The <a href="https://www.pcgamesn.com/amd/radeon-rx-7900-xt-price-release-date-spec-benchmarks">AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT</a> could be the first next-gen graphics card to use PCIe 5.0, something that might give the red team an edge against the <a href="https://www.pcgamesn.com/nvidia/rtx-4090-release-date-price-spec-and-benchmarks">RTX 4090</a>. The information was discovered within GFX11 architecture patches by <a href="https://twitter.com/Kepler_L2/status/1521838135310696454?s=20&t=Lig5RjPYWp1HaCkM3nWNoA">Kepler_L2</a>, which indicates the flagship <a href="https://www.pcgamesn.com/amd/rdna-3-release-date-price-specs-benchmarks">RDNA 3</a> GPU will arrive with support for the new standard.
According to Kepler_L2’s findings, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT should pack PCIe 5.0 x16 lane compatibility, meaning it can take full advantage of the best gaming motherboards on the market. The upcoming GPU connector features twice the bandwidth of the PCIe 4.0, a boon that may enhance the capabilities of the RDNA 3 graphics card.
AMD hasn’t officially announced its RDNA 3 PCIe 5.0 compatibility, but a recent earnings call revealed that the standard is coming to its AMD Zen 4 CPUs. Providing the company’s next best graphics card ends up supporting the tech, it’ll mean that both the upcoming Ryzen 7000 series processors and Radeon GPUs will push the gaming PC scene forward in late 2022.
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