AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT release date, price, specs, and benchmarks

The AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT is here and we've got all the info you need on it, including price, specs, release date, and benchmarks.

The AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT reference model, against a nebula-like background

When was the AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT release date? The AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT was announced in at Gamescom 2023. Since its arrival it has proven to be a decent mid-range graphics card option that takes the fight to the likes of the Nvidia RTX 4070 and RTX 4070 Super.

In our RX 7800 XT review we found the card offered an ideal balance of performance and price for its price range, competing strongly with the Nvidia RTX 4070. As such, the AMD RDNA 3 microarchitecture card earns itself a place on best graphics card guide.

With the launch of the RX 7800 XT, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 finally has a worthy adversary. Even without the potential upscaling powers of AMD FSR 3, this pixel pusher has plenty of perks that could see it handily outpace its opponent.

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 7800 XT.

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When was the AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT release date?

The AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT release date was September 6, 2023 as confirmed by AMD during Gamescom 2023. It launched simultaneously with the AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT.

Turns out the AMD Gamescom announcements teased by AMD’s senior vice president & general manager of Radeon, Scott Herkelman, were in fact the RX 7800 XT and 7700 XT. Not that there was much room for doubt after placeholder RDNA 3 GPUs were spotted in the ASRock booth.

What is the AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT price?

The AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT price is $499, putting it in direct competition with the RTX 4070. Reference models are available, as well as custom coolers from AIB partners.

Back in 2020, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT arrived on the scene with a $649 price, meaning the RX 7800 XT is a whopping $150 cheaper than its predecessor.

AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT specs: A Radeon reference graphics card floats against a dark red nebula background

What are the AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT specs?

The AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT specs were confirmed at the AMD Gaming Festival during Gamescom 2023. It boasts some generational improvements like clock speeds, along with some strange regressions in stream processor count.

 AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT specs
GPU Navi 32 (RDNA 3)
Stream processors 3,840
Compute Units 60
Ray accelerators 60 (2nd Gen.)
Game clock 2,124MHz
Boost clock Up to 2,430MHz
VRAM 16GB GDDR6
Bus width 256-bit
TDP 263W

Comparing the RX 7800 XT to its predecessor, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, reveals some strange generational differences. While they each share 16GB of GDDR6 VRAM on a 256-bit bus, the RDNA 3 GPU strangely has less stream processors, ray accelerators, and compute units. That said, the ones on the RX 7800 XT are more powerful.

AMD has managed to tame the power draw of the RX 7800 XT versus the 6800 XT, bringing TDP down from 300W to 263W. Clock speeds are also faster, generationally speaking.

AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT benchmarks

According to internal AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT benchmarks, the GPU outperforms its closest rival by up to 23% at 1440p at max settings in games such as Cyberpunk 2077. Our review of the card backs up these claims. 

For more benchmarks, check out our AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT review where we test games such as Cyberpunk 2077 and F1 22.