ASUS releases Radeon RX 7800/7700 XT TUF series graphics cards
ASUS has unveiled their latest additions to the TUF Gaming series: the Radeon RX 7800 XT and Radeon RX 7700 XT graphics cards. Both are crafted from the RDNA 3 architecture’s Navi 32 GPU. Despite their variances in specifications, ASUS has elected to employ a congruent cooling technique for both, ushering in only nuanced alterations. This decision, in part, has also engendered cost savings.
The novel offerings maintain the series’ signature design ethos. Beyond the customary color palette emblematic of the TUF Gaming lineage, ASUS has introduced an inaugural white variant, which isn’t a co-branded or thematically unique edition. The new TUF Gaming iterations are subtly slimmer than their Radeon RX 7900 XTX/XT predecessors, transitioning from a 3.5-slot to a 3-slot form factor, ensuring enhanced compatibility in system builds. Furthermore, the graphics cards retain their quintessential full-metal backplate design.
ASUS remains reticent regarding the pricing details and launch timeline for the TUF Gaming series Radeon RX 7800 XT and Radeon RX 7700 XT graphics cards.
The Radeon RX 7800 XT, built on the Navi 32, encompasses 60 Compute Units (CUs), translating to 3,840 stream processors. It boasts an Infinity Cache of 64MB and is armed with 16GB of GDDR6 memory with a 256-bit memory bus width, clocking in at a memory speed of 19.5 Gbps. The overall card power consumption is pegged at 263W. Conversely, the Radeon RX 7700 XT’s Navi 32 has been slightly pared down, accommodating 54 CUs or 3,456 stream processors. Its Infinity Cache has been truncated to 48MB, coupled with 12GB of memory, a 192-bit memory bus width, and a reduced memory speed of 18 Gbps. The card’s power draw stands at 245W. In alignment with the earlier Radeon RX 7000 series products, both cards come equipped with a DP 2.1 port.