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The Radeon RX 7700 XT is up to 31% Faster than the NVIDIA RTX 4070, Claims AMD

After months of speculation, AMD has revealed its budget RDNA 3 lineup. Consisting of the Radeon RX 7700 XT and the 7800 XT, these GPUs will form the bread and butter of the Radeon Division. Thanks to a delayed/staggered launch schedule, these graphics cards will roll out in an NVIDIA-dominated field consisting of the GeForce RTX 4060, RTX 4060 Ti, RTX 4070, and RTX 4070 Ti.

AMD’s first-party benchmarks paint a rosy picture of its upcoming Radeon offerings. We’re looking at an advantage of 20-30% over their GeForce rivals. The Radeon RX 7700 XT is of particular note. The 12GB card is up to 31% faster than the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti. In fact, the 7700 XT maintains a double-digit advantage over the RTX 4060 Ti in 12 titles, losing in just a few, like F1 2023 and Doom Eternal with RT.

Moving to the RX 7800 XT, the maximum delta contracts to 23%. On average, we’re looking at a 5-10% delta in rasterized titles with a lead of 10-20% in ray-traced games. That said, remember that the RX 7700 XT will cost $449, while the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB is priced at $399. The 16GB variant is mostly irrelevant as the performance remains unchanged.

The Radeon RX 7800 XT will debut at $499, $100 less than the RTX 4070, making it a much better option for 1440p gaming, ray-tracing or not. You also get an additional 4GB of VRAM and a bundled copy of Starfield to go with it. Watch out for our review of the RX 7700 XT and 7800 XT set to land in the coming days.

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have been writing about computer hardware for over seven years with more than 5000 published articles. Started off during engineering college and haven't stopped since. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Divinity, Torment, Baldur's Gate and so much more... Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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