AMD has officially announced that they will be launching their new high-performance Radeon RX 7000 “RDNA 3” GPUs this quarter, catering to the PC gaming community.
In their earnings call, AMD revealed their plan to extend the Radeon RX 7000 GPU series based on the RDNA 3 graphics architecture. The existing lineup already features the high-end AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX & RX 7900 XT models using the Navi 31 GPU, alongside the recent Radeon RX 7600 designed for 1080p gaming. Additionally, they introduced the Radeon RX 7900 GRE variant, primarily sold as a DIY product in mainland China, with limited availability globally through System Integrators.
AMD seems to be redirecting its attention from entry-level and mainstream gamers to the enthusiast market. Dr. Lisa Su, AMD’s CEO, mentioned that they are making progress and are set to introduce new enthusiast-class cards in the third quarter, further expanding their product line.
The important point to note here is that the term “cards” indicates that AMD is planning to release multiple enthusiast-class offerings, not just one product. Currently, AMD categorizes its Radeon RX 7900 XTX & 7900 XT as “Ultra-Enthusiast” products. However, it is not specified whether these new cards will replace the existing Navi 31 offerings or if they will be more affordable but still enthusiast-level solutions, priced between the $500-$700 US segment. This particular segment has seen little activity from the Radeon side, while NVIDIA has already introduced the RTX 4070 Ti & RTX 4070 in the retail market.
There are rumors suggesting that AMD is planning to release two new graphics cards, the Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT, both based on the RDNA 3 GPU architecture. The Radeon RX 7800 XT is expected to come with 16 GB of memory, while the Radeon RX 7700 XT may have 12 GB of memory, which will be the same as their predecessors, the 6800 XT & 6700 XT.
If the Radeon RX 7700 XT is priced around the $400-$500 US range, it could potentially compete well against the RTX 4060 series. Similarly, the RX 7800 XT, priced around the $550-$650 US range, might give tough competition to the RTX 4070 series.
The anticipation is high to witness AMD’s response to NVIDIA’s RTX 40 lineup. There’s a good chance of an announcement at Gamescom by the end of this month, so let’s stay tuned to see what exciting developments the red team has in store for PC gamers!