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PCI Express 4.0
|Interface||PCI Express 4.0|
|GPU Series||AMD Radeon RX 7000 Series|
|GPU||Radeon RX 7900 XTX|
|Game Clock||2330 MHz|
|Boost Clock||2525 MHz|
|Stream Processors||6144 Stream Processors|
|HDMI||1 x HDMI 2.1|
|DisplayPort||3 x DisplayPort 2.1|
|Max Resolution||7680 x 4320|
|Thermal Design Power||355W|
|Recommended PSU Wattage||800W|
|Power Connector||2 x 8-Pin|
|Max GPU Length||320 mm|
|Slot Width||3 Slots|
|Date First Available||December 13, 2022|
Overall Review: After being on Nvidia's midtier (970, 1070, 2070, 3070) for the last few generations, I decided that I was going to be bold and try out the high end from AMD for this generation. This was partly because I really was annoyed by NVidia's 4080/4070Ti issue and partly because I was intrigued by some of the things AMD was promising. I don't have a 4xxx generation to compare the experience to, but upgrading to this from my 3070 has made more impact than I thought it would at 1440p. The ability for FSR to sharpen images in particular is really impressive, and it has enhanced my professional life by using the audio filtering ability of the card with my Zoom meetings and other aspects. Performance across the board is impressive. I can't honestly say whether it's better than a 4080, but it seems like it is meeting my expectations as a flagship card. I'm getting above 120fps @ 1440p in basically everything at ultra insane graphic levels, including FSR's imaging sharpening at maximum. Graphics are beautiful, performance is solid, and I have had no driver crashing or other issues.
Pros: - Much more cooler than reference while costing the same - Beefy cooler aesthetic if you like that (i do) - Fast as 4080 or even faster for $200 less - AV1 encoding capability
Cons: - Coil whine - Power hungry - Can only choose between purple and blue lighting
Overall Review: These 7900 XTX cards are EXTREMELY power hungry and have ridiculously high transient power spikes. If you are thinking about buying a 7900 XTX then make sure you own a quality power supply or else you will experience frequent shut downs!
Pros: -Very fast -Cooler than my GIGABYTE 6900XT OC edition -Actually pushes my 5800X3d -60FPS 4K without FSR - light ray tracing -2 power connectors -New drivers are super easy and modern ( no sign in required)
Cons: -Power hog pushes my 800W power supply to the limit -Very large -Hot hot hot -No frame generation (FSR3 coming soon)
Overall Review: Highly recommend for people looking to break into 4K gaming and have a plug and play worry free experience this is for you. If you are looking to 1440p game this is a monster a hellhound if you will. Team Red did really well with this one! And I couldnt be more happy. Special thank you to PowerColor for this product the price and performance are fantastic and allowed me to get into the newest generation of GPUS. Dont hesitate upgrade now.
Pros: 7900xtx is a powerful card, particularly for 4k gaming. Card runs very quite using the stock fan curve, but will have temperatures that are uncomfortable for a lot of gamers.
Cons: The card will have junction temps (GPU and memory) over 100c. The GPU temps can be improved with a more aggressive fan curve (Around 60%-70% fan speeds), but the memory junction temps stay in the 90's even at higher fan speeds. Memory modules must have poor contact with the backplate. Drivers for Amd are a mess, with high powet usage in multi monitor set ups that still has not been fixed. There were a lot of driver time outs and system crashes in December, but the recent drivers have made the card more stable
Overall Review: 7900 xtx is powerful if still pricey at 1000 dollars. The Hellhound is a good MSRP card, but will not run a cool pr quite as higher priced models. Also do not expect a lot of overclocking headroom.
Pros: Performance- Very good raster performance, okay raytracing performance. With this card 4k 120 fps is achievable in many (90%+ of games), but some tweaking may be required. I did tinker with the card a bit, which improved fps, and I would suggest you do the same if you have the time and the patience. My card in particular has problems with voltage and frequency, but I'll address that in the cons. This card does have a dual BIOS switch, but they two BIOS don't do much and you're better off tweaking the card yourself. Design/Build quality- As far as aesthetics go, I actually like the huge exposed heatsink and heat pipes; however I can understand why others may not. The lighting surrounding the Hellhound logo looks nice, it illuminates the eye and is oriented as an upside-down triangle around it. The fan shroud is plastic and it flexes when pressed, but it does keep the weight down and you can't tell its plastic once its in your PC. The card is huge, 3 slots, 61 mm thick, 141mm wide and 320mm long- so keep its size in mind when building. Thermals and acoustics- Thermals are great, GPU core sat around 60 degrees Celsius, and the junction temperature never passed 85 degrees Celsius. The card has two 100mm fans and one 90 mm fan, so fan speeds can be kept quite low because of the massive heatsink on the card. The fans do get loud if you push them, but at stock you shouldn't have any problems with fan noise. There was noticeable coil whine from time to time, but it was inaudible with open-back headphones on.
Cons: Instability- My real gripe with the card is the instability at stock settings. If I run the card at stock settings, my PC shutdowns down once I boot into a game, no matter the game. As far as I can gather, 1150 mV, (the stock GPU core voltage value) is too high for my card. Only lowering it fixes the crashes, although some games still do not work, Red Dead Redemption 2 is one example. This is not expected behavior and I cannot explain it. I have an 850 watt gold PSU, the Lian Li SP850, which should be enough to power the card even with an AMD Ryzen 9 7900X also in my system. Cost- It may be MSRP, but I think that for anything other than 4K gaming, this card is a complete waste of money.
Overall Review: I would recommend this card to someone who wants a 7900 XTX with two 8-pins and a beefy cooler. I reached out to Powercolor support and I am leaving this review in the hopes they will see this and get in touch with me because I am fairly certain that the card is to blame, not my system. I just hope I can get a replacement card in a timely manor. Conner
Pros: - Powerful card that pumps out raster frames without trouble - Great program for throttling power, fans, etc., to keep noise under control (though it only helps to a limited degree before your card gets real warm) - Quiet IF the fans are off and you're not running games to induce coil whine
Cons: - Noisy as all heck, fan AND coil whine is hideous - Quite large, make sure you have a decent sized mid-tower or larger - Pumps out a ton of heat, much more than previous generation cards do - Kind of expensive for what performance you get alongside the quality issues above
Overall Review: I would only recommend this product if you don't care about noise, heat, and just want something powerful at this price point.
Pros: -RGB lighting -Raw power -Good cooling
Cons: -It gets very hot -Much worse for raytracing compared to the 4080, so carefully consider if that is something you want. -Does not have the capability to use frame generation, but AMD is supposedly working on that. -VR performance may not be good, although it works perfectly fine for me since I am still able to play HLA and FALLOUT 4 at over 150% SS at 90 fps just fine.
Overall Review: I have owned for around 6 months with no issues. Temperature regulation is great, and it is truly a beast when it comes to rasterized performance at 4k, I highly recommend it.
Overall Review: The card is performing well and I haven't done any tweaking to the settings like undervolting, etc, the stock settings seems to be operating well. With a 12700k I'm getting away with a 750W Gold seasonic PSU, that much was a surprise to me as well. One interesting aspect is when I used a power splitter, under load the coil whine was very loud, but once I used 2 different cables it went down a bit. It also seems to have gone down more since "burning in" the GPU which some on forums says should be done. However it can just be because the fans are at full blast as well when the GPU is on load the fans would kick in and... loud enough to cover any coil whine noise haha. And loud the fans go even in a fractual design 7 silence case. This brings me to an interesting situation, where the card is big enough that I cannot fit a front intake fan where the GPU is, because it would need about 5mm more to clear that, so I had to take 1 intake fan out which isn't that big a deal. At UW 1440p with everything turned on (including ray tracing) in Cyberpunk I'm getting 60fps which is more than sufficient for my enjoyment (coming from an UW 1080p running on a 6600XT, which needed FSR on to get 60fps). Expensive? yes. Worth it? definitely.
Pros: - powerful card for the price - msrp ($999) - card is stable even with decent overclock - I like the exposed heat sink
Cons: - build quality is not the best - cooling is fine but only at high rpm which is very audible (edge temp ~ 60c, junc temp ~85-90 at reasonable "loudness") - rgb only has two colors - coil wine
Overall Review: I bought this card in dec 2022 because it was the only one in stock at the time. Its a fine card and all but now that others are in stock i think spending and extra $50 - $100 is definitely worth it. Other partner cards are cooler and more quiet and are build better.