PowerColor made a significant blunder by revealing their Radeon RX 7800 XT graphics card ahead of AMD’s official announcement. The new Red Devil graphics card features a new RDNA3 GPU with 3840 Stream Processors, matching the core count of the last-gen RX 6800 non-XT. If these specifications are accurate, it would mean fewer cores than the RX 6800 XT (4608).
Additionally, PowerColor confirmed clock speeds of 2255 MHz for gaming and 2565 MHz for boost, exceeding AMD’s reference clock speeds of 2210 MHz and 2520 MHz, respectively. Interestingly, the company unveiled the full specs of the card before AMD had the chance to do so.
As expected based on earlier rumors, the RX 7800 XT features 16GB of GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit bus, using 18 Gbps modules, which matches the specs of the RX 7900 GRE model launched last month. It has a configuration similar to the RX 6800 series, but with the advantage of higher memory speed and bandwidth.
While the product page offers numerous card details, it omits specific power specifications. For optimal performance, PowerColor advises using an 800W power supply and two 8-pin power connectors with this model.
The card seems to share a strikingly similar design with the recently unveiled Radeon RX 7900 GRE, which utilizes a Navi 31 XL GPU. However, the RX 7800 XT product page confirms that this card is equipped with a Navi 32 GPU, which hasn’t been publicly announced yet.
The complete specifications reveal will likely have consequences for PowerColor. While AMD had recently confirmed the upcoming launch of new ‘enthusiast-class’ Radeon GPUs this quarter, no one expected such an early revelation.
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