The long wait for details of the AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT and Radeon RX 7700 looks like it will soon be over, with new Radeon product announcements now confirmed for Gamescom at the end of August, 2023. So far, we’ve only seen three GPUs based on the RDNA 3 architecture from AMD, covering the premium and budget ends of the scale, but with nothing in between.
The confirmation about new Radeon products came from Senior Vice President and General Manager of AMD’s Graphics Business Unit, Scott Herkelman. In a tweet, he invited people to join him and the AMD Radeon team at Gamescom ‘for our next major product announcements!’
That’s a plural ‘s’ there, so we’re hoping for details of at least two GPUs, and perhaps even AMD FSR 3 as well. One likely candidate is the Radeon RX 7800 XT, which we recently learned a lot about, thanks to an accidental Radeon RX 7800 XT leak on PowerColor’s website.
On a product page for a PowerColor Radeon RX 7800 XT graphics card, we learned that the GPU would have 60 RDNA 3 compute units, giving you 3,840 stream processors, and 60 RT cores. There have also been rumors about a Radeon RX 7800 without the XT, which reportedly out-performs the GeForce RTX 4070 in 3DMark Time Spy. Another candidate is the Radeon RX 7700, which according to leaks offers very similar performance to the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti.
The Radeon RX 7600 recently won over our hearts with its $269 price and solid 1080p performance, while the Radeon RX 7900 XTX has some serious shader power at its disposal. However, both GPUs lack ray tracing power compared to their Nvidia equivalents, and AMD also currently doesn’t have any AI frame generation tech to rival Nvidia’s DLSS 3.
AMD’s success with these new GPUs will depend on both getting the pricing right, and being able to compete with Nvidia’s DLSS AI frame generation tech. If AMD does indeed launch FSR 3 with its own AI frame generation tech, and significantly undercuts Nvidia to make up for the probable shortfall in ray tracing performance, then these GPUs won’t be dead in the water, and may even end up on our best graphics card guide. If the price is too high, then AMD may as well forget it.
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