It’s been more than half a year since AMD introduced the world to its new RDNA 3 GPUs, led by the unyielding flagship Radeon RX 7900 XTX. Six months later, we got massively more affordable RX 7600 – and now it looks like we can finally get the long-awaited mid-range cards from this range.
Previous leaks had put at least one more Radeon RX 7000 GPU sometime in September, and a new report from Hardware Times has suggested we might get two: the Radeon RX 7800 and 7700, possibly as ‘XT’ models.
Current speculation points to a pre-launch reveal at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany at the end of August. AMD is hosting a ‘gaming festival’ at the August 25 event, and it makes sense for Team Red to showcase these GPUs at Gamescom – the mid-range cards are likely to be more popular among gamers who don’t need the raw power of a RTX 4090and AMD has long been trying to position itself as the ‘gamer’s choice’ for PC components.
Will AMD’s mid-range cards deliver? HOPE
We have already seen it The RX 7800 appears in the leaked benchmark results online, offering serious competition to Nvidia’s RTX 4070, though we noted at the time that the generational performance boost over the RX 6800 was modest at best.
The RX 7700 may be a more attractive option, however; we rated the RX 7600 in our review as a “gift for gamers on a budget,” and the 7700’s reasonable price might put it in the same (very nice) camp. I’ve long been a fan of reasonably priced 1440p gaming GPUs, so if AMD can stay here and deliver better performance Nvidia’s RTX 4060 TiThe 7700 might be the card I find myself recommending to everyone.
It’s been a long time since AMD launched the first cards using the RDNA 3 graphics architecture, and needless to say, people have become impatient. These new GPUs may be worthy of sitting among them best graphics cards – so let’s hope we actually see them at Gamescom – because frankly, it’s about time.