The RX 7700 XT boasts 48 Compute Units (CUs) and utilizes 12 GB GDDR6 memory, operating at a speed of 18 Gbps. This card employs a dual 8-pin power connector and offers a boost frequency nearing 2.50 GHz, with an observed board power around 235W.
Both the Radeon RX 7000 Series and the equivalent Nvidia GPUs feature integrated AV1 hardware encoding and decoding, enhancing their utility for streamers. The card is equipped with a dual BIOS; aside from offering a backup BIOS, this feature doesn't have additional performance however makes the card run more silent with an increase in temps. To be hinest, just leave it at perf mode and you're good to go. Aesthetic grey/dark accents define the card's visuals, and it lacks active LEDs. Notably, the older 8-pin power connector header is present.
With a weight of ~1300 grams and a length of about 32 centimeters, thecard's design is impressively lightweight and compact by modern standards. Its dual-slot structure ensures compatibility with many devices. The open backplate design on both sides lends a distinct appearance, consistent with the brand's style from the past year. Additionally, the vented backplate promotes enhanced airflow. The card's heatsink extends across the PCB, and there's no opening on the backplate, restricting the last fan's heat expulsion. At around 1.3kg, the card offers three DisplayPorts (DP 2.1) and a full-sized HDMI port (v2.1).
The RGB lighting is subtle on this model, primarily highlighting the TUF logo in the top right corner. The card benefits from a precisely engineered aluminum backplate and a metal anti-bending plate, ensuring minimal sag. Its cooling system allows ASUS to optimize frequencies without compromising thermal stability. The structure evolves from a three-slot to a 2.9-slot design. This latest ASUS GPU showcases an expanded I/O shield, which contains three DisplayPort 1.4 ports and a single HDMI 2.1 port.
The GPU design is substantial, extending nearly 32cm in length and occupying two and a half slots. The fans efficiently maintain a cool temperature without producing excessive noise.