AMD board partners should be ready for the Radeon RX 7900 series launch on December 13
It seems that the BoardChannels report is not entirely correct. German publication ComputerBase quickly reached out to AMD board partners asking if their custom RDNA3 boards will be ready at launch, it turns out.
It was rumored that custom Radeon RX 7900 cards would 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’s not like we’d only see AMD-branded cards. However, it also wouldn’t be entirely surprising if custom maps were slightly delayed, as almost every high-end Radeon launch looks exactly the same.
ComputerBase is now confirming that some board partners should be ready with their custom designs. The question was specifically about custom designs, not rebranded MBA cards. Therefore, there’s a good chance we’ll at least see pre-orders for these cards, even if they’re delayed a bit or don’t get delivered to retailers in good quantities.
— ComputerBase 🕊️ (@ComputerBase) November 24, 2022
It’s worth reminding our readers that before GeForce RTX 4090 cards were even released, retailers were already showing shelves full of RTX 40 boxes or even selling cards early. So far we have not seen or heard any such news about the Radeon RX 7900 series.
Yesterday, Sapphire showed the first teaser for their upcoming RX 7900 NITRO GPUs, while PowerColor and ASUS had previously presented their cards. 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.
Source: Computer base