A recent leak originating from HXL seems to indicate that AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX 7700 XT GPU will be positioned to rival the Radeon RX 6800 series. While no screenshot of the alleged 3DMark Time Spy score has been made public, the leak includes detailed specifications from a GPU-Z entry. This hints at the possibility that an individual, potentially a reviewer with a functional driver, might have early access to the graphics card. It’s also noteworthy that the GPU-Z monitoring software appears to already have compatibility with this upcoming GPU.
The RX 7700 XT is part of the reduced Navi 32 lineup, showcasing 3456 Stream Processors, 216 Texture Units, and 48 ROPs. This GPU shares a memory setup identical to the previous-generation RX 6700 XT series, incorporating 12GB of VRAM and a 192-bit memory bus. Operating at a memory speed of 18 Gbps, it achieves a peak bandwidth of 432 GB/s.
Reportedly, this card achieves a benchmark score of 17,000 points in the 3DMark TimeSpy GPU test, positioning it between the RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 models in terms of performance. It’s also noted to be approximately 32.7% faster than the RX 6700 XT, although it’s crucial to consider that this model features more cores. Presently, there’s no available information regarding the performance of the RX 7800 XT, but expectations are that it will surpass the RX 6800 XT, albeit by a narrower margin. It’s important to emphasize that this leak lacks the TimeSpy test results at 4K resolution (Extreme Preset), which would provide a clearer perspective. The data available is certainly insufficient to draw conclusions solely based on a single synthetic benchmark.
The anticipated launch date for the AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT is September 6th. AMD has confirmed that this version will carry a price tag of $449, presenting a mere $50 reduction compared to the RX 7800 XT. However, it’s important to consider that the price gap could potentially narrow further due to AMD’s decision not to release a reference RX 7700 XT model. Custom-designed graphics cards usually tend to be available at slightly elevated prices when compared to their reference counterparts.
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— HXL (@9550pro) August 31, 2023