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As we await the launch of the remaining RDNA 3 SKUs, rumors have surfaced about AMD’s potential release date for the RX 7800, RX 7600, and RX 7700 graphics cards. According to information leaked by MyDrivers, AMD may be waiting for the Chinese 618 Shopping Festival in June of this year to release their new graphics cards. This would follow the trend of major electronics manufacturers, such as Apple and Xiaomi, who have seen success in previous years during the second-largest shopping festival hosted by Jing Dong (JD.com), founded in 2004 by Liu Qiangdong.
If this rumor is true, it could have significant implications for AMD’s earnings. By releasing its new graphics cards during a major shopping event, the company could potentially outperform its initial launch of the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT and XTX models, which have had a lesser impact than in previous years. With the 618 Shopping Festival attracting a significant number of buyers, AMD could reach a larger audience and achieve better sales figures.
It remains to be seen whether or not AMD will wait until June for the RX 7800 XT release date, but the potential benefits of doing so are clear. By strategically timing its release, AMD could capitalize on the hype and excitement surrounding the 618 Shopping Festival, leading to increased sales and a more successful launch overall. For gamers and PC enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the release of the RX 7800 and its counterparts, the wait may be worth it if it means a stronger launch and better performance from AMD.
What is the MSRP for 7800 XT?
Based on current trends of inflation and rising prices in the tech industry, it is anticipated that the cost of the RX 7800 XT will fall within the range of $650-$900 USD. It’s worth noting that the RX 6800 XT had a starting price of $649 USD upon its release, so this is likely to be the baseline for the upcoming graphics card as well. However, given the current market conditions, it’s possible that the final cost could exceed this starting point.
Expected RX 7800 XT specs
It is anticipated that the RX 7800 XT will utilize the Navi 32 chip, featuring TSMC’s 5 and 6nm process and RDNA 3 graphics architecture. However, there are conflicting reports regarding the specs of the card. Some sources suggest that the die may contain 128 compute units and either 8,192 or 10,240 stream processors.
In terms of VRAM, the 7800 XT is rumored to feature either 16 or 20 GB of GDDR6 memory across a 256 or 320-bit bus, potentially clocked at 18 Gbps. However, there is no clear consensus on the exact specifications of the card at this time.