AMD could be cooking up an RX 7800 XT graphics card to arrive sooner than many expected, if the GPU grapevine proves to be on the money.
This leak comes from a regular on Twitter, Harukaze5719, who spotted ASRock filing a couple of RX 7800 XT models with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC).
The graphics cards in question are the ASRock RX 7800 XT PG 16GO and the RX 7800 XT PGW 16GO. As you can see, this is a weighty clue that the GPU will be equipped with 16GB of video RAM (as previously rumored).
These hardware registrations with the EEC generally happen not too long before launch (although they are no guarantee of anything - and indeed, there are speculative filings made of GPUs that never see the light of day).
So, this is at least a suggestion that the RX 7800 XT is on the horizon, offering a much more powerful alternative to the RX 7600, the only other RDNA 3 option on the table currently outside of the RX 7900 family (which is, naturally, eye-wateringly pricey).
As you may recall, the RX 7600 arrived last month, and given this filing from ASRock, we can hope to see the 7800 XT perhaps pitch up in a couple of months - if we're lucky.
There's already been a leak, of sorts, around the RX 7800 XT, although it's a very odd one where Igor's Lab took a Radeon Pro W7800 GPU and used it to simulate the possible performance of a 7800 XT.
The theory is that the inbound RDNA 3 newcomer might only offer a modest improvement over the 6800 XT, but we need to season that conclusion heavily, naturally. Also, a lot will depend on where AMD prices the graphics card, of course (and it went low with the RX 7600).
Currently, there's a big gap between the RX 7600 and RX 7900 family, so it'd be useful to have another option to fill the gulf. That said, obviously a 7800 XT will come with a fairly hefty price tag, as it's at the top of the ladder between those existing RDNA 3 GPUs.
Whether the RX 7800 XT will turn up in a couple of months, well, we'll just have to see. But one thing we would point out is that the lack of leakage (spilled benchmarks and the like - not just performance simulations) is not promising. Maybe AMD is managing to keep a tight lid on the project, perhaps (there's a first time for everything, as they say).