As part of their quarterly earnings call this week, AMD revealed that the company is getting ready to launch new enthusiast-class Radeon RX 7000-series graphics cards in the coming months. To date, the company has launched cards for the top and bottom portions of their product stack, leaving a noticeable gap for higher performing cards that the company needs to fill to fully flesh out the current card lineup.

"We are on track to further expand our RDNA 3 GPU offerings with the launch of new, enthusiast-class Radeon 7000 series cards in the third quarter," said Lisa Su, chief executive of AMD, at the company's earnings call with analysts and investors.

So far, AMD has introduced four RDNA 3-based Radeon RX 7000-series desktop graphics cards aimed at diversified market segments: three Radeon RX 7900-series offerings for enthusiasts who can spend between $650 and $1000 on a graphics card, and the Radeon RX 7600 product for mainstream gamers at roughly $270. This has left an empty space for higher performing cards for cost-conscientious enthusiasts that, for the moment, is being met by NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4000-series as well as previous-generation Radeon RX 6000-series boards. In particular, AMD currently lacks something current to compete with NVIDIA's modestly well received GeForce RTX 4070.

AMD is believed to have only one GPU left in its Navi 30 range, Navi 32, which would slot in between the current Navi 31 and Navi 33 parts. Navi 32, in turn, is expected to power both Radeon RX 7700 and RX 7800 product families. That said, one thing that remains to be seen is whether the company will decide to go after volume first this quarter and start things off with the RX 7700 series, or after higher margins and reveal its Radeon RX 7800 series first.

AMD's gaming segment revenue was $1.6 billion in Q2 2023, down 4% year-over-year and 10% sequentially primarily due to lower sales of gaming graphics cards. Unit sales of graphics processors in Q2 are typically lower than their shipments in Q1, so a 10% quarter-over-quarter decrease is not surprising. Meanwhile, a 4% drop YoY indicates that appeal of AMD's discrete GPUs was lower in Q2 2023 compared to Q2 2022, an indicator that the company needs new products.

Source: AMD

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  • nandnandnand - Friday, August 4, 2023 - link

    If a Pentium N3700 is enough for you (substantially slower than the new N100 or Skylake from the same year), you might as well not read AnandTech anymore. Unless you're an investor or something.

    I'm not even disagreeing with you. I've used some slow chips and they are fine, and new games are a crapshoot. It's just that you have completely checked out. What about a Phoenix desktop APU?
  • PeachNCream - Friday, August 4, 2023 - link

    No one else is reading Anandtech either these days, but that aside, I'm not sure the site is exclusive to people that eagerly (and often mindlessly) chase faster computers. Sure, yes, a Skylake CPU would be faster, but also requires active cooling. The laptop in which said n3700 resides (Dell Latitude 3160) has a credit card sized copper plate buried underneath a layer of plastic. It's hard to want to leave that behind when its so quiet and has been working well for years with nothing but a RAM upgrade to 8GB and an SSD upgrade to 1 TB especially when all of the things I did with it at purchase still work the exact same way today. If I were going to transition to anything else, I'd most likely use my cheap burner $40 android with a bluetooth keyboard and to an extent I do that now moreso than bother with my laptop.
  • brucethemoose - Friday, August 4, 2023 - link

    > I'd be more excited if graphics cards didn't need such an absurd amount of power to be competitive.

    Again... If you are satisfied with an N3700 or Android burner, I'm not sure how this first sentence is relevant.

    Like others said, you could run Phoenix or a Steam Deck at 6W and still get an order of magnitude (?) more performance.
  • PeachNCream - Saturday, August 5, 2023 - link

    Sure and in another 8 years I could run a WIGGEWOOGA Model Noodle7000 at 6W and get an order of magnitude more performance. That's the almost inevitable march of technological advancement when you happen to use a power conserving CPU that went EOL in 2015 like a Pentium n3700, but I'm not an asshole that's going to turn a system into ewaste if it still does what I need it to do. But yeah, if you think throwing stuff in the trash and throwing away income on consumer electronics is the requirement for reading an article at a tottering zombie tech news site and are going to attempt to be a gatekeeper for information published to the general public, you're welcome to team up with individual above to have a go at regulating traffic into the site.
  • ballsystemlord - Saturday, August 5, 2023 - link

    Umm, buying new tech doesn't necessarily mean that you throw the old into the trash.
    You could reuse it else where, like making a NAS or setting up a free-software server for people online.
    Another option is to donate the old tech equipment.
  • PeachNCream - Sunday, August 6, 2023 - link

    Why would I invent some silly reason to keep otherwise unused hardware connected and operating while at the same time buying more that I don't need? That's wasteful at the purchase end and wasteful during operation by running additional hardware to provide unnecessary capability.
  • erotomania - Sunday, August 6, 2023 - link

    Other people use devices differently. Than you, and each other. Reasons exist. You didn't invent shit, except stpuid internet comments.
  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - link

    Use name seems accurate. Mania detected.
  • Qasar - Saturday, August 12, 2023 - link

    just be cause it doesnt suit YOUR use case, views or opinions, doesnt mean it doesnt for some one else. i have reused plenty of old comps for other things over the years, 1 comp, i have set up specifically to test hdds when it seems they are failing. another comp, i have used to extract audio cds to covert to mp3 so i can play it in my car, as well as extracting movies to put on my nas so i can watch the movies on the tvs here.

    based on your previous posts, seems like the most you do with any comp you have, is websurf, email, and play games that you dont need the latest and greatest comp, which is fine, that is YOUR use case.
    but calling how others use their comp, or what and how they use old hardware, silly or stupid, is just plain ignorant and arrogant
  • erotomania - Sunday, August 6, 2023 - link

    A few people still show up looking for something to read occasionally, and we all know about this site because we chase faster computers (loose definition, but even "phones" count here since they are really a handheld computer). I think it's fairly exclusive to that, yes.

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