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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|
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: 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: 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: - 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.
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.