In case you didn’t know, in the same way that NVIDIA releases proprietary versions of its GeForce RTX graphics cards, as is the case with the Founders Edition, AMD also does exactly the same. But, of course, just as the NVIDIA versions don’t make it here, the AMD versions don’t make it either.
This means that despite the launch next month of December, with Radeon RX 7900 XT and 7900 XTX graphics cards hitting the shelves, officially, on December 13th… The truth is that the ASUS, Sapphire, etc… versions… They only reach the shelves 1~2 weeks later, that is, right around Christmas time.
The real Radeon RX 7900 only arrive at the end of December
So, in case you didn’t know, the new RX 7900 XT and 7900 XTX, priced at $899 and $999, respectively, hit the market on December 13th, having already been announced at the beginning of November. We are talking about the graphics cards that are the big reason why the recently launched RTX 4080 is not selling.
However, these first graphics cards will be based on an AMD reference design. Designs that do not reach all markets, much less this poorly planted country on the edge, which is Portugal.
The graphics cards that we are really going to be able to buy, and that we really want to buy, because they usually have higher frequencies, and more advanced cooling solutions, only reach the market 1 week, or in the worst case, 2 weeks after the launch on the 13th. In other words, this means that some plates will be able to reach the stores on the 27th of November… Even at Christmas time.
Bad news if you were thinking of buying an RX 7900 still in 2022. But calm down, not everything is bad! According to AMD, the initial stock is much higher than that of NVIDIA, regarding the RTX 4080 and 4090.