Skip to main content

AMD throws shade at Nvidia RTX 4080 while boasting about beastly RDNA 3 GPUs

AMD has been talking up its incoming RDNA 3 graphics cards while throwing some shade at Nvidia’s imminent RTX 4080 GPU.

This is all part of a bunch of presentation materials on AMD Advantage PCs and their various perks, which are systems that use the latest Ryzen processors and RDNA 3 GPUs to great effect, as spotted by Tom’s Hardware (via Wccftech).

The really interesting bits relate to the GPUs, which are AMD’s inbound RX 7900 XT and 7900 XTX, and these are compared to the RTX 4080 in terms of their base specs. The presentation slides show that the 7900 XTX loads up with 24GB VRAM and the 7900 XT with 20GB – compared to 16GB for the RTX 4080 – and that the respective memory buses are faster at 384-bit and 320-bit, compared to 256-bit for the Nvidia card.

AMD also underlines the raw compute power of the 7900 XTX at 61TFlops with the 7900XT at 52TFlops, compared to 49TFlops for the RTX 4080. (Not that this metric means much for gamers). And Team Red reminds us about DisplayPort 2.1 support for its next-gen cards (with DP 1.4 for Nvidia’s new models).

Another slide details a size comparison of the 7900 XTX versus 4080, showing the AMD model as a 2.5-slot affair compared to 3-slots, and Team Red’s card is slightly shorter too (287mm versus 304mm).

And unsurprisingly, AMD points out that the 7900 XTX just requires 2 x 8-pin power connectors, as opposed to the adapter setup which the 4080 runs with (something which has caused controversy with the RTX 4090 as we’ve seen, with some incidents of melting adapter cables being reported).

While AMD doesn’t draw any direct performance comparisons to the RTX 4080 as such – though doubtless this is something that’s likely to happen down the line – Team Red does offer up some benchmarks showing that the new 7900 XTX beats out the old flagship 6950 XT by up to 67% in terms of rasterization frame rates (non-ray tracing, in other words).

That includes the 7900 XTX achieving 139 frames per second (fps) at 4K resolution (max detail settings) in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, compared to 92 fps for the 6950 XT. And in Cyberpunk 2077, the gap was 72 fps versus 43 fps.

Performance increased even more with ray-traced games, and in fact AMD noted an up to 82% boost in this case for the new RDNA 3 card.

Analysis: Gunning for the RTX 4080 in no uncertain terms

Naturally, all this needs to be regarded with some skepticism, as cherry-picked benchmarks are always going to be used for promotional materials such as this – that’s to be expected whether it’s AMD, Nvidia, or anyone else.

Still, it’s clear enough that AMD is certainly gunning for the RTX 4080 when it comes to its RDNA 3 top dogs, although the incoming graphics cards are still some way off yet. Whereas the RTX 4080 arrives tomorrow, the 7900 XTX and 7900 XT won’t debut until December 13, still almost a month away now.

That said, we’re not sure how much stock of the RTX 4080 we’ll see, as early pricing on the cusp of release is looking thin on the ground – and what we have glimpsed of those pre-release price tags is that they’re stacked up worryingly high in some cases (outside of the US, anyway). That could give AMD a big advantage in terms of being able to keep that lower pricing relative to the 4080, assuming that the RDNA 3 graphics cards themselves appear in strong enough volume, and so aren’t subject to inflation via scalpers.

All of which is to say it’s really guesswork how this battle of the next-gen GPUs is going to pan out at the end of 2022, but right now, AMD is looking ready to take some chunks out of Nvidia.

Source: TechRadar

Popular posts from this blog

Uber Eats exits seven markets, transfers one as part of competitive retooling

Uber Eats is pulling out of a clutch of markets — shuttering its on-demand food offering in the Czech Republic, Egypt, Honduras, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay and Ukraine. It’s also transferring its Uber Eats business operations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Careem, its wholly owned ride-hailing subsidiary that’s mostly focused on the Middle East. “Consumers and restaurants using the Uber Eats app in the UAE will be transitioned to the Careem platform in the coming weeks, after which the Uber Eats app will no longer be available,” it writes in a regulatory filing detailing the operational shifts. “These decisions were made as part of the Company’s ongoing strategy to be in first or second position in all Eats markets by leaning into investment in some countries while exiting others,” the filing adds. An Uber spokesman said the changes are not related to the coronavirus pandemic but rather related to an ongoing “strategy of record” for the company to hold a first or s

Keep your Oculus Quest controllers going strong with these batteries

The Touch Controllers for the Oculus Quest 2 ship with one disposable AA battery each, but once those run out of juice, you should invest in the best Oculus Quest 2 replacement batteries to fill in for them. While the Touch Controllers last much longer than the headset's limited battery, it's still wise to invest in some rechargeable batteries or a stack of disposable batteries to stop your VR sessions from getting disrupted. Here are the batteries and chargers we recommend for your Oculus Touch controllers. Best rechargable batteries + charger Panasonic K-KJ55MCA4BA 3 Hour Quick Charger with 4 AA eneloop Rechargeable Batteries Staff Pick These rechargeable batteries store up to 2,000 mAh of power and can be recharged up to 2,100 times. They can be charged completely from dead or partially charged without damaging the energy storage memory. We recommend buying them with the quick charger accessory, which will get your AAs recharged in no time, but you can also purchas

These Android games support Bluetooth controllers and they're better for it

Gaming is simply better with a controller in your hands. Gaming on Android typically requires you to settle for using touchscreen controls. However, some gracious game developers take the time and effort to add support for Bluetooth gamepads— and we love them for it. Since so few games provide this feature, we've taken the time to test and compiled our list of the best games that let you play with the best Bluetooth controller in your hands. We'd also recommend getting a Style Ring or PopSocket which can help prop your phone up at a good angle for gaming. You might recognize some of these games from the best Android games roundup and for good reason. But you're here for the best games with controller support, after all, so here I present to you the best you can find on the Play Store. The games Call of Duty Mobile GRID Autosport Tesla vs Lovecraft Evoland 2 Horizon Chase World Tour Riptide GP: Renegade Modern Combat 5: Blackout GTA: San Andreas Oceanhor

What ancient advice can teach us about AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere. Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant have become indispensable to millions of users. Tesla Autopilot has the potential to change driving forever. And IBM Watson took a new job providing big data solutions to corporations after its first job was in jeopardy. Those are just the most prominent examples. Helpful applications of AI are being deployed in a broad spectrum of industries, but AI also has the potential to be misused. About the author  Jason Egnal is Chief Marketing Officer at Zenfolio . His background spans a variety of industries, including SaaS, AI, Fintech and Consumer Electronics.  Zenfolio, the website builder and photo sharing site , recently introduced technology that applies AI to assist photographers in selecting the best photos from the thousands of shots typically taken during a photo session. The advanced image recognition technology is tremendously powerful and can make photographers more efficient than they ever d