AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX & RX 7900 XT Arrive For Linux Testing

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 8 December 2022 at 09:00 AM EST. Page 1 of 1. 52 Comments.

At the start of November AMD announced the Radeon RX 7900 series while these high-end RDNA3 graphics cards will go on sale next week. Both the Radeon RX 7900 XT and RX 7900 XTX are at Phoronix for Linux testing with AMD's fully open-source graphics driver stack while today the embargo expires on showing off the hardware.

Ahead of next week's retail launch, today the "unboxing embargo" expires... Only being able to show off the card itself but unfortunately not deliver any performance data or other new information today.

So here you can at least see what the Radeon RX 7900 XT and RX 7900 XTX look like in the flesh and in turn able to confirm that Linux testing is happening... But for knowing about the Linux support and performance you'll need to wait until next week when the actual review embargo expires.

The reference RX 7900 series cards are built well and physically in great shape.

The conventional PCIe 8-pin graphics card power connectors will be a delight to many (along with the lower power rating) compared to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series and their notorious power issues affecting some customers.

AMD is certainly excited about the growing Linux gaming prospects as well as around Blender HIP and other areas, hence the Phoronix launch-day testing.

Stay tuned for next week when I can talk more about the Radeon RX 7900 series driver support and performance under Linux.

See the earlier RX 7900 series announcement article for specs and more details on these RDNA3 graphics cards.

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