The Radeon RX 7900 XTX and XT are a solid step forward for AMD, especially when it comes to 4K gaming. But I'm hoping the company can get its driver situation in order, and perhaps eke out better ray tracing performance in the process. Most gamers are still better off waiting for AMD and NVIDIA's next-gen mid-range cards, which are sure to be launching soon. But if you're an avowed AMD fan, you've finally got the high-end upgrade you've been waiting for.
The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is a solid GPU that offers great gaming performance and massive improvements across the board over AMD's previous generation; however, creative performance is lacking, and it's somewhat difficult to justify its existence when the more powerful XTX version is only $100 more expensive.
The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT delivers fierce performance for 1440p and 4K play, though its faster RX 7900 XTX sibling, at only $100 more, makes it a harder sell.
AMD's second-best Navi 31-based Radeon RX 7900 XT is a good card, trying to be better... but cut down at the knees because the Radeon RX 7900 XTX costs just $100 more. Disappointing.
The Radeon RX 7900 XT is a decent high-end graphics card, but in this price range from AMD, you're better off splurging for that extra X.
We will get a better idea of how the RX 7900 XT fits in once the RTX 4070 Ti is released, but it's certainly the weaker of the two 7900 series graphics cards released today.
We think that both are good, but the price difference between them is slender enough, and the extra performance of the XTX big enough, that you would be best going for the big RX 7900 XTX, particularly if you plan to game at 4K. If you're only at 1440 then there is little reason to spend the extra as the cards are so capable that your CPU will become the limiting factor.
The RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT impress with great value, but they don't top performance charts.
The GeForce RTX 4090 still sits atop the hill, but the Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX are right there alongside the RTX 4080. AMD's pricing, however, makes the Radeon RX 7900 particularly interesting. In terms of MSRP at least, these new Radeons undercut NVIDIA by hundreds of dollars and they are right in-line with the previous-gen, and offer compelling upgrade options for gamers.
AMD’s Radeon RX 7900 XT and XTX deliver staggering performance, ample memory, easy compatibility, and software features galore for far less than Nvidia’s latest. They may not unseat the RTX 4090 as the towering raw performance champion, especially if you’re interested in ray tracing, but unlike Nvidia’s price-jacked yet performance-lacking RTX 4080, the Radeon RX 7900 series offers stunning value over their predecessors for the same price as before.
The RX 7900 XTX and XT sport AMD's latest and greatest RDNA 3 architecture, with impressive rasterization performance. Ray tracing remains a second class citizen, and while faster than the previous generation, AMD can't touch Nvidia's in DXR games — and that's not even counting DLSS, which continues to see widespread use.
We have mixed feelings when it comes to the performance of this new AMD generation and we can’t decide between gold and silver. The excellent 2160p performance combined with a very well designed, quiet and perfectly cooled card makes us opt for the gold award. However, the Ray Tracing will disturb our opinion if the chosen game does not have FSR or XeSS. It is then simply impossible to enjoy it completely and we have to switch back to 1440p. Small disappointment also at the level of the overclocking which is almost inexistent since we reach very quickly the limits of power of the card as well as at the level of the consumption that we would have liked more contained.
Radeon RX 7900 XTX is well worth consideration at its price-point too, owing to creditable rasterisation results and decent RT performance - but it's down to you to judge whether $999/£999 is worth it in a world of discounted last-gen GPUs. With both RTX 4080 and RX 7900 XT, they're both decent offerings at varying levels of indecent prices - and it's down to the users to vote with their wallets if they're not impressed with them.