AMD announced the release of the AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE, also known as the Golden Rabbit Edition. This graphics card was unveiled during the China Joy event in Shanghai. The GPU is based on Navi 31 and its cut-down version of RX 7900 XT at budget.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE Specifications and Performance
The AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE is based on the Navi 31 GPU and is essentially a cut-down version of the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT. It comes with 16GB of GDDR6 memory, which is slightly less than the 20GB found on the RX 7900 XT. The card features 5120 cores and 80 Compute Units, offering a significant boost in performance compared to the previous generation’s Radeon RX 6800 XT.
One of the key improvements with the Radeon RX 7900 GRE is the inclusion of support for 2nd generation ray tracing and AV1 hardware encoding. These features were missing in the previous generation and provide a noticeable improvement in graphics rendering and encoding capabilities.
According to performance slides shared by AMD, the Radeon RX 7900 GRE is slightly slower than the RX 7900 XT. However, it outperforms the GeForce RTX 4070, which is comparable to the GeForce RTX 3080, across multiple titles at 1440p and 4K resolutions.
The AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE is already available with an AMD reference model. The custom models from board partners such as XFX, PowerColor, and Sapphire will also be released. For the time being, there is no information on the pricing of the custom variants. The official slides show a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $649 for the reference model.
It’s worth noting that the graphics card will be available for users outside of China, but only through system integrators. This means that individuals looking to purchase the Radeon RX 7900 GRE will need to explore options through system integrators rather than purchasing directly from retailers.
News Source: AMD