AMD RX 7800 XT VRAM – is it enough for gaming?

AMD RX 7800 XT VRAM – is it enough for gaming?
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We’re taking a close look at AMD’s RX 7800 XT VRAM, and considering whether it’s enough for gaming.

With the RX 7800 XT release, it’s time to put it to the test to see if it’s good enough. We’ve been scrutinising the RX 7800 XT’s specs and taking a look at the VRAM. Interestingly, we found that the previous iteration, the RX 6800 XT, has the same amount of 16GB GDDR6 VRAM as the RX 7800 XT. This discovery was found in our comparison of the two graphics card and got us thinking whether the RX 7800 XT VRAM is enough for gaming and how does it differ from its predecessor.

Running demanding titles such as Hogwarts Legacy and The Last Of Us Part 1 relies heavily on the significance of VRAM. Without the right amount of VRAM, gameplay ends up with frustratingly low frame rates, slower loads time and generally lower graphics quality. We’ve already had a look at whether 8GB VRAM is enough for gaming, but what about 16GB?

Is RX 7800 XT VRAM enough for gaming in 2023?

Where to buy the RX 7800 XT

For playing most modern AAA titles, 16GB VRAM is absolutely enough. If cards such as the RTX 4060 with 8GB VRAM are comfortable playing in 1080p and 1440p then its fairly safe to say that you will be more than sufficient with 16GB. Most games will recommend 16GB VRAM and with this extra space, it will result in a noticeable increase in performance and gameplay from 8GB. In addition to this, it means that you can run multiple applications without having to deal with any lagging. If you’re wanting a more detailed breakdown of the RX 7800 XT then it would be helpful to see our more detailed breakdown of whether the RX 7800 XT is good at gaming or not.

AMD RX 7800 XT specifications

SpecificationAMD Radeon RX 7800 XT
Ray Accelerators60
Infinity Cache64MB
Memory16GB GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth624GB/s
Compute Units60
Base Clock1800MHz
Boost Clock2430MHz
TGP (Total Graphics Power)263W

Is RX 7800 XT VRAM enough for gaming in 4K?

The RX 7800 XT with 16GB of VRAM is even compatible with gaming in 4K. Granted, some titles need a shed load of VRAM and 16GB may not be able to run everything in max settings. However, overall, few games need that much VRAM, even at 4K.

However, this is not to say that you shouldn’t consider more VRAM. There is a reason why the discussion of whether 32GB of VRAM is overkill or not is so popular. Ultimately, if you are wanting to experience immaculate gameplay that can maintain impeccable FPS and run practically any game at max settings then upgrading your VRAM is not a bad shout. It does mean having to invest more money as unsurprisingly the best budget GPUs won’t have as much VRAM.