AMD Officially Announces the Radeon RX 7000 Desktop GPUs


AMD has officially announced its next-generation Radeon RX GPUs today. After months of rumors and some teasing from AMD, the Radeon RX 7000 is officially here.

As part of its "together we advance_gaming," event, AMD unveiled the first two GPUs in the Radeon RX 7000 family: Radeon RX 7900 XTX and the Radeon RX 7900 XT. As AMD previously announced, the RX 7000 series uses the company's new RDNA 3 graphical architecture.

The Radeon RX 7900 XTX features 24GB of GDDR6 memory, a board power of 350 watts, 96 unified RDNA 3 computing units, a 2.3Ghz game clock, and is promised to be up to 1.7 times faster than AMD's previous flagship, the Radeon RX 6950 XT when gaming in 4K resolution. In comparison, the Radeon RX 7900 XT has 84 unified RDNA 3 computing units, a 2Ghz game clock, and 20GB of GDDR6 memory.

AMD also confirmed that both GPUs have two 8-pin connectors — meaning it will not use the 12VHPWR power connectors found in the RTX 4090 graphics card. Recently, the power connector used in Nvidia's new GPU has stirred up controversy as some owners of Nvidia's new flagship graphics card reported that the power connectors have either burned or melted.

In an interesting move, AMD announced that both the RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT include DisplayPort 2.1. Meaning that these GPUs will support higher refresh rates in 4K and 8K resolutions. For context, Nvidia's new RTX 40-series GPUs use DisplayPort 1.4.

Succeeding RDNA 2, AMD's new graphical architecture, RDNA 3, promises 61 teraflops (38 more teraflops than found in RDNA 2), 24GB of GDDR6 memory, with the tech giant touting this as the "world's most advance gaming graphics."

Both the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT will launch on December 13. The Radeon RX 7900 XTX will retail or $999, while the RX 7900 XT will retail for $899.

Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.