When is the AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT release date? With all the details on the AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT firmly out in the open, this perky pixel pusher could be the marvelous midrange marvel we’ve been waiting for.
Joining the AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT, the 7700 XT is the cheaper of the two new AMD RDNA 3 GPUs launching in the coming weeks. Don’t let its price fool you, however, as its specs may make all the difference in making it the best graphics card for the average gamer.
The RX 7700 XT finds itself competing for the coveted slot in your rig against the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Ti, whose tepid response could serve team red well in capturing market share. This is without even taking into consideration the welcome arrival of AMD FSR 3, which leaves team green without an undeniable frame generating advantage.
To help you digest all the details of team red’s long overdue but welcome graphics card, here’s everything we know about the AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT.
When is the AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT release date?
The AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT release date is September 6, as confirmed by AMD during Gamescom 2023. It will launch simultaneously with the AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT.
Not one, but two RDNA 3 GPUs are on their way to store shelves and to replace the cardboard placeholders in the ASRock Gamescom booth. This wasn’t entirely unexpected, as Scott Herkelman, AMD senior vice president & general manager of Radeon, teased some major AMD Gamescom announcements prior to the show’s commencement.
What is the AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT price?
The AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT price is $449, as confirmed by AMD during Gamescom 2023. However, there is no reference model for the graphics card, so it will be up to AIBs to release models that cost this much.
The RX 7700 XT’s predecessor, the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, arrived with a $479 MSRP. This makes the RDNA 3 successor $30 cheaper across the generations.
What are the AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT specs?
The AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT specs were confirmed at the AMD Gaming Festival during Gamescom 2023. It improves upon its predecessor in almost every way but retains the same 12GB of GDDR6 albeit with greater bandwidth.
|AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT specs|
|GPU||Navi 32 (RDNA 3)|
|Ray accelerators||54 (2nd Gen.)|
|Boost clock||Up to 2,544MHz|
The RX 7700 XT packs more compute units, ray accelerators, and stream processors compared to the RX 6700 XT, which each one being more powerful to boot. It has 12GB of GDDR6 VRAM on a 192-bit bus, smaller generationally speaking, but bandwidth is greater thanks to clock speeds.
The GPU is slightly more power hungry than the 6700 XT, with the RX 7700 XT sipping an additional 15W for a 245W total.
AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT benchmarks
According to AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT benchmarks from the manufacturer, it leaves its closest competition in the dust in many instances, by as much as 31% in Modern Warfare 2.
AMD shared frame rate data recorded on the RX 7700 XT during its Gamescom reveal, painting the pixel pusher as a perky 1440p fighter. However, it appears that it will fall behind in ray tracing workloads, as is typical of Radeon graphics cards.
Look out for our AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT review in the coming weeks, where we’ll share our own benchmarks and wider thoughts and criticisms on the GPU. In the meantime, check out our AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT review to help adjust your expectations.