Custom Radeon RX 7900 series rumored to launch 1 to 2 weeks after AMD reference design

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Initial launch of AMD Radeon RX 7900 GPUs to be limited to reference models only

Custom Radeon RX 7900 cards rumored to launch 1 to 2 weeks later.

According to the BoardChannels news, the launch of Radeon RX 7900 series on December 13th could initially be limited to ‘public models’. This obviously refers to the MBA (Made by AMD) reference design that is to be offered by all major board partners.

It is said that custom models are to appear 1 to 2 weeks later, without stating any reason. At the time of writing, no board partner has even shared the full specs of their cards, not to mention the fact that only two manufacturers have showcased their cards thus far (ASUS and PowerColor).

AMD Radeon RX 7900 launch rumors, Source: BoardChannels

AMD Radeon launch being limited to reference models is not uncommon, though. This way AMD can ensure that at least for a limited time there will be no overcharge on their cards, simply because they are all the same. On the other hand, custom models may appear at any moment, making it harder to purchase the most desired card.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 Series graphics cards are expected to be available from AMD.com beginning December 13, 2022, and from leading board partners including ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire, Vastarmor, XFX and Yeston beginning mid- December. The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX has an SEP of $999 USD, while the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT has an SEP of $899 USD.

— AMD

Back in September, AMD confirmed to be working with several board partners for the Radeon 7900 launch. At least 10 brands are to have their RX 7900 designs eventually. According to the same quote, those cards are to be available starting from mid-December.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 Specifications
VideoCardz.com Radeon RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XT Radeon RX 6950XT GeForce RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4080
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Architecture RDNA3 (TSMC N5) RDNA3 (TSMC N5) RDNA2 (TSMC N7) Ada (TSMC 4N) Ada (TSMC 4N)
GPU Navi 31 XTX Navi 31 XT Navi 21 KXTX AD102-300 AD103-300
GPU Clusters
FP32 Cores
Base Clock
Game Clock
Boost Clock
Memory
Memory Bus
Memory Speed
Large Cache
Bandwidth
Board Power
Power Connectors 2 × 8-pin 2 × 8-pin 2 × 8-pin 1 × 16-pin 1 × 16-pin
PCIe Interface Gen4 x16 Gen4 x16 Gen4 x16 Gen4 x16 Gen4 x16
MSRP
Launch Date December 13th, 2022 December 13th, 2022 May 10th, 2022 October 12th, 2022 November 16th, 2022

Source: Board Channels (registration required), Wccftech



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