AMD RX 7800 XT release window speculation, predicted specs, expected price

The RX 7800 XT could be a contender to take on Nvidia in the long run

RX 7800 XT rumors and info

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The high anticipation surrounding AMD’s future graphics cards is hard to ignore, and next up would seem to be the long-awaited AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT. Originally rumored to hit the markets in June 2023, much like the RX 7700 XT, the wait has continued, with Nvidia the obvious option for mid-range graphics cards.

Nevertheless, the prospect of a new GPU in AMD’s acclaimed Radeon is still there, and we could be close to it arriving. In this article, we’ll look at the latest rumors and information, including teasers and updates, to provide as much information as we can about the RX 7800 XT – of note for anyone not wanting, or needing the RX 7900 XT.

AMD RX 7800 XT: Release window speculation

While we don’t have an official RX 7800 XT release date, we can speculate on when we could see the RX 7800 XT release. Given that we’re now past the originally rumored release date, we predict that the AMD RX 7800 XT could hit the shelves somewhere in Q3 2023. This would tie up with AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su’s comment on AMD’s Q2 earnings call:

“In gaming graphics, we expanded our Radeon 7000 GPU series in the second quarter with the launch of our mainstream RX 7600 cards for 1080p gaming. 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.”

Of course, we don’t know if AMD is still “on track” and we have no official confirmation of a launch date schedule or otherwise. What we do have is some interesting news out of Gamescom. Suggestions of an announcement at the event (August 23-27) per Videocardz, means we could have the news the day or so after we write this. And not just more information for the RX 7800 XT, but perhaps for an RX 7700 XT too. At this point though, but for an AMD cardboard ‘teaser’ with the text “AMD RDNA 3 26. August” on it, AMD has kept quiet.

AMD’s board partners aren’t being exactly vocal either, but the expectation of more cards to the RDNA 3 lineup seems to have been reinforced by social media post – by both ASRock (per Club 386) and Powercolor’s own accounts. Both of which indicate AMD cards ‘coming soon’. For Powercolor, the card pictured is a ‘Hellhound’.

Of course, many anticipated that the AMD RX 7800 XT would already be available by now, including us. But we may know more from AMD very shortly.

AMD RX 7800 XT: Predicted Specs

AMD is making strides with its next generation of GPUs, and potential RX 7800 XT specs would seem to be no exception. If built on the Navi 32 chip, it is expected to leverage TSMCs 5nm and 6nm process technology alongside the RDNA 3 graphics architecture, bringing a potent mix of efficiency and power. While we were pretty in the dark on RX7800 XT specs (and still sit in the gloom) a leak from Powercolor on August 3rd, flipped a bulb on briefly. Previous discrepancies appeared to be tied up in the leak, with the Red Devil Powercolor card seeming to be based on ‘Navi 32’ with the following details.

SpecificationRX 7800 XT leaked details
VRAM16GB GDDR6
Stream processors3840 units
Clock (OC)2255Mhz (game) / 2565MHz (boost)
Clock2210MHz (game) / 2520MHz (boost)
Memory clock18.0 Gbps
Memory interface256-bit
DirectX12
PCIe4.0
Leaked Powercolor Red Devil RX 7800 XT specs

What the above shows us is interesting. Although the RX 6800 XT would appear to have more stream processors (with 4608) and the same 16GB VRAM, the Powercolor RX 7800XT appeared to have higher clock speeds…and of course a Navi 32 GPU: both of which could translate to a step up in performance.

AMD RX 7800 XT: Price Speculation

As with the release date for the RX 7800 XT, at the time of writing, the price has not been confirmed, however, we can speculate on how much the card could cost based on the market and close competitors. Market speculation around the price of the RX 7800 XT is rife, and it’s important too. Not only does an RX 7800 XT have the RTX 4060, RTX 4060 Ti, RTX 4070, and RTX 4070 Ti to compete against. It needs to stand apart from some of AMD’s 6000 series cards too.

With some sources pointing towards a price tag as low as $599, that would be an aggressive pricing strategy by AMD – but potentially needed to rival Nvidia’s 4070 (MSRP $599) and 4070 Ti (MSRP $799), which currently dominate that portion of the market.

With the recent trend of dropping GPU prices, this projection does not seem out of reach. Hence, we anticipate the price range for the RX 7800 XT to be between $599 and $750. For comparison, the previous generation RX 6800 XT was launched with a recommended retail price of $649 USD. This provides a reasonable benchmark for what we might expect from the forthcoming GPU.

AMD RX 7800 XT: Final thoughts

In summary, the AMD RX 7800 XT could well be a contender in the GPU market. If the leaked specs hold true, we’re looking at a mid-range card that can hold its own but will need to be competitively priced to tempt users to go for it over Nvidia’s 4070 options. And let’s not forget prices of previous-gen AMD cards are tumbling right now.

If the RX 7800 XT specs are what we see above, it could excel at demanding tasks, making it an appealing choice for gamers and professionals alike. Particularly those who frequently engage in 4K gaming or complex programs could find the RX 7800 XT a valuable upgrade.

We should bear in mind though, that these details are based on current speculation and leaks. At the time of writing AMD has yet to make an official announcement – but the anticipation surrounding the RX 7800 XT is high. With a looming potential announcement, we’re eager to see what AMD has in store.

FAQ

Will there be 7800XT?

It is expected that AMD will release the RX 7800 XT, though it hasn’t officially announced the ard. Based on the current speculation and trends, we believe it may be released in the third to the fourth quarter of 2023. It’s always recommended to keep an eye on AMD’s official announcements for the most accurate information.

How much power could the 7800 XTX draw?

While the exact power draw has not been officially confirmed, as the card itself hasn’t, a high-performance part is likely to have a higher TDP. Given its projected specifications, we can estimate that it may be around the 300W TDP mark. This means you would need a substantial power supply to run this GPU effectively and a well-ventilated system to manage the heat output.

Camilo is a contributor for PC Guide. He's been into tech since he was a teen, surfing through the web and local stores trying to find the cheapest way to play the latest Half-Life on his old Windows