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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.