AMD is certainly taking its time when it comes to introducing next-generation graphics cards, but there’s a possibility that the Radeon RX 7800 and RX 7700 GPUs could arrive before the end of September. Admittedly, this reference to Green Day is quite silly, and I don’t take pride in it. Nonetheless, if the recent rumors hold true, it implies that competitors will swiftly respond to challenge cards like the RTX 4070 Ti and RTX 4060.
With the impending release of the AMD Radeon RX 7800, it should find its place on the highly competitive graphics card battlefield. However, it’s not a straightforward matter, as Team Red isn’t specifically aiming to release GPUs to directly compete with Nvidia contenders. This becomes apparent when considering their flagship card, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX, which falls somewhere in performance between the RTX 4090 and the RTX 4080. Perhaps this approach has its merits, and we may not have to wait much longer to discover what the red team has in store for us.
The latest information about the RX 7800 and RX 7700 launch date comes from the reliable GPU YouTuber known as Moore’s Law is Dead. According to the YouTuber, the next AMD RDNA 3 graphics cards will be announced at Gamescom 2023. Supposedly, the gaming PC giant will then target a September release, potentially allowing these cards to reach store shelves before the end of summer.
When it comes to specifications, the RX 7800 is expected to feature a full Navi 32 GPU, 16GB of VRAM, and 60 Compute Units (CUs). Its mid-range counterpart, the RX 7700, could come with a slightly reduced version of the same die, 12GB of memory, and either 48 or 54 CUs, depending on the final configuration.
In theory, this could lead to a period of relative stability in the GPU market, as both AMD and Nvidia may have a clean slate in terms of release dates. However, according to Moore’s Law is Dead, there are rumors of a 16GB model of the RX 7900, which might enter the competition once other contenders have already made their presence known. This could be due to a lack of support from OEM and AIB partners, and there’s a possibility of a low-key launch with limited product reviews available.
While the addition of more AMD graphics cards is exciting, many are eagerly awaiting FSR 3.0, AMD’s answer to Nvidia’s DLSS 3. Currently, features like AI Frame Generation give RTX 4000 cards a distinct advantage over RDNA 3, but AMD’s rival technology, Fluid Motion Frames, is expected to provide the RX 7000 lineup with similar FPS-boosting capabilities.
The competition between AMD and Nvidia is expected to intensify, but it’s important to keep Intel in mind. The chip maker’s Arc A770 and A750 graphics cards are gradually gaining recognition as some of the best budget-friendly GPUs available, and their next-generation Battlemage cards might have what it takes to compete effectively against high-end options from AMD and Nvidia.
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