It's been a fantastic year for PC gaming, with developers releasing a broad range of cinematic titles that have pushed in-game visuals to new heights to deliver truly memorable and immersive gaming experiences. Capcom's impressive remake of Resident Evil 4 uses real-time ray-tracing to create the definitive version of an iconic release. At the same time, Hogwarts Legacy from Warner Bros. Games offers an incredible open-world wizarding adventure through one of the most recognizable fictional locations ever created.
These cinematic AAA gaming experiences look fantastic when you dial the visual settings and crank up the resolution to 4K. Still, there are only a handful of GPUs out there that can keep up with fully unleashed modern blockbusters like these. Standing out amongst the pack is the new ASRock AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White 24GB OC, which takes full advantage of cutting-edge RDNA 3 architecture in an elegant package that screams style and performance.
A Closer Look at the ASRock AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White 24GB OC
The word 'Taichi' conjures images of balance, harmony, and potential. For ASRock, Taichi focuses on design, quality, and premium features - highlighted by the Taichi-inspired Gear Totem, symbolizing elegance and stability.
With the rise in popularity of white-colored PC components, the ASRock AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White 24GB OC uses this as a basis to create an impressive-looking GPU that integrates simple RGB lighting effects (which support Polychrome SYNC) with a white aesthetic and a robust cooling system. And in a nice little touch you don't see elsewhere, ASRock includes a switch on the GPU that lets you turn off the RGB without needing software. Very cool.
As a flagship Radeon RX 7900 XTX product, this triple-slot GPU features three fans (two 110mm and one 100mm in the center), a high-quality fin stack and heat pipe system to dissipate heat, a reinforced metal frame, a nickel-plated copper base, and a metal backplate with some subtle ARGB flourishes. Smart design decisions like including Striped Ring Fans and the center fan spinning in a reverse direction enhance airflow by up to 46% and improve cooling. Even little things like the screws have all been precisely fastened with the exact amount of torque.
It's all part of the impressive Taichi 3X Cooling System that ensures quiet and efficient performance even in the heat of battle, with the Dual BIOS Mode offering you the choice of Silent or OC performance. And when the temperature drops below 55 degrees Celsius, the fans turn off for pure silent operation outside of gaming.
What about when you're gaming? After several minutes into a stress test for the ASRock AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White 24GB OC in OC Mode, the temperature stayed at around 53-55 degrees with a hot spot of 73 degrees, and fan speeds kept to a quiet 1300 RPM (roughly 30% capacity).
Even the underlying hardware has been given the Taichi treatment with a high-quality PCB featuring a 22 Power Phase Design. The high-quality build of the ASRock AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White 24GB OC also sees improvements made over the reference Radeon RX 7900 XTX design, with an increased Boost Clock speed of 2680 MHz versus 2499 MHz.
Elsewhere you've got 96 AMD RDNA 3 Compute Units with next-generation RT (ray-tracing) and AI accelerators, a whopping 96MB of AMD Inifinite Cache to improve 1% low performance in games, and 24GB of GDDR6 memory on a 384-bit Memory Bus. These specs are built to last, and this GPU can power all your 4K gaming needs for years.
And with that, let's take a look at ASRock AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White 24GB OC playing some of the biggest games of 2023: Resident Evil 4, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Hogwarts Legacy, and Diablo IV.
4K Benchmarks - Resident Evil 4, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Hogwarts Legacy, Diablo 4
Next-Level Survival Horror with Resident Evil 4
The Resident Evil 4 remake is one of the most well-received titles in Capcom's long-running franchise, and that's saying something. It not only modernizes one of the greatest Survival Horror meets third-person action games of all time, but it's a built-from-the-ground-up remake sporting some awe-inspiring visuals. From the environmental detail to moody lighting, volumetric fog effects, and cinematic spectacle Resident Evil 4 is a visual feast. This single-player experience raises the bar for in-game visual fidelity and performs brilliantly when paired with the ASRock AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White 24GB OC.
Running any game in native 4K is no easy feat; compared to 1080p, you're looking at eight times the pixel count, so it's no wonder it hasn't been possible for AAA titles until now. With its RDNA 3 architecture, 24GB of VRAM, and improved power delivery and cooling, running Resident Evil 4 on the ASRock AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White 24GB OC in native 4K delivers an average frame rate of 122 frames-per-second with a 1% low of 97 fps. An incredible result matched only by the impressive visuals as you take control of Leon Kennedy.
And, thanks to AMD's FSR 2 upscaling, you can maintain the same visual fidelity in 4K and boost performance up to 144 fps.
Turning on Lightsabers in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
It may have had a rocky start on PC, but several patches later, EA and Respawn's epic open-world planet-hopping Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is ready to deliver a cinematic experience set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Once again, you take on the role of Cal Kestis, now a full-fledged Jedi, as he continues to fight the Empire and uncover new mysteries.
Created using Unreal Engine 4, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor's 'Epic' visual quality setting pushes the visuals to insane heights, with unique open-world planetside locations to explore and fine detail found in everything from a small rock to a dusty outpost to a menacing AT-ST Walker. It's easily the best-looking Star Wars game ever made.
For Star Wars fans, it's like a dream come true, and for the ASRock AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White 24GB OC, you get all that and more in native 4K. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is one of the most visually demanding PC game releases of 2023, and with the Taichi White, you can expect over 60 frames-per-second at 4K, which goes up to 95 fps with AMD's FSR 2 enabled. And you can even maintain solid performance when turning on the game's hardware-intensive suite of ray-tracing effects, with an average frame rate of 76 fps in 4K.
Going to Wizard School in Hogwarts Legacy
If Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is a game tailor-made for Star Wars fans, then the same can be said for Hogwarts Legacy and fans of the Harry Potter universe. The scope and size of Hogwarts Legacy are as impressive as its cinematic visuals. You can create your wizard or witch, explore school grounds, attend classes, participate in activities, explore a wider world, and engage in fantastic action-RPG gameplay.
For the uncompromised max visual settings experience, which is as cinematic and immersive as any Harry Potter film, the ASRock AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White 24GB OC is one of the only GPUs capable of running this game with a stable frame rate. Using the Ultra quality preset, performance hits an average of 91 fps with a rock-solid 1% low of 60 fps. And it can maintain an 88 fps average (with FSR 2) when turning on ray-traced reflections, shadows, and ambient occlusion. Effects that ramp up the cinematic quality of the visuals, making it one of the best-looking titles of 2023.
Slaying Demons in Diablo IV
Blizzard's Diablo IV has been a long time coming; it has been over a decade since the release of Diablo III, and the wait - as they say - has been worth it. With a massive open-world Sanctuary to explore, five classes to choose from, over 100 Dungeons to master, and a dark and gothic campaign spanning several hours - it's a game that offers up dozens if not hundreds of hours of things to see and do.
Coming from Blizzard, it's a PC game that scales well across a wide range of hardware, including handheld devices like the Steam Deck. Max out the visual settings, though, and you'll begin to see some truly stunning work from the artists and engineers at Blizzard. From snowy mountains to underground ruins to bustling towns in arid deserts, the world of Sanctuary is as diverse as it is massive.
Playing Diablo IV, the ASRock AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White 24GB OC rarely breaks a sweat, delivering incredible 1% low figures of 100 fps and an average frame rate of 143 fps. If you're rocking a 4K 144 Hz display (like the ASRock PG32UMF), you'll be in heaven (through Sanctuary).
4K Benchmarks - Call of Duty, Apex Legends
The 4K Competition Heats Up in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Apex Legends
There's a reason why competitive games, some of the most popular and enduring titles in the PC space, are often played at 1080p or 1440p - performance matters. It's less about visual fidelity (as seen in the cinematic titles above) and more about maintaining a smooth frame rate to improve response times and clarity. For games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Apex Legends, you want over 100 fps because the higher the frame rate, the easier it is to see the battlefield and respond accordingly.
And with that, you might be surprised to learn that the ASRock AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White 24GB OC is capable of playing both of these games in 4K with the bonus of improved visual fidelity (aka high graphics quality settings) at well over 100 frames-per-second. In Call of Duty II: Modern Warfare's intense multiplayer firefights, with FSR 2, you're looking at an average frame rate of over 160 fps.
In Apex Legends, this climbs up to over 230 fps in 4K, proving that the mighty ASRock AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White 24GB OC is also more than capable in 4K competitive gaming.
ASRock AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White 24GB OC Delivers Performance, Cooling, and Style
Undoubtedly, the ASRock Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White has the performance to match its striking white aesthetic and robust build quality that delivers exceptional cooling when it matters most - in games.
Outside of the hardware, you've also got powerful software support with ASRock Tweak 2.0 that offers up controls over clock speeds, memory, and fan speeds, with real-time monitoring. And to celebrate the launch of the ASRock AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White 24GB OC, there's also a white UI skin you can enable to match the GPU's overall aesthetic.
With no part of the GPU left untouched or un-tuned, right down to the use of Nano Thermal Paste and high-quality Japanese SP-Caps, the ASRock AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White 24GB OC is one of the most powerful graphics cards on the market. And putting that power into practice, you can see that it's enough to play the biggest and most cinematic games in 4K without compromises.
And with 2023 already seeing several memorable releases, there are also the likes of Starfield, Assassin's Creed Mirage, and more on the horizon. And with that, the ASRock AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Taichi White 24GB OC will be sitting here, ready to deliver the same impressive results.