AMD’s RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT significantly undercut Nvidia.

AMD's RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT significantly undercut Nvidia.

AMD Unveils New Graphics Cards: Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT

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AMD has recently announced its latest offerings for gamers – the Radeon RX 7800 XT and the RX 7700 XT. These two graphics cards are set to compete with some of the best GPUs in the current generation, bridging the gap in AMD’s RDNA 3 lineup. With a focus on 1440p gaming, these cards aim to make a mark in the mainstream gaming market.

What sets these cards apart are their prices. The RX 7800 XT starts at $500, while the RX 7700 XT is priced at $450. These prices significantly undercut Nvidia’s RTX 4070, which is priced at $600. However, the RX 7700 XT is slightly more expensive than Nvidia’s RTX 4060 Ti, also priced at $450. This competitive pricing is a welcome move, as Nvidia could use some strong competition in the market.

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These two new graphics cards have generated a lot of anticipation among consumers. They follow in the footsteps of successful GPUs like the RX 6700 XT and the RX 6800 XT, which have found their way into many gaming PC builds. The RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT serve as a much-needed middle ground between the high-end RX 7900 XTX/RX 7900 XT and the budget-friendly RX 7600.

Let’s take a closer look at the specifications of these new GPUs:

  • RX 7800 XT:
    • Average of 60 frames per second (fps) at 1440p with max settings
    • Potential for 4K gaming
  • RX 7700 XT:
    • Average of 60 fps at 1440p with max settings

AMD promises impressive performance with these GPUs, even in demanding games like The Last of Us Part I and Hogwarts Legacy. Interestingly, while the RX 6800 XT was marketed as a 4K card, its successor, the RX 7800 XT, focuses on delivering a more reasonable 1440p gaming experience. This decision aligns with the specifications of both cards, which show a slight drop compared to the flagship models. However, the RX 7800 XT still has the potential for 4K gaming, although AMD has not made any official promises in this regard.

To showcase the performance of these upcoming GPUs, AMD shared some internal benchmarks. In a comparison with the Nvidia RTX 2070 Super and the RX 5700 XT, the RX 7800 XT outperformed both, averaging 76 fps in The Last of Us Part I at 1440p, compared to 62 fps for the RX 7700 XT and only 36 fps for Nvidia’s RTX 2070 Super.

In more meaningful comparisons against Nvidia’s latest offerings, the RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT demonstrated a significant lead in most games. For example, in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the RX 7800 XT outperformed Nvidia by 23%, while the RX 7700 XT dominated with a 31% lead. However, there were a few titles where Nvidia came out on top, such as Doom Eternal with ray tracing enabled, where the RTX 4070 finished 18% ahead.

AMD also teased its FidelityFX Super Resolution 3 (FSR 3) technology by showcasing screenshots from Forspoken. Running at 1440p with ultra-high settings and ray tracing enabled, FSR 3, combined with native anti-aliasing, anti-lag, and AMD’s fluid motion frames, boosted the frame rates from 64 fps to an impressive 106 fps. This technology will be an exciting addition, and it will be interesting to see how it compares to Nvidia’s DLSS 3.5.

While AMD has not yet announced the release of FSR 3, we can expect the RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT to hit the market on September 6. With their competitive pricing and promising performance, these GPUs are sure to attract the attention of gamers and potentially challenge Nvidia’s market dominance.