AMD confirms RX 7900 XTX is RTX 4080 competitor, FSR3 may be supported by pre-RDNA3 architectures

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX to compete with GeForce RTX 4080

PCWorld has another great interview on a subject of AMD RDNA3 architecture.

One of the most common questions after the RDNA3 event ended was why didn’t AMD compare their RX 7900 series with GeForce RTX 40 GPUs. The answer was provided by AMD’s Frank Azor (Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions & Marketing). He confirmed that RX 7900 series are to compete with RTX 4080 series, and since NVIDIA simply did not release this card, yet AMD had no data to put into official charts.

[Radeon RX 7900 XTX] is designed to go against 4080 and we don’t have benchmarks 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 interested to know more about FSR3, the next-gen upscaling technology from AMD. It was announced during the RDNA3 showcase. AMD confirmed this technology will come out in 2023, but nothing specific on timing or GPU support was said. So another burning question from the community was whether FSR3 will be supported by other architectures than RDNA3. Frank Azor confirmed AMD wants FSR3 to be supported by more than just RDNA3:

[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, that 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 worked 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 continues to say that supporting one architecture is easy (hinting at DLSS3 on RTX 40). But AMD made a promise with FSR technology to support many architectures, and this takes time. The company cannot confirm 100% yet if the company will be able to fulfill the promise to support more architectures with FSR 3, but they are ‘trying to’.

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