AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT Is Up to 7% Faster Than RX 6950 XT While Being 28% Expensive

AMD has provided updated performance data for the RDNA2/RDNA3 GPUs. AMD has published a new article on their community page focusing on the current Radeon RX 7000/6000 graphics processing units. The newest RDNA3 GPUs occupy the top spots in the most recent performance rankings, but they are also more costly than their RDNA2 predecessors.

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AMD Radeon RX 7900 and RX 6000 cards have been compared in a single chart, illustrating the relative strengths and weaknesses of the current and previous-generation GPU offerings. Although the Radeon RX 7900 series GPUs offer a significantly better price-to-performance ratio than the NVIDIA RTX 4090/4080 GPUs, the chart indicates that the Radeon RX 6950XT is a far superior option than the RX 7900 XT. The RX 7900 XTX provides an average of 180 FPS at 4K resolution, which is 7% more than the RX 6950XT.

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At lower 1080p resolution, the performance difference narrows. The company used the most recent street prices for each card, so the RX 6950XT now costs $699 and provides an average of 338 FPS. RX 7900 XT, now available for $899, gives an average of 355 FPS. This results in a 5% increase in performance at a nearly 29% increase in price. The RX 6900 series would be a superior option here.

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AMD did not consider the Radeon RX 6900 XT SKU in this comparison, which is available for as low as $649 from various retailers. Nonetheless, the stock of this card is extremely low, and it is much more difficult to find today; consequently, pricing would not reflect availability.

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According to independent tests, the RX 7900 and RX 6800+ series remain more affordable than their RTX 40 counterparts. The only Ada Lovelace GPU comparable to the RDNA series is the most recent RTX 4070 Ti model.

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AMD and NVIDIA are now in a position to consider releasing more cost-effective solutions in the near future, as the prices of the most recent models have stabilized. However, this will not occur until the inventory of previous-generation models has been depleted.

Via AMD, TechPowerUp