As reported by the Chinese portal ITHome, AMD is preparing the launch of a Radeon RX 7900 GRE (Golden Rabbit Edition) exclusive to the Chinese market. In the past the company made a similar launch, although many years ago, which was when it launched a Radeon RX 590 GME (Golden Mouse Edition), a special edition to celebrate the year of the rat.
“IT House reported that AMD released an RX 590 GME graphics card in 2020, which is exclusive to China, the “Golden Mouse Edition”. This year is the Year of the Rabbit, and it is reported that AMD will release an RX 7900GRE “Golden Rabbit Edition” graphics card.
The Radeon RX 7900 XT debuted in China at a local price of 7,399 yuan, about 918 euros to change. Of course, due to its poor sales, since it did not make sense regarding what the Radeon RX 7900 XTX cost, this GPU It is already sold for 707 euros. Obviously, this graph will come at a lower price.
These are the possible specifications of the AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE
As expected, this Radeon RX 7900 for the Chinese market will be less powerful than the Radeon RX 7900 XT. Specifically, it is indicated that this graph will have 84 CUs, that is, the same 5,376 Stream Processors as its big sister. In this way, the performance limitation comes draining the memory.
This graphics card will make do with 16GB of GDDR6 memory, compared to the 20 GB of its older sister. Of course, this memory remains attached to a 256-bit memory interfacewhich will drastically reduce the bandwidth compared to an RX 7900 XT with an interface of 320 bit. Unfortunately, neither the frequencies of the graphics chip nor the memory are mentioned, to have an exact idea of the performance that this GPU will have once it hits the market.
Of course, you have to remember that this Radeon RX 7900 would be exclusive to the Chinese market. You have to remember that with the 6000 series, AMD released a Radeon RX 6900 XT, but never a Radeon RX 6900. In this way, in the rest of the markets, it would be normal for us to see the Radeon RX 7700 and Radeon RX 7800, and at most some XT variants, to complete the family before thinking about making the leap to the Radeon RX 8000 Series.
You also have to take into account the small jump in performance between the Radeon 6000 and 7000 series. This means that after layering the memory, the Radeon RX 7900 GRE would end up performing very close to a Radeon RX 6950 XT. The reason is obvious, and it is that the RX 7900 XT is only 15% faster, so limiting its bandwidth inevitably brings it closer to the top-of-the-range Radeon 6000 series GPU.