ASUS TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XT OC Edition 20GB GDDR6 – Review

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The ASUS TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XT OC Edition is built with the powerful graphics performance of the AMD RDNA3 architecture and is based on a new chiplet design. It offers dedicated 2nd gen RT Cores and 3rd gen Tensor Cores, new streaming multiprocessors, and high-speed GDDR6 memory to tackle the latest games. The ray tracing performance is suggested to be up to 50 per cent better than on the RX 6950 XT, while rasterization performance is expected to be up to 70 per cent better.

 

 

 

The fans are also new and upgraded from ASUS, being bigger and able to boost airflow and static pressure without sacrificing silence.

The two side fans spin counter clockwise to minimize turbulence and maximize air dispersion through the heatsink. All three fans come to a standstill when GPU temps are below 55 Celsius, letting you play less-demanding games or perform light tasks in relative silence. Fans start up again when temps are over 60 Celsius, referencing a speed curve that balances performance and acoustics for work or play.

 

Model ASUS TUF Gaming Radeon™ RX 7900 XT 20GB GDDR6
Graphic Engine AMD Radeon™ RX 7900 XT
Bus Standard PCI Express 4.0
OpenGL OpenGL®4.6
Video Memory 20GB GDDR6
Clock Speed OC mode : up to 2450 MHz (Boost Clock)/up to 2075 MHz (Game Clock)
Default mode : up to 2400 MHz (Boost Clock)/up to 2000 MHz (Game Clock)
Stream Processors 5376
Memory Speed 20 Gbps
Memory Interface 320-bit
I/O Interface Yes x 1 (Native HDMI 2.1)
Yes x 3 (Native DisplayPort 2.1)
HDCP Support Yes (2.3)
Dimensions 13.9 x 6.23 x 2.86 inches
352.9 x 158.2 x 72.6 mm
Recommended PSU 750W
Slot 3.63 Slot

The basis of the cooler is a large plate nickel-plated heatsink with heat pipes soldered to the sole of direct contact with the GPU and memory chips. The same heatsink also serves as a cooler for the VRM power converter components with the help of small soles. For a pair of VRM memory mosfets, a separate small heatsink is provided, screwed to the main heatsink. The back plate is made of aluminium with an electrically insulating coating and has a triple purpose: it serves as a PCB protection element, a stiffener, and carries a TUF logo.

 

 

Power is supplied through three 8-pin connector. It has an LED indicator of correct power connection (in case of incorrect connection and in the absence of power, it lights up in red).

The graphics card has 4 video outputs: In addition to 3x DisplayPort 2.1 outputs, 1x HDMI 2.1 outputs (but no USB Type-C connector that supports DP2.1) However, the GPU can only output to 4 monitors at the same time, so this solution simply provides more flexibility when choosing video outputs.

 

he card has a dual BIOS. There is a switch on the back plate of the card, in different BIOS versions (they are called Performance mode and Quiet mode – productive and quiet modes) different fan operation curves are set.

Auto-Extreme Technology is an automated manufacturing process that sets new standards in the industry by allowing all soldering to be completed in a single pass. This reduces thermal strain on components and avoids the use of harsh cleaning chemicals, resulting in less environmental impact, lower manufacturing power consumption, and a more reliable product overall.

 

Benchmark:

ASUS TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XT OC Edition is the high range graphics card in AMD RDN3-based segment. As such, our graphics workstation, based on an ASUS Prime X670E-Pro Wifi motherboard and AMD 7900X 12 cores processor.  The ram we will be using is  XPG 6000mhz- 32 memory kit. ADATA XPG GAMMIX S50 Lite 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD is used as well to run with benchmark. On the Comparison, we will be testing 3 GPUs to run side by side to see perform better.

Model DIY System
Motherboard ASUS X670E-Pro WIFI
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 7900X – 12 Cores/24 Threads
Cooling EKWB-AIO 360 D-RGB
Ram XPG DDR5 6000Mhz
SSD ADATA XPG GAMMIX S50 Lite 1TB M.2 NVMe
OS Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22H2
Bios 821

 

Model Graphic Engine Bus Standard Video Memory GPU Clock Boost GPU Clock Memory Clock Resizeable Bar Driver
ASUS TUF Radeon RX 7900 XT 20GB GDDR6 RX 7900 XT Navi31 PCI Express 4.0 20GB GDDR6 2129 2499 2500 Enable 23.1.1
ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ 4080 16GB GDDR6X RTX4080 AD103 PCI Express 4.0 16GB GDDR6X 2205 2625 1400 Enable 528.02
ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 AMP Extreme RTX 2080 TUF104 PCI Express 3.0 8GB GDDR6 1515 1875 1800 Disable 528.02

 

GPUZ

3Dmark Advanced Edition

3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark your PC and mobile devices in one app. Whether you’re gaming on a smartphone, tablet, notebook, or a desktop gaming PC, 3DMark includes a benchmark designed specifically for your hardware.

3DMark Advanced Edition
Model Speed Way Fire Strike Ultra Night Raid Port Royal Time Spy Extreme Wild Life Extreme
ASUS TUF 7900XT 5256 17312 69031 14188 12444 45430
ASUS ROG RTX4080 7294 17626 66264 18298 13365 61063
Zotac RTX2080 AMP 2177 6352 56695 6133 5105 Error

 

 

Ashes of the Singularity Escalation

As a real-time strategy title, Ashes is all about responsiveness during both wide open shots but also concentrated battles. With DirectX12 at the helm, the ability to implement more draw calls per second allows the engine to work with substantial unit depth and effects that other RTS titles had to rely on combined draw calls to achieve, making some combined unit structures ultimately very rigid.

 

GFXBench 5.0

GFXBench is a high-end graphics benchmark that measures mobile and desktop performance with next-gen graphics features across all platforms. As a true cross-API benchmark, GFXBench supports all the industry-standard and vendor-specific APIs including OpenGL, OpenGL ES, Vulkan, Metal, DirectX/Direct3D and DX12.

BaseMark GPU

Basemark GPU is a professional evaluation tool to evaluate and compare graphics performance across mobile and desktop platforms. Uniquely, it supports all major graphics APIs and operating systems.

BaseMark GPU
Model Average Minimum Maximum Overall Score
ASUS TUF 7900XT 233 123 357 23264
ASUS ROG RTX4080 298 245 430 29806
Zotac RTX2080 AMP 102 72 153 10158

Heaven Benchmark

Extreme performance and stability test for PC hardware: video card, power supply, cooling system. Check your rig in stock and overclocking modes with real-life load! Also includes interactive experience in a beautiful, detailed environment.

Heaven Benchmark
Model FPS Minimum FPS Maximum FPS Score
ASUS TUF 7900XT 306.3 11.3 631.8 7716
ASUS ROG RTX4080 393.1 71.2 801.1 9902
Zotac RTX2080 AMP 159.8 56 390 4026

SuperPosition

Extreme performance and stability test for PC hardware: video card, power supply, cooling system. Check your rig in stock and overclocking modes with real-life load! Also includes interactive experience in a beautiful, detailed environment.

SuperPosition Benchmark
Model Average Minimum Maximum Score
ASUS TUF 7900XT 143.17 121.7 173.58 19141
ASUS ROG RTX4080 161.74 88.8 208.92 21624
Zotac RTX2080 AMP 55.16 46.09 71.07 7375

 

Batman Arkham Origins

Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight.

Batman Arkham Origins
Model Average Minimum Maximum
ASUS TUF 7900XT 407 313 773
ASUS ROG RTX4080 178 114 254
Zotac RTX2080 AMP 183 136 255

 

GTA V

This is a benchmark of GTA 5 (Grand Theft Auto V)

GTA V
Model Average Minimum Maximum
ASUS TUF 7900XT 89.87 30.94 246.96
ASUS ROG RTX4080 96.57 38.24 114.49
Zotac RTX2080 AMP 57.08 16.1 150.13

 

FarCry 6

Far Cry 6 supports ray tracing at launch, with the ability to enable DXR reflections and DXR shadows. But because DXR shadows are kind of pointless and not worth the performance hit, we haven’t tested with them enabled, but I have taken a look at DXR reflections, so we’ll look at that shortly using supported hardware.

FarCry 6
Model Average Minimum Maximum
ASUS TUF 7900XT 114 56 144
ASUS ROG RTX4080 107 85 144
Zotac RTX2080 AMP 45 25 66

 

Sleeping Dog

In this open world game, you play the role of Wei Shen, an undercover cop trying to take down the Triads from the inside out. You’ll have to prove yourself worthy as you fight your way up the organization, taking part in brutal criminal activities without blowing your cover.
Torn between your loyalty to the badge and a criminal code of honor, you will risk everything as the lines between truth, loyalty and justice become permanently blurred.

Sleeping Dog
Model Average Minimum FPS Maximum FPS
ASUS TUF 7900XT 49.9 49.2 51.4
ASUS ROG RTX4080 99.8 83.9 110.2
Zotac RTX2080 AMP 99.8 95.1 105

 

Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a military shooter set in a diverse, hostile, and mysterious open world that you can play entirely solo or in four-player co-op.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Model Total Score Frames Score FPS
ASUS TUF 7900XT S 22537 131
ASUS ROG RTX4080 S 26424 153
Zotac RTX2080 AMP A 12701 74

 

Total War WARHAMMER

Addictive turn-based empire-building with colossal, real-time battles, all set in a world of legendary heroes, giant monsters, flying creatures and storms of magical power.

Total War WARHAMMER
Model Average Minimum FPS Maximum FPS
ASUS TUF 7900XT 133 67 185
ASUS ROG RTX4080 137.8 60 226
Zotac RTX2080 AMP 75.8 52 99

Furmark

100% Full load on GPU for 10 minutes

Furmark – 10 minutes
Model Maximum Temperature
ASUS TUF 7900XT 62
ASUS ROG RTX4080 60
Zotac RTX2080 AMP 76

ASUS TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XT OC

0.00
9.6

Quality

9.8/10

Value

9.5/10

Design

9.5/10

Performance

9.5/10

Pros

  • Extreme low temperature
  • Don't need upgrade PSU for three 8-pin
  • Good Performance
  • Some games perform better than RTX4080
  • Dual Bios

Cons

  • Huge Heat Sink
  • Heavy
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