AMD has just launched two new graphics cards aimed at gamers who want high performance at 1440p resolution: the Radeon RX 7700 XT and Radeon RX 7800 XT. Both of these GPUs use the RDNA 3 architecture which is the latest generation from AMD. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this GPU? How do they compete with Nvidia products that are already on the market? And are they worth your purchase? Let’s talk more about it in this article.
What is the Radeon RX 7700 XT and Radeon RX 7800 XT?
The Radeon RX 7700 XT and Radeon RX 7800 XT are graphics cards designed to provide a smooth and realistic gaming experience at 1440p resolution. Both of these GPUs use the Navi 32 chip which is made with a 7nm fabrication process. This chip has advanced features such as AI Accelerators, Infinity Cache, Smart Access Memory, FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR), and Ray Accelerators.
AI Accelerators are special units that can improve AI performance in games and applications. Infinity Cache is a large cache memory that is integrated with the GPU chip to reduce latency and increase memory bandwidth. Smart Access Memory is a technology that allows Ryzen CPUs and Radeon GPUs to share access to system memory, thereby improving gaming performance. FSR is an image upscaling technology that can improve graphics quality without sacrificing performance. Ray Accelerators are special units that can perform ray tracing calculations efficiently.
Specifications-wise, the Radeon RX 7800 This GPU has a base clock speed of 2,124 MHz and a boost clock of 2,430 MHz. This GPU has a TDP of 250W and requires two 8-pin PCIe power connectors.
The Radeon RX 7700 XT has lower specifications than the Radeon RX 7800 XT. This GPU has 48 CUs, 96 AI Accelerators, 96 ROPs, and 12GB of GDDR6 memory with a speed of 18 Gbps over a 192-bit bus. This GPU has a base speed of 2254 MHz and a peak speed of 2548 MHz. This GPU has a TDP of 230W and requires one 8-pin PCIe power connector and one 6-pin PCIe power connector.
How Do the Radeon RX 7700 XT and Radeon RX 7800 XT Perform?
To find out how well the Radeon RX 7700 XT and Radeon RX 7800 These two GPUs also have advanced features such as DLSS, RTX, and Reflex.
DLSS is an image upscaling technology that uses artificial neural networks to improve graphic quality at the expense of a small amount of performance. RTX is a ray tracing technology that can create realistic light, shadow and reflection effects. Reflex is a technology that can reduce input latency in competitive games.
Specs-wise, the GeForce RTX 4070 has 5,888 CUDA Cores, 184 Tensor Cores, 46 RT Cores, and 16GB of GDDR6 memory with speeds of 14 Gbps over a 256-bit bus. This GPU has a base speed of 1,500 MHz and a peak speed of 1,725 MHz. This GPU has a TDP of 220W and requires one 12-pin PCIe power connector.
The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti has lower specifications than the GeForce RTX 4070. This GPU has 4,864 CUDA Cores, 152 Tensor Cores, 38 RT Cores, and 8GB of GDDR6 memory with a speed of 14 Gbps over a 128-bit bus. This GPU has a base speed of 1,410 MHz and a peak speed of 1,665 MHz. This GPU has a TDP of 200W and requires one 12-pin PCIe power connector.
Following are some gaming performance test results from the Radeon RX 7700 XT, Radeon RX 7800
|RX 7700 XT
|RX 7800 XT
|RTX 4060 Ti
|Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
|Cyberpunk 2077 (no ray tracing)
|Cyberpunk 2077 (with ray tracing)
|Far Cry New Dawn
|Forza Horizon 4
|Red Dead Redemption II
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider (no ray tracing)
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider (with ray tracing)
From the table above, we can see that the Radeon RX 7700 XT and Radeon RX 7800 The performance difference between AMD and Nvidia GPUs becomes even greater when we use FSR, AMD’s image upscaling technology that can increase frame rates up to two times without significantly sacrificing graphics quality.
However, when we use ray tracing, the performance difference between AMD and Nvidia GPUs becomes narrower or even reversed. This is because Nvidia GPUs have advantages in terms of the DLSS feature, Nvidia’s image upscaling technology which can increase frame rates up to four times without significantly sacrificing graphic quality. DLSS is also supported by more popular games than FSR.
Apart from gaming performance, we also need to consider other aspects such as power consumption, temperature, noise, price and availability. Here is some additional information about the GPUs covered in this article: