AMD announces the new RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT GPUs with a launch set for September.
After much anticipation, AMD has finally decided to unveil the missing cards for its RX 7000 series, the RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT!
Both cards are based on the Navi 32 GPU and have been announced by AMD as suitable for “1440p” gaming. As for their specifications, the RX 7800 XT features 60 Compute Units, 60 RT Accelerators, a boost frequency of 2430 MHz, 16GB of memory with a 256-bit bus, 64MB of Infinity Cache, and a TBP of 263W.
On the other hand, the RX 7700 XT comes with 54 Compute Units, 54 RT Accelerators, a boost frequency of 2544 MHz, 12GB of memory with a 192-bit bus, 48MB of Infinity Cache, and a TBP of 245W.
According to AMD, the 7800 XT is expected to compete against the RTX 4070, and the 7700 XT against the RTX 4060 TI 16GB, with the Radeon cards coming out on top. Of course, these figures are provided by the manufacturer, and to draw more accurate conclusions, we’ll need to await independent reviews. Interestingly, there’s no mention anywhere of the previous generation cards, not even a reference to the RX 6800 XT and RX 6700 XT, making early comparisons challenging.
Despite the image suggesting the existence of a reference RX 7700 XT, only the 7800 XT will be made available with the dual-slot and dual-fan cooler that was introduced by AMD. The 7700 XT will be offered solely in custom models by manufacturers.
Interested in the new AMD cards? The MSRP for the RX 7800 XT is expected to be 499 USD and 449 USD for the RX 7700 XT, showing a small price difference between the models, which might end up favoring the slightly more expensive model.
Both cards are set to hit the shelves on September 6, 2023.
Source: AMD at Gamescon 2023.