AMD has recently announced the upcoming launch of its new mainstream Radeon RX 7000-series graphics cards this quarter. This release is set to provide customers with a more affordable alternative to its high-end RDNA 3-based Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics cards, which are currently some of the best graphics cards available on the market.
According to AMD CEO Lisa Su, the RX 7000 GPUs will be available before July, indicating that the release date will be sometime in Q2 2023. Although there has been no specific information released regarding which GPUs will be available by the end of the quarter, tech enthusiasts are already speculating on the possible lineup.
At the earnings conference call with analysts and investors, Lisa Su said, “We are on track to expand our RDNA 3 GPU portfolio with the launch of new mainstream Radeon RX 7000-series GPUs this quarter.”
One potential candidate is the RX 7600 XT, which is rumored to have 32 compute units and double the number of stream processors compared to the previous model, making it a powerful graphics card for mainstream gamers. This upgrade to the stream processors is thanks to the RDNA 3 architecture, which forms the basis of the RX 7000 GPUs.
As the technology industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, companies must stay competitive in order to maintain market share. With this in mind, AMD is set to release its Radeon RX 7600, Radeon RX 7700, and Radeon RX 7800-series graphics cards, in an effort to regain lost ground. These cards are expected to be priced lower than the premium Radeon RX 7900-series, while still delivering higher performance than the RDNA 2-based Radeon RX 6000-series, which was released two years ago.
Another aspect that has been discussed is the potential value of these new graphics cards compared to the existing RX 6000 series GPUs. With the RX 6950 XT now being available for as little as $599, it is possible that the RX 7000 series GPUs will offer even better value for money. The RX 6950 XT already offers equivalent performance to the RTX 4070 Ti and RTX 3090 in non-ray-tracing games, and not far below the RX 7900 XT.
The RDNA 3-based Radeon RX 7000-series GPUs are expected to come with several advanced features, including improved power efficiency and better performance, thanks to AMD’s use of advanced process nodes. These GPUs are also expected to be highly scalable, making them suitable for a wide range of applications, including gaming, content creation, and data processing.
In a statement that left many on the edge of their seats, Su tantalizingly hinted at an imminent expansion of the company’s RDNA 3-based portfolio. However, to all the enthusiasts, the CEO remained frustratingly tight-lipped about the precise timeline for the release of the much-anticipated GPUs. Adding to the uncertainty, the company declined to offer any guidance on the sales prospects of its discrete GPU offerings in Q2, leaving the industry to wonder whether the forthcoming mainstream RDNA 3-based offerings will be a smash hit or fall flat on their face.