AMD has unveiled the Radeon RX 7900M mobile graphics card based on RDNA 3 architecture, Engadget reports. It is positioned as AMD’s fastest mobile gaming chip to date. The RX 7900M is designed primarily for 1440p (QHD) gaming rather than 4K gaming, with the goal of achieving higher FPS.
One of the accelerator’s features is AMD’s FSR 3 (FidelityFX Super Resolution) technology, which is comparable to NVIDIA’s DLSS 3. It promises a significant increase in frame rate in games such as Starfield and Forspoken.
In terms of specs, the RX 7900M boasts 72 processing units (a significant jump from the 32 in the RX 7700S) and is equipped with 16 GB of GDDR6 RAM. The card has a power consumption of up to 180W, which is significantly higher than the 110W TDP of NVIDIA’s RTX 4080 mobile chip. Nevertheless, AMD claims that the RX 7900M can outperform the RTX 4080 by an average of 7% in terms of frame rate, and also offers an additional 4GB of GDDR6 RAM.
According to AMD, the RX 7900M can outperform RTX 4080 mobile graphics by 27% in Starfield, reaching a frame rate of 62 FPS at FSR 2, Ultra 1440p settings. In addition, the game Forspoken was demonstrated to run at 201 FPS with FSR 3 enabled, which is in stark contrast to 63 FPS without it.
However, it’s worth noting that while the RX 7900M does a great job with rasterized games, it lags behind in most ray-tracing games compared to laptops equipped with the NVIDIA RTX 4080 GPU.
During the announcement of the new graphics, AMD also announced a partnership with Alienware to integrate the RX 7900M and Ryzen 9 7945HX processor into the m18 laptop. This model features an 18-inch QHD+ (2560×1600) display, supports up to 64GB of RAM, and will offer a maximum of 8.5TB of storage. The RX 7900M and Alienware m18 laptop are scheduled for release in Q4 2023. In the maximum configuration, it will cost $5000.