PCWorld recently spoke with Frank Azor, AMD’s chief gaming and marketing architect. He confirmed that the Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics card should compete with the GeForce RTX 4080, and not the flagship GeForce RTX 4090. However, this could be guessed from the price positioning of the new 3D accelerators.
“That’s the main reason why you haven’t seen any comparisons with Nvidia,” says Azor. “The $999 card is not a 4090 competitor that costs 60% more, it’s a 4080 competitor.”
During the conversation, FidelityFX Super Resolution 3 technology was also touched upon. AMD has scheduled its release next year and, as Frank emphasized, is striving to ensure that it works not only on RDNA 3 GPUs. It is worth adding that previous versions of FSR work on all more or less modern 3D accelerators, including competitor products.
At the same time, the Gamers Nexus editors managed to “feel” the reference modification of the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX. Among the interesting features of the video card, foreign colleagues singled out the presence of a thermistor that measures the temperature of the inlet air. It can be useful, for example, for the automatic fan shutdown function (0db mode).