AMD To Launch RX 7900 GRE Globally On February 27th At $549

The AMD RX 7900 GRE, initially exclusive to the Chinese DIY market, will now be available globally as the company introduces its cost-effective Navi 31-based model to compete with the RTX 4070. The updated launch date has been confirmed through recently obtained slides.

Promoted as a capable desktop GPU for achieving high FPS in 2560×1440 gaming, the RX 7900 GRE features the Navi 31 XL GPU with 80 Compute Units (5120 Stream Processors) and 16GB GDDR6 memory. AMD is highlighting its latest HYPR-RX technology, allowing frame generation and upscaling at the driver level, in their promotion of this new graphics card.

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The RX 7900 GRE is set to compete with the non-SUPER version of the GeForce RTX 4070, which recently had its price reduced to $549 following the introduction of NVIDIA’s SUPER variant. AMD asserts that their card, with more memory, is anticipated to outperform the RTX 4070 by 1% to 32% across all specified games. Overall, the RX 7900 GRE is projected to provide, on average, 14% more FPS per dollar, maintaining a comparable price point with its competitor.

AMD has revealed that the GRE SKU will debut at a price $100 lower than the initial August announcement. Initially, the model was exclusive to China, hence the “GRE” designation celebrating the Chinese Year of the Rabbit. Contrary to the initial perception, the SKU was not confined to China and was readily available through system integrators, OEMs, and retailers selling the cards individually.

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Positioned in the AMD desktop RDNA3 lineup, the RX 7900 GRE will fit between the RX 7900 XT and 7800 XT, with current prices of $699 and $489 (the lowest on the US market) for the respective models. Despite boasting over 33% more cores, the RX 7900 GRE’s notable drawback is its constrained 260W board power, presenting a bottleneck that brings it closer in performance to the RX 7800XT.

Via Videocardz