XFX releases hulking quad-slot triple-fan AMD GPU — XFX Radeon RX 7900 XTX Phoenix Nirvana graphics card launches in China at $1,100

XFX Radeon RX 7900 XTX Phoenix Nirvana
(Image credit: XFX via VideoCardz)

AMD graphics card partner XFX has launched a new flagship. We first saw the XFX Radeon RX 7900 XTX Phoenix Nirvana graphics card at the end of April, but now it has been listed on China’s JD.com retail portal. VideoCardz spotted this product release, which differentiates itself with a brand-new cooler and color scheme.

If Nirvana can be reached by becoming one of the best graphics cards, then the new XFX looks like it has a good chance to get there. It is even larger than the XFX MERC 310 design, boasting a significantly heavier triple fan heatsink taking the card up to 4-slots in thickness. In addition to the challenging girth, PC DIYers will have to pay attention to the card’s 346mm length and 130mm height.

One of the highlights of the Phoenix Nirvana that XFX wants to make buyers aware of is the so-called ‘Fengling Cooling Architecture 4.0.” This cooling system features the aforementioned triple fans, which are modular and magnetically attached, with six heatpipes, a 216 ultra-matrix fin heatsink, and a cast aluminum vapor chamber base. Moreover, XFX uses a 15,000W/mK Honeywell PTM 7950 phase-changing thermal pad.

The new XFX Radeon RX 7900 XTX Phoenix Nirvana may be a China exclusive. We haven’t seen any PR or social media teasing of this model in the West, but it may just be a matter of time. Priced at ¥7,899 in China, a direct currency conversion indicates a U.S. price of roughly $1,100.

Lastly, in its introduction of the Phoenix Nirvana, the source suggests it may be an XFX design that was prepared for an upcoming high-end RDNA4 graphics card which has since been canceled. We have seen some indications that RDNA4 GPUs are being prepared to focus on lower-tier parts, but it was far from conclusive.

We have reviewed several RX 7900 XTX samples previously. However good the new cooler is, it probably won’t move the needle too far from the reference and Sapphire RX 7900 XTX Nitro+ Vapor-X models we have previously had in the labs.

Mark Tyson
Freelance News Writer

Mark Tyson is a Freelance News Writer at Tom's Hardware US. He enjoys covering the full breadth of PC tech; from business and semiconductor design to products approaching the edge of reason.

  • dtemple
    I have no idea where you got the idea that PTM7950 has a thermal conductivity rating of THOUSANDS of W/mK, its rating is 8.5W/mK. That makes it identical to MX4 and not a real selling point.
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  • Metal Messiah.
    dtemple said:
    I have no idea where you got the idea that PTM7950 has a thermal conductivity rating of THOUSANDS of W/mK, its rating is 8.5W/mK. That makes it identical to MX4 and not a real selling point.

    Yes, you are correct. It is 8.5W/mk.

    The article's wording has been wrong here, "XFX uses a 15,000W/mK Honeywell PTM 7950 phase-changing thermal pad."
    After reading/translating the press release that value actually refers to the full thermal conductivity rated at 15,000 W/mk, for this custom GPU. The vapor chamber has a surface area of 62,586mm2, and the whole heatsink has a surface area of 10,603,980mm2.

    So it appears that Mark Tyson misinterpreted the info in his article.

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  • Avro Arrow
    As impressive as this is (and it is DAMN impressive), I don't see the point of it. The RX 7900 XTX's existing cooling solutions are more than good enough for that GPU. The only time that the XTX experienced issues with its cooling system was when PCPartner (of Zotac and Inno3D fame) screwed up the vapour chambers in some of the reference models.

    Without a defective vapour chamber, even the reference models cooled themselves adequately. The existing AIB models from ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSi, Powercolor, Sapphire, XFX and Yeston have had no issues whatsoever with their coolers.

    So it begs the question, why would anyone want a quad-wide card when they don't need a quad-wide card? The card would just take extra up valuable motherboard real estate and block at least one extra expansion slot. Why would people pay more money for this privilege? It makes no sense. :rolleyes:
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  • coromonadalix
    waiting for a 4 fans 5 slot card .... absurd
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  • NeoMorpheus
    Avro Arrow said:
    As impressive as this is (and it is DAMN impressive), I don't see the point of it. The RX 7900 XTX's existing cooling solutions are more than good enough for that GPU. The only time that the XTX experienced issues with its cooling system was when PCPartner (of Zotac and Inno3D fame) screwed up the vapour chambers in some of the reference models.

    Without a defective vapour chamber, even the reference models cooled themselves adequately. The existing AIB models from ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSi, Powercolor, Sapphire, XFX and Yeston have had no issues whatsoever with their coolers.

    So it begs the question, why would anyone want a quad-wide card when they don't need a quad-wide card. The card would just take extra up valuable motherboard real estate and block at least one extra expansion slot. Why would people pay more money for this privilege? It makes no sense. :rolleyes:
    Agreed.

    This thing makes no sense, well, at least to me.
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  • watzupken
    This product is too late, and kind of meaningless. Once you start increasing prices of AMD graphics, it will just make people gravitate towards the pricier Nvidia solution.
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    coromonadalix said:
    waiting for a 4 fans 5 slot card .... absurd
    With sequential blowers in the background for that "Top Gun Carrier Launch" sound. :ROFLMAO:
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