Whoops! PowerColor leak shows AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT in all its glory

Foiling the plot.

Red Devil Fire

PowerColor has accidentally unveiled the hotly-anticipated AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT by listing a Red Devil SKU on its website ahead of Team Red’s official announcement. The product page is most likely a placeholder, though there is a specification sheet confirming a good few rumours from the past few weeks.

As one of AMD’s most trusted partners, it is highly likely the product page contains accurate information, though a tiny little disclaimer at the bottom of the leaked placeholder does state “The entire information provided herein are for reference only. PowerColor reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice.” Meaning, much like any other leak or rumour, information is subject to change at short notice and it’s best to take the following information with a little pinch of salt.

AMD 7800 XT Red Devil Infographic

Nonetheless, the Radeon RX 7800 XT is confirmed to leverage AMD’s latest NAVI 32 RDNA 3 silicon, unlike the slimmed-down NAVI 31 version found in the limited-release RX 7900 GRE that made an appearance and subsequent launch at ChinaJoy 2023 last week. It is built on a maturing 5nm process and is said to feature 60 RDNA 3 CUs, equating to 3,840 stream processors, 120 AI accelerators, and 60 ray accelerators.

Meanwhile, PowerColor confirms its beefed-up, Red Devil variant operates at a 2,255MHz game clock, boosting opportunistically to 2,565MHz; slightly higher than the suggested reference speeds of 2,210MHz and 2,520MHz, respectively. Reiterating previous leaks, the accompanying specification also confirms RX 7800 XT features 16GB of GDDR6 memory at an effective 18Gbps via a 256-bit bus, mirroring what we’ve seen with the aforementioned China-exclusive RX 7900 GRE.

Specification comparison

RadeonRX 7900 XTXRX 7900 XTRX 7800 XT*RX 7600
Launch dateDec 2022Dec 2022Sep 2023May 2023
CodenameNavi 31Navi 31Navi 32Navi 33
ArchitectureRDNA 3RDNA 3RDNA 3RDNA 3
Process (nm)5/65/65/66
Transistors (bn)57.757.7TBC13.3
Die size (mm2)522522TBC204
Compute Units96 of 9684 of 9660 of 6032 of 32
Boost clock (MHz)2,5002,4002,5202,625
Peak FP32 TFLOPS61.4451.6139.4021.50
RT cores96846032
AI cores19216812064
Infinity Cache (MB)9680TBC32
Memory size (GB)2420168
Memory bus (bits)384320256128
Memory clock (Gbps)20201818
Bandwidth (GB/s)960800576288
Power (watts)355315TBC165
Launch MSRP ($)999899TBC269
* Based on recent leaked specifications

Though the graphics cards TDP remains unlisted on the placeholder page, PowerColor does recommend an 800W PSU and two eight-pin power connectors for this specific model. Rounding off, display outputs remain a standard affair, featuring three DisplayPort 2.1 outputs and a single HDMI 2.1 port.

Finally, if you’re a fan of PowerColor’s Red Devil SKUs you will not be disappointed. It features a premium metal back plate, a classic black shell with boisterous, blood-red coloured accents, and the signature horned devil emblazoned on the fans, as well as the back.

The product page also lists an upgraded cooling solution featuring three 100mm fans, a big chunky heatsink with eight copper heatpipes coursing through, and a sleek copper contact plate encompassing both GPU and VRAM to rapidly transfer heat, at least that’s according to PowerColor. The PCB also comes with a 11+3+1+2+1 phase VRM design, so overclocking should only be limited by luck of the silicon lottery.

AMD has taken due time to flesh-out its RDNA 3 Radeon RX 7000 Series line-up, though as rumours gather pace together with AMD hinting that its next “enthusiast class” GPU will launch within its third financial quarter, it is highly likely that we can expect an official announcement later this month, ahead of a possible release in September. Right on time for Starfield.