AMD is prepping the launch of its budget “RDNA 3” graphics cards to tackle NVIDIA’s high-performing RTX 40 offerings. The Radeon RX 7900 series lineup launched to a luke-warm reception as the chipmaker failed to deliver on the promised performance targets with minor efficiency gains gen-over-gen. Since then, the RX 7900 XT and XTX have been discounted several times, with the former permanently dropping to $829.
AMD recently certimanych of graphics boards with the RRA in South Korea, pointing to the impending launch of newer RDNA 3 SKUs. Out of these, two represent the RX 7900 XT and the 7900 XTX, while the remaining four are likely codenames for Navi 32 and 33, minus some test boards.
AMD has already launched the Radeon RX 7800, 7700, and 7600 mobile GPUs based on the Navi 32 and Navi 33 graphics dies, and the full-fledged desktop parts shouldn’t be too far from release either. The Radeon RX 7800 XT, 7700 XT, and 7600 XT are expected to be priced aggressively, making them more desirable than NVIDIA’s pricey Lovelace offerings.
At the moment, it’s hard to pinpoint the launch window of these graphics cards, but if I had to guess, I’d say they’ll land right alongside NVIDIA’s RTX 4070 and RTX 4060 Ti cards in the coming months.