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AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT Announced – Will Compete Against RTX 4070 and 4060 Ti 16GB

Early this month, PowerColor accidentally leaked its RX 7800 XT Red Devil. Well, at Gamescom 2023, AMD finally made it official. AMD revealed its long-awaited mainstream/enthusiast-class gaming graphics cards. Meet the AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT. Both GPUs are pitted against NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4070 and RTX 4060 Ti 16GB – a $599 and $499 GPU, respectively. AMD plans to compete in performance and pricing, as the 7800 XT and 7700 XT will start at $499 and $449, respectively, undercutting NVIDIA’s GPUs by a hundred dollars. AMD also announced its FSR 3 with HYPR-RX technology, AMD’s answer to NVIDIA’s DLSS 3 Frame Generation. Check out more details from AMD’s official news release below, including some benchmarks of the RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT GPUs.

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AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT Graphics Cards Announced, Available Starting September

At Gamescom 2023, AMD unveiled new enthusiast-class graphics cards, the AMD Radeon™ RX 7800 XT and Radeon RX 7700 XT. The new graphics cards are optimized to deliver incredibly high-performance, high-refresh 1440p gaming experiences for today’s and tomorrow’s demanding AAA and esports titles. AMD also announced the availability of AMD FidelityFX™ Super Resolution 3, the next generation of the popular upscaling technology designed to offer massive performance boosts in supported games.

Built on the groundbreaking AMD RDNA™ 3 architecture, the new graphics cards provide cutting-edge hardware and software features designed to deliver fully immersive 1440p gameplay at 60+ FPS and significantly better performance-per-dollar compared to the competition across select titles. The AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT and Radeon RX 7700 XT graphics cards also offer 16GB and 12GB of high-speed GDDR6 VRAM, respectively, and up to 50% higher memory bandwidth than the competition for high-resolution gaming. They also support advanced features that take performance and visual fidelity to the next level, including the all-new AMD HYPR-RX technology.

Powering the Future of 1440p Gaming

The ultimate graphics card for 1440p gaming, the AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT graphics card features 60 AMD RDNA 3 unified compute units and offers 20% more performance-per-dollar on average than the competition. With 54 AMD RDNA 3 compute units, the AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT graphics card is a 1440p workhorsealso offering 20% more performance-per-dollar on average than the competition. Both graphics cards provide an excellent upgrade option for gamers using older cards. Key features and capabilities include:

  • AMD RDNA 3 Architecture – Features redesigned compute units with unified raytracing and AI accelerators, second-generation AMD Infinity Cache™ technology and second-generation raytracing technology.
  • Dedicated AI Acceleration – New AI accelerators are optimized for the latest AI workloads. New AI instructions and increased AI throughput deliver over 2X more performance on average than AMD RDNA 2 architecture.
  • Improved Streaming Quality and Performance – Improved AMD encoders deliver enhanced visual quality when streaming and recording. AMD AI and content adaptive machine learning technology has also been integrated into the AMD Media Framework to enable sharper text when streaming at low bitrates and resolutions.
  • Ultra-High Definition Encoding – An encode/decode media engine for the ultimate performance, unlocking new multi-media experiences with full AV1 encode/decode support, wide color gamut and high-dynamic range enhancements.
  • AMD Radiance Display™ Engine – Provides support for DisplayPort 2.1 and HDMI® 2.1a based displays for ultra-high resolutions and high refresh rates for gaming and content creation workloads. It also features 12-bit HDR and full REC2020 Color Space for incredible color accuracy at up to 8K video playback.

AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT vs RTX 4070 Benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 7800 xt vs RTX 4070

AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT vs RTX 4060 Ti Benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 7700 xt vs RTX 4060 Ti 16GB

AMD FSR 3, HYPR-RX and Anti-Lag+

Boosting Framerates and Visual Fidelity

AMD also announced the availability of the next-generation AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) temporal upscaling technology, AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 3. AMD FSR 3 features frame generation leveraging AMD Fluid Motion Frames technology and game motion vector data to dramatically improve FPS. AMD FSR 3 is designed to provide massive performance boosts with incredible image quality in supported games across a wide range of products and platforms, including competitor products and game consoles.

AMD FSR 3 is expected to come to Forspoken by Square Enix and Immortals of Aveum by Ascendant Studios and Electronic Arts Inc. in early fall, with an additional 10 games expected to add support in the coming months.

New Software Features for Next-Gen Gaming

AMD announced the latest release of the AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition™ application, bringing new performance and feature enhancements to enable next-level gaming experiences. Expected to be available September 6, 2023, this new release features AMD HYPR-RX technology, which simplifies and manages simultaneous interoperation of AMD Radeon Super Resolution (RSR), AMD Radeon Anti-Lag and AMD Radeon Boost technologies to achieve a performance-stacking effect. 

AMD HYPR-RX includes the new AMD Radeon Anti-Lag+ technology, which takes responsive gaming to the next level by introducing Anti-Lag on a per-game profile basis, allowing users to minimize input lag. AMD HYPR-RX and AMD Radeon Anti-Lag+ support AMD Radeon RX 7000 Series graphics.

amd radeon rx 7800 xt and 7700 xt price and availability

Pricing and Availability

AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT and Radeon RX 7700 XT graphics cards will be available from leading board partners beginning September 6. AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT graphics cards will also be available from AMD.com beginning September 6. The AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT has an SEP of $499 USD. The Radeon RX 7700 XT has an SEP of $449 USD.

AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT and 7800 XT Specifications

SpecificationsRadeon RX 7700 XTRadeon RX 7800 XTRadeon RX 7900 XTRadeon RX 7900 XTX
Manufacturing ProcessGCD: TSMC 5nm
MCD: TSMC 6nm
GCD: TSMC 5nm
MCD: TSMC 6nm
GCD: TSMC 5nm
MCD: TSMC 6nm
GCD: TSMC 5nm
MCD: TSMC 6nm
Transistor Count28.1 B28.1 B58B58B
ArchitectureRDNA3RDNA3RDNA3RDNA3
GPUNavi 32Navi 32Navi 31Navi 31
Stream Processors3456384053766144
Compute Units54608496
ROPs9696192192
Infinity Cache48MB64MB80MB96MB
Game Clock2171 MHz2124 MHz2000 MHz2300 MHz
Boost Clock2544 MHz2430 MHz2400 MHz2500 MHz
Memory Size Type12GB GDDR616GB GDDR620GB GDDR624GB GDDR6
Memory Clock18 Gbps19.5 Gbps20 Gbps20 Gbps
Memory Bus Width192-bit256-bit320-bit384-bit
TBP245W263W300W355W
Release DateSeptember 2023September 2023December 2022December 2022
Launch Price$449 $499 $899 $999
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