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PCI Express 4.0
|Model||RX7900XTX PG 24GO|
|Interface||PCI Express 4.0|
|GPU Series||AMD Radeon RX 7000 Series|
|GPU||Radeon RX 7900 XTX|
|Game Clock||2455 MHz|
|Boost Clock||2615 MHz|
|Stream Processors||6144 Stream Processors|
|DirectX||DirectX 12 Ultimate|
|HDMI||1 x HDMI 2.1|
|DisplayPort||3 x DisplayPort 2.1|
|Max Resolution||7680 x 4320|
|Thermal Design Power||355W|
|Recommended PSU Wattage||1000W|
|Power Connector||3 x 8-Pin|
|Max GPU Length||330 mm|
|Slot Width||2.8 Slot|
|Date First Available||December 13, 2022|
Pros: Superb 4k performance Capable undervolting and power tuning (took some time to find the sweet spot) Solid build quality Proper airflow in case = below 95°c Junction temp, no throttling
Cons: DP 1.4 cable causes signal blackout flickers, had to switch to HDMI 2.1 (issue resolved) Tessellation: AMD Optimized causes games to minimize from full screen, had to disable to stabilize (ie Fortnite with unreal 5.1, raytracing & nanite virtualized geometry enabled)
Overall Review: A fantastic card with the right setup, sometimes a bit fidgety with the AMD software, hopefully can be resolved soon. A nice step up from the RTX 3070. Definitely worth getting, would be better if price was reduced $100-200 Card Rev 1.01
Pros: Really good high refresh rate 1440P gaming. Decently cool and quite. Relatively good price to performance.
Cons: RT performance isn't there.
Overall Review: Honestly one of the best price to performance options out there if you are a max settings 1440P gamer, if you can swallow todays prices of GPU's. Paired with a 5800X3D, pretty decent rasterization. Its a 390W TBP GPU out of the box. No coil whine and the fans even at 100% aren't too bad. Definitely can hear em, but definitely not jet engine loud either. Was pleasantly surprised how well of a job the cooling solution does. Generally speaking if you lock 60-80fps for most modern games it uses under 200W. Yes Nvidia is by far the best performance per watt, but honestly if you down clock to never go over 2400mhz, its a 300w card. I honestly prefer a 4080 for CUDA, RT, DLSS and power efficiency, but for the little bit of savings its definitely worth a look. One big selling point was the 24GB buffer and better re-bar(SAM) support with my 5800X3D. But as a 1440P gamer I have yet to see more than 12GB used, so anyone considering a 12GB card and 1440P, you are good to go! FYI, anyone wondering it ramps up to 2700mhz game clock, which is pretty high. I have a Quest 2 VR headset, nice to see it works flawlessly. I was honestly a little concerned after I already ordered the card and seen the reviews of the graphical glitches some were having. I'd also like to note I use the USB3 cable, not wifi, just to clarify. Maybe that helps? With AI being the latest rage, I just can't see prices coming down much in the future, and since the world is in a recession, high end gaming is definitely becoming a luxury. But at time of buying, it was a 75% price increase over a 6800 XT for a 50-60% performance gain. I'd say its a good card, just not a great card. Exact same PCB as the tiachi if you are thinking about water blocking it. Driver level for the 2 display power problem has been fixed for me, using Pixio PQ329(2560x1440@165hz) and MSI 401QR(3440x1440@155hz). Radeon chill is actually pretty cool, I usually do a global setting of 60 and 90. The way it works is its 60 fps if I don't have any input from kb/mouse, but the more you use your kb/mouse/gamepad etc, the fps ramp up to 90 fps, I'm actually pretty impressed how well it works, WTG AMD!
Pros: Ran great out of the box. Not a con just be aware that - This card is about 12.75 inches long. Just barely fit in my case
Cons: After playing with the card for a bit I started looking at the Temperatures. On my card the difference (delta) of the edge temp and junction (hotspot) temp was too high. From what I have read in forums the delta should be less than 30C. My delta was 40C or more --> 60C - 101C edge to junction temps. I have RMA'd the card and will test the new one when it arrives.
Overall Review: Look at your Temps edge/current and junction/hotspot to make sure that you have a good card. If your temps are good then have fun this is a great card.
Pros: I searched for a 7900xtx that would take a water block well. This one has a nice board and was cheaper than reference. I'm impressed that the coil whine was low, even with a water block.
Cons: 7900xtx OC cards burn a lot of power and create more heat. But, a very mild under volt does amazing things to keep it cooler, quieter, more efficient, and at barely any performance cost.
Overall Review: I usually prefer MSI cards but definitely don't regret this asrock. Very impressive.
Pros: - 7900 xtx > 4090 - Price v performance is unbeatable - Quick easy RMA process
Cons: - First card overheated (100+ degree junction temp) out of the box
Overall Review: The first card i got had an overheating issue like others have had. After a quick and easy RMA i received a new card and it works perfect. No overheating issue at all anymore. I've been an Asrock customer since they were a "cheap" pc part company and have had nothing but great experiences.
Pros: - Low Temps, GPU 65 c Max, Hot spot high 90 c Max - Reasonably Quiet - Stable
Cons: - RGB Header is flimsy and not supported very well.
Overall Review: Well I guess I won the ASRock lottery because my sample of this card runs very cool if I provide good airflow. I have a 10-20 C delta between my GPU and Hotspot temps so I will be keeping this card. Don't know if these things are hard to tune but when I try to tweak anything it will eventually crash but running it on stock settings give no issues. The RBG header is clearly an after thought. When I tried to connect an RBG header, which required a bit of force to full seat, the entire RBG header bent back into the GPU rendering it useless. ASRock should provide some sort of support if they plan on keeping it at a 45 degree angle. Over I still recommend the GPU.
Pros: Updated from RTX 2070 super. Boost the fps for most of my games, no overheating issue so far 50-60 degree C, especially junction temperature.
Cons: I can hear coil whine, so drop one egg.
Overall Review: I totally recommend it as long as it is within your budget. I switched from AMD and NV back and forth. I am happy with this generation AMD 7900 series card.
Pros: - Very fast and will handle most modern games at 4K well above 60 FPS - Runs quiet and cool (about 60 - 70F under gaming load) - Solid build quality with great looking RGB implementation - Cheap custom card, got it on sale below MSRP for $950
Cons: - RGB while looking good does not integrate with other RGB control software (like SignalRGB) - Overkill for anything other than 4K - No dual Bios (not expected for a AIB card this cheap but nice to have)
Overall Review: I'm coming from an MSi RTX 3090 and also my first time with an ASRock product and so far I'm pretty impressed. I've noticed other people having some QC issues with their cards but this one has been working great. It runs quiet and cooler with on average about a 20 FPS boost in most games than with my 3090, the AMD software and drivers have come so far than when I had an AMD GPU before a few years ago with the 5700 XT. Easy one click tuning and overclocking features built into the Adrenaline software and so far I like it better than NVIDIA's GeForce Experience. Can't recommend this more if you are on the fence between NVIDIA and AMD go with AMD especially if you are targeting 4K gaming and workloads.
Pros: Its an Xtx and not an nvidia Shreds games like warzone 2, Jedi whatever its called, apex, valorant, whatever. Shreds at rendering videos Shreds at cad rendering
Cons: Even with the sale price, the price is a little too high. Vapor core cooler defects do happen
Overall Review: This is still one of the best gpu buys imho on the market. The 7900xt coming down under 800 to the mid 700s is a competitive 2nd place. But memory/cores per $ this with the extra couple bucks off is actually still a slightly better buy than the 7900xt. Seems like mine does not have a hot spotting issue but it is possible I havent stressed the card enough to expose it. Seems like this model can have the vapor core issue, so something to be mindful of. But at this point its well recognized so getting it fixed should be very easy. I was debating back and fourth between this and the 7900xt and a used 3070. A used 3070 or 3070ti is roughly half the cost but more than half the performance. However- youre going to be buying a mining gpu most likely. And ethically/from a longevity standpoint that doesnt really resonate to me. The reality of mining in terms of output towards the long term goal of decentralized systems, dont l line up to me. I digress- this card is a beast and outperforms more expensive nvidia cards on certain tasks and games. Very happy with purchase, just would like to see the price come down another 70$-120$ for it to be priced more fairly. $1000 retail is way too high even with inflation
Pros: - Capable of getting 144Hz on 3840 x 2160 on demanding competitive games such as Apex Legends - Better power delivery and higher max TDP at default and at max 15% slider in Radeon Drivers - Size of this GPU is on the lower end at 330mm and "only" 3 slots as opposed to other aftermarket GPUs that are in excess of 335mm and/or quad slot cards - AMD AV1 harware encoder works with latest OBS at the time of this writing (OBS 29.0.0) - subjective: design of the GPU itself in terms of look and ARGB is pretty nice to me
Cons: - Not huge FPS increase in 1080p or 1440p as many, if not most, games will be CPU bound or engine limit bound. - Possibly rushed job on ASrock's end on putting the GPU together; screws for the heatsink mount were not tight, as I was able to do multiple extra turns on 3 out of the 4 screws on the mount. Also rescrewed on backplate because initially memory junction was getting over 100C even at stock during Timespy benchmarking. - Prior to tightening the screws, Memory junction was hitting excess of 100C. Now it is at high 80-86C max even with max 15% power limit, indicating bad contact with either backplate or heatsink. - Possibly bad thermal paste application? The GPU still hits 104C, though on average it seems to be around 80s during gaming. Though this is after undervolting the GPU via Andrenaline slider to 1082mV, but with max 15% power limit and maxing fan profile. - Running at default settings on everything on AMD drivers caused weird instability with window mode for games, particularly low end or less demanding games, such that they crashed. - High wattage for idle or content consuming at 110-120W while using 2x 4k displays and a third 1080p display. Has not been fixed with drivers. - ASrock still includes their "Void warranty if removed" sticker on one of the four heatsink mounting screws of the GPU. I've seen many reports across the web where they have used this to deny warranty or RMA simply because the sticker is gone either because it fell off or the end user swapped thermal paste or pads. Kinda terrible on ASrock's end to still enforce this policy. Basically I can't repaste this GPU until the warranty is up, even if the GPU might have a poor thermal paste job unless I want to RMA over "high temperatures" (which will probably either be denied as "within spec" or complete avoidance in responding).
Overall Review: EDIT 2023/4/13: It's been several months, and the GPU hot spot temperatures eventually hit 110C regularly. I attempted to see how the thermal paste application is on the GPU and found that the mounting is awful (seen in new attached picture). I did a first repaste, and found the temperatures still awful, so opened it up again, but this time I attempted to press down and mold the thermal pads on the VRAM modules a little bit and reapplied thermal paste. After remounting and screwing it back up, I am happy to say that my temperatures no longer go over 90C on the hot spot, and memory Junction is healthy under 85C as well. In conclusion, the mounting and contact of the die to the heatsink is awful made worse by having possibly too thick thermal pads on all the VRAM modules surrounding the die. If you find similar 100+ C tempteraures at stock I recommend returning and getting another if you don't want the hassle of trying to deal with repasting and remounting and molding the VRAM thermal pads. END EDIT---- At the end of the day, this GPU has overall improved my day to day experience with games and other activities. I have a 3820x2160 144hz Aorus 32" gaming monitor as my main display, and my previous GPUs (6800XT Sapphire Nitro SE) had difficulty keeping up that refresh rate with that resolution on a swath of games from old UE3 games (Smite, Paladins) to demanding competitive games (Apex Legends). Additionally, I normally recorded gameplay via x264 off of my 5950X because older AMD hardware encoding was very poor in quality for the file size it spits out. After getting this GPU, I've been able to maintain higher FPS on all games and keep visual motion smooth on the 4K 144hz screen, and my CPU overhead has been considerably lessened by using OBS's latest support for AMD AV1 hardware encoding. The quality of the video has surpassed previous x264 videos at similar file sizes. Having said that, there are plenty of things to nitpick and complain about both on AMD and ASrock's side. AMD obviously has much work to do on the driver end, as I have been experiencing a lot of instability on default settings (though this may have something to do with using borderless windowed mode on most of my games), as well as considerably higher power draw on near idle tasks (previous GPU was at sub 50W for idle or web/video streaming, now it's 110W or more). ASrock for their part have engineered and designed a good card with regards to size and power delivery. They are also overly optimistic with the default and max power of this card as I believe Sapphire and XFX aftermarket cards don't have as high TDP and boost clocks yet have much larger heatsink coolers (might be a plus if you enjoy higher defaults, but negative for higher temps). However their lack of QC on the card causes me worry when at default settings the memory junction was hitting excess of 100C, and even after retightening the screws to mostly solve this, the core junction still touches 102-104C which indicates possibly a bad thermal paste job or bad heatsink contact. Also the "Void warranty if removed" sticker and their enforcement of this policy as quite the anti-consumer move, and my experience with ASrock warranty support with motherboards has been nothing but questions off a checklist or complete avoidance and lack of communication. Overall I would give the card and engineering of it 4 eggs. It's honestly a great GPU for 4K gaming and recording, but ASrock support and quality assurance just make me instantly subtract an egg. I can only recommend this card if it's the next cheapest GPU of the 7900XTX series after the reference design.