These are great times for anyone looking to buy or build a gaming PC. A generation of new video cards ensures that you can make your new machine powerful enough to run the latest games smoothly. One such card is the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White 24GB OC.
The RX 7900 XTX is at the top of AMD’s class and is designed to smoothly run most games in 4K with high frame rates. AMD claims in its benchmarks, for example, to run Cyberpunk 2077 in 4K at 59fps, while F1 2022 hits 156fps at that resolution. It’s AMD’s masterpiece, with the cheaper 7900XT and RX 7600 underneath.
Tai Chi White
The ASRock AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White is a card that aims to get the most out of its Radeon GPU. With a minimum of 24GB of memory, it has more than enough to load all your games properly. On the back, you’ll find three DisplayPort ports and an HDMI 2.1 port, which can display 4K at 120fps with the right cable.
Also nice: After years of making Radeon cards, ASRock has now released an all-white model. They’ve extended that white color scheme all the way, even to the card’s UI. You’ll also find RGB LEDs on the Taichi White, which makes it the perfect video card if you want to build an all-white RGB gaming machine.
ASRock AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White Specifications
Core speed: 1.9 GHz
Maximum turbo clock frequency: 2.68GHz
Video memory: 24 GB (GDDR6)
Memory speed: 20 Gbps
Ports: 3 x DisplayPort 2.1, 1 x HDMI 2.1
Interface: PCIe 4.0 x16
Number of slots: 3
Number of power pins: 3 x 6 pins
Dimensions: 345 x 140 x 61 mm
Recommended power supply: 1000 watts
There were already benchmarks from AMD, but we also tested the card ourselves in a machine with an Intel Core i7 9700K (3.6GHz) and 16GB of RAM. In addition, Taichi White came out very well. During an evening of Destiny 2, the frame rate averaged around 110fps – peaking at 115.8fps and during a rare dip at 88fps. With 4K resolution everything is set to the highest level. Diablo IV hovered easily at 120fps on the same higher settings, and The Witcher 3 hung around 105fps on the ultra settings.
Only Red Dead Redemption 2 went a bit more towards 75fps. No wonder: it is a game that requires the most out of your device, if the settings are correct. Even that this game stays well above 60 at such high settings is an achievement.
1440p and ray tracing
When scaling down the resolution to 1440p, there were almost no games that were unstable at 120fps. It doesn’t matter if the game is well optimized – in our testing Destiny 2, Diablo IV, and Red Dead Redemption 2 all ran smoothly.
Even when we used ray tracing at a high resolution, the games continued to work just fine. Forza Horizon 5, for example, looked exceptional with ray tracing at 4K, with frame rates close to 70fps.
Are you a streamer? Then the ASRock RX 7900 has an interesting additional feature. The built-in AV1 encoder allows your card to encode 8K video streams at 60 frames per second. This works more efficiently than the previously used NVENC encoder: with AV1, bit rates remain lower on average without losing image quality. For example, the included software with machine learning makes the text clearer and clearer in those videos.
The GPU helps make audio more listenable by filtering out background noise from your voice with AMD Noise Suppression. And although cards without this feature sometimes fluctuate in frame rate when you use them, AMD noise reduction has less of an impact on your system. For example, the RX 7900 XTX’s frame counter remains fairly stable at the same point.
What video card are you looking for and why? What do you think of this GPU? Let us know in the comments!
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