The Radeon RX 7700 XT and 7800 XT finalize AMD’s RDNA 3 offerings by offering tangible options to gamers in the midrange and upper midrange segments. By pricing these GPUs less than rival GeForce cards, Team Red has put the pressure back on the Green Camp. The $449 Radeon RX 7700 XT goes up against the $399(8GB)/$499(16GB) GeForce RTX 4060 Ti, offering superior performance at more or less the same price.
A leaked 3DMark TimeSpy benchmark (Via HXL) of the RX 7700 XT indicates a healthy generation uplift of 34% over the RX 6700 XT at a lower MSRP ($449 vs. $479) with a slightly higher TBP. The AIB-only graphics card is 25% faster than its GeForce rival, the RTX 4060 Ti, leveling with the $599 RTX 4070 in this test.
We’re almost looking at RX 6800 performance levels, a card that retailed at $579 at launch. If you can ignore the weak ray-tracing performance and lack of DLSS 2/3 support, the Radeon RX 7700 XT and 7800 XT are solid midrange GPUs for 1440p gaming.
The Radeon RX 7700 XT and 7800 XT are slated to hit retail shelves on the 6th of September, with reviews going live the same day.