AMD’s RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT undercut Nvidia by a lot

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AMD has recently introduced two new graphics cards, namely the Radeon RX 7800 XT and the RX 7700 XT, targeting gamers. These GPUs are designed to compete with some of the top graphics cards in the current generation, addressing a gap in AMD’s RDNA 3 lineup. AMD teases that both cards are optimized for 1440p gaming, positioning them for success in the mainstream gaming market.

The standout feature here is the price: starting at $500, the RX 7800 XT is a steal compared to Nvidia’s RTX 4070 at $600. Even the RX 7700 XT, priced at $450, is more affordable than the RTX 4060 Ti. Nvidia could definitely benefit from some healthy competition, and we can only hope that AMD’s new GPUs will possess the necessary power to challenge Nvidia’s reigning dominance in the market.

Performance for the RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT.
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These two new cards are highly anticipated AMD products, building on the success of GPUs like the RX 6700 XT and RX 6800 XT. They fill the crucial gap between the high-end RX 7900 XTX/RX 7900 XT and the budget-friendly RX 7600. With their arrival, gamers have found the perfect balance of performance and affordability, making these cards a must-have for many gaming PC builds.

Here’s how they stack up in terms of specs:

AMD RX 7700 XTAMD RX 7800 XT
Compute Units (CUs)5460
RT accelerators5460
AI accelerators108120
Game clock2,171MHz2,124MHz
Boost clock2,544MHz2,430MHz
Memory12GB GDDR616GB GDDR6
Memory speed18Gbps19.5Gbps
Bus width192-bit256-bit
Infinity Cache48MB64MB
Total Board Power (TBP)245W263W

AMD’s latest GPUs promise an impressive average of 60 frames per second (fps) at max settings in demanding games like The Last of Us Part I or Hogwarts Legacy, even when played at 1440p. It’s noteworthy that while the RX 6800 XT was advertised as a 4K card, its successor takes a more reasonable approach by focusing on the 1440p expectation. This decision seems justified considering the specs of both cards, which do show a decrease compared to their flagship counterparts, but the RX 7800 XT still holds potential for 4K gaming. It appears that AMD may be cautious about making explicit promises on that front at this time.

To showcase the impressive performance of their upcoming GPUs, AMD has shared internal benchmarks that compare the duo to the Nvidia RTX 2070 Super and the RX 5700 XT. While it’s important to note that this is not an entirely fair comparison, the gains achieved are undeniably substantial. In fact, the RX 7800 XT excels with an average of 76 fps at 1440p in The Last of Us Part I, while the RX 7700 XT achieves a commendable 62 fps. In contrast, Nvidia’s RTX 2070 Super lags behind with a mere 36 fps.

When comparing GPUs, it’s more meaningful to pit the RX 7800 XT against Nvidia’s RTX 4070, and the RX 7700 XT against the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB. In most games, both RX GPUs exhibit a notable advantage over their Nvidia counterparts. For instance, in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the RX 7800 XT triumphs over Nvidia by 23%, while the RX 7700 XT dominates with a 31% lead. However, it’s worth noting that Nvidia does claim victory in certain titles like Doom Eternal with ray tracing enabled, where the RTX 4070 finishes ahead by 18%.

AMD gave a glimpse of the upcoming FidelityFX Super Resolution 3 (FSR 3) by showcasing The Prophesied gameplay at 1440p. The visuals were on ultra-high settings with ray tracing enabled. Interestingly, when FSR 3 was combined with native anti-aliasing, anti-lag, and AMD’s fluid motion frames, the frame rates saw a substantial boost from 64 fps to an impressive 106 fps. This achievement should not be underestimated.

While the official release date for FSR 3 from AMD is yet to be announced, we can eagerly anticipate its arrival. In the meantime, mark your calendars for the launch of the RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT on September 6, as they are just around the corner.