Radeon RX 7800: AMD’s RTX 4070 Rival will Launch Later this Month

AMD will launch its upper midrange RDNA 3 graphics cards later this month or the next. Dr. Lisa Su confirmed this during today’s Q2 earnings call. The chipmaker is on track to expand its next-gen GPU offerings with the Radeon RX 7800 and RX 7700. AMD calls these cards “enthusiast-class,” while the RX 7900 series is labeled “Ultra Enthusiast”.

We are on track to further expand our RDNA 3 GPU offerings with the launch of new enthusiast-class Radeon 7000 series cards in the third quarter.

Dr. Lisa Su, AMD CEO

A short while back, Team Red launched the Radeon RX 7600 for the budget segment and the RX 7900 GRE for the Chinese market. The former succeeds the RX 6600, tackling the RTX 4060 8GB in the 1080p gaming market. The GRE is a China exclusive that will eventually reach the Western markets via SIs and OEMs.

We expect AMD to launch the RX 7800 and RX 7700 during Gamescom in late August. As per rumors, these GPUs will leverage the Navi 32 core and up to 16GB of GDDR6 memory. The 7800 will likely be based on the fully enabled die, featuring 4,096 shaders across 64 Compute Units (CUs) paired with 64MB of L3 cache and a 256-bit memory controller. On the backend, you’re looking at 256 Texture Units and 128 Raster Output Units alongside 64 RT Cores (one per CU).

RX 7800 RX 7700
ArchitectureRDNA 3RDNA 3
GPU CoreNavi 32Navi 32
Compute Units6048
Memory16GB GDDR612GB GDDR6
Bus Width256-bit192-bit
Memory bandwidth624GB/s468GB/s

A 3DMark Time Spy benchmark of the Radeon RX 7800 and RX 7700 surfaced a while back, indicating that AMD will likely release the non-XT variants ahead of the XTs. The Radeon RX 7800 registers 18,957 points in the 3DMark Time Spy graphics benchmark, narrowly beating NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4070 (18K points). Compared to the Radeon RX 6800, we’re looking at a gen-over-gen uplift of 16%.

According to Moore’s Law is dead, AMD hasn’t finalized the pricing for the midrange RDNA 3 graphics cards but should do so soon. The Radeon RX 7700 and RX 7800 are slated to land during Gamescom in late August. His source believes that the RX 7800 will be priced between $499 and $549 while the RX 7700 will cost somewhere between $399 and $449.

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