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RTX 4070 Ti Super Vs RX 7900 XT: We Tested 8 Games

In the comparison between the RTX 4070 Ti Super and RX 7900 XT, we will delve into an assessment of their architecture, pricing, and performance.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super

Rated: 8.5/10

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT

Rated: 8/10


Pros & Cons

Graphics CardProsCons
RX 7900 XTโœ… Lower price
โœ… Slightly better rasterized performance
โœ…Larger VRAM buffer
โŒBad RT performance
โŒLess power efficient
RTX 4070 Ti Superโœ… Better RT performance
โœ…Better power efficiency
โŒSmall VRAM buffer

Key Takeaways
  • In our performance testing at 4k, we saw that the RTX 4070 Ti Super was significantly ahead of the RX 7900 XT in terms of ray-traced gaming while they traded blows in traditionally rasterized games.
  • Despite both processors using the same manufacturing nodes, the RTX 4070 Ti Super proved to be significantly more power-efficient
  • In early February 2024, the RTX 4070 Ti Super has a price tag that is 13% higher than the RX 7900 XT.
  • The bulk of the performance difference going from the RX 7900 XT to the RTX 4070 Ti Super came from RT gaming, which serves as the pivot point for customers deciding between the two GPUs. 

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Comparison Table

FeatureRadeon RX 7900 XTGeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super
ArchitectureRDNA 3Ada Lovelace
Design ChipNavi 31AD103
Product FamilyAMD Radeon RX 7000 SeriesNvidia GeForce RTX 40 series
Steam Processors/Cuda Cores53768448
Compute Units/Tensor Cores84264
Ray Accelerators8466
ROPs19296
Memory Bandwidth800.0 GB/s672.3 GB/s
Best VariantsBest RX 7900 XT Graphics CardsBest RTX 4070 Ti Super Graphics Cards

Architectural Differences

  1. Clock Speed: The RTX 4070 Ti Super leads in clock speeds, with a base of 2340MHz and a boost up to 2610MHz, while the RX 7900 XT trails with a base of 1500MHz and a boost up to 2394MHz.
  2. VRAM: The RTX 4070 Ti Super has a VRAM buffer of 16GB using DDR6X memory, whereas the RX 7900 XT uses 20GB of GDDR6 VRAM. This difference might prove to be crucial as games become more memory-intensive over the years.
  3. TDP: The RTX 4070 Ti Super is rated for a TDP of 285 watts, whereas the RX 7900 XT comes packaged with a TDP of 300 watts.
  4. Processing Nodes: Both the RTX 4070 Ti Super and the RX 7900 XT utilize 5nm processing nodes manufactured by TMSC, which promises similar power efficiency.
  5. Other Difference: Most premium features of Nvidia’s RTX 40 series are now accessible on AMD cards through open-source software, including AI upscaling and Frame Generation.

Gaming Tests – 4K

To understand the differences between the RTX 4070 Ti Super and RX 7900 XT, we’ve conducted real-world gaming tests using a carefully designed benchmark system, ensuring minimal bottlenecks. See below for the test bench specifications.

Test Bench

Alan Wake 2

Alan Wake 2
Alan Wake 2 @4k (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In Alan Wake without RT or upscaling, the RTX 4070 Ti Super averaged 40 FPS, while the RX 7900 XT closely followed with 39 FPS, a negligible difference for most users to notice.
  • The 1% lows of both cards were also brushing up against one another, with the RTX 4070 Ti Super getting lows of 36 FPS while the RX 7900 XT had lows of 35 FPS, once again, a difference most gamers would not be able to tell apart.

Starfield

Starfield
Starfield @4k (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • With the settings turned up and no upscaling, the RTX 4070 Ti Super took a backseat in this game with an average performance of 51 FPS, while the RX 7900 XT was 8% faster with an average framerate of around 55 FPS.
  • The 1% lows also held what we found the averages true, with the RTX 4070 Ti Super getting lows of 43 FPS while the RTX 7900 XT had lows of 46 FPS, securing another 7% lead of the RX 7900 XT.

Cyberpunk 2077 (DLSS/FSR, RT)

Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 @4k (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The RTX 4070 Ti Super achieved an average framerate of 49 FPS, leaving the RX 7900 XT far behind at 27 FPS, resulting in an 81% lead for the RTX 4070 Ti Super.
  • The apple didn’t fall far from the tree when it came to the 1% lows. The RTX 4070 Ti Super had lows of 39 FPS, while the RX 7900 XT halved that with 1% lows hovering around the 21 FPS mark.

Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5
Forza Horizon 5 @4k (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The Extreme settings paired with RT were not a challenge for either card in this game. The RTX 4070 Ti Super had an average framerate of 139 FPS, while the RX 7900 XT had an average of 144 FPS, giving the Radeon card a 3.6% lead.
  • The minimum framerates in this game were the same on both of our cards at 118 FPS, pushing their perceived performance even closer.

Hogwarts Legacy (RT On, No Upscaling)

Hogwarts Legacy
Hogwarts Legacy @4k (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Testing Hogwarts Legacy with RT on and without upscaling, the RTX 4070 Ti achieved an average framerate of 35 FPS, showing a 75% advantage over the RX 7900 XT, which managed only 20 FPS.
  • The 1% lows underscored the performance gap, with the RTX 4070 Ti Super at around 23 FPS and the RX 7900 XT trailing at 15 FPS. This represented a 53% advantage in this game.

Avatar Frontiers Of Pandora(DLSS/FSR Q)

Avatar Frontiers Of Pandora
Avatar Frontiers Of Pandora @4k (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • With default RT settings and upscaling assistance, the RTX 4070 Ti Super led with an average framerate of 64 FPS, approximately 10% faster than the RX 7900 XT’s average framerate of 58 FPS.
  • As for the 1% lows, the difference once again fell slightly short of 10%, with the RTX 4070 Ti Super getting minimums of 46 FPS, while the RX 7900 XT had lows closer to 42 FPS.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 @4k (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • With no upscaling, RDR2 ran slightly better on the RX 7900 XT, with an average framerate of 92 FPS instead of the 90 FPS average of the RTX 4070 Ti Super. This difference came out to a minute 2%.
  • The 1% lows were also the slightest bit different between the two graphics cards, with the RTX 4070 Ti Super getting lows of 74 FPS, only one frame shu of the 75 FPS minimums of the RX 7900 XT.

The Last Of Us Part 1

The Last Of Us
The Last Of Us @4k (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Lastly, Ultra settings on the Last Of Us Part 1 had an average framerate of around 66 FPS on the RX 7900 XT, while the RTX 4070 Ti Super had an average framerate of 63 FPS, about 4% slower than the Radeon card.
  • The 1% lows were also slightly higher on the RX 7900 XT at around 56 FPS, while the RTX 4070 Ti Super had lows of 55 FPS.

Overall Gaming Performance

FeaturedRTX 4070 Ti SuperRX 7900 XT
Average FPS66 ๐Ÿ“ˆ63 ๐Ÿ“ˆ
%1 lows54 ๐Ÿ“‰51 ๐Ÿ“‰
Winner: Nvidia's RTX 4070 Ti Super

In our testing, the RTX 4070 Ti Super surpasses the RX 7900 XT by 6%, particularly excelling in ray-traced games, despite a 1.6% advantage for the RX 7900 XT in non-ray-traced scenarios. With a notable lead in 1% lows due to superior ray-traced performance, the RTX 4070 Ti Super emerges as the overall winner.


Power Consumption

GameRTX 4070 Ti Super (W)RX 7900 XT (W)
Alan Wake 2289328
Starfield272308
Cyberpunk 2077281323
Forza Horizon 5249317
Hogwarts Legacy268308
Avatar Frontiers Of Pandora282328
Red Dead Redemption 2280307
The Last Of Us Part 1277308
Average Power Consumption275316
Winner: Nvidia's RTX 4070 Ti Super

Even though the RTX 4070 Ti Super took the crown in gaming performance, it also managed to use much less power than the RX 7900 XT. The RX 7900 XT put out comparable performance as the RTX 4070 Ti while taking 15% more power from the wall. Safe to say, Nvidia holds its title as best in terms of power efficiency.


Price And Value

Graphics CardLaunch MSRPCurrent Price
RTX 4070 Ti Super๐Ÿ’ฒ799๐Ÿ’ฒ799
RX 7900 XT๐Ÿ’ฒ899๐Ÿ’ฒ729
Difference13%10%

The RX 7900 XT, initially pricier than the RTX 4070 Ti Super, has seen a significant price drop, now being around 10% cheaper. This, coupled with potential additional discounts in the used market, makes it a compelling and better-value choice for consumers.


What We Recommend

RX 7900 XT: If real-time ray tracing isn’t crucial, the RX 7900 XT offers better value than the RTX 4070 Ti Super. Its larger VRAM, solid performance for 4K gaming, and compatibility with AMD’s open-source software make it a compelling choice.

RTX 4070 Ti Super: Deciding if RT is worth the extra $70 is challenging, but if your budget allows, we recommend the RTX 4070 Ti Super over the RX 7900 XT. As games increasingly adopt ray tracing, the RTX card’s lower power draw and potential for widespread use make it an attractive choice.

To conclude our analysis of the RTX 4070 Ti Super vs RX 7900 XT, the decision between the two cards more or less boils down to your preference for ray-traced gaming. Both cards offer solid value against each other, so be sure to evaluate the nuances before making your purchasing decision.


Frequently Asked Questions

Does the RTX 4070 Ti Super have more cores than the RX 7900 XT?

Yes, the RTX 4070 Ti has 57% more Cuda cores than AMD’s card has stream processors, but this isn’t an apples-to-apples comparison as both are designed differently.

What power connectors do the RTX 4070 Ti Super and the RX 7900 XT use?

The RTX 4070 Ti Super uses a single 16-pin connector, whereas the Radeon RX 7900 XT uses a dual 8-pin connector.

What version of DisplayPort do these GPUs have?

The Radeon RX 7900 XT has two DP 2.1 ports, whereas the RTX 4070 Ti Super has three DP 1.4a ports.


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