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Sapphire’s RX 7700 XT And RX 7800 XT, And All The Rest Too

AMD’s New Dynamic Duo

Today marks the release of the RX 7700 XT and RX 7800 XT, with MSRPs of $450 and $500 respectively.  As you can see below there are more than a few different versions of the two cards, The FPS Review posted a look at Sapphire’s take on the new RDNA 3 cards.  The 245W SAPPHIRE PULSE AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT GAMING 12GB offers a Game Clock of 2171MHz and a Boost Clock of 2544MHz with 432GB/s of memory bandwidth.

The 263W SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 7800 XT GAMING OC is faster than a regular RX 7800 XT, with a Game Clock of 2124MHz and a Boost Clock of 2430MHz and 624GB/s of memory bandwidth.  While the clocks don’t compare favourably to the RX 7700 XT, the higher end card has more compute and shader units as well as more RT and AI accelerators which justify the higher price.

These two cards do carry a price premium over the base AMD designs but also offer improved performance.  Even with the extra cost, the RX 7700XT and RX 7800 XT are both launching at lower prices than the equivalent cards from the previous generation and that is the real story.  $500 might still feel a bit steep for a mainstream card but is far more attainable than what we were dealing with several years ago.  The performance, especially in ray traced games, is also satisfyingly better than the previous generation but it is the pricing that is the most exciting thing about this take on RDNA 3.  

There are plenty of reviews below to compare results across multiple configurations, once you’ve checked out what The FPS Review results were.

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