Can the Radeon RX 7900 XTX still compete with the GeForce RTX 4090 in any way, despite what AMD says about opposing the RTX 4080?
At the time of the announcement, AMD compared the Radeon RX 7900 XTX to the RX 6950 XT, but gave specific performance gains in specific games. We’ve already done a bit of analysis, which shows that AMD’s new flagship should be close to Nvidia’s flagship. Now we have a more visual comparison.
The charts you can see are based on TechSpot’s RTX 4090 review data, while the RX 7900 XTX results are mathematically based on AMD’s own data.
As you can see, in two games out of four, the RX 7900 XTX performs exactly at the level of the competitor, and in two games it is slightly inferior to it, but there the difference is only 4-7%. At the same time, in the same Metro Exodus, we are talking about results with active ray tracing effects! Separately, it is worth noting that in this particular game, the RX 6950 XT is far behind the RTX 3090 Ti, but the new flagships from AMD and Nvidia go head to head. As a result, the increase in the RX 7900 XTX relative to its predecessor is much larger than that of the RTX 4090.
At the same time, we recall that the new Nvidia costs $ 1,600, and the new AMD is priced at $ 1,000. That is, with approximately the same performance as the RTX 4090, the RX 7900 XTX is almost 17% cheaper than the RTX 4080.
Of course, you should still wait for the reviews to finally put an end to it, but so far the new AMD looks very good.
The latest 12-core processor Ryzen 9 7900X has fallen in price to a minimum in the US
The Ryzen 9 7900X has only been on sale for a couple of months, but the processor has already dropped significantly in the US. If at the start of sales they asked for $ 550 for it, then a few days ago the cost dropped to $ 473. And now the CPU has become even more accessible.
You can buy the Ryzen 9 7900X from Amazon in the US for $440. Thus, after just two months from the start of sales, the CPU became more affordable by 20%.
Recall that the Ryzen 9 7900X operates at a frequency of 4.7-5.6 GHz and has 76 MB of cache, and a TDP of 230 watts. The discount is very good, but when buying a Ryzen 7000, you need to keep in mind the need for a fresh motherboard with an AM5 processor socket, as well as DDR5 memory.
Mini PC with a 14-core CPU, a wide range of ports and the ability to install three SSDs. Minisforum Neptune NAD9 introduced
Minisforum introduced the Neptune NAD9 mini PC, which is based on a 14-core Intel processor.
The heart of the novelty is the mobile Core i9-12900H. For such a PC in the form of a Barebone-kit, they ask for $680, but now you can buy it for $570. Since we are talking about not the most energy efficient CPU, the cooling system here includes a radiator with three heat pipes.
The new PC also stands out with a fairly extensive set of ports. There is USB 3.2 (x3), USB-C 3.2 (x3), USB 2.0 (x2), HDMI (x2) and RJ45. With dimensions of 208 x 180 x 66 mm, this is a very worthy set.
The mini PC allows you to install two 2.5-inch drives, one M.2 format, and a pair of DDR4 SO-DIMMs. The base version with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage will now cost $680.
Nvidia has released a fresh driver for graphics cards that were released 10 years ago. But in games performance will not improve
Nvidia has released a fresh driver for older GeForce 600 and GeForce 700 video cards. Support for these adapters has long been discontinued, so the new driver is only intended to fix important vulnerabilities.
More specifically, we are talking about two vulnerabilities CVE-2022-3602 and CVE-2022-3786 that affected mail servers and open source VPN protocols such as OpenVPN.
Unfortunately, the latest driver will not improve the performance of older video cards, as support was discontinued over a year ago.
However, some adapters of those times are still quite good for modern games, given their age. For example, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti is capable of about 70-80 fps in Full HD in GTA V at maximum graphics quality settings, and even provides about 60 fps in The Witcher 3 at high settings.
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