Long before its official announcement, AMD's Radeon RX 7800XT graphics card unveiled

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A card that is not expected to be presented until - at best - the very end of August, at Gamescom in Cologne.

When AMD launched its new generation of graphics cards - RDNA3 - it decided, like its competitor NVIDIA, to start marketing its rather high-end cards, the Radeon RX 7900XT and RX 7900XTX. In reality, this is nothing out of the ordinary - it's pretty much the same for every generation. What's more surprising, however, is AMD's radio silence for several months after this first launch last December. What's even more astonishing is that when AMD finally launched a new RDNA3 card, there was no question, as with NVIDIA, of gradually moving downmarket: no, AMD skipped the mid-range and went straight to distributing the Radeon RX 7600, and it was only a few weeks ago that AMD boss Lisa Su stepped in to say that the mid-range RDNA3 would be launched in September.


Of course, in making this announcement, Lisa Su hadn't imagined for a second that one of AMD's partners would - quite unintentionally - spoil her by publishing the full specifications of one of its Radeon RX 7800XT models. In this case, the partner is PowerColor and the graphics card is the Radeon RX 7800XT Red Devil Hero. Since removed from the brand's official website, all the card's technical specifications have nevertheless been present long enough for the Internet to keep track of them. So we know that it's built around the Navi 32 GPU, which is equipped with 3,840 stream processors, a little less than the previous-generation card, the RX 6800XT, which had 4,608. The Navi 32 runs at 2,255 MHz in gaming mode, and even 2,565 MHz in boost mode, and is backed up by 16 GB of 18 Gbps GDDR6 video memory. The interface bus here is 256-bit, enabling a bandwidth of 576 GB/s.


Finally, although we don't have an exact value for the card's TDP, its power consumption requires "only" two 8-pin power sockets. At the same time, the top-of-the-range RDNA3 required no more. PowerColor has indicated, however, that an 800-watt power supply is recommended, while the photos show a classic triple-fan system with an imposing heatsink and 8 heat pipes. PowerColor has not announced a retail price for its card, but the Radeon RX 7800XTs should be priced at least $649, according to information released by AMD.

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