AMD has published a blog post highlighting this generation’s steep increase in GPU pricing. Ironically, the GeForce RTX 40 series cards aren’t included in the list, limiting the comparisons. Consequently, the data indicates a small increase in performance at large price premiums, making the RDNA 3 family look rather bad. AMD has also provided a value-for-money breakdown in an attempt to highlight the price-performance ratio of its offerings. Unfortunately, this doesn’t produce the results you’d expect.
The Radeon RX 7900 XTX ends up being the worst GPU by the performance per dollar metric, followed by the RX 7900 XT. Even the RX 6950 XT, essentially an overclocked variant of the 6900 XT, is going at a better value. The Radeon RX 6800 XT is 50% faster than the RX 7900 XTX per dollar. The RX 6700 XT is the top SKU in the segment, offering nearly twice the value of the RX 7900 XTX.
AMD has paired the above values with 1080p benchmarks, diminishing their already slim performance leads. The Radeon RX 7900 XT is barely 5% faster than the RX 6950 XT, while the 7900 XTX is a smidge faster, offering 10% higher frame rates.
The numbers are more favorable for the Radeon RX 7900 XTX at 4K. While the RX 7900 XT is still under 10% faster than the 6950 XT, the XTX extends the lead to 30%. A pathetic gen-over-gen uplift with a higher price tag to go along with it.
AMD could have easily included NVIDIA’s RTX 40 series GPUs, making the value aspect of the RX 7900 XT/XT much better. Of course, that would mean placing the GeForce SKUs at the top spots (performance-wise), diluting the purpose of the post.