PSU maker Seasonic has updated its power calculator to cover AMD’s not-yet-released Radeon RX 7000 GPUs. That alone isn’t very interesting, as we know they’re coming, even if the details around them are a little lacking. At least officially. Interestingly, they don’t seem to require more power than current models – great news for your electricity bill, if true.
Three of AMD’s high-end cards are currently listed: Radeon RX 7900 XT, 7800 XT, and 7700 XT. You can confirm this yourself by going to the seasonal website (opens in new tab)selecting AMD from the drop-down list under GPU 1 entry and setting ‘series gpu’ to Radeon RX.
Some placeholders by Seasonic Calculator. “7700 XT”➡️Recommend 650W+ PSU”7800 XT”➡️Recommend 750W+ PSU”7900 XT”➡️Recommend 750W+ PSUS Same rating as 6000 series🧂 pic.twitter.com/DDzwITD29ZJune 6, 2022
Seasonic may just be using placeholder data that was copied from existing RDNA 2 cards, but there’s also a chance it isn’t. AMD may be aiming for its RDNA 3 GPUs to use the same power as the current lineup.
That would give you a win over Nvidia, who are generally expected to increase their power consumption for their RTX 40 series cards. A small win, for sure, but as power prices go up this could work in AMD’s favor, especially if it can produce a performance boost as expected.
In case you’re wondering, no, Nvidia’s next-gen 4000-series GPUs haven’t made it to the site yet. Intel’s Arc Alechmist GPUs are also notable for their absence here.
Their appearance in the database does not necessarily mean that the cards will be released anytime soon. RDNA 3 is expected to be released at the same time as Zen 4 in the last quarter of the year (opens in new tab), perhaps arriving at the end of September if some rumors are to be believed. There are still a few months to go, even if we are being optimistic.
Given this amount of time, it’s probably placeholder data. And that means we probably shouldn’t read too much about it. But imagine if it isn’t, and we’re not about to see a massive increase in our electricity bills just to keep our machines up to date. Hey, we can all dream.