Introducing the Radeon RX 8000 GPUs
The new Radeon RX 8000 GPUs from AMD fill the gap in the company’s Navi architecture with its RDNA 3 launch, with the RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT set to compete with the very best graphics cards on the market.
Announced today, the new AMD Navi 32 graphics cards will land on September 6, with the GPU manufacturer promising improved video encoding/decoding support, DisplayPort 2.1 UHB13.5 support for high-refresh rate 4K monitors, and more VRAM and raw VRAM bandwidth compared to their direct competition.
We’ve known the specifications of the new Radeon RX 8000 GPUs since September last year, with AMD boosting performance and improving memory bandwidth. However, in a competitive market, the real-world performance of the RDNA 3 GPUs may not match the theoretical improvements seen in the specs.
We’ve already seen this happen with the previous generation of AMD GPUs, with the company touting impressive internal benchmarks comparing the upcoming Navi GPUs to existing Nvidia parts. In its latest blog post, AMD provides fresh benchmarks comparing the new Radeon RX 8000 cards to its competitors, once again highlighting the performance improvements over the previous generation of graphics cards.
At the top of the list, the new Radeon RX 7800 XT is shown to be slightly faster than the previously-shown Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in internal benchmarks, which is encouraging for the upcoming GPU. The RTX 3080 Ti is one of the best graphics cards on the market right now, so it’d be great to see the Radeon RX 7800 XT come out on top when it launches in September.
However, we’ve seen internal benchmarks like this before, and they don’t always reflect real-world performance. Ultimately, the Radeon RX 8000 GPUs will need to offer consumers a solid return on investment to make them worth buying, and we won’t really know how they stack up until we can test them for ourselves.
In the meantime, you can check out the official Radeon RX 8000 GPU specs and price list to see how the new graphics cards measure up. We’ve also got all the latest news on the upcoming Radeon RX 8000 XT and Radeon RX 8000 Pro, to help you navigate the confusing world of the Radeon 8000 series.