Radeon RX 7900 XT(X): Better scaling with Intel or AMD CPUs?

RX 7000 and Co.: How much VRAM is future-proof?

from Julius Bald
Potential buyers of the current graphics card generation from Nvidia and AMD also have to keep an eye on the existing CPU performance. The question often arises as to whether a bottleneck could arise on the part of the processor or which CPUs – be it from Intel or AMD – are best positioned.

In addition to AMD, the direct competitor Nvidia has also launched a new graphics card generation in the form of the Geforce RTX 4000 series. As current tests show, the latest ray tracing GPUs with current generation Intel processors could scale better in certain cases than with comparable CPUs from AMD. So how does it look when you apply this comparison to AMD’s current RDNA 3 GPUs?

Intel vs AMD: Who Scales Better with RDNA 3?

Of course, there will be a detailed test of PC Games Hardware for the release of RDNA 3. In this context, we will also test to what extent it makes a difference whether an AMD or Intel CPU is working in the home PC and whether there could be differences in the CPU generation. Unfortunately, it is still too early for detailed statements regarding the performance differences of processors under a Radeon RX 7900 XT or Radeon RX 7900 XTX.

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But for potential buyers, our Geforce vs Radeon comparison article that reveals driver differences might be useful. Here, a CPU is primarily used to find out whether there are fundamental differences on the part of the graphics cards. In a few days there will be more detailed information on the performance of RDNA 3 and all comparisons to the direct competition here on PC Games Hardware. Of course, we also look at the CPU side.