Chinese Retailers Open Up Pre-Orders For AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX & RX 7900 XT Custom Graphics Cards, Cost Up To $1600 US
According to ITHome, sellers in China on popular outlets such as Taobao, have started opening up pre-sale activities for the custom AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX & RX 7900 XT graphics cards. One such seller has listed down the prices of the PowerColor Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards and well, you can have a look at them for yourself:
- PowerColor Radeon RX 7900 XTX Red Devil: 11399 RMB ($1622 US)
- PowerColor Radeon RX 7900 XT Hellhound: 9788 RMB ($1393 US)
- PowerColor Radeon RX 7900 XT Hellhound: 8688 RMB ($1236 US)
Now while these are pre-order prices, one should know that almost very similar reports by other outlets. Some have reported that the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX & RX 7900 XT supply will be very limited in China but there are also reports that the Chinese markets will only get AIB cards during launch while other regions will get reference models in addition to custom designs. Sapphire and PowerColor are trying their best to supply Asian markets with custom designs on launch (13th of December) but how well that goes remains to be seen.
For my think, low stock is about reference model. Maybe mostly will supply end of Q4 with AIB model?
— 포시포시 (@harukaze5719) December 2, 2022
Coming to the listed prices, the PowerColor Radeon RX 7900 XTX Red Devil at $1622 US is asking a $622 US premium over the reference model and a $230 US over the Hellhound variant. That's very steep in terms of pricing. Even the Hellhound at a $393 US premium over the reference model will be a big price difference to pay. The RX 7900 XT Hellhound at $1236 US is asking for over $300 US premium over the $899 US MSRP. The Chinese market does have additional taxes added to the price so that should be considered here too.
Radeon 7900XT/XTX cannot be sold in the mainland due to a problem in a small island, so the public version originally scheduled for the 14th was canceled, and the non-public version at the end of the year was brought forward to the 14th, but the first batch of each company seems to be not large, so do a good job Prepare for a fare increase. (I have ordered 8350 XTX and it feels good)
Enthusiast Citizen via Bilibili (Machine Translated)
Considering the lack of reference models in the Asian market, some sellers have even put the cards up for even higher prices than the custom models. One retail outlet has the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX listed for 12999 RMB ($1850 US) and the 7900 XT listed for 999 RMB $1425 US). Earlier, there were reports that the AMD RDNA 3 supply would be similar to or better than GeForce RTX 40 series cards from NVIDIA but it looks like this may not be true for all markets across the globe. The AMD Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards launch two weeks later for $999 US & $899 US, respectively.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 Series "Official" Specifications:
|Graphics Card||AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX||AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT||AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT|
|GPU||Navi 31 XTX||Navi 31 XT||Navi 21 KXTX||Navi 21 XTX|
|Die Size||300mm2 (Only GCD)|
522mm2 (with MCDs)
|300mm2 (Only GCD)|
522mm2 (with MCDs)
|Transistors||58 Billion||58 Billion||26.8 Billion||26.8 Billion|
|TMUs/ROPs||384 / 192||384 / 192||320 / 128||320 / 128|
|Game Clock||2.3 GHz||2.0 GHz||2100 MHz||2015 MHz|
|Boost Clock||2.5 GHz||2.4 GHz||2310 MHz||2250 MHz|
|FP32 TFLOPs||61 TFLOPs||52 TFLOPs||23.65 TFLOPs||23.04 TFLOPs|
|Memory Size||24 GB GDDR6||20 GB GDDR6||16 GB GDDR6||16 GB GDDR6|
|Infinity Cache||96 MB||80 MB||128 MB||128 MB|
|Memory Clock||20 Gbps||20 Gbps||18 Gbps||16 Gbps|
|Bandwidth||960 GB/s||800 GB/s||576 GB/s||512 GB/s|
|Effective Bandwidth||3.5 TB/s||3.5 TB/s||1728.2 GB/s||1664.2 GB/s|
|PCIe Interface||PCIe 4.0 x16||PCIe 4.0 x16||PCIe 4.0 x16||PCIe 4.0 x16|
|Price||$999 US||$899 US||$1099 US||$999 US|