AMD will begin selling the Radeon RX 7900 GRE (Golden Rabbit Edition) graphics card in the US, offering consumers a detuned version of its flagship 7900 XT for $549. For a savings of about $350 over the latter, it has performance on par with NVIDIA’s RTX 4070 Super for some games at some settings, according to AMD.

It offers impressive specs for that amount, including a Navi 31 XL GPU with 80 compute units (5120 stream processors), 160 AI accelerators, and 16GB of GDDR6 memory. That’s only slightly less than the 20GB GDDR6, 96 compute units and 168 AI accelerators in the 7900 XT. With that, it offers 26 to 46 FP32 TFLOPS, slightly lower than the 700 XT’s 32 to 51.6 FP32 TFLOPS. However, this means it also consumes less power – 260W TGP compared to the XT’s 315W.

All of which should make it a powerhouse at its 1440p resolution. AMD claims it offers 14% more FPS per dollar at 1440p settings than the $549 RTX 4070 12GB. This includes games like Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, Cyberpunk 2077 and others at 4K. In some settings (comparable DLSS/FSR modes) it outperforms the NVIDIA RTX 4070 Super, claims AMD.

AMD's budget version of the 7900 XT GPU is coming to the US for $549


Meanwhile, the 7900 GRE comes with new AI accelerators as part of the AMD RDNA 3 Unified Computing Module. With 160 AI accelerators and 16GB of DDR6 memory, it can generate Stable Diffusion images in less than a second, AMD said, or lets you to load your own Large Language Model (LLM).

The 7900 GRE isn’t exactly an unknown entity, having been sold with PC builds (and even standalone) in Europe for some time, as well as in China. Overall, you can expect better performance and lower power consumption from the 7800 XT (for just $50 more), and about a 20 percent drop compared to the 7900 XT (for $350 less).

The 7900 GRE goes on sale tomorrow (February 27, 2024) for $549. This is likely to be a sweet spot for many US buyers, so if you want to get your hands on one, act fast. And if you’re looking to spend a little less, AMD is also dropping the US price of the RX 7700 XT to $419, $40 off the original price, starting today.