AMD will launch its flagship RDNA 3 graphics cards on the 13th of December. The Radeon RX 7900 XT and 7900 XTX will lock horns with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4080 in what is shaping to be a repetition of the previous cycle. While AMD’s offerings are more affordable, they are substantially slower in ray tracing and lack a DLSS 3 alternative required to “multiply frame rates”.
News coming out of China indicates that the first wave of Radeon Navi 3X shipments won’t suffice market demand. Gamers may have to wait a week or two to get their hands on the RX 7900 XT/XTX. Furthermore, as seen with the RTX 4080 and 4090, the new Radeons will likely be overpriced in the first few weeks. At the time of the announcement, AMD stated that ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, Xunxun, Sapphire, Hankai, XFX, Yeston, etc., will simultaneously launch their respective variants of the RX 7900 series.
However, rumors (and conventional wisdom) indicate that stocks will run out within hours, if not minutes, and the average gamer will have to either wait or pay a premium to secure a unit. The good news is that AMD has been increasing the factory orders of the Radeon RX 7900 XT/XTX, but it’ll take a while before these shipments hit retail. At the very least, day 0 stocks are reportedly going to be better than NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4090