The other day, we discussed the Radeon RX 7700 and RX 7800 series graphics cards. AMD is expected to launch these RDNA 3 GPUs at Gamescom late next month. But before we can comment on the Navi 32-based cards, an RX 7900 GRE has been discovered. Short for “Golden Rabbit Edition“, the Radeon RX 7900 GRE will be launched exclusively for the Chinese market.
The Sapphire NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE has been pictured, courtesy of @wnxod. While the AIB card leverages the same triple-fan heatsink as the RX 7900 XT, it is powered by a further cut-down Navi 31 core. Like the Radeon RX 7900 XT, the RX 7900 GRE features 5,376 stream processors spread across 84 Compute Units (CUs). What’s not like the 7900 XT is the memory.
The memory has been trimmed from 20GB to 16GB GDDR6, clocked at 18Gbps, down from 20Gbps on the XT. The bus has been reduced from 320-bit to 256-bit. We’re unsure about the L3 cache, but since the core count is unchanged, the cache should be retained as well. The graphics core clock should also be lower than the RX 7900 XT.
These specs indicate that the 7900 GRE is a 1440p 60Hz or 1080p 144Hz GPU. Since the shader configuration is similar to the 7900 XT, 1080p gaming performance should also be quite close. We will see larger deltas at 1440p and 4K. Like many China-exclusive GPUs, don’t expect the GRE to launch in the Western markets anytime soon.