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
37023 Points -22%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
36452 Points -23%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
33955 Points -28%
1920x1080 1080p High
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
47981 Points +31%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
37399 Points +2%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
36536 Points
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
31426 Points -14%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
29422 Points -19%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
28478 Points -22%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
26393 Points -28%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
25029 Points -31%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
22265 Points -39%
1920x1080 1080p Extreme
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
20729 Points +20%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
17264 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
16623 Points -4%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
14181 Points -18%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
13803 Points -20%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
12079 Points -30%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
12069 Points -30%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
10683 Points -38%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
10046 Points -42%
3840x2160 4k Optimized
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
32977 Points +42%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
23174 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
22343 Points -4%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
18806 Points -19%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
18426 Points -20%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
17725 Points -24%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
16322 Points -30%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
14955 Points -35%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
13471 Points -42%
7680x4320 8k Optimized
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
12826 Points +47%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
8751 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
8556 Points -2%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
8213 Points -6%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
7072 Points -19%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
7034 Points -20%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
6645 Points -24%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
5764 Points -34%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
5256 Points -40%
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Room GPUs-only
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
12730 Samples/s +147%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
10491 Samples/s +103%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
6221 Samples/s +21%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
5930 Samples/s +15%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
5857 Samples/s +13%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
5161 Samples/s
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
5097 Samples/s -1%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
5084 Samples/s -1%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
5057 Samples/s -2%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
4451 Samples/s -14%
Sala GPUs-only
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
31954 Samples/s +113%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
31400 Samples/s +109%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
28023 Samples/s +87%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
27828 Samples/s +85%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
24835 Samples/s +65%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
16046 Samples/s +7%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
15115 Samples/s +1%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
15088 Samples/s 0%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
15019 Samples/s
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
13489 Samples/s -10%
ComputeMark v2.1
1024x600 Normal, QJuliaRayTrace
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
31780 Points +77%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
24307 Points +36%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
18550 Points +4%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
17915 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
17911 Points 0%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
17749 Points -1%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
16990 Points -5%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
13580 Points -24%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
12255 Points -32%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
11304 Points -37%
1024x600 Normal, Score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
86583 Points +38%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
62963 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
62720 Points 0%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
57570 Points -9%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
52258 Points -17%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
49118 Points -22%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
48892 Points -22%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
44959 Points -29%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
40857 Points -35%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
38823 Points -38%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 3DTex
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
10465 Points +23%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
8537 Points
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
7109 Points -17%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
6385 Points -25%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
5764 Points -32%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
5515 Points -35%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
5479 Points -36%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
5418 Points -37%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
5154 Points -40%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
5154 Points -40%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 2DTexArr
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
7315 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
6567 Points -10%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
6460 Points -12%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
5523 Points -24%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
4886 Points -33%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
4548 Points -38%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
4546 Points -38%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
4455 Points -39%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
3947 Points -46%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
3924 Points -46%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Vector
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
16199 Points +18%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
13737 Points
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
13022 Points -5%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
11772 Points -14%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
10652 Points -22%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
9860 Points -28%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
9836 Points -28%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
9555 Points -30%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
8690 Points -37%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
8399 Points -39%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Scalar
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
21571 Points +40%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
15458 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
14733 Points -5%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
13989 Points -10%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
12406 Points -20%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
11854 Points -23%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
11344 Points -27%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
11318 Points -27%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
10834 Points -30%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
10018 Points -35%
Photoshop PugetBench
GPU Score
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
169.5 Points 0%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
169.3 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
155.2 Points -8%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
137.2 Points -19%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
131.5 Points -22%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
128.1 Points -24%
Overall Score
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
1619 Points +2%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
1594 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
1555 Points -2%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
1360 Points -15%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
1159 Points -27%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
1128 Points -29%
Premiere Pro PugetBench
GPU 0.9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
83.3 Points +17%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
81.3 Points +14%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
71.1 Points
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
67 Points -6%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
65.3 Points -8%
Overall Score 0.9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
1035 Points +12%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
928 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
927 Points 0%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
903 Points -3%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
717 Points -23%
Affinity Photo 2 - Combined (Single / Multi GPU)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
8130 Points +206%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
2656 Points
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
2627 Points -1%
Blender
v3.3 Classroom HIP/AMD
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
26 Seconds * -18%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
22 Seconds *
v3.3 Classroom CUDA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
21 Seconds *
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
21 Seconds *

* ... smaller is better

Professional applications: RDNA 3 beats driver-optimized Quadros

AMD cards have traditionally offered more performance in SPECviewperf tests compared to Nvidia's consumer offerings. The new RDNA 3 graphics cards take things a notch higher, by leaving behind even the driver-optimized Nvidia RTX A6000 and Titan RTX cards, and definitely the newer Ada GPUs.

That being said, it helps to evaluate the card's performance for your required workload. For instance, the RTX 4090 does have an edge over the RX 7900 XTX in 3D workflows such as Maya, Showcase, and 3Ds Max. Of course, those into CUDA-dependent workflows have no option but to choose Nvidia's offerings over AMD's.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
R9 7950X
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
R9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
R7 5800X3D
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
R9 5900X
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
R9 5950X
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
R9 5950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
i9-13900K
NVIDIA RTX A6000
TR Pro 3975WX
NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 7950X
Average of class
 
SPECviewperf 12
-10%
-29%
-60%
-55%
-54%
-61%
-55%
-40%
-39%
-76%
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
360
342
-5%
119
-67%
85.7
-76%
157
-56%
167
-54%
150
-58%
106
-71%
225
-37%
207
-42%
83.2 ?(0.97 - 403, n=568)
-77%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
400
373
-7%
28.8
-93%
15.6
-96%
49.4
-88%
47.7
-88%
45.07
-89%
17.1
-96%
351
-12%
283
-29%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
322
278
-14%
410
27%
265
-18%
308
-4%
241
-25%
223
-31%
263
-18%
255
-21%
197
-39%
94.2 ?(2.63 - 459, n=556)
-71%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
347
288
-17%
288
-17%
87.1
-75%
58.3
-83%
88.4
-75%
77.3
-78%
90
-74%
159
-54%
101
-71%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
367
347
-5%
324
-12%
197
-46%
90.7
-75%
151
-59%
118
-68%
306
-17%
144
-61%
260
-29%
105.5 ?(2.09 - 367, n=567)
-71%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
85.2
72.4
-15%
82.6
-3%
27.6
-68%
23
-73%
30.8
-64%
28.39
-67%
26
-69%
39.8
-53%
28.8
-66%
14.6 ?(0.04 - 112, n=551)
-83%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
187
176
-6%
122
-35%
76.4
-59%
115
-39%
127
-32%
119
-36%
101
-46%
136
-27%
197
5%
62.8 ?(0.91 - 250, n=568)
-66%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
536
481
-10%
274
-49%
150
-72%
199
-63%
292
-46%
238
-56%
177
-67%
229
-57%
332
-38%
102.2 ?(4.56 - 605, n=565)
-81%
1900x1060 3ds Max (3dsmax-05)
553
502
-9%
473
-14%
371
-33%
484
-12%
318
-42%
167
-70%
369
-33%
336
-39%
315
-43%
193.8 ?(11 - 571, n=352)
-65%
SPECviewperf 13
-11%
-26%
-54%
-43%
-49%
-54%
-51%
-35%
-43%
-71%
Solidworks (sw-04)
323
307
-5%
190
-41%
118
-63%
210
-35%
214
-34%
193
-40%
154
-52%
192
-41%
218
-33%
118.5 ?(3.69 - 373, n=451)
-63%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
725
675
-7%
51.4
-93%
28
-96%
89.7
-88%
85.8
-88%
81.4
-89%
30.7
-96%
638
-12%
512
-29%
125.6 ?(1.76 - 901, n=446)
-83%
Showcase (showcase-02)
323
279
-14%
412
28%
265
-18%
312
-3%
241
-25%
232
-28%
262
-19%
255
-21%
198
-39%
118.5 ?(4.99 - 459, n=440)
-63%
Medical (medical-02)
263
237
-10%
182
-31%
113
-57%
157
-40%
148
-44%
130
-51%
107
-59%
184
-30%
92
-65%
74.2 ?(1.96 - 479, n=442)
-72%
Maya (maya-05)
735
670
-9%
838
14%
493
-33%
372
-49%
395
-46%
348
-53%
580
-21%
415
-44%
499
-32%
Energy (energy-02)
187
147
-21%
119
-36%
48.4
-74%
60.3
-68%
60.6
-68%
58.4
-69%
45.1
-76%
132
-29%
51.8
-72%
34.9 ?(0.21 - 310, n=434)
-81%
Creo (creo-02)
613
567
-8%
580
-5%
353
-42%
323
-47%
292
-52%
276
-55%
397
-35%
366
-40%
386
-37%
Catia (catia-05)
825
728
-12%
406
-51%
230
-72%
450
-45%
468
-43%
412
-50%
252
-69%
371
-55%
534
-35%
197.2 ?(15.6 - 900, n=448)
-76%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
564
506
-10%
474
-16%
373
-34%
483
-14%
317
-44%
284
-50%
369
-35%
338
-40%
321
-43%
185.1 ?(10.8 - 575, n=449)
-67%
SPECviewperf 2020
-13%
-27%
-55%
-52%
-59%
-58%
-45%
-32%
-37%
-63%
3840x2160 Solidworks (solidworks-05)
305
197
125
112
108
192
169
158
3840x2160 Siemens NX (snx-04)
514
476
-7%
44
-91%
23.7
-95%
88.6
-83%
85
-83%
81.7
-84%
25.6
-95%
481
-6%
375
-27%
93.6 ?(2.25 - 974, n=245)
-82%
3840x2160 Medical (medical-03)
62.3
53.9
-13%
39.3
-37%
22.2
-64%
34.4
-45%
30.4
-51%
27.84
-55%
20.3
-67%
37.9
-39%
16.5
-74%
19.8 ?(0.78 - 105, n=246)
-68%
3840x2160 Maya (maya-06)
481
401
-17%
508
6%
353
-27%
296
-38%
266
-45%
224
-53%
356
-26%
329
-32%
274
-43%
3840x2160 Energy (energy-03)
129
99.6
-23%
65.3
-49%
31.6
-76%
47.6
-63%
32.6
-75%
60.8
-53%
101
-22%
63
-51%
93.9
-27%
48.2 ?(0.41 - 457, n=246)
-63%
3840x2160 Creo (creo-03)
187
173
-7%
142
-24%
84.5
-55%
73.1
-61%
65.4
-65%
65
-65%
118
-37%
111
-41%
135
-28%
77.8 ?(8.75 - 211, n=245)
-58%
3840x2160 CATIA (catia-06)
127
113
-11%
95.6
-25%
58.6
-54%
53
-58%
44.6
-65%
42.4
-67%
60.4
-52%
82.4
-35%
90.9
-28%
46.7 ?(2.11 - 153, n=244)
-63%
3840x2160 3ds Max (3dsmax-07)
167
143
-14%
213
28%
145
-13%
144
-14%
121
-28%
114
-32%
143
-14%
137
-18%
118
-29%
80.3 ?(3.24 - 240, n=246)
-52%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-11% / -11%
-27% / -27%
-56% / -57%
-50% / -50%
-54% / -54%
-58% / -58%
-50% / -51%
-36% / -36%
-40% / -40%
-70% / -71%

Gaming benchmarks: 4K 100 fps in most titles with scope for further gains

Let's be upfront here. AMD cannot beat Nvidia's flagship GPU when it comes to pure raster gaming performance. Depending on the game, resolution, and quality settings, the performance differences between the Ada and RDNA 3 flagships can vary significantly. But there's more to the equation.

Although Nvidia does have leads at 4K, 2K, and 1080p Ultra settings, both AMD RX 7900 cards are perfectly suitable for 4K 100 fps gaming in many titles. As a note, it should also be mentioned that the manufacturer has only provided a beta driver for the preliminary tests so far. AMD has repeatedly proven with past graphics cards that driver updates can afford perceivable performance gains down the line.

AMD's FSR 2 upscaling technology is also finding increasing acceptance among game developers, and we will also get to see FSR 3 incorporating frame generation tech in just a few months from now.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 Series vs AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Radeon RX 7900 Series vs AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
Games with FSR and FSR 2 support
Games with FSR and FSR 2 support
FSR 2 quality modes and resolutions
FSR 2 quality modes and resolutions
Performance Rating - Percent
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
98.1 pt
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
85.2 pt
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
82.5 pt
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
74.3 pt
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
66.4 pt
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
63.2 pt
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
60.6 pt
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800
52.4 pt
The Witcher 3
3840x2160 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
284 (88.3min, 166.6P0.1, 240P1 - 831max) fps +73%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
204 (183min, 183.55P1 - 227max) fps +25%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
163.8 (49.6min, 112P0.1, 134.1P1 - 463max) fps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
158.5 (83.2min, 111.2P0.1, 122.8P1 - 408max) fps -3%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
154.9 (54.5min, 91.3P0.1, 134.4P1 - 636max) fps -5%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
150.9 (137min, 137.57P1 - 161max) fps -8%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
139.7 (10.4min, 105.6P0.1, 118.6P1 - 388max) fps -15%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800
100.7 (37.4min, 76.4P0.1, 80.8P1 - 488max) fps -39%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
320 (30min, 161.1P0.1, 244P1 - 595max) fps +8%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
297 (41.3min, 167.7P0.1, 245P1 - 507max) fps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
265 (104.1min, 151.5P0.1, 214P1 - 491max) fps -11%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
254 (227min, 227P1 - 291max) fps -14%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
205 (10.2min, 109.8P0.1, 161.2P1 - 334max) fps -31%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
184.6 (67.2min, 103.2P0.1, 158P1 - 493max) fps -38%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
175.2 (158min, 158.56P1 - 194max) fps -41%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800
152.1 (78.8min, 86.6P0.1, 129.3P1 - 324max) fps -49%
Metro Exodus
3840x2160 Ultra Quality AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
139.7 (76.95min - 229.15max) fps +35%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
105.7 (67.17min - 159.57max) fps +2%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
103.5 (66.43min - 144.4max) fps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
86.9 (56.86min - 117.84max) fps -16%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
77.1 (48.66min - 128.68max) fps -26%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
75 (50.07min - 98.87max) fps -28%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
73.5 (46.83min - 120.34max) fps -29%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800
56.4 (38.41min - 73.16max) fps -46%
2560x1440 Ultra Quality AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
185.8 (90.83min - 288.85max) fps +20%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
155.1 (77.58min - 279.33max) fps 0%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
154.5 (90.83min - 228.57max) fps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
135 (79.57min - 198.77max) fps -13%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
118 (65.77min - 193.84max) fps -24%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
115.5 (70.52min - 164.02max) fps -25%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
112.5 (63.5min - 184.95max) fps -27%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800
90.7 (54.8min - 129.97max) fps -41%
1920x1080 Ultra Quality AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
201 (109.06min - 313.19max) fps +10%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
183.5 (102.51min - 295.07max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
180 (82.56min - 319.08max) fps -2%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
164.6 (92.11min - 256.61max) fps -10%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
144.2 (71.71min - 266.45max) fps -21%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
140 (81.08min - 211.37max) fps -24%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
137 (70.8min - 247.71max) fps -25%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800
110.4 (63.1min - 167.42max) fps -40%
Far Cry 5
3840x2160 Ultra Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
175 (140min - 212max) fps +13%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
155 (134min - 180max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
140 (126min - 159max) fps -10%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
132 (116min - 162max) fps -15%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
121 (106min - 147max) fps -22%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
109 (98min - 128max) fps -30%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
105 (92min - 120max) fps -32%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800
91 (78min - 114max) fps -41%
2560x1440 Ultra Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
217 (168min - 291max) fps +25%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
185 (140min - 248max) fps +6%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
177 (143min - 216max) fps +2%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
174 (133min - 240max) fps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
173 (134min - 238max) fps -1%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
169 (136min - 206max) fps -3%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800
164 (128min - 190max) fps -6%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
153 (113min - 216max) fps -12%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
219 (168min - 300max) fps +25%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
188 (136min - 253max) fps +7%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
188 (137min - 271max) fps +7%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800
178 (131min - 238max) fps +2%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
176 (132min - 243max) fps +1%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
175 (129min - 241max) fps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
173 (129min - 230max) fps -1%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
153 (111min - 214max) fps -13%
Far Cry 6
3840x2160 Ultra Graphics Quality + HD Textures AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
136.9 (122min - 148max) fps +10%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
124 (113min - 136max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
109 (97min - 117max) fps -12%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
104.1 (95min - 114max) fps -16%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
86.5 (78min - 100max) fps -30%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
86.2 (79min - 93max) fps -30%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
84 (75min - 90max) fps -32%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800
69.7 (64min - 77max) fps -44%
2560x1440 Ultra Graphics Quality + HD Textures AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
177 (141min - 206max) fps 0%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
176.4 (126min - 226max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
168.4 (125min - 227max) fps -5%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
167.9 (125min - 199max) fps -5%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
136.9 (116min - 152max) fps -22%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
134 (119min - 148max) fps -24%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800
119.2 (110min - 130max) fps -32%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
115.6 (83min - 154max) fps -34%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality + HD Textures AA:T
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
183.6 (130min - 256max) fps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
181.9 (129min - 263max) fps -1%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
181 (138min - 253max) fps -1%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
173.9 (130min - 259max) fps -5%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
159.6 (123min - 198max) fps -13%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800
152.5 (117min - 173max) fps -17%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
151 (116min - 188max) fps -18%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
120.1 (84min - 179max) fps -35%
F1 2021
3840x2160 Ultra High Preset + Raytracing AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 (874931)
199.1 (168min, 166P1 - 223max) fps +49%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (874931)
143.5 (123min, 115P1 - 160max) fps +7%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX (874931)
133.6 (114min, 113P1 - 154max) fps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT (874931)
112.3 (95min, 95P1 - 129max) fps -16%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (874931)
105.6 (91min, 91P1 - 117max) fps -21%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 (874931)
101.8 (88min, 88P1 - 115max) fps -24%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT (874931)
99.7 (85min, 85P1 - 113max) fps -25%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 (874931)
74 (62min, 62P1 - 86max) fps -45%
2560x1440 Ultra High Preset + Raytracing AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 (874931)
263 (216min, 198P1 - 285max) fps +20%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (874931)
242 (201min, 194P1 - 267max) fps +10%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX (874931)
220 (183min, 170P1 - 247max) fps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT (874931)
192.8 (158min, 160P1 - 216max) fps -12%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (874931)
180.2 (154min, 153P1 - 199max) fps -18%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT (874931)
173.6 (143min, 140P1 - 195max) fps -21%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 (874931)
172.8 (149min, 146P1 - 190max) fps -21%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 (874931)
131.6 (112min, 111P1 - 147max) fps -40%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset + Raytracing AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (874931)
281 (239min, 209P1 - 299max) fps +7%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 (874931)
271 (224min, 205P1 - 294max) fps +3%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX (874931)
262 (192min, 192P1 - 286max) fps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT (874931)
248 (199min, 195P1 - 273max) fps -5%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (874931)
234 (196min, 186P1 - 256max) fps -11%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 (874931)
225 (191min, 181P1 - 246max) fps -14%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT (874931)
212 (171min, 151P1 - 228max) fps -19%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 (874931)
175.5 (150min, 148P1 - 196max) fps -33%
F1 22
3840x2160 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 (923662)
82.5 (72min, 71P1 - 96max) fps +57%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (928484)
58.9 (50min, 49P1 - 68max) fps +12%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX (939134)
52.4 (37min, 38P1 - 64max) fps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT (939134)
44.9 (32min, 32P1 - 57max) fps -14%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (939134)
43.4 (36min, 36P1 - 51max) fps -17%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 (928484)
42 (35min, 35P1 - 49max) fps -20%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT (905427)
35.8 (24min, 25P1 - 47max) fps -32%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 (928484)
25.2 (18min, 19P1 - 32max) fps -52%
2560x1440 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 (923662)
157.5 (137min, 116P1 - 179max) fps +54%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (928484)
114.4 (100min, 94P1 - 131max) fps +12%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX (939134)
102.1 (74min, 75P1 - 127max) fps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT (939134)
88.1 (65min, 65P1 - 111max) fps -14%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (939134)
86.6 (74min, 73P1 - 103max) fps -15%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 (928484)
83.3 (71min, 70P1 - 97max) fps -18%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT (905427)
72.7 (51min, 51P1 - 97max) fps -29%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 (928484)
51.6 (38min, 29P1 - 59max) fps -49%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
194.5 fps +31%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (928484)
172.9 (150min, 123P1 - 196max) fps +16%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX (939134)
148.5 (112min, 104P1 - 179max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (939134)
131.6 (112min, 103P1 - 154max) fps -11%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT (939134)
129.8 (99min, 96P1 - 156max) fps -13%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 (928484)
127.9 (109min, 101P1 - 151max) fps -14%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT (905427)
112.1 (81min, 81P1 - 152max) fps -25%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800
76.2 fps -49%
Forza Horizon 5
3840x2160 Extreme Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
162 fps +37%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
122 fps +3%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
118 fps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
104 fps -12%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
99 fps -16%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
90 fps -24%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
84 fps -29%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800
75 fps -36%
2560x1440 Extreme Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
197 fps +31%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
161 fps +7%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
150 fps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
138 fps -8%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
135 fps -10%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
124 fps -17%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
114 fps -24%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800
108 fps -28%
1920x1080 Extreme Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
208 fps +25%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
175 fps +5%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
166 fps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
154 fps -7%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
152 fps -8%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
141 fps -15%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
129 fps -22%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800
127 fps -23%
Cyberpunk 2077 1.6
3840x2160 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 (1.6)
78 (48.3min - 106.8max) fps +9%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX (1.61)
71.4 (59.4min - 93.7max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (1.6)
63.5 (42.2min - 84.6max) fps -11%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT (1.61)
60 (44.6min - 79.3max) fps -16%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (1.61)
49.7 (41.5min - 63.7max) fps -30%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 (1.6)
46.5 (31.2min - 61.5max) fps -35%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
43.2 fps -39%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 (1.61)
35.6 (27.8min - 46.5max) fps -50%
2560x1440 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 (1.6)
149.6 (65.9min - 223max) fps +6%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX (1.61)
141.1 (43.1min - 290max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (1.6)
130.4 (87.7min - 173.2max) fps -8%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT (1.61)
122.4 (36min - 258max) fps -13%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (1.61)
99.1 (74.7min - 144.2max) fps -30%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 (1.6)
93.1 (63.2min - 130max) fps -34%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
80.9 fps -43%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 (1.61)
76.8 (61.1min - 101max) fps -46%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 (1.6)
207 (96.4min - 274max) fps +4%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX (1.61)
199.3 (42.6min - 300max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (1.6)
197.4 (133.6min - 283max) fps -1%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT (1.61)
178.6 (45.1min - 280max) fps -10%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (1.61)
146.4 (72.3min - 244max) fps -27%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 (1.6)
137.5 (96.5min - 211max) fps -31%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 (1.61)
118.6 (88.5min - 168.1max) fps -40%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
82.5 fps -59%

Ray tracing performance

We observe ray tracing performance increases significantly by up to 50% compared to RDNA 2 with RDNA 3's second generation ray tracing accelerators.

That being said, AMD still lags behind compared to Nvidia in this aspect overall. We will update this review with more ray tracing benchmarks shortly for a more holistic comparison.

Metro Exodus - 1920x1080 Ultra Quality DXR AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
157.3 (96.47min - 223.46max) fps +11%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
141.2 (89.03min - 194.63max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
137.2 (68.42min - 213.17max) fps -3%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
124.3 (78.88min - 166max) fps -12%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
121.2 (66.05min - 193.46max) fps -14%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
115.4 (65.7min - 181.59max) fps -18%
Far Cry 6 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality + HD Textures + DXR AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
154 (125min - 209max) fps +1%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
152.1 (75min - 229max) fps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
143.6 (46min - 227max) fps -6%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
133.4 (108min - 196max) fps -12%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
128.6 (109min - 170max) fps -15%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
123 (106min - 155max) fps -19%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800
112.6 (63min - 152max) fps -26%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
101.6 (24min - 161max) fps -33%
Cyberpunk 2077 1.6
3840x2160 Ray Tracing Ultra Preset (DLSS off)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 (1.6)
42.5 (31.9min - 56.3max) fps +105%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (1.6)
30.7 (23.5min - 40.6max) fps +48%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 (1.6)
20.8 (14.2min - 28.9max) fps 0%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX (1.61)
20.7 (14.4min - 28.9max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (1.61)
18.6 (9.13min - 27.1max) fps -10%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT (1.61)
17.6 (12min - 25max) fps -15%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 (1.61)
9.47 (6.59min - 14.7max) fps -54%
1920x1080 Ray Tracing Ultra Preset (DLSS off)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 (1.6)
118.6 (69.3min - 161.9max) fps +84%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 (1.6)
100.1 (77.6min - 133.3max) fps +55%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (1.61)
69.1 (53.3min - 89.8max) fps +7%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 (1.6)
65.7 (51min - 85.4max) fps +2%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX (1.61)
64.6 (49.1min - 85.9max) fps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT (1.61)
57.1 (41.7min - 77.1max) fps -12%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 (1.61)
33.7 (23.1min - 47.4max) fps -48%
Control - 1920x1080 High Quality Preset & High Ray Tracing Preset (DX12)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
189.9 (19.4min, 126.6P0.1, 139.6P1 - 292max) fps +42%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
162.8 (28.9min, 60.8P0.1, 129.4P1 - 273max) fps +22%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
133.7 (23.2min, 92.6P0.1, 104.6P1 - 239max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
120.6 (6.57min, 82.4P0.1, 100.1P1 - 224max) fps -10%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
116.1 (8.47min, 62.1P0.1, 91.4P1 - 219max) fps -13%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
97.7 (7.66min, 62.8P0.1, 73.5P1 - 198.6max) fps -27%
Ghostwire Tokyo - 1920x1080 Highest Settings + Maximum Ray Tracing
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
183.2 (43min, 94.2P0.1, 137.8P1 - 221max) fps +34%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
166.2 (30.4min, 60P0.1, 115.2P1 - 248max) fps +22%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
136.3 (39.1min, 76.4P0.1, 95.8P1 - 243max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
119.9 (39.2min, 61.9P0.1, 80.9P1 - 230max) fps -12%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
116.5 (30.3min, 71.6P0.1, 78.1P1 - 246max) fps -15%
Guardians of the Galaxy - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset + Ultra Ray-Tracing
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
137 fps
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
122 fps -11%
The Callisto Protocol - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset (without FSR Upscaling) + Full Ray-Tracing
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
98 fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
92 fps -6%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
89 fps -9%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
76 fps -22%
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800
66 fps -33%

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX

low med. high ultraQHD4K
GTA V (2015) 187.9 187.1 185.6 159.4 160.4 184.8
The Witcher 3 (2015) 844 612 538 297 163.8
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 259.5 242.9 196.9 178.3 158.5
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 235 234 216 172.8 101.6
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 195.3 150.7 117.1 88
Far Cry 5 (2018) 222 198 191 175 174 155
Strange Brigade (2018) 770 580 492 424 325 172.6
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 365 325 319 301 230 130.1
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 186 166 160 143 143 138
Metro Exodus (2019) 333 285 183.5 154.5 103.5
Control (2019) 240 240 240 184.9 89.4
Borderlands 3 (2019) 251 220 203 180.2 152.2 88.4
F1 2020 (2020) 624 523 497 395 320 199.6
F1 2021 (2021) 706 665 535 262 220 133.6
New World (2021) 210 185.1 168.1 158.8 156.5 103.3
Far Cry 6 (2021) 236 208 190.5 183.6 176.4 124
Guardians of the Galaxy (2021) 204 202 202 197 196 141
Forza Horizon 5 (2021) 317 241 218 166 150 118
God of War (2022) 224 223 222 185.3 153.8 102.1
GRID Legends (2022) 448 399 339 289 259 187
Cyberpunk 2077 1.6 (2022) 242 231 208 199.3 141.1 71.4
Ghostwire Tokyo (2022) 295 294 293 292 253 127.6
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (2022) 463 367 282 226 160.7 85.6
F1 22 (2022) 506 483 457 148.5 102.1 52.4
The Quarry (2022) 381 293 246 196.5 136.9 73.9
A Plague Tale Requiem (2022) 215 197.3 157.7 121.4 97.5 58.9
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection (2022) 163.9 163.3 153.2 147.9 122.4 80.4
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 2022 (2022) 353 339 272 271 200 124
Spider-Man Miles Morales (2022) 180.2 172.3 170.3 162.8 146.3 97.9
The Callisto Protocol (2022) 263 237 160 158 125 77
Need for Speed Unbound (2022) 209 197.5 169.7 142.5 124.5 86.7

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT

low med. high ultraQHD4K
GTA V (2015) 188.4 187.5 185.4 159.9 159.2 175.1
The Witcher 3 (2015) 816 614 483 265 158.5
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 265.7 217.1 198.9 183.6 153.2
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 234 233 197.2 149.9 84.9
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 179.2 140.4 109.8 81.4
Far Cry 5 (2018) 221 196 187 173 173 132
Strange Brigade (2018) 770 580 492 424 325 172.6
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 370 311 307 282 203 109.6
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 182 163 157 142 141 129
Metro Exodus (2019) 331 274 164.6 135 86.9
Control (2019) 240 240 233 156.4 75.8
Borderlands 3 (2019) 248 220 199.2 169.4 135.2 74.6
F1 2020 (2020) 581 484 466 350 277 165.5
F1 2021 (2021) 644 615 493 248 192.8 112.3
New World (2021) 213 177.8 164.1 156.9 147 84.4
Far Cry 6 (2021) 233 208 190 181.9 167.9 104.1
Guardians of the Galaxy (2021) 202 201 200 197 191 118
Forza Horizon 5 (2021) 315 244 223 154 138 104
God of War (2022) 230 229 219 165 136.7 88.1
GRID Legends (2022) 444 390 324 273 241 164.9
Cyberpunk 2077 1.6 (2022) 237 212 189.7 178.6 122.4 60
Ghostwire Tokyo (2022) 295 294 293 292 228 104
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (2022) 435 348 250 194.2 136 71.3
F1 22 (2022) 478 434 410 129.8 88.1 44.9
The Quarry (2022) 342 258 216 169.3 118.7 62.4
A Plague Tale Requiem (2022) 215 183.9 142.3 106 84.1 47.9
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection (2022) 155.8 153.9 141.6 136.5 111.1 71
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 2022 (2022) 349 331 261 256 189 117
Spider-Man Miles Morales (2022) 178.5 171.4 158.7 156.2 135 83.9
The Callisto Protocol (2022) 255 224 146 145 110 67
Need for Speed Unbound (2022) 207 193.4 161.5 134.2 115.1 76

Power consumption and emissions: RX 7900 XT shows higher energy requirements than an RTX 4080

The AMD Radeon RX 7900 series is able to convince with a clearly noticeable increase in performance. The TBPs of 355 W and 315 W for the RX 7900 XTX and the RX 7900 XT, respectively, are only slightly higher than their RDNA 2 predecessors. The total system power consumption is about 8% less compared to a Radeon RX 6950 XT-based PC. 

Having said that, the RX 7900 XTX is comparable to the GeForce RTX 4090's energy consumption when gaming. The likely reason could be that the CPU can quickly bottleneck and slow down the high-performing RTX 4090, particularly at 1080p, which isn't the case with the RX 7900 XTX.

The tables turn during FurMark stress test with the Radeon RX 7900 XTX-based system consuming 15% less power than the one with an RTX 4090. We measured a high energy requirement with the RX 7900 XT even though specifications indicate a maximum of 315 W TBP for the graphics card.

The cooling design of the Radeon RX 7900 graphics cards is visually reminiscent of the 6000 series. AMD continues to rely on vapor chamber cooling with three axial fans. In practice, both the cards have tolerable emissions even under full load with the temperatures remaining under critical regions.

We see a maximum of 86 °C as the GPU hotspot value for the XTX model. The GPU throttles only above 110 °C, which can result in performance loss. Meanwhile, the VRAM gets a bit warmer reaching 94 °C in the stress test. In the XT model, we see similarly high temperatures with the VRAM, although the GPU performs works consistently cooler than its bigger cousin.

It is possible to increase the power target by up to 15% on both models. However, due to the specifications and the already high power consumption, we advise against operating these graphics cards outside their specifications.

Power Consumption / The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor)
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
Radeon RX 6950 XT, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
589 (583min, 584P1 - 598max) Watt * -9%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
Radeon RX 7900 XTX, R9 7950X (Idle: 86.5 W)
540 (527min, 530P1 - 564max) Watt *
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X (Idle: 95.2 W)
539 (534min, 535P1 - 547max) Watt * -0%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
531.8 (520min - 571max) Watt * +2%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 78.2 W)
528 (511min, 523P1 - 549max) Watt * +2%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, i9-13900K (Idle: 78.45 W)
463 (451min, 453P1 - 481max) Watt * +14%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, i9-13900K (Idle: 78.45 W)
420 (410min, 411P1 - 448max) Watt * +22%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
Radeon RX 7900 XT, R9 7950X (Idle: 84.6 W)
459 (451min, 453P1 - 488max) Watt * +15%
Power Consumption / FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test (external Monitor)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
611 (597.78min - 648.9max) Watt * -18%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
Radeon RX 6950 XT, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
564 (525min, 551P1 - 601max) Watt * -9%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
Radeon RX 7900 XTX, R9 7950X (Idle: 86.5 W)
518 (501min, 502P1 - 525max) Watt *
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 78.2 W)
513 (500min, 506P1 - 527max) Watt * +1%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
Radeon RX 7900 XT, R9 7950X (Idle: 84.6 W)
513 (500min, 506P1 - 527max) Watt * +1%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, i9-13900K (Idle: 78.45 W)
466 (461min, 462P1 - 488max) Watt * +10%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, i9-13900K (Idle: 78.45 W)
429 (423min, 424P1 - 436max) Watt * +17%

* ... smaller is better

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX

Test system power consumption - Idle
Test system power consumption - Idle
Test system power consumption - FurMark 100% PT
Test system power consumption - FurMark 100% PT
Test system power consumption - The Witcher 3 1080p Ultra
Test system power consumption - The Witcher 3 1080p Ultra
Stress test - FurMark 100% PT
Stress test - FurMark 100% PT
GPU parameters during The Witcher 3 stress at 4K Ultra (100% PT)
GPU parameters during The Witcher 3 stress at 4K Ultra (100% PT)

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT

Test system power consumption - Idle
Test system power consumption - Idle
Test system power consumption - FurMark 100% PT
Test system power consumption - FurMark 100% PT
Test system power consumption - The Witcher 3 1080p Ultra
Test system power consumption - The Witcher 3 1080p Ultra
Stress test - FurMark 100% PT
Stress test - FurMark 100% PT
GPU parameters during The Witcher 3 stress at 4K Ultra (100% PT)
GPU parameters during The Witcher 3 stress at 4K Ultra (100% PT)

Noise levels: Moderate fan noise levels but noticeable coil whine

Both the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and the RX 7900 XT perform well in terms of fan noise levels under load. We deactivated the case fans in order to measure fan noise coming from the GPU alone.

We measured a maximum of 43 dB(A) sound pressure level (SPL) in the stress test with the XTX, though the XT only reached 39.5 dB(A). Coil whine is quite noticeable with these cards, which can be heard from time to time in the main menus of various games.

When gaming, the Radeon RX 7900 XT's fan noise levels were similar to what we had observed during the stress test. The Radeon RX 7900 XTX had lower emissions 40.3 db(A) when gaming compared to what we had seen in the FurMark stress test.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX

Noise Level

Idle
30.8 / 30.8 / 30.8 dB(A)
Load
30.9 / 43.1 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.1 dB(A)

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT

Noise Level

Idle
30.9 / 30.9 / 30.9 dB(A)
Load
30.9 / 39.5 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.1 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.333.334.83236.3253636.336.632.2363135.235.639.431.635.2403328.730.429.2335031.932.431.93431.96329.43129.831.829.48030.128.228.426.430.110030.827.227.823.930.81253326.126.323.63316036.623.825.624.336.620032.223.324.12332.225033.322.622.721.233.331535.823.321.720.835.840031.722.121.42031.750029.721.719.819.329.763029.420.419.719.129.480030.61919.118.430.610003118.718.818.131125033.318.118.417.433.3160036.317.61817.236.3200032.417.41816.932.4250033.117.417.717.233.1315028.417.317.717.228.4400026.517.617.717.226.5500021.11817.817.621.1630020.718.518.217.920.7800019.819.218.417.819.81000019.219.81918.119.21250019.419.519.318.419.41600020.320.620.51920.3SPL43.13130.830.143.1N4.21.51.51.44.2median 30.8median 19.5median 19.1median 18.4median 30.8Delta5.32.421.85.333.735.342.93233.736.63641.432.236.634.934.138.931.634.931.628.130.829.231.636.233.1343436.231.53030.931.831.530.32828.426.430.33028.428.423.93030.725.627.123.630.730.325.125.124.330.330.52323.62330.532.122.522.821.232.132.421.922.620.832.429.221.5212029.227.320.320.319.327.326.920.219.919.126.927.419.519.318.427.427.318.618.818.127.330.718.418.617.430.732.218.118.117.232.22817.81816.92828.517.717.817.228.52417.617.717.22421.71817.817.221.719.818.117.817.619.821.418.518.217.921.41918.618.317.81918.918.818.618.118.919.3191918.419.319.719.619.61919.739.530.930.930.139.53.21.51.51.43.2median 27.4median 19median 19median 18.4median 27.44.61.921.84.6hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseAMD Radeon RX 7900 XTXAMD Radeon RX 7900 XT

Pros

+ Minimalist, compact design with quality workmanship
+ Significant performance leap compared to RDNA 2
+ Capable of 4K Ultra 100 fps in many modern titles
+ Efficient 5 nm and 6 nm MCM design
+ Good performance in pro apps
+ Significant ray tracing improvements
+ Hardware-based AI acceleration
+ No fuss with 12VHPWR connectors
+ DisplayPort 2.1 support
+ Revamped media engine with AV1 encode/decode
+ 24 GB VRAM (RX 7900 XTX)
+ 20 GB VRAM (RX 7900 XT)

Cons

- hardly usable fan stop mode
- RT performance still lags behind Nvidia offerings
- High energy consumption
- Low overclocking headroom

Verdict: RDNA 3 offers excellent value for money

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT. Review units courtesy of AMD Germany.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT. Review units courtesy of AMD Germany.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT. Review units courtesy of AMD Germany.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT. Review units courtesy of AMD Germany.

Nvidia scored a home run by setting a high bar with its latest Ada Lovelace-based GPUs, such as the GeForce RTX 4090 and RTX 4080. AMD's RDNA 3 announcement was awaited with bated breath by the press and gamers alike to see how Team Red would respond in terms of performance. Now, we are able to finally evaluate flagship RDNA 3 cards of the likes of the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and the Radeon RX 7900 XT and see for ourselves how the latest GPUs stack up to each other.

Our findings show that AMD has substantially improved performance vis-à-vis RDNA 2, even though it's the absolute best we've seen yet. The new cards are able competitors to the RTX 4080, with Nvidia's second best Ada card at times getting sandwiched between the RX 7900 XT and the RX 7900 XTX. While the RX 7900 XTX does fare well against the RTX 4080, the RX 7900 XT takes on the RTX 3080 Ti.

With the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT, AMD has significantly upped the ante with its high-end GPUs without raising the TGP to absurd levels. These RDNA 3 GPUs now present an incredibly exciting prospect thanks to their good performance and significantly more attractive pricing.

With an MSRP of US$999 (~€1,149) and US$899 (~€1,049) for the RX 7900 XTX and the RX 7900 XT, respectively, AMD veers away from Nvidia's habit of ridiculously high launch MSRPs. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 and 4090 Founders Edition cards still retail for US$1,199 and US$1,599, respectively, so they are clearly in for some much-needed price cuts. AMD definitely has an edge in this regard, since the higher-end RX 7900 XTX is still less expensive while also being faster overall.

But what good is a worthwhile graphics card when it is out of stock? Poor availability has already been a problem since the launch of the GeForce RTX 4090. Time will tell whether AMD's attempts to fill up the shelves of retailers before the impending launch tomorrow is successful. On a similar note, it will be interesting to see how Nvidia reacts to the pricing, performance, and performance-per-dollar salvo from the new  RDNA 3 GPUs.

With many innovations and much-improved overall feature set, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT are great products for playing all kinds of modern AAA games. Furthermore, the potential increase in performance in the form of better drivers that was often observed in the past gives us hope that this trend will also continue with the current GPU lineup. In addition, upscaling technologies such as FSR 2.0 will become increasingly important in the future with more and more game developers looking to implementing this feature in their games.

In times of energy consumption, we welcome the fact that AMD doesn't pump up to 450 W into the graphics card like Nvidia does. Compared to the AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, however, the efficiency has been increased significantly. Nevertheless, we are still critical of the general trend of increasing power consumption in modern graphics cards, given the fact that higher TBP values can be seen again and again from generation to generation.

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Sebastian Bade, 2022-12-13 (Update: 2023-05-24)