AMD completes its RDNA3 lineup with the RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT at Gamescom
Tired of waiting for an underwhelming GPU launch from both Nvidia and AMD to improve? Well, you’re not alone, and the news that there will be no more RDNA3 ASICs after the newly unveiled RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT at Gamescom will likely disappoint anyone hoping for more options within the current Radeon lineup.
We already know that the current RX 7000 series consists of six desktop SKUs, while the previous-generation RX 6000 series has double that amount. Naturally, this has led many to wonder whether AMD would rely on the 6000 series to fill the gaps where the current 7000 series cannot compete. Unfortunately, it seems that won’t be the case.
During a live stream at Gamescom, AMD senior vice president and general manager of the Graphics Business Unit Scott Herkelman announces that there will be no more RDNA3 ASICs. This means that we won’t be seeing a vanilla RX 7800 and 7700, as well as an entry-level RX 7500 series.
“There won’t be any more ASICs after these two,” Herkelman says, referring to the RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT. In fact, the RX 7000 series will now consist of six SKUs, completing the entire RDNA3 lineup.
Of course, Herkelman hints at possible variations but clarifies that they won’t be new ASICs. This leaves us wondering whether or not these ‘new’ models will be based on existing GPUs, much like the RX 7900 XTX and XT.
We’re still waiting on official information regarding the mobile side of the RDNA3 lineup, but in the meantime, check out our RDNA3 review of the RX 7600. We’ve also compared the latest RDNA3 offerings against the RTX 4060 Ti and 4070.