ASRock refreshes Challenger and Phantom Gaming designs for Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT GPUs

Published: Aug 25th 2023, 19:15 GMT   Comments

ASRock makes small changes to its custom GPU series

The company has unveiled three custom models. 

As ASRock gears up for AMD’s latest release, the company prepared three new designs centered around the Navi 32 GPU. These offerings include the top-tier Phantom Gaming (PG), the mid-tier Steel Legend (SL), and the entry-level Challenger series. Notably, the Challenger series features a new cooler design housing two fans. Since these cards haven’t been officially listed on ASRock’s website yet, we lack additional images or specifications.

Radeon RX 7700 XT Challenger OC, Source: ASRock

A close look hints at the possibility that the Challenger GPU might incorporate dual 9cm fans, as they are visibly larger than those on the PG and SL models. Nevertheless, the card’s overall size remains fairly consistent, with identical width and length, differing only by a few centimeters. However, it’s worth noting that the RX 7700 XT GPU is rated at a power consumption of 245W, and given that these cards are all factory-overclocked, there’s likely still more thermal headroom available.

The RX 7700/7800 XT Steel Legend model appears remarkably similar to the RX 7600. Still, this card will benefit from the full PCIe Gen4 x16 slot, in contrast to the x8 slot used in Navi 33-powered models.

Radeon RX 7800 XT Steel Legend & Phantom Gaming OC, Source: ASRock

Officially, the RX 7800 XT employs the Navi 32 GPU, boasting 60 Compute Units (3840 Stream Processors) and 16GB of GDDR6 memory, clocked at 19.5 Gbps and operating across a 256-bit memory bus. It’s cheaper alternative, the RX 7700 XT trims down the core count slightly to 3540 and features 12GB of GDDR6 memory over a 192-bit memory bus.

ASRock did not confirm if their cards will be ready for AMD’s official launch of the AMD RX 7800/7700 XT cards on September 6th. Nevertheless, gamers looking for custom models at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) would be wise to keep an eye out for the Challenger and Steel Legend models, as these tend to be offered as more budget-friendly options.

Source: ASRock

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