RX 7800 XT TDP and power consumption – how much power does the RX 7800 XT draw?

RX 7800 XT TDP and power consumption – how much power does the RX 7800 XT draw?
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Since the announcement of two new additions to the AMD Radeon 7000 family, people are wondering what the RX 7800 XT TDP is.

After months of anticipation, the RX 7800 XT has been released in addition to AMD’s RDNA 3 line-up. Timed on the same day as the Starfield release, for anyone who’s been waiting for an excuse to upgrade their gaming rig, now might be the perfect time. Its crowning features include a generous 16GB of GDDR6 RAM at a 624GB/s, strongly competing against the RTX 4070 that only has 12GB of VRAM. We know that the RX 7800 XT is good for gaming but, how much power does it draw, and can it be considered a power efficient card in 2023?

AMD RX 7800 XT TDP – how much power does it draw?

The AMD RX 7800 XT has a TDP of 263W, which is drawn from dual 8-pin connectors. Compared to the RX 7700 XT, there isn’t a massive difference between the two. In comparison, the RX 7700 XT draws 245W. Don’t expect to notice a massive power consumption difference if this is a deciding factor between choosing the RX 7700 or RX 7800 XT. However, if a lower power consumption and sustainability is your priority, then make sure you go for the RX 7700 XT.

If you’re surprised by the power draw of the RX 7800 XT, then that might mean you need a new 750W PSU to complete your PC build upgrade. Luckily they’re not a massive investment, so don’t let buying a new PSU put you off.

AMD RX 7800 XT power consumption

The RX 7800 XT has a decent average gaming power of about 263W. Compared to the RX 6800 XT which has a power consumption of up to 316W, though usually around 280W, the RX 7800 XT has succeeded in bringing more power with less consumption.

While this alone may not merit an upgrade, the combination of a more power-efficient GPU, combined with current gen features like FSR are probably enough to swing people to RDNA 3.