The Radeon RX 7800 has not yet been officially presented, but the truth is that we have a lot of information from rumors and different leaks that allows us to get an idea of what we can expect of this new graphics card that, as you may have imagined, will succeed the Radeon RX 6800.
We also have another important key, and that is that we can contrast all those sources with the Radeon RX 7600, a graphics card that has become the great standard-bearer of the mid-range within the RDNA3 architecture, and whose raw performance is, broadly speaking, at the level of a Radeon RX 6700 (at 1080p).
In the case of the Radeon RX 7800 we are dealing with a graphics card that will be placed inside the high-end, specifically at the entry level to said rangewhich means that it will be “cheap”, that it will be prepared to move games optimally in 1440p and that it will be able to move games in 4K with a good level of fluidity, as long as we adjust the graphic quality a bit in demanding titles.
Possible specifications of the Radeon RX 7800
- Navi 32 GPU in 5nm.
- Four 6nm L3 cache chiplets, 64MB total.
- 60 computing units.
- 3,840 shaders at 1,800 MHz-2,800 MHz, normal and turbo mode.
- 240 texturing units.
- 128 raster units.
- 120 units to speed up AI.
- 60 second generation units to accelerate ray tracing.
- 256-bit bus.
- 16 GB of 18 GHz GDDR6 memory (576 GB/s bandwidth).
- TBP: 300 watts.
- You will need a 700-watt power supply and two additional 8-pin power connectors.
If these specifications are confirmed, the Radeon RX 7800 would have a raw power of 43.01 TFLOPs, thanks to its new generation shaders that can work with two instructions simultaneously (double issue).
I know that these specifications will remind you of the Radeon RX 6800, but we must take into account that the Radeon RX 7800 will use the RDNA3 architecture, and therefore It has important improvements that will allow it to offer greater performanceand will have more advanced technologies.
Radeon RX 7800: possible performance and price
The Radeon RX 7800 is expected to perform around 20% more gaming than the Radeon RX 6800, approximately. This means that it will compete directly with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070, a graphics card that also improves performance by 20% compared to the Radeon RX 6800. It seems that things are going to be pretty close between the two graphics cards.
If all this is confirmed, the Radeon RX 7800 would have a significant advantage in its graphics memory configurationsince it will have 4 GB more, but the GeForce RTX 4070 will perform better in ray tracing, will be much more efficient (its TGP is 200 watts) and offers DLSS 3 support. It seems that AMD is aware that the solution of NVIDIA will have the advantage, and that is why it will sell the Radeon RX 7800 at a lower price, $579.
The GeForce RTX 4070 has a recommended price of $599, a figure that in Spain became 669 euros when applying taxes and converting currency. With this in mind, I think that the most probable thing would be that the Radeon RX 7800 arrives in Spain with a base price of between 599 and 629 euros.