AMD RX 7800 and 7700 XT release date, leaks, price and more

AMD RX 7800 and 7700 XT release date, leaks, price and more
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AMD has announced their RX 7700 and 7800 XT graphics cards – but when is the release date? Get yourself clued up on everything ahead of the release date.

Everyone is gearing up for the release of AMD’s mid-range graphics cards – set to offer a highly desirable price-to-performance ratio. If the well-known leaker, Moore’s Law is Dead is right, the RX 7800 XT will be a Nvidia RTX 4070 killer, making it a very popular release. To everyone’s surprise, the release time for RX 7800 and RX 7700 XT has already arrived and we’ve seen both cards list across popular online retailers.

AMD had been strangely quiet while Nvidia ploughed on with the RTX 4060, RTX 4060 Ti and rumoured RTX 4050 releases. Only at Gamescom in August did AMD reveal the long-awaited RX 7700 XT and RX 7800 XT graphics cards. The RX 7800 XT so far looks like the best bang for your buck, boasting 16GB VRAM (finally) with 3,840 stream processors. The RX 7700 XT meanwhile has 12GB VRAM too, and slightly less stream processors with 3,456.

AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT release date

Joining the three other RDNA 3 cards, the 7800 XT releases September 6th, with the review embargo lifting on the same day. This was after a series of embarrassing leaks in the run-up to Gamescom. Not only did AMD accidentally announce both cards via X (formerly known as Twitter), but ASUS, one of the card partners, announced its TUF RX 7800 and 7700 XT cards shortly before AMD’s official reveal too. While clearly a generational leap, it’s tricky to draw any conclusions if you’re purely looking at the specs. While the RX 7800 XT power draw is much lower than the RX 7800 XT predecessor, stream processors, ray accelerators and computer units are less clear cut. The RX 7800 XT does have the more powerful RDNA 3 architecture so you can trust it’s still an improvement.

AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT release date

Alongside the RX 7800 XT, the RX 7700 XT release date is also on Wednesday, September 6th. It looks like most people have their eyes on the slightly more powerful RX 7800 XT card, though the RX 7700 XT will still be amongst some of the best AMD graphics cards out there. Similarly, anyone waiting to buy Starfield on launch day will do well to peak up a premium edition of Starfield too.

The RX 7700 XT, like its more powerful sibling, will come with FidelityFX Super Resolution 3, which is somewhat akin to Nvidia’s DLSS technology. It basically employs dynamic upscaling to help improve frame rates without giving the CPU too much work to do.

AMD RX 7800 XT price – how much will it cost?

AMD confirmed the RX 7800 XT will cost at $499 for launch, though partner cards might bump the MSRP up. There’s no telling what the stock levels will do tomorrow, though under $500 for a mid-range graphics card is one of the most reasonable prices we’ve seen for a while.

AMD looks keen to challenge Nvidia on their expensive lineup of 40-series GPUs. The RX 7700 XT will start at $449 at launch, while the RX 7800 XT will start from $499. Given that the previous-gen RX 6800 XT cost over $530 last time we checked, the cheaper RDNA 3 GPUs could prove very popular with gaming fans. For a complete picture of the best RX 6800 XT GPUs, be sure to check out our guide.

AMD RX 7700 XT price – how much will it cost?

The RX 7700 XT meanwhile will cost $449 at launch. It’s as good as it sounds, though costs marginally more than the RTX 4060 Ti. You’ll be getting a solid 12GB of GDDR6 VRAM which is superior to Nvidia’s 40-series card targeting 1080p gaming. There are also price drops to look forward to as we enter the last quarter of 2023. The Black Friday sales period is on the horizon, and there’s a decent chance the RX 7700 could enjoy a price reduction.

RX 7800 XT specs – how powerful is it?

The RX 7800 XT, like the 7700 XT, will fall in the mid-range of AMD’s 7000 series. Check out the raw specs below. You can also check out how the RX 7800 XT compares to the RTX 4060.

SpecAMD Radeon RX 7800 XT
Ray Accelerators60
Infinity Cache64MB
Memory16GB GDDR6
Compute units60
Base Clock1800MHz
Boost Clock2430MHz

According to AMD, and in the absence of independent testing, the RX 7800 XT could be one of the best 1440p graphics cards for gaming. It has the advantage of AMD FSR 3, designed to provide “massive performance boosts with incredible image quality in supported games”. It’s also built on AMD’s RDNA 3 architecture, which is designed to enable 1440p gameplay at 60+ FPS.

You can pretty confident that the RX 7800 XT will be amongst the best GPUs for Starfield too if that’s the main reason you’re considering an upgrade in the first place.

RX 7700 XT specs – how powerful is it?

Below we’ve listed the RX 7700 XT specs, for anyone considering the fairly affordably 16GB new graphics card from AMD.

SpecAMD Radeon RX 7700 XT
Ray Accelerators54
Infinity Cache48MB
Memory12GB GDDR6
Compute units54
Base Clock1900MHz
Boost Clock2544MHz

Like the RX 7800 XT, the 7700 is also targeting 1440p gaming and offers a pretty remarkable price to performance ratio. Most fans are pleased with the 12GB offering of GDDR6 RAM. While it doesn’t quite compare with Nvidia’s GDDR6X RAM on its flagship models, it sure does compete with the lower end of the 40-series. Perhaps most impressively of all, the RX 7700 XT consumes very little power. While this isn’t a massive difference compared to the RX 7800 XT, it will make a difference further down the line compared to older graphics cards. You might want to check out the best PSUs for RX 7700 XT too if you want to maximise power efficiency in your PC build.

Final word

In summary, both the AMD Radeon RX 7700 and 7800 XT graphics cards occupy the middle ground between the AMD’s 7000 lineup. Both should be worthy of consideration if you want to get into 1440p gaming. Compared to Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 40-series which enjoys DLSS 3.0 amongst other special features, the new RX 7000 additions look like they could make welcome additons to the best value GPUs on the market.