When is the RX 7800 XT review embargo?

When is the RX 7800 XT review embargo?
Romilly Cotta Updated on by

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The RX 7800 or 7700 XT cards are officially listed and have already started to sell out. Hold your horses though, we haven’t even had the review embargo yet! Let’s confirm when the review embargo for RX 7800 XT will lift.

AMD’s announcement at Gamescom 2023 marked the official ending of months of speculation surrounding the remaining graphics cards for the 7000 lineup. The cards have already listed on Amazon and Best Buy, and their high demand is evident, ahead of the review embargo. We’re confident that the RX 7800 XT is good for gaming, though it’s always good to read some independent reviews first.

When does the review embargo lift for RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 graphics cards?

The review embargo lifted at 2pm for the RX 7800 and 7700 XT graphics card on September 6th, at 2pm. In WePC’s RX 7700 XT review, the card has tested very well, though the RX 7800 XT remains the best choice in terms of value. Usually, we’d expect to see the embargo release 24 hours before the release date, but it could be different this time. The combination of 16GB of VRAM and a sweeter price point of below $500 makes this card and the benchmarks are going to be interesting. Naturally, the RX 7800 XT will outperform its predecessor, though by how much is yet to be seen. 3DMark Time Spy gives it 19,000 points which isn’t bad at all. We’re especially interested in how the RX 7800 XT compares to RTX 4070, one of its main competitors.

What to expect for the RX 7800 XT review embargo?

In anticipation of the review embargo, we’re expecting some good things. We could be seeing the RX 7800 XT top the performance of the RTX 4060 and 4070. Finally, a graphics card is releasing with a generous 16GB VRAM at 19.5 GBp/s on a 256-bit memory bus. The price point is popular and fairly reasonable too. Most people seem to have accepted that Moore’s Law is Dead for graphics cards, but it’s a refreshing change to spend under $500 for what looks like a promising graphics card.

What to expect for the RX 7700 XT review embargo?

From what we can tell, the verdict seems to be that if you can spare the additional $50, then the RX 7800 XT is worth it over the RX 7700 XT. The RX 7700 XT still has pretty competitive pricing though and is expected to hit over 60 FPS in some popular releases from 2023.