We all know AMD is bringing RDNA 3-powered Radeon RX 7900 XTX and XT cards to the premium end of the graphics card market next week. Asus is the first partner to disclose an in-house design that ably beats the reference frequencies. Enter the TUF.
Starting off with the big boss RX 7900 XTX, of which there will be multiple Asus versions such as TUF, Strix and ROG, we see default and OC mode boost frequencies of 2,565MHz and 2,615MHz, respectively, compared to the reference, MBA card’s 2,500MHz boost clock. Small gains, granted, but every little helps.
No frequency is given for the memory, but going by previous experiences of add-in cards, expect a reference-matching 20GT/s.
Moving on over to Radeon RX 7900 XT, we see default and OC mode boost clocks of 2,500MHz and 2,535MHz, respectively, compared with AMD’s 2,400MHz. Jumping up by a nominal 135MHz (OC mode) is a good sign, and we expect actual in-game boost to be higher – closing in on 2,700MHz.
Tech specs paint a positive picture, but the real appeal of the cards will only be known when pricing is available. Better or worse than Nvidia’s RTX 4080? Only time can tell.