NVIDIA is leaving a trail of criticism with the prices of its new graphics cards, as well as its features. He is not liking anything that is presented, the performance, despite the fact that it has risen a lot, does not seem to be the important thing, since very few will be able to afford these GPUs and therefore, hopes were pinned on AMD for its RX 7000. Well, well , it seems that AMD will not be the savior this time, because the price of the RX 7900 and RX 7900 XT It won’t be exactly low.
Unfortunately, the PC world is venturing into the abyss for another year in a row, and that’s already a few… Hardware is getting more and more expensive and not even the savior AMD can compete with prices for all mortals. Today’s leak puts a little more clarity on the matter, and if true, this is the first case where users may not update their gaming PCs.
Price of the AMD RX 7900 and RX 7900 XT: Not one under $1,000
Let’s get this out of the way:
AMD won’t announce a single GPU priced below $1000 this year, and we’d be lucky to see a cut-down Navi31 at $1200 or less
RX7900 20GB ≈ $1299
RX 7900 XT 24GB ≈ $1599
— Wild_C (@_wildc) September 22, 2022
AMD is going to focus its efforts on competing with the high-end of its RX 7000. Therefore, there will not be a strategy focused on the mid-range and upper-middle range as has happened on other occasions, they want to compete with NVIDIA in their segment .
We do not know the performance of either of the two cards, but we do know their prices, which have been provided by Wild_Cwhere at the same time it leaves a possible correction of them by AMD.
What you have said is that this year there won’t be a GPU under $1000, which is a real problem because it is not a maximum value, but a minimum. Specifically, it states that the RX7900 20GB will arrive at a price of $1,299while her older sister RX 7900 XT 24GB will be priced at $1,599. No hope to see lower prices?
Navi 31 will be expensive, the prices of materials through the roof
Yesterday we saw how NVIDIA denied the biggest saying that the prices of graphics chips will not go down. We have been talking for months about the escalation in price of wafers and unless the desEsports Extrasof those wafers 400mm is finished, which is unlikely, there will be no way to lower costs.
In the first place, due to the increase in the cost of raw materials. Several reports cite supply problems of key materials for the creation of the wafers, where the masks and layers are a headache for Japanese manufacturers.
For this reason, and taking into account that the costs of the supply chain are still inflated, the leaker affirms that we would be lucky if we saw a chip Navi 31 on a GPU that cost $1,200 or less. Due to this, and although AMD competes with NVIDIA in performance, the price will apparently be similar, perhaps providing a plus of FPS, but with a cost that most cannot afford, and less in the economic situation in which we find ourselves.
Therefore, the hypothetical RX 7800 would be the competitor of the RTX 4080 12 GB, hence NVIDIA divided this series of GPUs into two. They already knew that AMD would compete at the top and instead of releasing the RTX 4070 they wanted to compete with the marketing of the XX80 series, despite the fact that due to its features it should be called the first. What also seems clear is that AMD will compete head to head with NVIDIA based on these prices. We will see shortly if this is true or not, since the presentation by AMD will be the November 3.