While getting ready for AMD’s newest launch, ASRock has developed three fresh designs focused on the Navi 32 GPU. These options consist of the high-end Phantom Gaming (PG), the middle-tier Steel Legend (SL), and the lower-end Challenger series. It’s worth noting that the Challenger series showcases a novel cooler design with dual fans. As these cards have yet to be formally listed on ASRock’s website, extra images or specifications are still missing.
Upon closer inspection, it becomes apparent that the Challenger GPU could potentially integrate a pair of 9cm fans, which are notably larger than the ones seen on the PG and SL models. Despite this, the overall dimensions of the card remain quite uniform, showing identical width and length, with only slight variations of a few centimeters. It’s important to highlight that the RX 7700 XT GPU carries a power consumption rating of 245W. Considering these cards come pre-overclocked from the factory, it’s probable that there’s still additional thermal capacity available.
The RX 7700/7800 XT Steel Legend variant bears a striking resemblance to the RX 7600. However, this particular card will enjoy the advantage of utilizing the complete PCIe Gen4 x16 slot, which stands in contrast to the x8 slot employed in models powered by Navi 33.
Formally, the RX 7800 XT utilizes the Navi 32 GPU, showcasing 60 Compute Units (equivalent to 3840 Stream Processors) along with 16GB of GDDR6 memory. This memory is clocked at a speed of 19.5 Gbps and operates across a 256-bit memory bus. On the other hand, its more affordable counterpart, the RX 7700 XT, slightly reduces the core count to 3540 and incorporates 12GB of GDDR6 memory connected via a 192-bit memory bus.
ASRock has yet to provide confirmation regarding the availability of their cards for the official launch of AMD’s RX 7800/7700 XT cards on September 6th. Nonetheless, gamers who are interested in custom models at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) should stay vigilant for the Challenger and Steel Legend models. These options are often presented as more economical choices.
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