AMD Launches Radeon RX 7700 XT & RX 7800 XT: Affordable RDNA 3 Graphics Cards for Gamers

Following recent rumors, AMD has officially unveiled the Radeon RX 7700 XT and RX 7800 XT graphics cards at Gamescom 2023. Marking its expansion into the mid-range and high-end markets within the Radeon RX 7000 GPU Series, AMD has launched these two RDNA 3 graphics cards, both priced under $500. Here’s a closer look at what these new offerings bring to the gaming table.

Pricing & Release Date for RX 7700 XT & RX 7800 XT

The Radeon RX 7700 XT is now available at a price of $449 (or 489 euros), while the more advanced Radeon RX 7800 XT variant is priced at $499 (or 549 euros). Both these graphics cards will hit the market on September 6, 2023, aligning with the release of Starfield.

AMD’s latest launch is directed towards the mainstream market. While the company had previously introduced the RX 7900 XTX & XT GPUs, which catered to enthusiasts with high-end PCs, the new RX 7700 XT and RX 7800 XT are designed to fill the gap in the mid-range pricing segment.

Specifications & Performance of RX 7700 XT & RX 7800 XT

The burning question now is, what specifications do these new AMD GPUs bring to the scene? Their direct competitors are Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB and RTX 4070. Below are the complete specifications for AMD’s Radeon RX 7700 XT & RX 7800 XT GPUs:

Both the AMD RX 7700 XT and 7800 XT graphics cards are positioned at competitive price points, with the RX 7700 XT at $449 and the RX 7800 XT at $500. This pricing strategy places them as more affordable options compared to Nvidia’s RTX 4060 Ti 16GB and RTX 4070, priced at $499 and $599 respectively. These RDNA 3 GPUs require a 700W power supply and occupy 2.5 slots in the PCIe expansion slot of your gaming PC’s case.

As for performance, these GPUs come with ample VRAM for running games at max settings in 1080p across a wide range of titles. Unlike Nvidia’s RTX 4060 Ti base model, which faces performance issues near its VRAM limit in demanding games, both the RX 7700 XT and RX 7800 XT offer sufficient VRAM capacity.

In terms of performance comparison, AMD demonstrated that its new RDNA 2 GPUs can stand up to competition, delivering strong performance. Both the Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT are well-suited for 1440p gaming at max settings.

For instance, the RX 7800 XT outperforms the RTX 4070 by up to 23% in specific scenarios, such as in Cyberpunk 2077 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. However, there are instances where the RX 7800 XT falls behind the RTX 4070, like in Doom Eternal with Ray Tracing On, where the RTX 4070 is 18% faster.

Turning to the RX 7700 XT, it offers up to 31% faster performance than the RTX 4060 Ti in games like Modern Warfare 2. However, it lags behind the RTX 4060 Ti in Doom Eternal, with the latter being 9% faster. Despite this, the RX 7700 XT presents competitive performance. Once these GPUs are put to the test in the real world, we’ll be able to gauge their performance through synthetic benchmarks like 3DMark.

What’s your take on AMD’s Radeon RX 7700 XT & RX 7800 XT graphics cards? Has the announcement sparked your interest in adding these GPUs to your gaming setup? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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