Underwhelming AMD Radeon RX 7000 performance estimate renders it incapable of competing with Ada Lovelace in rasterization and raytracing
Ada Lovelace's astronomically high prices have shifted the limelight to AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards. Outside of one leak by Angstronomics, very little is known about their performance. To make matters worse, one has to wait until November 3 to see the graphics cards. The wait to buy one will be a lot longer, says Bilibili leaker Enthusiast Citizen.
The RDNA 3-based Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards might not hit shelves until mid-December. Furthermore, AMD plans to launch only two SKUs initially, with the rest of the lineup to follow suit next year. The obnoxiously long wait time will be painful for users on a budget, who will have no choice but to buy the GeForce RTX 4080 16 GB and the GeForce RTX 4080 12 GB in November. There is, however, a glimmer of hope for Team Red enthusiasts. Prolific leaker Greymon55 chimed in, stating that the wait time won't be as long and that RDNA 3 graphics cards will be available to purchase by November-end.
Initial GeForce RTX 4090 reviews confirmed that it is unquestionably the fastest graphics card ever made. Enthusiast Citizen adds that the Radeon RX 7900 XT will not be about to trounce it in raytracing and rasterization, despite their supposed 4.0 GHz boost clocks. That isn't necessarily bad, as AMD can market RDNA 3 as a more power-efficient alternative to Ada Lovelace. Furthermore, AMD can afford to sell the graphics cards at a much lower cost, much to the delight of everyone who doesn't want to spend upwards of US$1,000 for a piece of hardware.