Continuing the saga of new RDNA3 GPU benchmarks, All_The_Watts has shared a screenshot showcasing the performance of the RX 7700 12GB. For the unaware, MLID claims that AMD plans to announce the RX 7700 and the RX 7800 in late August. Furthermore, the RX 7800 was tested in 3DMark showing a 17% improvement over the last generation.
RX 7700 12GB Benchmark
In 3DMark Time Spy, the upcoming RX 7700 12GB manages to score 15,568 points. For some context, this is just shy of the Radeon RX 6800 by ~500 points.
To give some context, the chart below shows that the RX 7700 12GB is slightly faster than the RTX 3070 Ti. Surprisingly, it crushes the RX 6750 XT by around 15%. Against the RX 6700 XT, the RX 7700 manages a lead of 21%.
When put to the test against its actual RDNA2 competitor, this lead increases to almost 50%. To be specific, the RX 6700 Non-XT attains 10,339 points in the same test but draws 40% less power.
The low score may be due to faulty drivers as the RX 6700 10GB was not widely seen in the mainstream market. Despite the 50% lead, the RX 7700 does fall short of the RTX 4070, and not by a small margin. However, that price point is contested by the upcoming RX 7800.
RX 7700 Specifications
As stated in our previous article, the Radeon RX 7700 12GB will make use of a cut-down Navi32 GPU with 48 or 54 CUs. Packed with 12GB of 19.5Gbps memory, expect an effective bandwidth of 468GB/s over a 192-bit memory interface. The rated TDP is 245W, which is 15W higher than the 6700 XT.
After some calculations, the net efficiency increment in 3DMark TimeSpy between the RX 6700 XT and the RX 7700 is ~15%. Since the RX 7700 consumes 40% more power than the RX 6700 Non-XT, the net efficiency lead remains somewhere between 10–15% once again. The expected price is about $449 but this can vary depending on the market conditions.