AMD Confirms RX 7900 XTX Is RTX 4080 Competitor, FSR3 May Be Supported By Pre-RDNA3 Architectures

    AMD Confirms RX 7900 XTX Is RTX 4080 Competitor FSR3 May Be Supported By Pre-RDNA3 Architectures

    After the RDNA3 event, one of the most often asked questions was why AMD didn’t compare their RX 7900 series with GeForce RTX 40 GPUs. Frank Azor of AMD offered the response (Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions & Marketing). He stated that the RX 7900 series will compete with the RTX 4080 series and that AMD lacked the necessary data to enter this card into official charts because NVIDIA had not yet released it.

    [Radeon RX 7900 XTX] is designed to go against 4080 and we don’t have benchmark numbers on 4080. That’s the primary reason why you didn’t see any NVIDIA compares. […] $999 card is not a 4090 competitor, which costs 60% more, this is a 4080 competitor. — Frank Azor to PCWorld

    PCWorld was also curious to learn more about AMD’s next-generation upscaling technology, FSR3. During the RDNA3 showcase, the news was released. AMD stated that this technology will be released in 2023, however, no details regarding timing or GPU support were provided. The community’s next big concern was whether architectures other than RDNA3 would support FSR3. AMD needs more than simply RDNA3 to support FSR3, according to Frank Azor:

    [AMD FSR3] is not a reaction or a quick thing [to DLSS3], it is absolutely something we have been working on for a while. Why is it taking a little bit longer for it to come out than you’d probably hoped for? The key thing to remember about FSR is the FSR philosophy and FSR until now did not just work on RDNA2 or RDNA1 they work on other generations of AMD graphics cards. They also work on competitors’ graphics cards. It is exponentially harder than if we just made it work on RDNA3. […] We really do want to work on more than just RDNA3.— Frank Azor to PCWorld

    Azor maintains that it is simple to support a single architecture (hinting at DLSS3 on RTX 40). However, AMD pledged to support numerous architectures with FSR technology, and this process takes time. The company is “working to” fulfil the promise to support more architectures with FSR 3, although it is not yet 100% certain if they will be able to.