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Nvidia was clearly wrong - AMD RX 7900 XT and XTX


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  • Hollow
    Hollow Month ago +1348

    These cards look SICK!! I actually love the design they went with

    • Eren Kotan
      Eren Kotan Month ago

      @Ricki Nielsen NVIDIA Founders Edition cards look gorgeous. I also like how the Intel Arc cards look. These AMD cards are a close third, looks-wise for me.

    • Andreas
      Andreas Month ago

      @reaper no

    • reaper
      reaper Month ago +1

      yep. we live in day and age when even DESIGN is better than nvidias. those new amd cards look amazing. when you look at nvidias they look like a big AC outside your house... radeons look like some kind of WING in halo or dune jets

    • gertjan van der meij
      gertjan van der meij Month ago

      Indeed ! They look as nice, as AIB cards ! I think that there is really NO need, to go with an MORE expensive AIB card !

    • geort45
      geort45 Month ago +4

      Black IO plate... nice touch

  • Fausto Moh
    Fausto Moh Month ago +723

    this is getting me excited for their future mid range card. I cant really justify spending 900$

    • DevineGamingTV
      DevineGamingTV 12 days ago

      @Ahmad Tariq Valorant is CPU bound. I had a system with 7700K / 1080TI and got 200 - 300fps, then just got a new cpu (5900X) and got everything from 500 - 800 fps.

    • ReeeRaptor
      ReeeRaptor 19 days ago

      @Fyn Kozari Ok so what about Ark max settings? Cyberpunk 2077 max settings? HLA max graphics? Apex Legends max graphics? A plauge tale Requiem max settings? Metro Exodus max settings? In 1440p for all

    • Jatin Marcob
      Jatin Marcob 29 days ago

      @Dio It's been 2 weeks of silence, and you broke it

    • Dio
      Dio 29 days ago

      Bro y’all chill we already proved out points lol.
      Let it slide under the water.
      Unless of course he speaks again of some nonsense crap again then ya go all out

    • NeedToKnow23
      NeedToKnow23 Month ago +2

      @Fyn Kozari That's my major hang-up. We have a 1050ti and RX580, both bought used for around $200. Both spank most games. Why would I drop $900 on a COMPONENT? You could build a PC for that in the 2010s even. The 580 is just a steal honestly. Thinking about 6700xt next.

  • Suh Dud
    Suh Dud Month ago +152

    The set colour scheme and overall aesthetic is top draw.

    • AnW
      AnW Month ago +3

      My PC sits behind a desk and nobody ever looks at it

    • irfan nasim
      irfan nasim Month ago +3

      right? this card looks sick af

  • Francis Poirier
    Francis Poirier Month ago +3

    I went with AMD once. they had the same exact sales pitch as they have now. faster card for less.
    Problem is the card was not stable at all. It took me two years to give up on trying to make it stable. Finally switched to green and it's been 100% stable since day 1.
    never going back.

  • Shrijan Verma
    Shrijan Verma Month ago +96

    Just how sick and professional these cards look.

    • A
      A Month ago +9

      Just how sick yet professional Linus looks

  • CadeCraze
    CadeCraze Month ago +9663

    Glad someone is showing Nvidia they can't do whatever they want to consumers.

    • Cristiannymakeup Pereira
      Cristiannymakeup Pereira 28 days ago

      @Sinom mkk ir oeocbr

    • matt greenfield
      matt greenfield Month ago

      @Bob Sentell I wanted AMD to win for a change. It's been a decade of dominance for Nvidia. I did buy the 4090 on day 1. But if AMD had a 4090 beater, I would've sold my 4090 and bought the 7900XTX. Wtf happened. AMD had a 1000$ 6900XT that performed great vs 3090. Now AMD has this 7900XTX at 1000$ again, but thid time it gets absolutely annihilated by 4090. Total destruction in every way possible. Like a first round knockout of one of the old Mike Tyson fights from the mid to late 80s. AMD never saw it coming and got completely destroyed. I don't think AMD can come back from this beating. It could be career ending.

    • matt greenfield
      matt greenfield Month ago

      AMD lost alot of ground this generation. AMD was sooo close last gen. The 4090 just massacred Radeon. These new AMD cards are so bad, it makes the 4090 look like it's from the future. Hahaha. Got my 4090 day 1. I didn't want to wait 2 months for AMD to come out. I thought they had a real chance. I was rooting for AMD. This is the most disappointing generation AMD has ever had.

    • Meek Meads
      Meek Meads Month ago

      He also showed AMD overhyped, underperformed, and did not deliver

    • rtorbs
      rtorbs Month ago

      @Bretty Id pay 5k not to have to use AMDs driver software

  • John Garrett
    John Garrett Month ago +14

    Im definitely going AMD for my next GPU. I've been rocking a 1060 6GB since around when the 20 series cards came out. We'll have to see how the lower end cards go, but if they are anything like the supposed Price/Preformance of these cards... well, I'm sold.

    • Alekseï
      Alekseï Month ago

      @Marcel Seda You will not regret it, especially if you have a ryzen CPU the performance boost is insane but even without they are great gpus

    • Marcel Seda
      Marcel Seda Month ago

      Im still with the 1060 6gb and planing to upgrade to a rx 6650 xt and not sure about the change to team red but looks like the best option

  • Dima
    Dima Month ago +26

    "The 4090 is 1600$, so who cares?" That phrase summed it up so nicely

  • TateM
    TateM 29 days ago +2

    I'm guessing AMD was wishing they had over sized cooling right now.

  • Nathaniel Schultz
    Nathaniel Schultz Month ago +10

    Hope to see better support for AMD cards though. I know that gamer's may not really notice but there is a world of difference between NVIDIA shaders in UE5 and AMD in UE5, also UE4. Side by side UE4 and UE5 run better on NVIDIA. I am not a fanboy of team green and their abuse. But I use both brands in my household and between identical hardware except GFX card there are significant performance differences and visual differences of the final output. What I have always wanted was the same kind of support in engines and for hardware rendering of scenes that we get out of NVIDIA. We really need AMD to break into those areas and unseat NVIDIA because I am sick of NVIDIA's shit. I REALLY REALLY want AMD to start to dominate in shader language/game engines, etc.

  • rover
    rover Month ago +1091

    I'll most likely be going with AMD next. I want to see how their mid-range 1080p-1440p cards are this gen.

    • Bunnybuns
      Bunnybuns Month ago

      @Oh No Mr. Bill! to be real vr isn’t worth it anymore the games got bad and no new ones have came out or anything I wouldn’t buy it unless I got it for a hundred bucks off or something maybe 80

    • Oh No Mr. Bill!
      Oh No Mr. Bill! Month ago

      For me, it's VR performance. AMD had a stuttering issue last year. 😔 I do want to go back to ati 😬 I need smooth frames more.

    • Bunnybuns
      Bunnybuns Month ago

      @Ga7cun7sSUCK for the price ya I’d never pay 500 for one

    • Ga7cun7sSUCK
      Ga7cun7sSUCK Month ago

      Their last gen cards are were amazing the 6700xt was better than a 3070 by a good deal.

    • Sartenazo
      Sartenazo Month ago

      @Joshua DeLaughter damn, in spain its still 373 euros (best deal I could find)

  • Outland
    Outland Month ago +6

    I think they are quite sharp looking cards too... Not a fan of over-designed aesthetic myself. I like the clean, unfussy 'black monolith' look. These GPU's would be nice in a Fractal Design North or Meshify case.

  • gertjan van der meij
    gertjan van der meij Month ago +4

    The HD 7990 was launched on April 14th 2013 ! *So I believe/expect that RADEON will launch an '10 year anniversary' RX 7990 "4090 KILLER" GPU , on April 14th 2023 !*

  • Red Lac
    Red Lac Month ago

    It started from AMD being themed black and red which is one of my favorite color schemes, to AMD never failing me/customers.

  • Jack Conrad
    Jack Conrad Month ago

    "almost dual slot" has been pretty much the standard, especially for third party cards in recent years. I can excuse it on the AMD cards, it's really rare to have pcie slot right under the top 2 normally reserved for the gpu

  • Cr3ePiO
    Cr3ePiO Month ago +2057

    Look at good guys amd, sending cards to reviewers way ahead of launch, so they don't have to rush it, and work needless after-hours.

    • Jadon R
      Jadon R Month ago

      @Miguel Melo 2th...

    • rtorbs
      rtorbs Month ago

      Yeah but the drivers wont arrive till 2023

    • Clivey
      Clivey Month ago

      @Torry009 not true

    • Sunedosa
      Sunedosa Month ago

      @Peter Avram Anyone buying a XT over a XTX is a fool, the extra $100 gives you more than 10% performance in every game.

    • Sunedosa
      Sunedosa Month ago +2

      It's kinda bullshit when Linus reads "facts" from the boxes and present them as real without any benchmarks to back them up. Really objective and non biased there Linus, never forget that a vendor is a vendor.

  • fakecubed
    fakecubed Month ago +8

    I'm eagerly awaiting benchmarks on these, and also better drivers and HIP support. I really want my next computer to be team red all the way, but it might end up being brown after all.

    • fakecubed
      fakecubed Month ago +1

      Looks like brown it will be.

  • uri_ba
    uri_ba Month ago

    I just really hope that AMD's stock is on point. The can get a proper foothold in the consumer GPU if they play their cards right.

  • Lemming1970
    Lemming1970 Month ago

    Big Nvidia fan, but hope AMD can really bring it this time, especially in terms of value.

  • The Garden of Eatin
    The Garden of Eatin Month ago +1

    One thing that bugs me is the solid IO plates--no ventilation at all there. "if you want to build a SFF machine" A lot of SFF cases don't offer a lot in terms of exhaust, which is why I kinda miss blower style cards. At least let it vent SOME heat to the outside world through the IO plate.

  • Tage Nasty
    Tage Nasty Month ago +828

    I'm ready to go with Team Red GPUs for the foreseeable future if for no other reason than to extend my middle finger to Nvidia. They've burned their bridges with me, and I've been using their cards for ~23 years.

    • Iam Groot
      Iam Groot Month ago

      Here here🖕🟩

    • Padge Vounder
      Padge Vounder Month ago

      @TronTonics people with NVIDIA cards have had all kinds of issues as well

    • TronTonics
      TronTonics Month ago

      Nah. My 4090 puts in work ! AMD cards have me nothing but performance issues, ECT,. Nvidia may be bad at alot of things but GPUs top shelf to go with my 13900k.

    • Padge Vounder
      Padge Vounder Month ago

      @Summit Security Door & Lock currently I only have the NVIDIA 1030gt. I had my computer custom built during the great GPU shortage and everything else was double or triple priced. Guy building it for me said "Do you want a 3060 for 600 dollars?" I said no.
      So been catching up on old school games, emulators, stuff that can run on a potato. I was able to get Diablo 2 Resurrected and Path of Exile running at 1440p surprisingly. 30 FPS sucks but it's playable!
      But man, once I get the XTX I'm playing everything at 4k.

    • Summit Security Door & Lock
      Summit Security Door & Lock Month ago

      @Padge Vounder Which card do you have? I'm building another machine currently and am not totally opposed to them, but the benchmark sites are a bit off.

  • Nova Storm
    Nova Storm Month ago

    AMD deserved a good W like this over Nvidia. It was a long time coming. Good to see they can finally not only compete but win!

  • krazyhartin
    krazyhartin Month ago +9

    I hope the video encoding will be better. I will look forward to hearing the performance tests results.

  • Johnny Nighthawk
    Johnny Nighthawk Month ago +1

    I'm curious what they have on the 500-600 USD side. 🤔
    I never had to buy AMD before but gotdamn that size is crazy offputting.

  • Sami Raslan
    Sami Raslan Month ago

    As Nvidia's customer for the last decade I am so happy to see Nvidia lose and learn a big lesson.

  • Chansook Saechao
    Chansook Saechao Month ago +2

    Thank you Linus and thank you AMD!

  • bootysmaka22
    bootysmaka22 Month ago +9

    Love it when AMD can give Intel or Nvidia a reality check...I always go for bang for the buck which has seen me go back and forth between the Red team and Green team over the last 20 years, but I've always had a preference for AMD cards so I'm excited to see their mid-tier offerings!

    • I Really Really Really Really Like This Image
      I Really Really Really Really Like This Image Month ago

      @DJ Doc's Videos oh god, bulldozer. "world's first 5ghz cpu" but at a price.

    • DJ Doc's Videos
      DJ Doc's Videos Month ago +1

      My last nvidia card was a GTX 1080 and my last intel cpu was a Intel Pentium® II Xeon™ 450 MHz. Actually it was 4 of 'em in a Compaq ProLiant 7000 system back in 99/00.
      That said it's normal for companies to land a miss. It happend for intel with NetBurst and Itanium. It happened for AMD with bulldozer.
      What's funny to me is that INTEL and NVIDIA seem to repeat all of AMD's mistakes but a decade later.

  • Lyrand
    Lyrand Month ago +1

    Just a guess but I'm going to say that the 7900 XTX will provide the same performance as the future RTX 4080 Ti version, but will definitely be faster than the base version. And, of course, the 4080 Ti will still cost way more. So basically the 7900 XTX should win Vs the 4080 for the Value / Performance For Money factors.

  • Alex G
    Alex G Month ago

    Thank you!
    I want AMD to Crush Intel and Nvidia, who now have to play catch up to a company that, it seems anyway, "hungry", again!
    Can't wait, sick and tired of bloated execs sitting on their butts trying to gouge every last cent out of their consumers!
    Thanks for the Video!

  • Chris Albert
    Chris Albert Month ago +315

    I like the design. It's an understated yet elegant design. The black matte with gunmetal accent look like something Batman would use in his PC gaming rig 😁

    • Oh_Well
      Oh_Well Month ago

      @M Z the problem for mobos and gpu pcbs is that if they are white they will discolor over time and turn yellow. White pigment needs sunlight or it will yellow. That’s one reason you dont see a lot of white pcbs.

    • Alexander 🅥
      Alexander 🅥 Month ago

      true lmao

    • kato
      kato Month ago +1

      @M Z They could be thinking that the target demographic would like "gamer" design. I am Asian too and I am even from Asia. But I have to admit that the asian preferred design is flashy ones according to studies, especially mainland China. Chinese likes flashy design to show face and tell you that they got an expensive GPU. You can see this in designs of car brands that tried to enter the Chinese market like BMW. See how their design went from subdued and elegant in the early 2010s to the abomination of a flashy big grill design nowadays. They changed the design to adapt to the mainland Chinese taste and culture. Perhaps it is a wise move to attract more buyers from those market, corporate wise. Sadly, seems like I am in the minority in my choice and taste in design because I like a more subdued and professional looking rig.

    • SureelaSuwar
      SureelaSuwar Month ago

      That makes sense.

    • M Z
      M Z Month ago +2

      @kato i never understand why gpus look so childish. Insane RGB and silly design. Cheap logos and Stuff written all over the Place. There is 3 types, Dark them, White theme and RGB Theme PC RIGS. Just stick to those and youre fine. Like we barely get a plain white custom design that is in stock because of the demand. I guess its becaue the designers are mostly asian and their definition of aesthetics isnt compatible with western standard.

  • HowlinMadMurloc
    HowlinMadMurloc Month ago +1

    I opted to upgrade to a 3060, with the future energy costs i dint think its economical to buy a 4000 series rtx card, and i gotta say the rtx 3060 is good enough for me ^^ i hope AMD rolls out some floor sweeping cards that are cheap and powerful so e can have some anti-monopoly going.

    • TREXeyesonly
      TREXeyesonly Month ago

      Sorry but it is just contrary 4080 provides better performance than even 3090ti and uses less energy

  • Orcaaaan
    Orcaaaan Month ago +2

    Going for a AMD for the first time.. its more the price than anything else, i just hope i get one at all. x)

  • John Hankey
    John Hankey Month ago +1

    Yo, if AMD is including AI hardware now, all I need is some ray-tracing, AV1, and software to go with it and I'm all in on AMD!
    I'm a techie that sometimes uses Nvidia AI stuff and CUDA cores which has held me back from switching. That being said, I already recommend it for less tech/gaming people and have been waiting for changes like this. Hopefully the next gen will include that (and I'll have the money to finally upgrade)

  • -Nachtmahr-
    -Nachtmahr- Month ago +1

    Got my 7900xtx. Never had AMD parts before, so this is my first time using Ryzen and Radeon. Nvidia needs a few slaps, no matter how much we fanboyed for them in the past. I'll take 10 fps less over unethical behaviour

  • stobe187
    stobe187 Month ago +79

    that might be the best looking reference design card AMD has produced

    • stobe187
      stobe187 Month ago +1

      @Skrublord69 Yeah it kinda has a Batman vibe that I'm feeling

    • Skrublord69
      Skrublord69 Month ago +2

      Looks much better than nvidia’s reference card for once

  • Crepitus
    Crepitus Month ago +1

    I am glad we have AMD. Think how expensive Nvidia would be otherwise.

  • Determination
    Determination Month ago +2

    I'm very excited about the cards. They would go well with my new build. It costed too much to get next gen ryzen but atleast i could pair one with my ryzen 5900x!

  • Joseph Allen
    Joseph Allen Month ago +1

    9:50 I'm not touching AMD until I hear from buyers of the 7000 series cards if the drivers are reliable. Built a PC with a 6500 XT and drivers constantly caused game crashing issues so had to go nVidia. Stability is worth more than $200 after that experience.

  • StevoDB
    StevoDB Month ago +1

    Honestly for me, if AMD can start properly competing with Nvidia's ray tracing, there'd be zero reason to choose Nvidia.

  • eliptikon
    eliptikon Month ago +370

    I remember times, when High End GPUs were single slot size and having active cooling was a no go.

    • MetaSamsara ∞
      MetaSamsara ∞ Month ago

      It's not an upgrade in technology if the price rises alongside. It's simply a new product for richer customers.

    • Mud Kip
      Mud Kip Month ago

      @A Todaso Yeah, I mistakenly put a $ but saw what he posted. By current conversion though 50 pounds in 61 USD. In the year 2000 GBP seems to be worth 1.5 USD average and even that 50 pounds would be 75$. I just find it hard to believe that GPUs have ever been 75$ new.

    • A Todaso
      A Todaso Month ago

      @Mud Kip The OP was talking about it in British pounds, at that time the pound was worth quite a bit more than the USD.

    • Erickson Sencion
      Erickson Sencion Month ago

      That GTX 1070 katana was my dream GPU!

    • Mud Kip
      Mud Kip Month ago

      @J Mass Stupid comment.

  • scrapinator 89
    scrapinator 89 Month ago +6

    These have me excited for my next upgrade. My 1080 died in April so I can’t justify another GPU purchase but team red might get my money next time I’m in the market for a new card.

  • Christian Smal
    Christian Smal Month ago +1

    Good day Linus and team. I would love to see how this card card perform at 8k on titles people actually play competitively like csgo and COD as a few examples. The reason is if you want to go 8k 165hz for an advantage over you opponent and can push 165hz on that game should you do it? Of course we are still waiting for monitors that can support it, However would the GPU handle those simple games at that resolution and refresh rate?

    • Jonny C
      Jonny C Month ago

      Who the actual fuck is playing competitive games at 8k?

  • Sire Trasher
    Sire Trasher Month ago +1

    At the moment rtx4080 is about €1500 and the AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT is already around €1069 so these new AMD cards are definitely going to be a whole lot more expensive than €1100 ...

  • Vito
    Vito Month ago +2

    Less performance and more power usage than 4080 for the same or higher price.
    How is nvidia wrong when they still got the upper hand and DLSS?
    This video is sponsored by AMD.

  • RecBr0wn
    RecBr0wn Month ago +2840

    for the price of the 4090, you could buy the 7900 XTX and the rest of the PC as well

    • Jadon R
      Jadon R Month ago

      @matt greenfield yeah, that seems about right. Also, I am impressed you managed to get your hands on a 4090.

    • matt greenfield
      matt greenfield Month ago

      @Jadon R i got my 4090 day 1. I figured AMD would put up a much better showing than this. Last gen, the 1000$ 6900XT brought the fire. It competed very close to 3090. Now this gen, AMD brings the 1000$ 7900XTX. My 4090 donkey punches the 7900XTX badly six ways from Sunday. What a joke. AMD lost more ground in 1 generation than we may have ever seen or will ever see again. The worst 1000$ GPU of all time. AMD is trying to say they might be able to FIX THE DRIVERS!!!. I thought AMD never had driver problems. What a joke. I thought AMD was gonna bring it. I bought 4090 day 1 because I didn't want to wait 2 months for this. If the 7900XTX won, I would've sold my 4090 and bought AMD in a second. But this is the most brutal beating we have ever seen.

    • Jadon R
      Jadon R Month ago

      @Wom Bat I went for the 4080 because I have the money to burn and I wanted it because it was cool.

    • Jadon R
      Jadon R Month ago

      @matt greenfield exactly.

    • matt greenfield
      matt greenfield Month ago

      Yea but your PC would suck

  • TSN
    TSN Month ago +8

    The craziest thing about the GPU market is that people are rooting for AMD GPUs to perform well not because they want to buy it, they want it to do well so that it forces nvidia to release cheaper cards so they can buy THAT instead.

  • That Dude
    That Dude Month ago

    amd coming in with the punches! but for some reason deep down in my soul... I still want to go with Nvidia

  • Kairon156
    Kairon156 Month ago

    yep. while I appreciate that graphics tech has gotten super tough to engineer for I don't think I'll ever buy a new video card again. I thought $250 was too much just a hand full of years ago.

  • Tom Pike
    Tom Pike Month ago

    The increase in performance per watt will make the RDNA 3 laptops very exciting.

  • Chris Licata
    Chris Licata Month ago +100

    You guys may want to make a correction: AMD’s DisplayPort 2.1 implementation is actually UHBR13.5 on these cards

  • Kiaph
    Kiaph Month ago

    10 years ago gpu was half the price of the machine, on good gaming rig, today it is 90% of the cost.
    The down side is, you cant just go and get cheaper other components to compensate.. soo I think gpu prices are still way to over priced.

  • Jack Conrad
    Jack Conrad Month ago

    And thank you for mentioning that pcie5.0, even on the latest hardware, is effectively worthless since it offers no performance benefits. I feel like that's one of the biggest misconceptions for this generation.

  • Taha Abderaouf Fritis

    Will they offer us laptop models ? I hope so, cuz Nvidia is dominating it and it's miss leading us with cards names.

  • Axton J Cranston
    Axton J Cranston Month ago +1

    Wait till you guys experience AMD drivers, you'll miss Nvidia again.

  • Harrison Wilson
    Harrison Wilson Month ago +317

    These look great but I'm still happy I snatched a 6800 for ~$400 cause availability and all since everyone is getting a card on launch. Its great that there's huge competition by team red

    • Real Joshua
      Real Joshua Month ago

      @Harrison Wilson after watching all these debunking videos on graphic card wear I almost only look for open box or used

    • Gilbert Galvan
      Gilbert Galvan Month ago

      I bought a XFX 6800XT for $580 during Black Friday at Best Buy.

    • Harrison Wilson
      Harrison Wilson Month ago

      @psilocybe ebay does wonders, open box

    • psilocybe
      psilocybe Month ago

      Christ that's cheap

    • Luke Marvenko
      Luke Marvenko Month ago +1

      @Biz Barley asrock and MSI

  • Holy Nerdvana
    Holy Nerdvana Month ago +1

    Just for the record, those "AI Accelerators" are mostly bunk. They share compute resources with the GPU shader cores, and they're basically just FP16/BF16/INT8 at double the FP32 rates. Just like you could do with the GPU shaders and half-precision FP16! Minor gains in efficiency and a few new instructions maybe? But based on the theoretical compute, these AI Accelerators aren't really anything special.

  • Jordan Bailey
    Jordan Bailey Month ago +3

    Man super excited for these cards. Got a monitor upgrading and really want a new engine for it

  • Zavazingo
    Zavazingo Month ago +1

    Drivers, drivers and Drivers? How good will these new AMD RX cards be compared to Nvidia for VR? Big question!

  • Come Fast To Get Into My Body

    Just those prices alone for their top end cards are a breath of fresh air tbh....

    • 0BRAN0
      0BRAN0 Month ago

      @Soupborsh It's a scam bot stealing someone else's comment.

    • Shin Hannarong
      Shin Hannarong Month ago +1

      If you can find one at MSRP

    • Shua Daniels
      Shua Daniels Month ago

      @Gregorianeg my 6900xt was 900. They’re the same price.

    • LoveSalsa
      LoveSalsa Month ago +2

      5 years ago you could get the RX480 for 180$. Now 899$ is considered a good price! Things have gone shit.

    • galaxy
      galaxy Month ago


    MAX FALCON Month ago +1

    Another AMD card that will be "even better after few years" that no one will remember by that time...

  • Uncle Damfee
    Uncle Damfee Month ago +6

    Here is why I went AMD..
    I was thrilled to pick up a new AMD 6900xt Reference card for $700 on eBay back in October after waiting so long for prices to start to even out. I was coming from an Nvidia 1060 6GB with an Intel I5 that to this day can still hold it's ground and has plenty of life left for 1080p gaming (And also for Sale as a complete PC on eBay for anyone who is interested) , that thing was some of the best bang for you buck I've had! Safe to say I am very happy with my 6900xt, I didn't like the direction Nvidia was taking, and I always saw AMD as the "Android" and Nvidia as the "iPhone" but this generation gives me all the faith in AMD, their Processors are fantastic, and my GPU has been a monster! What intrigued me as as someone who enjoys their fair share of games of all types was their Smart Access Memory Technology, and the fact that AMD's GPU's seemed to be very underrepresented in the PC community. I looked at their catalogue of what they have to offer, and what I liked was the look of their lineup - it's simple, bold, and looks like it knows how to party when needed, and be also be all business. There is no denying that Nvidia is a leader in some categories like Ray Tracing being vastly superior, and 4k gaming, along with being easier to use with other software and such for developers. But NVidias offerings also cost more, and consume more power along with their GPU's being larger in size and frankly Uglier (although you have a TON of other manufacturer options so that's also a huge plus) What made me choose AMD was it's value per dollar. Let's be honest, most of us aren't buying super top end space ships for our PC's (I paired my 6900xt with a Ryzen 5 5600x) which is why AMD got my dollar. I find it more important now than ever to vote with your money. Nvidia and Intel have been absolutely CHECKED by AMD, and rightfully so. I'm someone who isn't loyal to a brand name, and who loves games from all systems. I just want my hard earned money to go to the product that fits my needs most for a reasonable price, and AMD has done that. Most of you aren't here for benchmarks and all that stuff, and I feel like too much of the PC gaming community invests too much time comparing specs, brands, and framerates instead of just enjoying your games. Don't get me wrong, I love me some specs, and silky smooth framerates but I care most about the experience. For that my 6900xt has given me a very rich experience with everything I've thrown at it. The only thing I'd really be able to notice with my eyes is the Ray Tracing being a little rough compared to Nvidia, but I honestly don't use the Ray Tracing option. I play my games on my 2k monitor, and I've been absolutely delighted. I like AMD's Adrenalin software and have had nothing but a breezy, smooth, strong experience. I love that my GPU is more energy efficient, smaller in size, and provides everything I want, and then some for a better price than Nvidias offerings do. Nvidia and AMD are keeping each other competitive and we all benefit from it! But AMD performs better per dollar and watts than Nvidia does. Nvidia can rev their engine a little higher, but 99% of you would not be able to notice with your naked eye nor even have the hardware to fully utilize the difference in higher end power. As of right now AMD has shown me they care about the value and performance to their customers, and look like they are continuing to do so, and for that I am team AMD at the moment =)

  • Richterman
    Richterman Month ago

    Nvidia list my respect as a customer 3 plus years ago when I moved to linuc and found out that nvidia and epic games does everything they can to fuck us linuc users over

  • Quotenwagnerianer
    Quotenwagnerianer Month ago

    I always had AMD cards in my PC's. I only switched because back in the Day they would start giving me Artifacts in the better performing DX10 Preview mode of FSX.
    So that is when I made the switch. To the infamous GTX970 with the fake 4GIG, and belonged to the people that didn't understand why Tomb Raider 2 performed so bad on ultra graphics until it dawned on me that this really was a 3.5 GIG card and NVIDA had screwed us over.
    I'm now on my 3rd NVIDIA GPU but it seems with how things are developing it's back to AMD for me.

  • tifauk
    tifauk Month ago +3

    Looks like I might finally upgrade from my 5700XT.
    Been a workhorse of a card for the past few years

  • 卵
     Month ago

    Honestly I'd love to switch over to amd esp since nvidias are such power hogs, but I'm not sure how well they'd work for graphic design :(

  • DerpManiak
    DerpManiak Month ago

    if these happen to be as good in overclocking as the 6000's i may get myself one....

  • jonas duell
    jonas duell Month ago +1

    4080 could literally be the box the 7900xtx ships in ;D

  • kaoskilo
    kaoskilo Month ago +226

    damn... the 7900xtx is a beautiful card. I love the way it looks

    • PixelFX
      PixelFX Month ago

      @NotChannon i love amd reference 7900xtx. it will be the best looking one but outside USA it will be pretty hard to find. here in south asia it is impossible.

    • NotChannon
      NotChannon Month ago

      I love the stock 7900xtx back you down there with that aqua junk, maaan that rgb looks 🤮🤮 gives emo 2014 dubstep vibes

    • PixelFX
      PixelFX Month ago

      @Deniz1923 oh yeah. I still have 5700XT taichi, damn thing is bigger than my room heater 3080s. Asrock GPUs are so good i might go asrock again when i get a 7900xtx.

    • Cerulium
      Cerulium Month ago

      Yeah it looks good af

    • Paan Gema
      Paan Gema Month ago

      @Deniz1923 when u match it with asrock mobo aqua toooo....

  • Jhemp12
    Jhemp12 Month ago

    I gotta say, that cooler design is gorgeous.

  • McKinley Ostvig
    McKinley Ostvig Month ago

    If AMD can hit even close to their targets on this card I'm going team red.

  • Denuwu
    Denuwu Month ago

    Nvidias approach of let's just make it bigger is showing its cracks thanks to AMD

  • Baltag Cristian
    Baltag Cristian Month ago

    After around of 15 years of full nvidia + intel, and after a lot of thought (fanboy blood doesn't dry fast) I finally moved to AMD.. best choice ever, cheaper, faster, lower power consumtion and actually better configurations (if done right).. unbelievable :)))

  • Scott
    Scott Month ago +272

    That intro made me laugh. I'm so glad someone is sticking it to NVIDIA. I used to only buy NVIDIA but the way they've been treating consumers lately is unethical beyond belief. I just want to know what NVIDIA thinks of all this.

    • EC 501
      EC 501 Month ago

      @Jinks exactly these fools talking about companies and practices like they know and I bet they all installed a nvidia card bunch of bandwagoners following the narrative

    • FullyBakedTV
      FullyBakedTV Month ago

      @bob bob well you can't really say if that is true or not, because we haven't been able to experience it yet. BUT I agree that is is most likely true that would be the case.

    • Sunedosa
      Sunedosa Month ago +1

      @Αναστάσιος Παπαζαχαρίου AMD needs to be atleast on par with nvidia in RT performance before that will ever happen, kinda dissapointed.

    • Sunedosa
      Sunedosa Month ago

      @SilentGuy These cards are not good enough, the XT especially. Even the XTX lags behind in RT performance. Even if the XTX rasterization performance is trading blows with the 4080, it needs to be atleast as fast in RT aswell. The XT's $899 makes no sense either as the card on avg is more than 10% slower than the XTX, anyone considering a purchase would be a fool not to spring an extra $100 for the XTX. I just don't want to settle for lesser RT performance as i use it in every title that supports it so this is disappointing.

    • J L
      J L Month ago

      @SilentGuy sadly Nividea does a lot of cool research and a lot of AI stuff only runs on their cards (because it is developed for these cards) or 100x slower on a CPU

  • Megic Shiba
    Megic Shiba Month ago +5

    My first AMD GPU was an HD 6850, since then I have been a team red girl, awesome to see AMD rock Nvidia's boat, a LOT

  • Madness Reborn
    Madness Reborn Month ago

    "You won't be happy but you'll take it"
    That's pretty much the summary of the gaming market these days. As seemingly all the market leaders keep telling us.

  • Lupolinar
    Lupolinar Month ago +867

    Wow, graphic cards that fit in most cases? Insane!

    • intra morph
      intra morph Month ago

      Wow a GPU that you can't buy at msrp I think we know where this is going...

    • GhostDog
      GhostDog Month ago

      @EYESTA i have had both, Nvidia and AMD, i faced problems with both cards at some point. The AMD one got fixed after a few days with a patch. The Nvidia one, on the other hand, still won't load games at a certain distance (like 60 meters) from my player model... I also had a few boot problems with the Nvidia one.
      I would go to and every single time again, except if I would build a PC for my gf. Nvidia would fit to her, since it would be a budget setup.

    • Patrick Bateman
      Patrick Bateman Month ago

      @Silvershock Nicktail lol

    • Silvershock Nicktail
      Silvershock Nicktail Month ago +2

      There's a reason AMD absolutely dominates the console/portable space. They actually think about things like size, power and heat, rather than just nailing more shit on and telling the customer not to be poor.

    • Silvershock Nicktail
      Silvershock Nicktail Month ago

      @VesperAegis News & Games Ridiculously expensive 4 slot card is more powerful than something that's not even within 500 USD of its price point? My god, what other shocking truths do you have for us?
      Bleeding edge tech is usually a mug's game, but the 4090 is for absolute cretins.

  • Jacob Rzeszewski
    Jacob Rzeszewski Month ago

    Honestly this might actually get me to upgrade from my 1080 ti.

  • OK
    OK Month ago

    When it comes to "dethroning", I think top-end is irrelevant. It matters most what the performance/$ for the RTX 4060 vs its AMD equivalent will look like.
    If AMD pulls off a similar stunt in that segment, pulling their prices closer towards pre-pandemic levels, then Nvidia is really in trouble.
    Reviewers & gamers love to talk about the fastest cards, but the majority of consumers are just looking for a decent card in the $200-$400 range.

  • Nigerian Pussy-Stretcher

    All it takes is one company lowering their prices. And continues a downward trend of gpu pricing, nvidia will lose business and will shortly follow

  • ElCineHefe
    ElCineHefe Month ago +1

    How do you think the AMD 7950X CPU would pair with a 7900 XT card for UE5 development work?

  • Spike Shartell
    Spike Shartell Month ago

    processing power was never the problem with Radeon cards, They've always been a good value on paper in that regard. The problem is they never seem to get the drivers right to utilize that power. Without good drivers I don't care how powerful those cards are, they'll still get their asses handed to them by a 2000 series Nvidia card.

  • William
    William Month ago +183

    I'm excited to see how they perform. Currently on my second Radeon GPU and I don't see myself going back to Geforce any time soon.

    • J L
      J L Month ago

      @Felipe Borges CAD runs on AMD cards just fine in my experience. At least for mechanical stuff, an architect propably has completly different requirements.

    • Wade Ryun
      Wade Ryun Month ago

      @walterdongato ray tracing is way over-rated and pointless most of the time because it makes graphics look worse not better.

    • Tech Freak
      Tech Freak Month ago

      @shvrdavid no, they've been instinct for at least a year. I don't have any idea if they're going to replace RDNA anytime soon.

    • shvrdavid
      shvrdavid Month ago

      @Tech Freak So what your saying is that the gaming cards getting ready to be released are already obsolete. I am glad someone else pointed that out....

    • Tech Freak
      Tech Freak Month ago +1

      @shvrdavid the professional AMD cards are already instinct, so maybe it would actually be a good thing to replace rdna 3 with it. But that's a big maybe.

  • Probably Not A Chicken

    AMD is going to absolutely knock it out of the park with this gen and all they really did was.... not be terrible. Nvidia has shot themselves in the foot with a comically large rifle.

  • Harley Norris
    Harley Norris Month ago

    What a respectable design from AMD looks stylish almost like an evga card of old

  • DrClawizdead
    DrClawizdead Month ago

    I really hope EVGA reaches out to AMD.

  • Tommy
    Tommy Month ago +2

    I can't wait to get my hands on one....finally doing the swap from EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 to an AMD GPU after all these years.

  • CarrionWithoutMe
    CarrionWithoutMe Month ago +32

    The design alone is worth the price. Love the 1970's Challenger esque design more than the team green FE cards.

    • Bee Song
      Bee Song Month ago +2

      ref cards look sickkkkkkkkkkkk

  • jthiel0711
    jthiel0711 Month ago +3

    Currently building a new all AMD system. Just waiting for these cards to release. Been 7 years since my last PC build.

  • John Johnson
    John Johnson Month ago

    Love how what I come out with from this video is.
    NVIDIA is just better.

  • Tarek Said
    Tarek Said Month ago

    AMD was blessed this year, thanks to Nvidia's greediness. Their $1200 RTX 4080 appeals to exactly no one: top end users with unlimited budget will spend more for the highly superior 4090, while the budget consumer will prefer under 1k graphics cards.
    The 7900 family perfectly bridges the gap between mid to low end RTX graphics cards and the high end 4090.
    I hope Nvidia learns their lesson this year, with anti-consumer practices. They don't get to dictate prices, they don't get to decide when "Moore's law is dead and we can now charge whatever we want". And, as a bonus, scalpers also got boned with mountains of unsold 4080s. A perfect Christmas present.

  • NahDudeFkThat
    NahDudeFkThat Month ago

    This must absolutely be respected and rewarded. I will buy it just to show AMD (NGREEDIA) THIS IS THE WAY

  • Fabian Feilcke
    Fabian Feilcke Month ago

    With electricity here going rapidly towards 1€/kWh, performance per watt becomes much more significant.

  • socrate resorts
    socrate resorts Month ago

    I love how AMD counts and does physics. My car has 4 tires and each of them is doing 100mp/h , so I’m doing 400mp/h on the highway, 😂😂, yey me.
    Ps: rdna3 graph pun.

  • Anmol Sahu
    Anmol Sahu Month ago

    there are still so many RTX 2000 laptops in large stocks. I hope these will get cheaper and locked.

  • Aaron Cruz
    Aaron Cruz Month ago

    Cant wait for the actual performance graphs

  • Mert Ronael
    Mert Ronael Month ago +79

    I'm definitely going with AMD for my next build. XTX looks really good so far. I don't care about ray tracing and I think it doesn't make a gigantic difference when you are in the action and just focusing on whats going on. I think this will be a beast.

    • Michael Yang
      Michael Yang Month ago

      @Random Dud3 that’s fair, I think if you may not value image quality over performance or gameplay, that’s pretty valid. Just because it’s better it doesn’t mean everyone would enjoy it to the same degree

    • Michael Yang
      Michael Yang Month ago

      @Nathan Jokeley 🤣, yeah my 4090 is working great thanks

    • PineyJustice
      PineyJustice Month ago +1

      @Michael Yang Yeah, fairly often RT ruins the atmosphere of games, gotta love that grainy texture it adds along with ruining contrast. It's neat where it works until you remember that half life 2 had fantastic water reflections over a decade ago. Surely we could figure out how to do reflections that good on more than 1 surface in over a decade no?

    • Sherrif
      Sherrif Month ago +1

      @Random Dud3 it can depend on the game, ray tracing in a game like hitman is groundbreakingly beautiful but also functional. Being able to see movement in a reflection or a shadow of a character model that is off screen is massive, however I do hope that developers don't go all in on raytracing yet.
      As good looking as it is, making games have functionally beautiful reflection and shadow maps with the work arounds we've been using (and even making those methods work better) should still be a focus. Raytracing can look really good and it's actually relatively hands off for game devs to add to the game (compared to SSR and shadow mapping). One day we can start releasing games where non-ray tracing cards will just... have no shadows or reflections, but we're definitely not there, but sadly there are games that have gone this approach (one such game doesn't even launch without an "RTX" capable card).
      The problem with RTX, and why it's really hard to justify the framerate hit for most people, is the fact that we have "good enough" solutions that have been in games since quake 2 and most game devs work on making it better and better. The crux is it takes a lot of effort, since it's "fake" shadows and reflections, there's a lot of limitations and loss in quality and accuracy and an increase in the time developers spend on it. Meanwhile ray tracing just auto solves shadows and reflections, sure the model makers (and texture artists) have to spend a bit of effort for enabling ray tracing to work, but they no longer have to build a fake shader. What is happening though is kinda the worst of both worlds, as ray tracing is more and more possible, devs are spending less and less time working on the "fake" shadows and reflection systems and putting their beans in the ray tracing pot. Cyberpunk has amazing looking shadows and reflections (plus the light refractions) but if you don't have ray tracing a lot of objects just don't cast shadows, mirrors don't even have a reflection unless you "activate" them... it's almost like they used ray tracing to cut corners, not to make it look better.
      So what we get is a game with shadows and lighting that's only really a step above PS2 global emission unless you click on ray tracing. For most people that's plenty good enough, it has fake shadows in enough places to feel "lit" the most people ignore the lack of reflections in the puddles and only think about reflections when it comes to mirrors. They're "good enough" for people, but relatively terrible compared to the ray traced solutions.
      In plenty of games I feel like ray tracing isn't necessary because the developer (like hitman 3 from my earlier example) spent plenty of time making a robust and good looking game without the need for ray tracing. I still like that they add the support (that's how we drive demand for cards) but I'm not a fan of the trend of having ray tracing replace traditional fake lighting/reflection.

    • XxViciousxX
      XxViciousxX Month ago +2

      For me it completely depends on the games Cyberpunk, Dying Light 2 look almost like completely different games with RT enabled. But there are definitely some games that have RT added later and those just don't look very impressive. Besides not being the best at RT these 7000 GPUs look really good.

  • Frank Top
    Frank Top Month ago

    Well, guess I'm going AMD for my next card. All red system it shall be.

  • RocketLR
    RocketLR Month ago

    Id gladly switch to AMD if it can outperform Nvidia AND bring driver stability and such..
    Last AMD i had.. ooh boy was it a major headache..

  • fabinoub
    fabinoub Month ago +1

    Legend says, during the december full moon, sometime a Radeon can run a game without a crash.

  • DDD
    DDD Month ago

    We’re still about 1-2 gens away from chip-let design for a top tier card