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Radeon RX 7900 XTX unboxed: A closer look at AMD's gorgeous GPU

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX revealImage: Adam Patrick Murray / IDG

The cat is out of the bag. In November, AMD formally unveiled its next-gen graphics cards, spearheaded by the $999 Radeon RX 7900 XTX and $899 Radeon RX 7900 XT. These GPUs were built using AMD’s new, radical RDNA 3 architecture, complete with a Ryzen-like chiplet design and the introduction of AI cores, and they’re intended to snuff out Nvidia’s terribly priced RTX 4080. They launch on November 13.

We’ve already unboxed all those details in our wonky RDNA 3 reveal coverage and a higher-level look at 5 crucial things PC gamers need to know about Ryzen RX 7900. Go read those if you’re interested in deeper technical info, or check out our extensive post-reveal analysis video below, with commentary from other tech experts that PC aficionados should recognize. (Hi Steve! Hi Wendell! Hi Jarred! Hi Brian!)

Here, with the launch mere days away, we’re simply going to showcase the design of AMD’s new Radeon RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT reference cards. These beautiful GPUs should slip easily into existing gaming rigs thanks to their reasonable power requirements and traditional sizing—and look damned good doing it. PCWorld video director Adam Patrick Murray attended AMD’s announcement and was left to wander around the demo room with a camera while editors were off learning about RDNA 3’s guts.

So, here’s a closer look at the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT—solo, in systems, and next to each other for comparison. If you like what you see, please consider subscribing to PCWorld’s YouTube channel! It’ll make Adam happy, and happy Adam take more pictures.

Without further ado, onto the goodness. You can right-click and select “open in new tab” to see any of these pictures in much higher resolution.

Adam Patrick Murray / IDG

Adam Patrick Murray / IDG

Adam Patrick Murray / IDG

Adam Patrick Murray / IDG

Adam Patrick Murray / IDG

Adam Patrick Murray / IDG

Adam Patrick Murray / IDG

Adam Patrick Murray / IDG

Adam Patrick Murray / IDG

Adam Patrick Murray / IDG

Adam Patrick Murray / IDG

Adam Patrick Murray / IDG

Adam Patrick Murray / IDG

Editor’s note: This article originally ran on November 4, 2022, but was updated on December 8, 2022, when AMD allowed more photos to be published.

Brad Chacos spends his days digging through desktop PCs and tweeting too much. He specializes in graphics cards and gaming, but covers everything from security to Windows tips and all manner of PC hardware.

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