Radeon RX 7900 XTX won't go head to head with the GeForce RTX 4090

AMD has now officially confirmed that its RDNA 3 flagship, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX, will ‘only’ compete with the GeForce RTX 4080, which will be released on November 16th, and not with the GeForce RTX 4090 as previously speculated previously this may come to a shock to PC gamers looking for alternatives to the 4090. The graphics card is classified according to its price of $999 US dollars on the market.

Radeon RX 7900 XTX competes against GeForce RTX 4080.

During the live stream event ‘together we advance gaming conference’ in Las Vegas AMD presented the new RDNA 3 architecture and the two Radeon RX 7900 XTX and XT gaming graphics cards based on it, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX will not compete with the GeForce RTX 4090.

The GeForce RTX 4090 goes unrivalled in speed

When it comes to rasterizer games, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX is said to offer between 50 and 70 percent more speed than the AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, depending on the game, which should place the card well ahead of the GeForce RTX 4080 16 gigabytes, the is far behind the RTX 4090, but the GeForce RTX 4090 itself remains unmatched with the RDNA 3 flagship.

AMD confirmed the positioning of the Radeon RX 7900 XTX as a direct opponent to the GeForce RTX 4080. Frank Azor, Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions & Marketing:

Radeon RX 7900 XTX is designed to go against 4080 and we don’t have benchmarks numbers on 4080. That’s the primary reason why you didnt see any NVIDIA compares. […] $999 card is not a 4090 competitor, which costs 60% more, this is a 4080 competitor.


However AMD During the presentation of its two graphics cards at the live event, AMD repeatedly called the Radeon RX 7900 XTX “the most powerful 4K gaming graphics card under $1,000”, which is why the Graphics card is only logically positioned primarily against the GeForce RTX 4080 for $1,199 US dollars. In an approximately 40-minute interview with Frank Azor, PCWorld also spoke to Frank Azor about other topics such as the FidelityFX Super Resolution 3.0 feature, which will be released in the coming year and up to twice as many FPS using ‘Fluid Motion Frames Technology’.FSR 3.0 is initially intended exclusively for RDNA 3. Frank Azor points out that AMD FSR 3.0 is not a reaction to Nvidia DLSS 3.0.

AMD FSR3 is not a reaction or a quick thing to DLSS3, it is absolutely something we have been working on for a while. Why is it taking a little bit longer for it come out, that you’d probably hoped for?

The key thing to remember about FSR is the FSR philosophy and FSR until now did not just work on RDNA2 or RDNA1 they work on other generations of AMD graphics cards. They also work on competitors graphics cards.

It is exponentioally harder than if we just made it work on RDNA3. […] We really do want to work on more than just RDNA3.

Frank Azor, Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions & Marketing, AMD


AMD will try to fulfill his promise to always offer FSR for multiple generations. However, the manufacturer cannot yet promise that FSR 3.0 will also work below RDNA 3.


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