There is no doubt that, generation after generation, graphics cards are becoming more powerful, but also more expensive, to the point that a single high-end graphics card today costs the same as a complete gaming PC cost a long time ago. years Right now, AMD has confirmed that they intend to launch new models in the series RX 7000 in a new generation, graphics logically mid-range but that will be fine cheaper and therefore affordable than those now.
Despite the fact that the Radeon RX 7000 family was introduced to the market at the end of last year, as happened with NVIDIA, new models were launched on the market slowly, and at this point there are still many models making an appearance . .
AMD’s new cheap graphics cards will arrive in June
AMD has confirmed that the new Radeon RX 7000 series of graphics card models will hit the market at the end of June, so we will still have to wait about two months to see if they are really as cheap as they are supposed to be. This announcement follows a series of leaks and speculations about the models RX 7700 XT and 7800 XT in recent days, and is supposed to offer a more affordable alternative to the models RX 7900 XT and XTX already released.
The RX 7800 XT is expected to feature an AMD Navi 32 GPU with 60 compute units, and 16GB of dedicated GDDR6 graphics memory via a 256-bit memory bus and up to 64MB of Infinity Cache. This graphics card, classified in the medium-high range, would have a TBP (total board power) of 285W.
For its part, the RX 7700 XT is positioned as the cheapest graphics card of this generation (for now), and it would have a Navi 32 GPU with 54 compute units, 12 GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory on a bus 192 -bit, and 48MB. in Infinity Cache. This graph would have a lower TBP of 225W.
And what about the price?
Despite the fact that AMD just presented its financial results and, for the first time in many years, posted a loss, the company remains optimistic about its financial performance. AMD managed to sell 5.4 billion, 9% less than the previous year but still a very high figure. In total, the net profit was -145 million dollars (that is, loss), something that contrasts sharply with the profit of 786 million dollars they had in the same period of the previous year.
Perhaps, it produced losses during the last fiscal quarter that encouraged AMD to think about the market strategy adopted in relation to graphics cards, because as we noted at the beginning, today a high-end graphics card is only within reach of luck. pocket, since only the graphics already cost like a whole gaming PC practically.
As for the price, supposedly we should look at cheap graphics cards, but when AMD talks about something affordable, they don’t exactly mean cheap … but cheaper than what they have now, something obvious since they are technically inferior graphics. It is expected that the AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT will have a price range that will go from 650 to 900 Euros in the TOP model of the assembly, while the RX 7700 XT is speculated that it could hit the market from “only” 399 dollars/euro.