The VideoCardz portal shared performance measurements of the new Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT graphics cards in synthetic tests of 3DMark FireStrike and Time Spy. The information was provided by a number of profilers on condition of anonymity. Full graphics card reviews are expected on December 12th.
As with the Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards, the new Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT perform slightly better in 3DMark FireStrike, which is based on the DirectX 11 API, and perform slightly better in 3DMark TimeSpy, which uses the more modern DirectX 12 worse from API. .
The older Radeon RX 7900 XTX model tested in 3DMark TimeSpy with 4K Extreme settings lagged behind its direct competitor by about 2% in view of the GeForce RTX 4080. At the same time, in the test with 1440p resolution, the difference in favor of the “green” card was about 10%. Curiously, the performance of the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT was almost the same in the 4K Extreme test, but at 1440p resolution the older card extended the lead over its younger brother to 4%.
The older Radeon RX 7900 XTX was able to overtake the GeForce RTX 4080 in 3DMark FireStrike. In tests with 4K and 1440p resolutions, the new Radeon was 9-10% faster than the competition. The younger Radeon RX 7900 XT only lagged behind the GeForce RTX 4080 by 1-2% in the same tests.
In general, the Radeon RX 7900 series accelerators performed well against the GeForce RTX 4080 in all of these tests. Also, the older Radeon RX 7900 XTX model with a suggested retail price of $999 was up to 29% faster than the Radeon RX 6950 XT model, which the manufacturer estimated at $1099 when it went on sale half a year ago. Unfortunately, the new Radeon graphics cards can’t keep up with the GeForce RTX 4090. The latter costs $600 more than the older Radeon RX 7900 XTX.
It is important to note that the TimeSpy and FireStrike tests do not use modern graphics technologies such as ray tracing, so it would be incorrect to draw conclusions about new Radeon products based on these benchmarks alone.