AMD Launches RX 7900M: The Fastest-Ever Mobile GPU for Gaming Laptops
The high-end gaming market is heating up once again as we see competition from both Nvidia and AMD. In a debut working with Dell, AMD has launched its brand new RX 7900M, which is now the fastest-ever mobile GPU to be developed by the company. To be included in high-performance gaming laptops, the RX 7900M just might challenge the RTX 4080. Let’s explore the features and specs of this new AMD Radeon RX 7900M GPU for gaming laptops and see how it fares against the RTX 4080 laptop GPU!
AMD Launches Its Fastest-Ever RX 7900M Laptop GPU: Details
Announced in a press release, the AMD Radeon RX 7900M is the company’s fastest AMD Radeon laptop graphics ever developed. The GPU is based on the RDNA 3 architecture-based graphics card built from the ground up to provide high-end graphics performance to future gaming laptops. The RX 7900M is based on the Navi 31 processor, making it the first laptop GPU based on a chipset design. GPUs built on a chipset design offer advantages over monolithic design.
Advantages of the RDNA 3 Architecture
According to AMD, the RDNA 3 architecture delivers next-generation performance and leadership performance per watt. With 72 compute units, 64MB of infinity cache, and AV1 Codec support for high-quality game streaming, the RX 7900M offers top-notch performance and features dedicated AI acceleration hardware and second-gen ray-tracing technology.
The Ultimate AMD Advantage Laptop
AMD has teamed up with Dell to make the Alienware m18 the first one to take advantage and be labeled as the ultimate AMD Advantage laptop. The new gaming laptop leverages the Ryzen 9 7945HX processor coupled with the newly unveiled RX 7900M GPU. AMD offers this new laptop GPU with 16GB GDDR6 VRAM and up to 180W, providing gamers with high video memory capacity and wattage they will appreciate.
Performance Comparison: RTX 4080 vs RX 7900M
According to performance comparisons, the AMD Radeon RX 7900M is 7% faster on average in selective games compared to the Nvidia RTX 4080, including Far Cry 6 and Doom Eternal with ray-tracing enabled. However, the RTX 4080 performs better in other titles and likely has better ray-tracing performance overall. More performance comparisons will provide further insights once the new RX 7900M GPU becomes widely available.
Specifications Comparison: RTX 4080 vs RX 7900M
|Laptop GPU Model||VRAM Capacity||Boost Clock||Memory Interface||Total Graphics Power (TGP)|
|AMD Radeon RX 7900M||16 GB GDDR6||2090 MHz||256-bit||Up to 180W (Configurable)|
|Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080||12 GB GDDR6||1665 MHz||192-bit||Up to 150W (Configurable)|
Pricing and Availability
The Alienware m18 gaming laptop, equipped with the RX 7900M mobile GPU, starts at $2,799 in the US and is available for purchase on the official Dell website.
The AMD Radeon RX 7900M brings forth impressive performance and features, making it a strong contender in the high-end gaming market. With its partnership with Dell and the Alienware m18 being labeled the ultimate AMD Advantage laptop, AMD is paving its way to compete against Nvidia in this space. Gamers can look forward to experiencing enhanced graphics and immersive gameplay with the RX 7900M.
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