I have some good news for everyone! This “sale” or “limited time promotion” from AMD makes the world’s most powerful graphics card more affordable than ever before. The most recent studies indicate that this phenomenon can be witnessed on both the United Kingdom and the United States of America, more precisely, with discounts being applied on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Because of this, it is a far better time to acquire this specific item than other times when it will be more expensive generally speaking.The specifics are as follows: the price of the Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 7900 XTX has been reduced from $1000 to $900 in the US (tick the $100 code on the product page), and the price of Sapphire’s AMD reference design has decreased from £900 to £750 in the US (no ticking is necessary).
While waiting for the repair of my RTX 4090, I had the opportunity to put the Sapphire Pulse model through its paces, and I must say that I was rather impressed with how well it performed. Coming from the 4090, the frame rates are not very impressive; but, considering that it costs around half as much as the 4090 while delivering nearly 90 percent of the performance, it is actually an excellent value for its tier. That is, of course, only in rasterized (that is, non-RT) games; when ray tracing is enabled, the 7900 XTX is quite a bit slower; but, it is at least a significant improvement over its predecessors.
The use of AMD’s FSR 2 picture upscaling has also been growing, despite the fact that the company has not yet revealed its response to Nvidia’s DLSS 3 technology. In sum, it’s a rather capable product all things considered. One other tidbit regarding this graphics card: these Sapphire cards come with no RGB whatsoever, which is both surprising and kind of nice, depending on your point of view.