The XFX variant of the Radeon RX 7900 XT has been spotted in all its monochrome glory. Like its predecessor, it is a triple-fan design with a triple slot profile. The most apparent change comes in the form of the backplate, which kind of looks like a shoe sole.
Anywho, that’s not the peculiar part. The XFX Radeon RX 7900 XTX comes with a triple 8-pin power connector which is one more than what’s needed. Each 8-pin plug can supply 150W; by that assumption, two should be sufficient to meet its 300W TBP.
Unless XFX uses the same PCBs for the Radeon RX 7900 XT and the XTX, this indicates that the former will have a TBP of over 300W. Three 8-pin connectors can provide a peak power of up to 450W, the same as the RTX 4090. While you can be sure that the RX 7900 XT won’t cross the 400W mark under any scenario, there is a possibility that AIB variants may sip over 350W under heavy load.
The Radeon RX 7900 series is set to launch next week in reference and AIB flavors, albeit in limited quantity if the rumor mill is to be believed.