AMD has confirmed that the company will release new graphics cards very soon. So soon that we might see them before the end of October meaning they are just a few weeks away. According to Dr Lisa Su, the new GPUs will be “enthusiast-class” 7000 models.
Reports claim that AMD will host an August event to showcase these cards. The company is then planning on rolling them out in September into October. Dr Su confirmed that multiple cards are planned to launch which likely confirms the RX 7800 and RX 7700.
AMD has been drip-feeding its new GPUs out in the wild this year. The company released the AMD RX 7600 back in May and it has been a while since we’ve seen the rest of the range.
The AMD RX 7800 is a higher-end GPU that will reportedly outperform the NVIDIA RTX 4070. The card will likely come in cheaper than the 4070 too. However, the card won’t match the performance of the 4080 or 4090. Perhaps it will come close to the 4080 to some degree but the leaked benchmarks show it is better than the 4070 without a doubt.
Of course, while the AMD vs NVIDIA debate will go on forever, NVIDIA always counters its lack of power with DLSS 3 which is great but limited to certain games. Gamers on a budget who don’t see themselves needing NVIDIA’s Frame Generation tech and would rather go with AMD’s tech are often happy with the RX range.
The elephant in the room, of course, is AMD’s shrinking market share when it comes to desktop GPUs. The company sales have been down year-on-year compared to the previous three months. However, the brand is growing in other divisions. Its semi-custom division has skyrocketed in recent months due to the PS5 and Xbox. Portable gaming devices have also helped AMD here.
Source: Seeking Alpha