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RTX 4070 Super Vs RX 6800 XT [We Tested Both]

We'll present to you the ultimate RTX 4070 Super Vs RX 6800 XT comparison and by the end of it, you'll know the differences in their avg FPS, price, power, temp and specs!

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Super

Rated: 8.8/10

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

Rated: 8.5/10


Pros & Cons

GPUsProsCons
GeForce RTX 4070 Superโœ… Higher gaming & RT performance.
โœ… More Power-efficient.
โŒ Lower VRAM & Memory Bandwidth.
โŒ Lower bus width.
Radeon RX 6800 XTโœ… Excellent value for performance.
โœ… Higher RT Cores & TMUs.
โŒ Lower boost & base clock speeds.
โŒ Lower Shading units,

Key Takeaways
  • We noticed that the RTX 4070 Super, on average, showed around 11% better framerates than the RX 6800 XT.
  • Our observation also revealed that the RTX 4070 Super was only 0.15% cooler than the RX 6800 XT.
  • As for the power consumption, the RTX 4070 Super remained 20.6% more power-efficient when compared to the RX 6800 XT.
  • We recommend the RTX 4070 Super for its higher performance and the RX 6800 XT for being a better value card.
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Comparison Table

SpecificationsRTX 4070 SuperRadeon RX 6800 XT
Shading Units7168 (CUDA: 8.9)4608
RT Cores5672
TMUs224288
Memory Bandwidth504.2 GB/s512.0 GB/s
Memory Clock21 Gbps16 Gbps
Length267 mm | 10.5 inches267 mm | 10.5 inches
Width112 mm | 4.4 inches120 mm | 4.7 inches
Height42 mm | 1.7 inches50 mm | 2 inches
Release DateJan 8th, 2024Oct 28th, 2020
Best CPUBest CPU For RTX 4070 Super-
Best VariantsBest RTX 4070 Super Graphics CardsBest RX 6800 XT Graphics Cards

Architectural Differences

  1. Processing Nodes & Architecture: RTX 4070 Super uses Ada Lovelace as its architecture and is based on the TSMC’s 5nm node. The RX 6800 XT uses the RDNA-2.0 architecture and has a TSMC’s 7nm process node.
  2. Clock Speed: The RTX 4070 Super has a base and boost clock speeds of 1980 MHz and 2475 MHz, respectively. On the other hand, the RX 6800 XT has an 1825 MHz base clock and a boost clock of 2250 MHz.
  3. VRAM: In terms of VRAM, the RTX 4070 Super includes 12GB of GDDR6X memory whereas the RX 6800 XT has a higher 16GB memory of the older GDDR6 type.
  4. Bus Width: As for the Bus width, the RX 6800 XT comes with a higher bus width of 256-bit as compared to the RTX 4070 Super’s 192-bit.
  5. TDP & Suggested PSU: The RTX 4070 Super has a TDP rating of 220W and we suggest you get a 550W PSU. Meanwhile, the RX 6800 XT arrives with 300W of TDP, and we recommend you get a 700W of PSU for it.

In this article, we’ll compare the latest and greatest offering from Nvidia with one of AMD’s popular and high-end GPUs. We’re talking particularly about the RTX 4070 Super vs RX 6800 XT. Let’s see if AMD’s 3-year-old GPU can compete with one of 2024’s latest releases.


RTX 4070 Super Vs RX 6800 XT: Benchmark At 1440p

It’s our tradition to always drive from specifications to the testing phase so you gain clarity as to which GPU holds real value in the real world. We decided to put them to the test across ten games, a few of which are recently released titles as well.

Testing Rig

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 Gaming Benchmarks At 1440p
Cyberpunk 2077 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • We decided to show you the Ray Tracing performance of both GPUs first. Here, the RTX 4070 Super displayed its lead with 74 FPS. Meanwhile, the RX 6800 XT pushed with 45 FPS, causing a 48.7% difference in framerates.
  • The 1% lows were also far apart where the RTX 4070 Super lead with 62 FPS and the RX 6800 XT displayed an average of 33 FPS.

Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora

Avatar Frontiers Of Pandora Gaming Benchmarks At 1440p
Avatar Frontiers Of Pandora @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In the second game, the RTX 4070 Super won the race by a 16.9% performance margin as it performed with 64 FPS over the RX 6800 XT’s average of 50 FPS.
  • We were surprised to see how well the RX 6800 XT kept its pace in terms of the 1% lows as it clashed with the same 54 FPS as averaged by the RTX 4070 Super.

Starfield

Starfield Gaming Benchmarks At 1440p
Starfield @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In Starfield, the RX 6800 XT bridged the gap by obtaining an average of 70 FPS, running slightly behind the RTX 4070 Super, which averaged 77 FPS – making it 9.5% better.
  • As for the 1% lows, the RX 6800 XT gave tough competition by maintaining a similar average value of 56 FPS over the RTX 4070 Super’s 57 FPS.

Star Wars Jedi Survivors

Star Wars Jedi Survivors Gaming Benchmarks At 1440p
Star Wars Jedi Survivors @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Turning the Ray Tracing on with the Epic Preset, we saw that the RTX 4070 Super outperformed the RX 6800 XT by 18.1% – gaining 66 FPS over 55 FPS, respectively.  
  • We were shocked to see that the RX 6800 XT went past the RTX 4070 Super by achieving an average of 43 FPS, while the 4070 Super lagged with 39 FPS.

The Last Of Us Part 1

The Last Of Us Part 1 Gaming Benchmarks At 1440p
The Last Of Us Part 1 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Here, the RX 6800 XT redeemed itself by giving the RTX 4070 Super a head-to-head competition by achieving the same average framerate of 81 FPS.
  • In terms of the 1% lows, the RX 6800 XT defeated the latest 4070 Super by obtaining 68 FPS over the RTX 4070 Super’s 58 FPS.

Resident Evil 4 Remake

Resident Evil 4 Remake Gaming Benchmarks At 1440p
Resident Evil 4 Remake @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • With Ray Tracing set to high on this zombie killer, the RTX 4070 Super rose back up and outshined the RX 6800 XT by a 13.1% boost, gaining 130 FPS. Whereas, the RX 6800 XT displayed 114 FPS.
  • The 1% lows were also an advantage of the RTX 4070 Super which averages 96 FPS. In contrast, the RX 6800 XT maintained its fair share of framerates by averaging 78 FPS.

Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy Gaming Benchmarks At 1440p
Hogwarts Legacy @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In this game of sorcery, the RTX 4070 Super poured its magic over its rival achieving 86 FPS. On the flip side, the RX 6800 XT showed 77 FPS – resulting in an 11% difference.
  • Here, again the RX 6800 XT’s 1% lows were neck-to-neck with the RTX 4070 Super’s average values as both maintained around 45 FPS.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Gaming Benchmarks At 1440p
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In this action-packed FPS multiplayer game, the RX 6800 XT resurrects itself by exhibiting 125 FPS which is 5.7% better than the RTX 4070 Super’s average of 118 FPS.
  • Much similar to the average framerates, the 1% lows also favored the RX 6800 XT which obtained 92 FPS. On the contrary, the RTX 4070 Super performed with a decent 43 FPS.

Escape From Tarkov

Escape From Tarkov Gaming Benchmarks At 1440p
Escape From Tarkov @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In our second FPS multiplayer game, the RTX 4070 Super reclaimed the top spot by acquiring an average of 133 FPS which is 14.5% faster than the RX 6800 XT’s 115 FPS.
  • In terms of the 1% lows, the RTX 4070 Super maintained the lead by obtaining an average of 113 FPS while the RX 6800 XT came in second with 101 FPS.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 Gaming Benchmarks At 1440p
Red Dead Redemption 2 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In our last game, the RTX 4070 Super had a victory by a margin of 5.4% where it performed with 113 FPS. At the same time, the RX 6800 XT was recorded with 107 FPS.
  • The 1% lows in the last game were equal, where both the RX 6800 XT vs RTX 4070 Super displayed an average framerate of 83 FPS.

Overall Gaming Performance

FeaturedRTX 4070 SuperRX 6800 XT
Average FPS94.2 ๐Ÿ“ˆ84.3๐Ÿ“ˆ
%1 lows65 ๐Ÿ“‰64.9๐Ÿ“‰
Winner: RTX 4070 Super

We observed that RX 6800 XT gave a tough competitor to the RTX 4070 Super by outperforming it in some games. However, the RTX 4070 Super was around 11% better than the RX 6800 XT on average. Despite the larger gap in the average framerates, the 1% lows ended with a tie with a mere 0.1% margin obtained by the RX 6800 XT.


Thermal Statistics

GamesRTX 4070 Super (ยฐC)RX 6800 XT (ยฐC)
Cyberpunk 20776364
Avatar Frontiers Of Pandora6466
Starfield6262
Star Wars Jedi Survivors6465
The Last Of Us Part 16463
Resident Evil 4 Remake6566
Hogwarts Legacy6163
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 26257
Escape From Tarkov6465
Red Dead Redemption 26463
Average Temperatures63.363.4
Winner: Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4070 Super

When comparing the temperatures of both the RTX 4070 Super Vs RX 6800 XT, we saw that the margin is almost the same as we obtained for our 1% low average. It’s next to nothing as both the graphic cards performed at around 63.4ยฐC. If we were to pinpoint the exact values, it would make the RTX 4070 Super only 0.15% cooler.


Power Consumption

GamesRTX 4070 Super (W)RX 6800 XT (W)
Cyberpunk 2077202265
Avatar Frontiers Of Pandora219265
Starfield206251
Star Wars Jedi Survivors206265
The Last Of Us Part 1208248
Resident Evil 4 Remake219261
Hogwarts Legacy203253
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2200244
Escape From Tarkov216264
Red Dead Redemption 2212257
Average Power Consumption209.1257.3
Winner: Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4070 Super

As for the power consumption, we finally see a distinction between the two cards. Where the RX 6800 XT drew 257.3W of power on average, the RTX 4070 Super only consumed an average of 209.1W across the ten games. This makes the RTX 4070 Super 20.6% more power-efficient than the RX 6800 XT on average.


Price And Value

Graphics CardMSRPCurrent Price
GeForce RTX 4070 Super๐Ÿ’ฒ599๐Ÿ’ฒ644
Radeon RX 6800 XT๐Ÿ’ฒ649๐Ÿ’ฒ459
Price Difference8.0%33.5%

Speaking of the latest RTX 4070 Super, we see that its price for only the high-end variants has been increased by 13.9%. As for the older, RX 6800 XT’s higher-end and base models have become 26.1% and 43% cheaper than its launch price, respectively. We notice that the RX 6800 XT is around 33.5% cheaper than the RTX 4070 Super.

Editor`s Note
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I highly recommend the RX 6800 XT because of its excellent price-to-performance ratio. Also, some of its specifications are higher than the RTX 4070 Super, which makes it perfect for future-proofing as well.

โ€“ Shehryar Khan


Final Thoughts – Which One Would We Recommend?

RTX 4070 Super: Nvidia’s latest release, the RTX 4070 Super is perfect for gamers who prefer higher performance while drawing less power. It does that using higher clock speeds paired with its higher CUDA cores. It is also well suited for people who want to play with Ray Tracing since it showed better performance when it was enabled.

RX 6800 XT: If you want to have the best of both worlds, that is high performance while on a budget, then we recommend you go for the RX 6800 XT. It is not only reasonably priced, but it also showed neck-to-neck results in most titles. Moreover, its higher VRAM and RT cores further increase its value when compared to its price.

Now that you know the main differences, you’ll make the right choice. Just make sure to bring awareness to the budget aspect as well while you make any decision. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Is the 4070 Super better than the RX 6800 XT as a gaming card?

The RTX 4070 Super is 11% better than the RX 6800 XT, which consumes 20.6% less power than the RX 6800 XT and operates with similar temperatures as the RX 6800 XT

Is 6800 XT overkill for 1440p?

The RX 6800 XT is excellent for 1440p gaming at the highest settings with Ray Tracing enabled in most of the titles. It shows over 60FPS but if it doesn’t, turning down the settings by a notch will surely help.

How powerful is the RTX 4070 Super over the RX 6800 XT?

Both GPUs have varying specifications where one outweighs the other. The RTX 4070 Super packs higher CUDA cores, higher clock speeds, and a higher memory clock.


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