There is no doubt that, generation after generation, graphics cards are becoming more powerful but also much more expensive, to the point that a single high-end graphics card today costs the same as a complete gaming PC cost so long ago. just a few years. Now, AMD has confirmed that they intend to launch new models of the series RX 7000 of a new generation, logically mid-range graphics but that will be quite cheaper and therefore affordable than the current ones.
Despite the fact that the Radeon RX 7000 family was introduced to the market at the end of last year, as it happened with NVIDIA, new models are being launched on the market slowly, and at this point there are still many models to make an appearance.
AMD’s new cheap graphics cards will arrive in June
AMD has confirmed that the new Radeon RX 7000 series 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 really are as cheap as they are supposed to be. This announcement follows a series of leaks and speculation about the models RX 7700XT and 7800XT of the past few days, and are supposed to offer a more affordable alternative to the previously released RX 7900 XT and XTX models.
The RX 7800 XT is expected to feature an AMD Navi 32 GPU with 60 compute units, with 16GB of dedicated GDDR6 graphics memory via a 256-bit memory bus and up to 64MB 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 would have a Navi 32 GPU with 54 compute units, 12 GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory on a 192-bit bus, and 48MB of Infinity Cache. This graph would have a lower TBP of 225W.
And what about the price?
Despite the fact that AMD has just presented its financial results and, for the first time in many years, has posted a loss, the company remains optimistic about its financial performance. AMD has managed to sell 5.4 billion dollars, 9% less than the previous year but still a very high figure. In total, the net profit has been -145 million (that is, losses), something that contrasts sharply with the 786 million profit they had in the same period of the previous year.
Possibly, having generated losses during the last fiscal quarter has encouraged AMD to think about the market strategy they have adopted in relation to graphics cards, because as we have noted at the beginning, today a high-end graphics card is only within reach of lucky pockets, since only the graphics already costs like a whole gaming PC practically.
As for the price, supposedly we should be looking 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 models of the assemblers, while the RX 7700 XT is speculated that it could hit the market from “only” 399 dollars/euros.