AMD Radeon RX 8800 XT will be Slower than the RTX 4080 Super, But Faster than the RX 7900 XT

A few months back, it became apparent that AMD would be withdrawing from the high-end GPU market. The now-canceled Radeon RX 8900 XTX leaked back in August, revealing a complex chiplet design with up to 10 disaggregated dies. Since then, multiple sources have confirmed the demise of Navi 41, the primary GPU behind the RX 8900 XTX.

With RDNA 4, we’re expecting the RX 8800 XT to be the top-end SKU, with a price tag of ~$500. It will be accompanied by the RX 8700 XT, 8600 XT, and perhaps their non-XT variants and an entry-level 500-class graphics card.

The fastest RDNA 4 GPU is expected to be faster than the Radeon RX 7900 XT, claims the YouTube channel “Moore’s Law is Dead.” Unfortunately, the source isn’t clear on whether they’ll be able to beat the RTX 4080 Super. We’ve seen how the 7900 XT barely performs out against the 4080: Decent in rasterization, but pathetic in ray tracing. A beefed-up Super variant might be too much for 800-class Radeon.

The Radeon RX 8800 XT (supposed) will be a midrange graphics card, succeeding the RX 7800 XT, while getting close to or even beating the 7900 XT. It will leverage the Navi 43 GPU with roughly 64 Compute Units and 4,096 stream processors. Given the segmenting, the price and release dates will greatly depend on what NVIDIA has to offer at the time.

If AMD can popularize FSR 3 (we tested it, and it’s even better than DLSS 3), then it will still be able to compete with NVIDIA across all major price points but the priceiest. And seeing how well the RX 7800 XT is doing, I’d say that is where Team Radeon truly shines.

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