Acer launches its RX 7800 XT and 7700 XT


We’ve been talking about it since CES earlier this year. Acer really intends to enter the graphics card market not only for its own PCs, but also to sell references on the component market. The brand started out with Intel, and now insists on working with AMD. After launching the RX 7600, here come the RX 7800 XT and 7700 XT, available in Predator BiFrost and Nitro versions.

We reported on the arrival of the RX 7900 GRE OC Predator BiFrost, and now Acer has completed its range with the Radeon RX 7800 XT and Radeon RX 7700 XT series. The launch is effective for US markets, but Europe should also be able to benefit from these cards. For the moment, Acer’s presence here is modest, but the brand seems intent on moving up a gear. The Nitro family will be reserved for the entry-level with a “classic” cooling system, while the Predator BIFROST versions will benefit from higher frequencies through overclocking.

Acer BIFROST Radeon RX 7800 XT
The Acer BIFROST Radeon RX 7800 XT

Finally, Acer is not putting all its eggs in one basket in its drive to enter the graphics card market. The company is also continuing its partnership with Intel. The next generation of blue GPUs will also be pushed by the brand at a time when Intel lacks the A-brands to assert its ambitions. So, is Acer a mere outsider or the future heavyweight of the GPU market? Only time will tell. For our part, we’re going to get our hands on a copy of one of the brand’s cards to make up our own mind. Clearly, Acer isn’t the brand you’d expect to enter this sector. But we have to admit that its gaming products (especially its monitors) are competitive and increasingly widely distributed. So it’s time for us to take a look at its graphics cards.