Psst… AMD expected to introduce two new AIBs

RX 7800 series and RX 7700 series probable in September.

Jon Peddie

AMD is rumored to announce two new 7000-series AIBs at Gamescom in late August. The leaks suggest that AMD is behind Nvidia in terms of AIBs and has open slots in its SKU lineup. The leaked benchmark data indicates that the RX 7800 and RX 7700 may compete with the RTX 4070 and RTX 4060 Ti, respectively. The cultural titillation of relying on rumors and leaked data continues to persist in the gaming industry.

According to various leaks from Asia, the rumor capital of the industry, AMD is preparing to announce at least two new 7000-series AIBs and may do so at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, in late August. AMD is overdue for new AIBs and has some open slots in its SKU lineup against Nvidia, which has just filled out its list.

Based on rumored information (we have not verified this with AMD), the company is expected to announce at least two, and maybe five, new GPUs.

GPUCURAMTDP (W)AIBReleaseAnticipated ASP
Navi 3170 CU16GB~260   
Navi 3260 CU16GB~260RX 7800Sept. 2023$400 ±$50
Navi 3254 CU12GB~245RX 7700Sept. 2023$550 ±$50
Navi 3248 CU12GB~240   
Navi 3170 CU24GB (384-bit bus)~260RX 7800 XT or RX 7900  
Comparison of leaked Navi specifications.

AMD released the RX 7900 XTX at a price higher than expected, and sales were slow, so AMD lowered the price. Similarly, the RX 7600 was introduced at $269 and now has a street price of $258. The anticipated RX 7800 and RX 7700 ASPs could see a similar situation, but it’s better to start high and come down in price than start low and try to raise prices.

AIB Data
Leaked benchmark results, an average of 15 games, at 1440p.

Based on the leaked benchmark data (we did not test these AIBs), the RX 7800 looks like it is designed to compete with RTX 4070, and the RX 7700 is designed to compete with RTX 4060 Ti.

The 70-CU Navi 31 could be the next RX 7900, which could compete with the RX 4070.

Unless you are a stockbroker, it’s hard to understand the value of rumors and leaked data other than the titillation of thinking you know something no one else does. And even if you, what can you do with that information, speculate in AMD shares? But it has been done since the early 1990s and seems to be a cultural remnant the gaming industry can’t outgrow.

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