AMD board partners should be ready for December 13th launch of Radeon RX 7900 series
It looks like the report from BoardChannels is not entirely correct. German publication ComputerBase quickly reached out to AMD board partners with a question about whether their custom RDNA3 cards will be ready at launch, turns out some should.
The rumor alleged that custom Radeon RX 7900 cards should launch a week or two after AMD MBA (Made by AMD) reference cards. These MBA cards should be available from all major board partners, so it is not like we would be seeing AMD-branded cards only. However, it wouldn’t also be totally surprising if custom cards were slightly delayed because almost every high-end Radeon launch looks exactly the same.
ComputerBase now confirms that some board partners should be ready with their custom designs. The question was specifically about custom designs, not rebranded MBA cards. Therefore, there is a good chance we will at least see preorders for these cards, even if they are slightly delayed or not delivered in good quantities to retailers.
— ComputerBase 🕊️ (@ComputerBase) November 24, 2022
It is worth reminding our readers that before GeForce RTX 4090 cards were even released, retailers were already showing shelves full of RTX 40 boxes or were even selling cards early. Thus far, we have not seen or heard any such news on Radeon RX 7900 series.
Just yesterday Sapphire have shown the first teaser for their upcoming RX 7900 NITRO GPUs, while PowerColor and ASUS had already presented their cards earlier. What all these announcements are missing are details, such as clock speeds, power limits and so on. Even if some cards are ready, none of the board partners have publicly confirmed the final specs of their cards as yet.