Last week, AMD introduced the Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT graphics cards, expanding its lineup of RDNA 3 gaming graphics accelerators. They’re offered in the sub-$500 price bracket currently dominated by NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4060 series. At the same time, the RX 7800 XT model is supposed to compete with the GeForce RTX 4070 from the sub-$600 segment. However, not all major AMD partners will be ready to launch new products on September 6th.
AMD has selected nine launch partners. Some of them work exclusively with the Chinese market (e.g. Yeston/Vastarmor). But MSI, previously considered one of AMD’s key partners, wasn’t on that list. The VideoCardz portal drew attention to this.
Does this mean that the Taiwanese manufacturer is gradually losing interest in Radeon graphics cards and focusing on GeForce graphics cards? Evidence of this surfaced last year when MSI decided to release its versions of the Radeon RX 7900.
Even with new solutions based on the Navi 32 GPU, the company does not seem to be in a hurry. Of course, this doesn’t mean that MSI has completely abandoned the idea of releasing its versions of the Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT. Most likely, the company will release them later.
However, other manufacturers among the partners do not show much interest in new AMD graphics cards. ASUS, for example, presented only three TUF gaming cards in two colors. Gigabyte has announced only two versions of accelerators. At the same time, ASUS offers seven versions for the GeForce RTX 4070 and six versions for gigabytes (and this without factory overclocked options).