RDNA 3 incoming: Watch AMD unveil Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards here at 1pm PT / 4pm ET

wiyosaya

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AMD is going to need a price to performance that cannot be ignored by the consumer or matched by Nvidia. RDNA3 I think really has a chance at that, but no use speculating, we'll all find out within the next hour. Another consideration though is the other costs of owning something like a 4090. If the 7900 XTX which is rumored to be only 350 Watts and not much bigger than the 6900 XT means you can upgrade without having to buy a new case and power supply, that's significant when comparing the two cards.
More or less - but the real test will be when the card gets reviewed on hardware sites.
 

nnguy2

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AMD is going to need a price to performance that cannot be ignored by the consumer or matched by Nvidia. RDNA3 I think really has a chance at that, but no use speculating, we'll all find out within the next hour. Another consideration though is the other costs of owning something like a 4090. If the 7900 XTX which is rumored to be only 350 Watts and not much bigger than the 6900 XT means you can upgrade without having to buy a new case and power supply, that's significant when comparing the two cards.

ain't that the truth? AMD needs to be 25% faster while cost 50% less than Nvidia for it to be worth it for some reviewers and the average consumer. /endrant
 

EdmondRC

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Wow, that show was... boring. Both cards $1000 and under though. No direct comparisons to 4090. Up to 1.7X the 6950 XT should put its raster performance just slightly behind the 4090, you would think they would show off some real numbers.
 

wiyosaya

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Wow, that show was... boring. Both cards $1000 and under though. No direct comparisons to 4090. Up to 1.7X the 6950 XT should put its raster performance just slightly behind the 4090, you would think they would show off some real numbers.
IMO, it makes more sense to let the hardware review sites make those comparisons.
 

NeoMorpheus

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7900 XTX for $999! 7900 XT for $899 Good bye nVidia! Well, assuming there will be stock of them.
And lets see those reviews - TS!
I can see Tim already saying this:
"The 7900 XTX at 999 is an interesting buy, but I still recommend the 4090 at 1700 because it annihilates it! "
Even though, the numbers might be less than 10% apart.
I am excited though and that price, even though is high, its a lot less than nvidia meanwhile providing more future proof tech.
Really exciting!
 

NeoMorpheus

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ain't that the truth? AMD needs to be 25% faster while cost 50% less than Nvidia for it to be worth it for some reviewers and the average consumer. /endrant
Aaaaaannnd the only reason they want those prices/performance is to force nvidia to cut prices, so the same people would buy....nvidia!
 

Avro Arrow

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AMD is going to need a price to performance that cannot be ignored by the consumer or matched by Nvidia. RDNA3 I think really has a chance at that, but no use speculating, we'll all find out within the next hour. Another consideration though is the other costs of owning something like a 4090. If the 7900 XTX which is rumored to be only 350 Watts and not much bigger than the 6900 XT means you can upgrade without having to buy a new case and power supply, that's significant when comparing the two cards.
Agreed. I haven't seen the live event (I'm at work) but I did take a late lunch and went home to set up a screen capture of the event on AMD's YouTube channel. It's kinda like setting a PVR in a way... :laughing:
 

kiwigraeme

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I actually think a lot of "tough" gamers are risk adverse - full of fear - full of FOMO - better pay $400 more for Nvidia as I might be missing out.
I better play it safe - I'm 25 and buying an AMD is scary.

Lots of smart people will pick up 6900 variations for $500 or less - plus a 58003D or 5600x - have a great PC for just $1000 + memory ,drives , case, keyboard etc

4090 boy will pay $3000 and their system will be beaten in 2 years.

Fight the fear - buy for your situation and market in your country.
I bought the 3080 as only $150 more than 6900 at time - I user the encoder and RT was better - however if not encoding would of bought the 6900 probably - as more choice
 

Braustard

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"So I can then buy a cheaper nvidia card, but I never considered buying an AMD GPU".

And if thats not you plan, trust me, it is the plan for many.

As I say, no hope for AMD.
Heck no, I'm going full on AMD for sure. The prices of RDNA 3 GPUs look good to me and I don't care about Raytracing so far. And mostly I won't be part of the Ngreedia plan to make the PC gaming a luxury market with ridiculous inflated prices.
 

TheRealSCDC

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I've already been looking for pre-orders :). The price/power usage and performance gain over their previous generation is a big Win/Win. I don't give a flippin' rats arse about the 4090 and their burn down the house mentality.
 

wiyosaya

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I've already been looking for pre-orders :). The price/power usage and performance gain over their previous generation is a big Win/Win. I don't give a flippin' rats arse about the 4090 and their burn down the house mentality.
Perhaps someone will file a lawsuit against nVidia because a 4090 did burn down their house. :confused:
 

TheRealSCDC

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Perhaps someone will file a lawsuit against nVidia because a 4090 did burn down their house. :confused:
That's pretty sad, really. I don't want to upgrade anything but my video card. The new AMD ones let me do that without having to have a nuclear power plant power supply. (exaggeration of course, but thats what it feels like)
 

wiyosaya

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That's pretty sad, really. I don't want to upgrade anything but my video card. The new AMD ones let me do that without having to have a nuclear power plant power supply. (exaggeration of course, but thats what it feels like)
I agree. It is sad. I even have a 1200W seasonic PS that I would likely use for a PC with this kind of card. I just don't want a space heater that is potentially a fire hazard.