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RTX 4070 Super Vs RX 7900 XT: We Tested 10 Games

In this comparison, we will differentiate between the performance, power consumption, and price between AMD's high-end RX 7900 XT and Nvidia's mid-range RTX 4070 Super.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Super

Rated: 8/10

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT

Rated: 7/10

Pros And Cons

Graphics CardProsCons
RTX 4070 Super✅ Better price than the RX 7900 XT
✅ Better power efficiency
❌16GB VRAM would have been ideal
RX 7900 XT✅ Better overall performance
✅DisplayPort 2.1 support
❌Higher price
❌Bad power efficiency

Key Takeaways
  • In our gaming tests at 1440p, the RX 7900 XT performed around 14% better than the RTX 4070 Super, but the performance difference changed when we tested RT gaming.
  • The power consumption was 46% lower on the RTX 4070 Super than we saw with the RTX 7900 XT, which can cause higher power bills and stress on your power supply.
  • The price of the RX 7900 XT is around 20% higher than the RTX 4070 Super in early February 2024.
  • The decision of the RTX 4070 Super vs RX 7900 XT relies on two factors: the importance you put on ray tracing and your budget.

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Comparison Table

FeatureGeForce RTX 4070 SuperRadeon RX 7900 XT
ArchitectureAda LovelaceRDNA 3.0
Design ChipAD104-350-A1Navi 31 XT (215-145000156)
Product FamilyNvidia GeForce RTX 40 seriesNavi III
Steam Processors/Cuda Cores7168
Compute Units/Tensor Cores224-
Ray Accelerators56

Memory Bandwidth504.2 GB/s800.0 GB/s
Best VariantsBest RTX 4070 Super Graphics CardsBest RX 7900 XT Graphics Cards

Architectural Differences

  1. Clock Speeds: The RTX 4070 Super surpasses the RX 7900 XT in clock speeds, boasting a base frequency of 1980MHz and a boost frequency of 2475MHz, outperforming the RX 7900 XT’s base and boost clock speeds.
  2. VRAM: The RX 7900 XT takes the cake regarding VRAM, with a buffer size of 20 gigabytes of GDDR6 memory carried over a 320-bit bus. In contrast, the RTX 4070 Super has 12 gigabytes of GDDR6X VRAM, carried over a narrow 192-bit bus.
  3. TDP: Nvidia set the RTX 4070 Super’s TDP at 220 watts, significantly lower than the RX 7900 XT’s 300 watts, requiring a larger recommended power supply for the RX 7900 XT.
  4. Processing NodesNvidia and AMD used the same 5nm processing nodes with the RTX 4070 Super and RX 7900 XT, both companies supplied by TSMC.
  5. Other Differences: The RX 7900 XT aligns with the RTX 4070 Super in features like AI upscaling and frame generation. However, Nvidia’s polished, tailored approach outshines AMD’s open-source strategy, which can lead to some issues in fit and finish.

The release of the RTX 4070 Super marks a pretty significant refresh for the new Nvidia xx70 card. Let us see how it compares to one of the best cards from AMD in the RTX 4070 Super vs RX 7900 XT comparison.

Gaming Benchmarks – 1440p

Now that we’ve dismantled the workings of both of these graphics cards, this portion of our discussion will center around the in-game performance of the RTX 4070 Super vs RX 7900 XT. The tests below have been conducted using a test bench, the specifications of which are listed below:

Test Bench

Avatar Frontiers Of Pandora

Avatar Frontier Of Pandora
Avatar Frontier Of Pandora @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The first game in our testing uses some light RT, but still pretty well on both of our cards. The RTX 4070 Super had an average framerate of 80 FPS in this game, while the RX 7900 XT was 4% faster, with an average performance of 83 FPS.
  • The 1% lows of these cards also stayed close to each other, with the RTX 4070 Super getting lows of 50 FPS while the RX 7900 XT held on to 51 FPS as its lows.


Starfield @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In Starfield at max settings, the RTX 4070 Super outperformed the RX 7900 XT by about 29%, achieving an average framerate of 75 FPS compared to the RX 7900 XT’s 97 FPS.
  • The 1% lows of these cards formed a difference of 9%, with the RTX 4070 Super going down to 44 FPS in stressful workloads, while the RX 7900 XT goes down to around 48 FPS.

Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur's Gate 3
Baldur’s Gate 3 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • AMD’s RX 7900 XT dominated in this game, boasting an average framerate of 189 FPS, a substantial 42% lead over the RTX 4070 Super’s average of 134 FPS. The noticeable difference in frame times makes this win impactful.
  • The 1% lows were somehow a bit higher on the RTX 4070 Super, with the card falling to a framerate of 104 FPS in some scenes, while the RX 7900 XT fell further to around 101 FPS.

Diablo 4

Diablo 4
Diablo 4 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The RX 7900 XT won by around 11%, averaging 246 FPS, while the RTX 4070 Super hovered around 220 FPS. The difference is subtle and may not be noticeable to most users.
  • The minimum framerates of the AMD card hit around 189 FPS, while the RTX 4070 Super fell to around 172 FPS.

Atomic Heart

 Atomic Heart
Atomic Heart @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • This controversial game had an 18% performance boost on the RX 7900 XT, with an average framerate of 142 FPS instead of the 120 FPS of the RTX 4070 Super.
  • The 1% lows were around 93 FPS on the Radeon card, while the GeForce card held on to its minimums at 82 FPS.

Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy
Hogwarts Legacy @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Without RT and with DLSS/FSR set to Quality, the RTX 4070 Super averaged 95 FPS, trailing the RX 7900 XT’s 135 FPS by a substantial 42%.
  • The 1% lows of the RX 7900 XT hit around 78 FPS, while the RTX 4070 Super was sailing closer to being stuttery, with lows closer to 60 FPS.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In Cyberpunk 2077 with Ray Tracing and DLSS/FSR Quality, the RX 7900 XT lagged behind by 27%, averaging 51 FPS, while the RTX 4070 Super hit around 70 FPS.
  • The difference in 1% lows was also quite stark between the two models, with the RTX 4070 Super getting lows of around 46 FPS, while the RX 7900 XT had lows of 35 FPS.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends
Apex Legends @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The average framerate of the RX 7900 XT was around 255 FPS in our test of Apex Legends with maxed-out settings, whereas the RTX 4070 Super had an average framerate of 242 FPS, about 5% less smooth than the AMD card.
  • As for the 1% lows, the RX 7900 XT hovered around 152 FPS in stressful moments, whereas the RTX 4070 Super kept its low point around 143 FPS.


Fortnite @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • With Lumen enabled and FSR set to Quality, the RTX 4070 Super had an average framerate of 79 FPS in this game with the Epic preset enabled, while the RX 7900 XT was 14% faster with a framerate of around 90 FPS.
  • The 1% lows of the RTX 4070 Super hit 49 FPS in this game, while the RX 7900 XT hovered closer to 53 FPS as its minimum framerate.


PUBG @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In PUBG, the RX 7900 XT performed slightly better, averaging 170 FPS, compared to the RTX 4070 Super’s 165 FPS, with only a 3% difference.
  • The 1% lows for the RX 7900 XT were around 92 FPS, while the RTX 4070 Super hit a framerate of around 83 FPS.

Overall Gaming Performance

FeaturedRTX 4070 SuperRX 7900 XT
Average FPS128 📈146 📈
%1 lows73 📉89 📉
Winner: AMD's Radeon RX 7900 XT

The RX 7900 XT excelled in most scenarios, outperforming the RTX 4070 Ti by 27% in ray-traced gaming and leading comfortably by 14% in other situations. The 7% difference in 1% lows also highlighted its better responsiveness, making it the overall performance champion in this comparison.

Power Consumption

GameRTX 4070 Super (W)RX 7900 XT (W)
Avatar Frontiers Of Pandora212310
Baldur's Gate 3213306
Diablo 4218306
Atomic Hearts218304
Hogwarts Legacy213307
Cyberpunk 2077202321
Apex Legends210305.6
Average Power Consumption211308
Winner: Nvidia's 4070 Super

The RTX 4070 Super excels in power efficiency, boasting a significant 46% difference compared to its counterpart. This translates to a positive impact on user experience, offering lower power bills and reduced stress on your power supply.

Price And Value

Graphics CardLaunch MSRPCurrent Price
RTX 4070 Super💲599💲599
RX 7900 XT💲899💲724

The RX 7900 XT, initially priced at $899, has dropped to around $724, remaining pricier than the RTX 4070 Super by about 20%. Despite this, considering performance without RT, it approaches a comparable price-to-performance ratio.

What We Recommend 

RTX 4070 Super: The RTX 4070 Super enhances Nvidia’s value proposition, offering superior performance, power efficiency, and ray tracing capabilities compared to its vanilla variant. It outperforms a leading AMD GPU in RT performance, making it an excellent choice for 1440p gaming without weaknesses.

RX 7900 XT: The RX 7900 XT outperforms the RTX 4070 Super at a higher price, especially in specific games, offering better DP port options for 4k gaming. If you prioritize performance over cost and RT features, it might be a more suitable choice.

To conclude, both cards perform great for their respective price tags. The RTX 4070 Super is definitely better and more well-rounded, whereas the RX 7900 XT gives you a higher raw performance number. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What versions of OpenCL do the RTX 4070 Super and RX 7900 XT support?

The RX 7900 XT supports OpenCl version 2.2, whereas the RTX 4070 Super has support for OpenCl 3.0.

Is the memory bandwidth of the RTX 4070 Super higher than the RX 7900 XT?

Yes, the RX 7900 XT has a memory bandwidth that is 59% higher than the RTX 4070 Super.

Does the RX 7900 XT have no equivalent to tensor cores?

The RX 7900 XT makes use of what AMD calls compute units, which accomplish the same function as Tensor cores.

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