After only a few months of availability, the high-end AMD Radeon RX 7900 based graphics cards are starting to see a price drop, with US retailers now selling them for less than the $900 MSRP. Now, according to a report by Videocardz via XFX official Amazon store, the RX 7900 XT Speedster Merc 310 Ultra is now selling at just $761.99, which is currently the lowest price for any RX 7900 XT on the market. It’s a bit unusual for a high-end card to be so cheap, but it might make the AMD RX 7900 XT worth considering if you’re looking for a powerful GPU at an affordable price.
The Radeon RX 7900 XT is one of the more affordable models in the new Radeon RX 7000 series, and it offers a lot of the same features as its higher-end sibling. This includes the same RDNA3 graphics architecture, a 5nm EUV process on the GPU compute die and a 6nm process for GDDR6 memory, 5.3TB/s interconnect between the two sides, and a new XFR2 feature to optimize power consumption.
Compared to the previous generation, AMD’s new 7000-series cards have much higher frame rates in games, especially at 1440p. They’re also more future-proof for 4K gaming.
But while the 7900 XT is a step up in gaming performance from the 4080, it still isn’t able to outperform Nvidia’s latest high-end RTX 4080 when it comes to ray tracing. This is largely due to Nvidia’s DLSS 3 Frame Generation technology, which is available on its GPUs.
Despite the fact that the RX 7900 XT is only 10% faster than the RTX 4080, it’s still a pretty good GPU for its money. You can expect to see over 100fps on average in most games–even those that have higher detail settings–at max resolution. That’s not as good as the RTX 4080, but it’s still better than most other GP.