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RTX 4070 Ti Super Vs RX 6800 XT: We Tested 7 Games

This comparison will weigh the gaming performance, power consumption, and architecture of the RTX 4070 Ti Super against the RX 6800 XT to ultimately assess the value both cards provide.

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AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

Rated: 8.5/10

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super

Rated: 8/10


Pros And Cons

Graphics CardProsCons
RTX 4070 Ti Superβœ… Significantly better performance
βœ…A robust featureset
❌ Higher price than a used RX 6800 XT
RX 6800 XTβœ… Better power efficiency
βœ…Lower price if bought used
❌ Lower performance

Key Takeaways
  • The performance of the RTX 4070 Ti was around 37% more than the RX 6800 XT, which solidifies a very significant performance difference.
  • Despite performing much better, the RTX 4070 Ti Super had almost the same power draw as its rival, exemplifying the huge leaps in power efficiency the 40 series of cards have brought.
  • The RTX 4070 Ti Super is around double the price of the 6800 XT, driving a hard bargain despite its great performance.
  • The RTX 4070 Ti Super performs noticeably better than the 6800 XT, but it does so while costing a lot more. Your decision in graphics cards is dependant on your budget for this comparison.

Comparison Table

FeatureGeForce RTX 4070 Ti SuperRadeon RX 6800 XT
ArchitectureAda LovelaceRDNA 2.0
Design ChipAD103Navi 21
Product FamilyNvidia GeForce RTX 40 seriesNavi II
Steam Processors/Cuda Cores84484608
Compute Units/Tensor Cores264-
Ray Accelerators6672
ROPs96128
Memory Bandwidth672.3 GB/s512.0 GB/s
Best VariantsBest RTX 4070 Ti Super Graphics CardsBest RX 6800 XT Graphics Cards

Architectural Differences

  1. Clock Speed: The RX 6800 XT lags in base clock speed at 1825MHz compared to the RTX 4070 Ti Super’s faster 2340MHz. Boost clocks are closer, with the RX 6800 XT reaching 2250MHz, while the RTX 4070 Ti Super hits up to 2610MHz.
  2. Manufacturing Nodes: The RTX 4070 Ti Super has 5nm processing nodes, which are much more power efficient than the 7nm processing nodes found on the RX 6800 XT.
  3. TDP: The better processing nodes of the RTX 4070 Ti Super also translate into a lower TDP of around 285 watts than the RX 6800 XT’s 300-watt TDP.
  4. VRAM: The memory configuration on both cards is almost the same, with the RTX 4070 Ti Super using 16 gigabytes of GDDR6X memory over a 256-bit bus, whereas the RX 6800 XT swaps it out with GDDR6 memory over the same bus size.
  5. Other Differences: RTX 4070 Ti Super enhances gaming with ray reconstruction, DLSS, and frame generation. RX 6800 XT uses AMD’s software for similar benefits, but Nvidia’s approach is more refined.

In the midst of Nvidia’s new card releases, revisiting older models is crucial to assess their value. Dive into the RTX 4070 Ti Super vs RX 6800 XT comparison to gauge how the new card stacks up against its predecessor!


Gaming Benchmarks – 4K

The subsequent few sections of our RTX 4070 Ti Super vs RX 6800 XT comparison will look at the performance these cards have in modern titles. Our tests will be conducted using a test bench fit for both cards, the specifications of which are listed below:

Test Bench

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 @4K (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In Cyberpunk 2077, RTX 4070 Ti Super outperformed RX 6800 XT, achieving an 80% higher average framerate at 65 FPS compared to 36 FPS.
  • The choppiness for the Radeon card persisted in the 1% lows, with the RX 6800 XT shooting down to minimum framerates of 29 FPS, whereas the RTX 4070 Ti Super had lows of around 52 FPS.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla @4K (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In this game, at mostly Ultra High settings and no upscaling, the RX 6800 XT averaged 68 FPS, while the RTX 4070 Ti Super performed 35% better with an average framerate of 94 FPS.
  • The 1% lows were around 60 FPS on the RX 6800 XT, whereas the RTX 4070 Ti Super proved to be noticeably smoother, with lows of about 71 FPS.

Watch Dogs: Legion

Watch Dogs Legion
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  • In Watch Dogs: Legion, the RX 6800 XT achieved 63 FPS, while the RTX 4070 Ti Super surpassed it with 93 FPS, creating a 48% performance difference.
  • The 1% lows also fell short on the older card, hovering around 52 FPS, whereas the RTX 4070 Ti Super was much more comfortable with lows of around 81 FPS.

Red Dead Redemption 2

 
Red Dead Redemption 2
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  • RDR2 ran smoothly with maximum visual fidelity on both cards. The RX 6800 XT averaged 71 FPS, notably lower than the RTX 4070 Ti Super’s 93 FPS, marking a 31% difference.
  • The 1% lows were also enjoyable on both cards, with the RX 6800 XT getting a framerate of around 62 FPS, whereas the RTX 4070 Ti Super let its framerate go no lower than 77 FPS.

Doom Eternal 

Doom Eternal
Doom Eternal @4K (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Using the Nightmare settings, both cards ran smoothly. The RX 6800 XT averaged 161 FPS, and the RTX 4070 Ti Super, with approximately 18% higher performance, achieved around 191 FPS.
  • The 1% lows were around 168 FPS on the RTX 4070 Ti Super, which was quite a bit higher than the 6800 XT’s lows of 132 FPS, though the difference between them was less than perceivable.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn
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  • With all the settings turned up, this PS port ran with an average framerate of 114 FPS on the Nvidia card, which was around 54% higher than the RX 6800 XT’s average framerate of about 74 FPS.
  • The 1% lows flipped the narrative for the first time in our testing. The RX 6800 XT had lows of 66 FPS, noticeably higher than the RTX 4070 Ti Super’s 1% lows of 54 FPS.

A Plague Tale Requiem

A Plague Tale Requiem
A Plague Tale Requiem @4K (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In A Plague Tale Requiem, the RTX 4070 Ti Super averaged 67 FPS, outperforming the RX 6800 XT by about 40%, which managed around 48 FPS.
  • The 1% lows of these cards also stood starkly apart, with the RX 6800 XT getting lows of around 37 FPS, whereas the RTX 4070 Ti Super managed more enjoyable lows of about 52 FPS.

Overall Gaming Performance

FeaturedRTX 4070 TiRX 6800 XT
Average FPS102 πŸ“ˆ74 πŸ“ˆ
%1 lows79 πŸ“‰62 πŸ“‰
Winner: Nvidia's RTX 4070 Ti

The RTX 4070 Ti Super outperformed the RX 6800 XT by a significant 37% in average FPS during our tests, showcasing its superiority. Even without factoring in its strengths in RT and frame-gen capabilities, the Nvidia card stood out. In 1% lows, the RTX 4070 Ti Super delivered smoother minimum framerates.


Power Consumption

GameRTX 4070 Ti Super (W)RX 6800 XT (W)
Cyberpunk 2077286256
Red Dead Redemption 2275288
Assassin's Creed Valhalla267263
God Of War284258
Watch Dogs Legion283271
Horizon Zero Dawn249266
Doom Eternal253249
Hogwarts Legacy271255
Average Power Consumption271263.25
Winner: AMD's Radeon RX 6800 XT

Despite the leaps in performance of the RTX 4070 Ti Super, it only consumed around 3% more power than the RX 6800 XT, which is a massive increase in power efficiency. Most gamers aren’t worried about their card’s power efficiency as much as they worry about the actual power they draw, in which both cards are virtually identical.


Price And Value 

Graphics CardLaunch MSRPCurrent Price
RTX 4070 Ti SuperπŸ’²799πŸ’²799
RX 6800 XTπŸ’²649πŸ’²418
Difference18.77%47.68%

Finally, now we’ve gotten to the strong point of the RX 6800 XT. Despite its performance being around a third lower than the RTX 4070 Ti Super, it costs almost half as much, even less if you buy used. This gives it a tremendous frame-per-dollar number compared to any new card on the market.


What We Recommend

RTX 4070 Ti Super: The RTX 4070 Ti Super delivers top-notch performance for demanding titles, excelling in gaming tests with advanced features and outstanding ray-traced capabilities, making it an ideal choice for high-end gaming.

RX 6800 XT: The RX 6800 XT, while falling short in performance compared to the RTX 4070 Ti Super, offers a more reasonable value. It performs well in most 4k games, with a few exceptions. Adjusting settings allows enjoyable gameplay on this card, and its lower price makes it accessible to a wider audience.

At the end of the road, the choice of the RTX 4070 Ti Super vs RX 6800 XT is one based on your budget. The Radeon card excels at giving a good gaming experience on a budget, whereas the RTX 4070 Ti Super leaves no stone unturned with its excellent performance and well-rounded feature set.


FAQs

What are the suggested power supply numbers for the RX 6800 XT and the RTX 4070 Ti Super?

The RTX 4070 Ti Super has a suggested PSU size of 600 watts, whereas the RX 6800 XT is suggested to be used in conjunction with a 700-watt power supply.

Do the power connectors of the RTX 4070 Ti Super and RX 6800 XT differ?

The RTX 4070 Ti Super uses a single 16-pin power connector, whereas the RX 6800 XT uses a dual 8-pin power connector.

How much newer is the RTX 4070 Ti Super than the RX 6800 XT?

The RTX 4070 Ti Super was released three years and three months after the release of the RX 6800 XT.


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