AMD’s RX 7900 XTX: Competing with Nvidia’s RTX 4090, but at a Steep Price
Jedi95 outlined the elaborate system setup necessary to prevent overheating, which included a custom water-cooling solution, low coolant temperatures, and ample ventilation. Yet, the costs associated with the excessive power consumption, combined with the high price of the RX 7900 XTX GPU itself and the cooling setup required for such overclocking, make this approach unattainable for most buyers.
Beyond the financial implications, there are substantial risks associated with pushing the RX 7900 XTX to its limits. Reports have emerged of an issue with the graphics card’s vapor chamber, leading to excessively high hotspot temperatures exceeding 110°C. Although not a widespread problem, it remains a significant concern, as confirmed by overclocking expert Der8auer and other users’ experiences.