Now some people don’t need a video card for gaming, they need the processing power for rendering or 2D/3D production, or in some cases people who game also do work on the side. So it is also important to check out the compute performance on all of the video cards that come in. That includes doing a few different tests. My first test was a simple GPU Compute benchmark using Passmark’s Performance Test 10 and the 7900 XT Pulse improved on the 18535 score of the reference 7900 XT by 2.1% with its 18939 score. This wasn’t enough to catch up to the 3090 Ti, however.
Blender is always my favorite compute benchmark because the open-source 3D rendering software is very popular and it isn’t a synthetic benchmark. With the latest version of Blender, they redid the benchmark so we now have a new test that runs three different renderings and gives each a score. I have all three stacked together so we can see the overall performance. The 7900 XT Pulse is right with the reference 7900 XT with both not doing well and sitting behind the 3060 Ti in this test.