AMD has acknowledged reports of its Radeon RX 7900 XTX GPUs overheating and is currently investigating the cause. | Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge

Several user reports have appeared since the launch of the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics card last month that claim the GPU is impacted by performance issues due to running at excessively high temperatures. Now, AMD has released a statement acknowledging that some Radeon RX 7900 XTX reference GPUs have been affected by a manufacturing fault.

The issues were initially reported on forums like Reddit where multiple users said their RX 7900 GPUs were overheating, which throttled performance and in some cases, crashed their computer systems. Temperatures as high as 115 degrees Celsius (239 Fahrenheit) have been reported. While the Radeon RX 7900 Series desktop GPUs can operate up to 110 degree Celsius when under heavy loads (such as 4K…

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