We’re one step closer to the Starfield gaming PC of my dreams, thanks to AMD

Limited edition Starfield AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX GPU with blue backdrop
(Image credit: AMD)

Brace yourselves Bethesda fans, as AMD is set to give away limited edition Starfield graphics cards and CPUs. Specifically, the chip maker is bundling together Radeon RX 7900 XTX models with a custom shroud with AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D processors, and I reckon both will make for an out of this world Starfield rig. 

If you’ve been keeping up with Starfield shenanigans, you’ll know what system requirements for the game are almost an AMD ad. That’s largely because the gaming PC giant is the game’s official partner, even though it should play nice with all the best graphics card and CPU options out there. Now, I don’t want to fuel the ideal that AMD parts will magically help you boost fps further while exploring the cosmos beyond Nvidia and Intel alternatives, but if we’re talking about looks, I absolutely need to get a hold of the company’s new limited edition combo.

Revealed during Quakecon 2023, the Starfield AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX GPU wears a themed shroud with a Constellation aesthetic. That’s the intergalactic exploration organisation that takes centre stage in the sprawling space RPG, and it’s the same branding worn by that Starfield Xbox controller that showed up a couple of months ago. It’s worth stressing that the graphics card is wearing more than just a skin, as the component’s body features subtle detailing and specific accented engravings that make it truly unique. It’s even got rainbow stripes on its cooling fins and “Graphics Booster Propellant” written on the side, which feels tongue and cheek in the best possible way.

The accompanying AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D doesn’t come with the same level of personalisation. I mean, that’s probably a given since the chip itself will live under a CPU cooler anyway, but its box does come with some subtle branding. All that’s really need now is a custom case and perhaps a motherboard to make a true Starfield gaming PC build, but I imagine we’ll see some pretty sweet DIY jobs when the RPG romp arrives next month.

To learn more about the giveaway, you’ll want to head over the AMD’s Starfield site. The page also lists off a bunch of components that come with a free copy of Starfield, and the list includes a whole bunch of CPUs and GPUs. However, before you get your hopes up about the RX 7900 XTX, just know that only 500 bundles are being made, so the parts will truly be limited edition. 

Side note, but if you're more into D&D RPGs than space age role playing, you might wanna check out my Baldur's Gate 3 PC build recommendations, as I've tested the epic adventure using a mix of budget and premium systems.

Looking for a complete system? Check out the best Alienware gaming PCs for a collection of out of this world Aurora rigs. Alternatively, take a peek at the best gaming laptops and play epic RPGs like Starfield on the go.

Phil Hayton
Hardware Editor

I’ve been messing around with PCs, video game consoles, and tech since before I could speak. Don’t get me wrong, I kickstarted my relationship with technology by jamming a Hot Wheels double-decker bus into my parent’s VCR, but we all have to start somewhere. I even somehow managed to become a walking, talking buyer’s guide at my teenage supermarket job, which helped me accept my career fate. So, rather than try to realise my musician dreams, or see out my University degree, I started running my own retro pop culture site and writing about video games and tech for the likes of TechRadar, The Daily Star, and the BBC before eventually ending up with a job covering graphics card shenanigans at PCGamesN. Now, I’m your friendly neighbourhood Hardware Editor at GamesRadar, and it’s my job to make sure you can kick butt in all your favourite games using the best gaming hardware, whether you’re a sucker for handhelds like the Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch or a hardcore gaming PC enthusiast.