Aggressive pricing will be the key selling point of the Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards. With a TBP of 355W, the 7900 XTX draws 35W more than the GeForce RTX 4080 while falling behind in ray-traced workloads. AMD’s board partners will allegedly carve out higher specs for various factory-overclocked variants of the RX 7900 lineup, pushing the TBP almost on par with the RTX 4090.
According to the above source, the AIB variants of the RX 7900 XTX will have a peak boost clock of 2.67GHz and a game clock of 2.54GHz. The RX 7900 XT, on the other hand, will have a game and boost clocks of 2.26GHz and 2.61GHz, respectively. These are considerably different from the official AMD specs. Furthermore, AIBs will be pushing up the TBP of the factory overclocked (over-engineered) variants all the way up to 400W or higher. Whether this will affect the in-game power well remains to be seen, and if so, we may get segmentation within an SKU depending on the PCB and cooling solutions.