RX 7900 GRE: overclocking limit linked to a bug


The RX 7900 GRE is finally commercially available after a long period of exclusivity on the Chinese market… Or via component bundles. However, while the card fills the gap left between the RX 7800 XT and RX 7900 XT, a little drama is in store. The card’s overclocking is said to be artificially limited by AMD… But don’t panic, it’s just a bug!

RX 7900 GRE: an OC too limited due to a bug!

La carte graphique Sapphire Pulse RX 7900 GRE Gaming OC

In one of its reviews, our TechpowerUp colleagues point out that the card suffers from limited overclocking potential. The various software sliders leave little room for manoeuvre. The power limit is limited to just 15%, compared with 2316 MHz (2250 MHz @stock) for memory and 2803 MHz for the GPU’s maximum frequency.

If, once overclocked, the performance gains are substantial (8.4%), it’s clear that the cards have a lot to live up to, according to our colleagues. However, the good news is that this is a bug that the company is due to correct in the near future… although no date has been given. At least, that’s what Steve Walton from Hardware Unboxed was told:

“AMD has told me that this extremely limited overclocking of the GRE card is a bug and that it will be corrected quickly.”

Here’s our test of Sapphire’s Pulse version!