AMD Radeon RX 7900M Beats the NVIDIA RTX 4080 with a (-$550) Lower Price Tag in First Reviews

Alienware m18 is the first (and currently the only) gaming laptop to feature AMD’s Radeon RX 7900M as part of the AMD Advantage campaign. The folks at Notebookcheck got a chance to review the high-end notebook and were more than satisfied with the results. Despite being cheaper than its GeForce rival (by about $550), the Radeon RX 7900M delivers competitive mobile gaming performance, consistently matching and even defeating the RTX 4080.

In Cyberpunk 2077, the Radeon RX 7900M edges past the GeForce RTX 4080, with an average of 135 FPS while the RTX 4080 and 4090 struggle with a CPU bottleneck. This is more of a thermal/power-enforced tie, but we’ll take it as a win for Team Red.

Final Fantasy XV is a similar demonstration. The RX 7900M hit 153 FPS, while the RTX 4080 meanders a bit lower.

In F1 2022, the Radeon RX 7900M ekes out another solid win with an average of 296 FPS at 1080p “High.” The GeForce RTX 4080 loses by a nominal margin of 11 FPS when paired with the same CPU.

GTA V is more CPU-bound, leaving the Radeon RX 7900M and its GeForce RTX 40 rivals in the same segment. In this case, the GeForce RTX 4070 and RTX 4090 deliver comparable performance, likely the result of inefficient thermal solutions.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is an AMD partner title and yet it runs better on the GeForce RTX 4080. We see an average of 150 FPS from the RX 7900M, 10 FPS less than its rival.

The Witcher 3 has always favored NVIDIA GPUs over AMD. And so, once again, we see the GeForce RTX 4080 beat the RX 7900M by a slim margin of 7.3 FPS. These results are a good show of the Radeon mobile flagship as it tackles the GeForce RTX 4080, often defeating it while being $550 cheaper.

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have written about computer hardware for over seven years with over 5000 published articles. I started during engineering college and haven't stopped since. On the side, I play RPGs like Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Divinity, and Fallout. Contact:
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