Remembering that the official MSRP of the 7800 XT is $499.99 (although customized third-party fashions may be dearer), VideoCardz noticed that ASRock’s Challenger RX 7800 XT has dropped to $489.99 on Newegg. That is after a reduction code for $10 is utilized at checkout, thoughts, however because the tech web site notes, that is the bottom we’ve seen this AMD GPU at.
Nevertheless, we observed that now – on the time of writing – there’s a less expensive mannequin, with Gigabyte’s RX 7800 XT Gaming OC being discounted to $479.99, once more with a reduction code at checkout. Bear in mind, it is a mannequin with an honest overclock too (it’s able to boosting to 2565MHz, above the reference increase velocity of 2430MHz).
That’s a pointy worth proposition for what is a wonderful gaming GPU that’s presently ranked high of our listing of the finest graphics playing cards no much less, and which has been promoting effectively in current occasions.
If gross sales are good, and the cardboard is superb, you would possibly ask: why the worth drop? Effectively, that’s all sure up in Nvidia’s new RTX refreshes and the rejig of the mid-range of Lovelace, as we’ll talk about subsequent.
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We’re guessing that AMD could be whispering within the ears of its companions to decrease pricing on key mid-range GPUs such because the 7800 XT as a result of talked about Nvidia launches, and these strikes are the primary tentative indicators of this occurring extra broadly (indulge our hypothesis right here).
Nvidia simply introduced out the RTX 4070 Tremendous which shot into our greatest GPU rankings at quantity two, simply behind the 7800 XT, and is now the most effective Nvidia graphics card on the market in our opinion (pound for pound, because it had been).
Right here’s the crux of the matter, thoughts, which is that the RTX 4070 Tremendous launched at an MSRP of $599 within the US, which is similar because the vanilla RTX 4070 was pitched at, so Nvidia needed to drop the latter to $549. And now it’s even decrease than that, at $535 and $540 for 2 fashions on Newegg. So, it’s this getting close to to the MSRP of the 7800 XT which is making AMD (seemingly) wish to be certain that its mid-range champ retains wanting like glorious worth.
Is that this the beginning of some actual jostling for place within the mid-range GPU area? We predict it could be, because it’s definitely attainable that the RTX 4070 could sneak down even decrease than it’s now, so AMD’s companions could go slightly additional nonetheless with 7800 XT reductions. Bringing these GPUs down extra to the extent they need to’ve been within the first place, in our books. (We nonetheless can’t recover from having to pay $500, or the equal elsewhere, for a mid-range graphics card, and we don’t assume we’re alone, however anyway – that’s one other argument completely).
Hopefully with these pricing strikes within the US rumbling away, different areas will comply with go well with, particularly if that is the results of nudging from AMD (which we don’t know, after all – however we are able to however hope).
As a facet observe, the RX 7700 XT is now at $440 for the most cost effective mannequin on Newegg US, so the improve to a 7800 XT is presently solely a $40 further outlay, making the lesser sibling look even shakier worth than we already famous it was in our assessment. Are 7700 XT value cuts coming, too, then?