AMD Radeon Instinct MI300X Dethrones RTX 4090 in OpenCL, But Gamers Shouldn't Worry (Yet)

AMD's Instinct MI300X takes the OpenCL performance crown from Nvidia's RTX 4090, but with a catch: it's a data center GPU. Gamers can breathe easy...

AMD's Radeon Instinct MI300X Flexes its Muscles, Smokes RTX 4090 in OpenCL Benchmark

No surprises here! AMD's data-center monster, the Radeon Instinct MI300X, has just waltzed onto Geekbench's OpenCL benchmark and claimed the top spot, leaving even the mighty RTX 4090 in its dust. This is hardly a shock, considering the MI300X is a beast built for a whole different arena.

AMD's Radeon MI300X

The MI300X accelerator from AMD has taken the top spot on Geekbench's OpenCL benchmark. (Source: AMD)

Remember when AMD launched this beast back in December? It was practically begging for a worthy opponent. Packing a whopping 19,456 shader units, 192GB of HBM3 memory, and a TDP that could power a small village (750 watts!), the MI300X scored a mind-blowing 379,660 on the OpenCL benchmark. To put that in perspective, the RTX 4090 managed a respectable but much lower ~320,000.

But let's be real, this isn't exactly a fair fight. It's like pitting a monster truck against a sports car – they're built for completely different purposes. The MI300X is designed for the heavy lifting in data centers, tackling AI and high-performance computing tasks that would make a gaming GPU cry. The RTX 4090, on the other hand, is optimized for real-time rendering and buttery-smooth gameplay – a champ in its own right, but not in the same league as the MI300X.

AMD's MI300X

AMD's MI300X scored 379,660 - well ahead of the RTX 4090 in second place. (Source: Geekbench)

Think of it this way: you wouldn't use a Ferrari to haul cargo, would you? The MI300X is in a league of its own, built for massive datasets, demanding AI workloads, and the kind of computational muscle that most of us can only dream of. So while it's fun to see it dominate the benchmarks, don't expect this data center titan to show up in your gaming rig anytime soon!


Geekbench, spotted by Wccftech

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