Weekly review and outlook: RX 7900 XTX and RTX 4080 in the OC duel will soon also be cheaper with AM5


This week the RX 7900 XTX and RTX 4080 faced each other in an OC comparison, the Core i5-13400F was replaced as an insider tip, the PS4 and Xbox One are at the end of their performance and the AM5 platform to be cheaper with A620 chipset. And: The waiting time for the Core i9-13900KS test can be bridged with CB radio.

OC comparison of the RX 7900 XTX and RTX 4080

In the tests, the renewed duel of the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX (test) and Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 (test) was able to place ahead of the test of the Intel Core i5-13400F. This time, however, the focus was neither on the reference nor custom designs as such, but on the comparison of the two graphics cards with RDNA 3 and Ada Lovelace architecture with overclocking. AMD's Navi 31 graphics card in particular can increase significantly in the test with OC clock rates and achieve a maximum clock of 3.5 GHz, which, however, cannot be reached in games. The average clock almost always falls below the 3 GHz mark.

The Radeon RX 7900 XTX officially has a game clock of 2,300 MHz, the official boost is a maximum of 2,500 MHz. In the test in December, AMD's reference design of the Radeon RX 7900 XTX reached an average of 2,556 MHz, with a maximum average of 2,715 MHz in a game and a minimum of 2,380 MHz. The range was much higher than with RDNA 2. With OC, 3,304 MHz can be set on the Sapphire Radeon RX 7900 XTX Nitro+ (test), which allows a higher power limit than the reference design. On average, the graphics card achieves 2,832 MHz in games in the OC test – 278 MHz more than the reference design. A game with 3047 MHz also broke through the 3 GHz mark for a short time. The Asus GeForce RTX 4080 TUF used in the OC test also fell short of the 3 GHz mark in games with an average of 2,944 instead of the 2,725 MHz achieved without OC.

Im Test, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX can get a few percent more performance than the GeForce RTX 4080, namely 11 percent more compared to 8 percent more. However, 500 watts must be applied for this, while 348 watts are sufficient for the 4080.

Core i5-13400F no longer an insider tip

In the test of the Intel Core i5-13400F shows that, unlike the Core i5-12500, it is not considered an insider tip among the K models, since Intel only gives the new Raptor Cove cores to the 13600K and larger. Core i5-12600K and Core i5-12500 separate less than 10 percent in the game course, but the Core i5-13600K and Core i5-13400F now 27 percent.

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PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at the end

In last week's news, however, most readers were interested in the fact that the processors of the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X have now reached their performance limit and are increasingly restricting the gaming experience.

AM5 should be cheaper

Shortly afterwards is the message that mainboards with an A620 chipset could help the AM5 platform to increase sales, since they should be significantly cheaper as an entry-level solution. Because the main criticism of the AM5 platform is the comparatively high price for the mainboards with the four chipsets B650 and B650E as well as X670 and X670E.

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CB radio shortens the waiting time

< p class="p text-width">Before the editors devote themselves to the tests of the new Apple M2 Pro/Max in the coming week, the test of the Intel Core i9-13900KS is still on the agenda.

< p class="p text-width">If you want to pass the time until then, ComputerBase can now not only read, but also listen: the CB radio podcast has started! If you've always wondered how the heads behind ComputerBase tick, you've come to the right place. Also on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Deezer and as an RSS feed.

With this reading and listening material in your luggage, the editors wish you a relaxing Sunday!

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