AMD recently introduced the impressive Radeon RX 7900 XT desktop graphics card, first announced in China and now set to be available globally in the near future.

The RX 7900 GRE, which is also known as the Golden Rabbit Edition, is a variant of the RX 7900 XT but comes at a more affordable price point. It does have some slight reductions in the GPU and more significant cuts in the memory configuration.

In comparison to the 7900 XT, the 7900 GRE features 80 compute units, down from 84, and the game clock has been adjusted from 2000MHz to 1880MHz. The memory configuration has been reduced from 20GB 20Gbps 320-bit to 16GB 18Gbps 256-bit, resulting in a lower memory bandwidth of 800GB/s to 576GB/s.

The Infinity Cache has also been scaled down from 80MB to 64MB, and the board power has been decreased from 315W to 260W.

AMD positions the 7900 GRE as ideal for 1440p resolution rather than 4K, and they compare it directly to the 6800 XT, suggesting it as its successor. Consequently, its performance is expected to be on par with the RTX 4070.

The pricing for the AMD 7900 GRE is 5299 RMB in China and $649 in the US market. When compared to the Radeon RX 7900 XT, which launched at $899 globally, the RX 7900 GRE offers a more budget-friendly option.

Interested consumers can purchase the RX 7900 GRE from various brands, including PowerColor, Sapphire, XFX, and the reference AMD model. Although it became available in China on July 28, there is currently no information about its global availability or whether it will retain the same name in other markets.

The Radeon RX 7900 GRE marks another significant step forward for AMD in the highly competitive graphics card market. By offering a more affordable option without compromising on performance, the company aims to cater to a broader range of gamers and enthusiasts. This move could potentially attract users who may have been hesitant to invest in the higher-priced models but are now tempted by the 7900 GRE’s compelling features and attractive price point.

One of the standout features of the RX 7900 GRE is its emphasis on 1440p resolution gaming. With the increasing popularity of 1440p monitors and displays, AMD has strategically positioned this card to deliver an excellent gaming experience at this resolution. Gamers seeking a smooth and immersive gameplay experience at 1440p will find the RX 7900 GRE to be a compelling option that strikes a balance between performance and affordability.

As with any new graphics card release, enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting comprehensive benchmark tests and real-world performance reviews. Independent reviews will shed more light on the RX 7900 GRE’s actual gaming capabilities and how it compares to its direct competitors from Nvidia and AMD’s own product lineup. Early performance indications suggest that the RX 7900 GRE is a strong contender in its price segment, but enthusiasts will want to see detailed analysis and comparisons before making their purchasing decisions.

The launch of the RX 7900 GRE also comes at a time when the global chip shortage has been impacting the availability of computer hardware. AMD’s efforts to make this card available not only in China but globally is a promising sign for consumers eager to get their hands on the latest hardware. As the company continues to expand its market reach, it is likely that the Radeon RX 7900 GRE will become a popular choice for gamers and PC enthusiasts worldwide who are looking to upgrade their graphics performance without breaking the bank.