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RTX 4070 Ti Vs RX 7900 XTX: We Benchmarked Both

Learn how these both cards hold up against each other in a total of 12 games.

Previously, I put AMD’s flagship, the RX 7900 XTX, against NVIDIA’s last-gen RTX 3080 Ti and found that Team Red stayed ahead by around 20 to 50% better performance. This time, we’ll be testing the RTX 4070 Ti vs RX 7900 XTX.

Key Takeaways

  • As per my testing, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX runs the games at an average of 132 FPS, whereas the NVIDIA RTX 4070 Ti runs at 117.5 FPS, giving Team Red an ~11.5% lead in terms of gaming performance.
  • From what I observed, the RTX 4070 Ti takes about 45% less power on average than the RX 7900 XTX. Since these figures were taken via software overlay, there can be a margin of error.
  • I also noticed that the RTX 4070 Ti also stayed about 8.8ยฐC cooler than its AMD rival.
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Comparison Table

SpecsRadeon RX 7900 XTXGeForce RTX 4070 Ti
ArchitectureRDNA 3Ada Lovelace
GPU NameNavi 31 XTXAD104
Base Clock Speed1855 MHz2310 MHz
Boost Clock Speed2499 MHz2610 MHz
Memory Capacity24 GB GDDR612 GB GDDR6
TDP355 Watts285 Watts
No. of transistors57,700 million35,800 million
RT Cores9660
TMUs384240
Price999 USD799 USD
Best VariantsThe BEST RX 7900 XTX Graphics Cards In 2023BEST RTX 4070 Ti Graphics Cards [Budget, Performance, & White]

Architectural Differences

  1. Chipset Design: The NVIDIA RTX 4070 Ti comes with its infamous Ada Lovelace technology and monolithic architecture. On the other hand, AMD’s Radeon 7900 XT offers a new dual-die design. The upgrade allows the GPU to operate GCD (Graphic Compute Die) and MCD (Memory Cache Die separately).
  2. Process Nodes: The Radeon RX 7900 XTX is equipped with a 5nm Graphic Compute Die (GCD) and a 6nm dedicated Memory Cache Die (MCD). On the other hand, the RTX 4070 Ti has its own specialized 5nm custom process nodes known as the 4N from TSMC.
  3. Stream Multiprocessors: The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX offers users particular dual-issue stream processors. This technology is not present in NVIDIA’s RTX 4070 Ti.
  4. Connectivity Ports: The AMD Radeon 7900 XTX provides users with one of the best DisplayPort 2.1. It can handle a bandwidth of up to 54Gbps and can also run a 4k 480 Hz display. On the other hand, since NVIDIA’s RTX 4070 Ti has DisplayPort 1.4a, the bandwidth automatically gets limited to 32.4Gbps.

RX 7900 XTX Vs RTX 4070 Ti: Gaming Benchmarks

Since I have now discussed all of the aspects of both of these cards, let us now check how they keep up when it comes to actual gaming. 

Testing Rig

  • CPU: Ryzen 7 5800X3D
  • Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI Motherboard
  • Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 3600
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i RGB Platinum AIO Liquid CPU Cooler, 280mm.
  • Power Supply: be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 1500W, BN647, 80 PLUS Titanium
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

Witcher 3 Next-Gen (Ray Tracing Ultra)

Witcher 3 Next-Gen (Ray Tracing Ultra) 2K Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
Witcher 3 Next-Gen (Ray Tracing Ultra) 2K Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
  • Based on my evaluation, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX delivers approximately 5.9% better performance, offering an average of 52 FPS compared to the RTX 4070 Ti’s 49 FPS.
  • Furthermore, the 1% lows on the RX 7900 XTX maintain an advantage, with 40 FPS compared to the RTX 4070 Ti’s 37 FPS.

 Call of Duty MW2 2022

Call of Duty MW2 2022 2K Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
Call of Duty MW2 2022 2K Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
  • In terms of FPS, the RX 7900 XTX significantly outperforms the RTX 4070 Ti, providing a substantial 43.7% FPS boost with an average of 184 FPS, compared to the RTX 4070 Ti’s 118 FPS.
  • Additionally, I noticed there is a substantial difference in 1% lows, with the RX 7900 XTX offering 49 FPS, whereas the RTX 4070 Ti provides 34 FPS.

Witcher 3 Next-Gen (Ray Tracing OFF)

Witcher 3 Next-Gen (Ray Tracing OFF) 2K Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
Witcher 3 Next-Gen (Ray Tracing OFF) 2K Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
  • Based on my testing, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX stands out by providing a promising average of 165 FPS, surpassing the RTX 4070 Ti’s 131 FPS, which translates to a lead of about 22.9% for Team Red.
  • A similar trend can be observed in the 1% lows, where the RX 7900 XTX maintains 112 FPS, while the RTX 4070 Ti falls short of 79 FPS.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 2K Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers
Red Dead Redemption 2 2K Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers
  • Drawing from my testing, the RX 7900 XTX exhibits a commanding lead over the RTX 4080 Ti, with a significant 36% advantage when playing RDR2. The GPU provides an impressive average of 124 FPS, whereas Team Blue offers 86 FPS.
  • When considering the 1% lows, it’s evident that the RX 7900 XTX maintains 60 FPS, while the RTX 4070 Ti falls behind with 39 FPS.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2K Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 2K Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
  • Based on my evaluation, the RX 7900 XTX takes a clear lead in this RTX 4070 Ti vs. RX 7900 XTX benchmark, offering a substantial 13% FPS boost with an average of 130 FPS. In comparison, the RTX 4070 Ti provides 114 FPS.
  • Similarly, my observations in the 1% lows category echoed this trend, with the RX 7900 XTX maintaining a solid 60 FPS, just slightly ahead of the RTX 4070 Ti, which managed 61 FPS.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn 2K Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
Horizon Zero Dawn 2K Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
  • In my own hands-on testing, it’s no surprise that the RX 7900 XTX stands out with an impressive 14.2% improvement in FPS. It consistently delivers better average FPS counts, reaching 180 FPS compared to the RTX 4070 Ti’s 156 FPS.
  • When focusing on the 1% lows, it’s interesting to note that both the RX 7900 XTX and RTX 4070 Ti perform equally, generating 51 FPS.

Doom Eternal (Ray Tracing ON)

Doom Eternal (Ray Tracing ON) 2K Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
Doom Eternal (Ray Tracing ON) 2K Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
  • Once again, in my own direct testing, I observed that the RTX 4070 Ti manages to provide more FPS than the RX 7900 XTX, offering a noteworthy 7% FPS boost with an average of 278 FPS, whereas the RX 7900 XTX achieves 259 FPS.
  • However, it’s interesting to note that, in contrast to the average FPS, the RX 7900 XTX excels in 1% lows, consistently delivering 138 FPS, outperforming the RTX 4070 Ti’s 107 FPS.

Forza Horizon 5 (Ray Tracing Extreme)

Forza Horizon 5 (Ray Tracing Extreme) 2K Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
Forza Horizon 5 (Ray Tracing Extreme) 2K Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
  • Both GPUs, according to my gaming experience, provide quite similar results here. The RX 7900 XTX shows a 3.5% FPS production boost by showing an average of 115 FPS, while the other offers 111 FPS.
  • Additionally, when it comes to 1% lows, the RX 7900 XTX produces 79 FPS, while the RTX 4070 Ti produces 55 FPS.

Watch Dogs Legion (Ray Tracing Ultra)

Watch Dogs Legion (Ray Tracing Ultra) 2K Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
Watch Dogs Legion (Ray Tracing Ultra) 2K Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
  • The RX 7900 XTX gains a slight edge over the RTX 4070 Ti in this game, as per my observation, and offers a 15% improved FPS production rate. It produces an average of 78 FPS compared to 67 FPS.
  • Furthermore, I noticed that the 1% lows show similar results. You can see the RX 7900 XTX producing 60 FPS and the RTX 4070 Ti generating 44 FPS.

Cyberpunk 2077 (Ray Tracing Ultra)

Cyberpunk 2077 (Ray Tracing Ultra) 2K Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
Cyberpunk 2077 (Ray Tracing Ultra) 2K Gaming Benchmarks โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
  • Again, surprisingly, the RX 7900 XTX is falling behind with a 14.7% decrease in FPS production. It provides 63 FPS in comparison to 73 FPS on RTX 4070 Ti.
  • Regarding the 1% lows, the RX 7900 XTX generates 50 FPS. Meanwhile, RTX 4070 Ti is producing 49 FPS.

Overall Gaming Performance

Overall Gaming Performance โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
Overall Gaming Performance โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
According to my results, the RTX 4070 Ti was leading the charts in a few games, such as Hitman 3, Doom Eternal, and Cyberpunk 2077. This shows that the card holds serious potential and proves its worth when needed. When it comes to the average FPS performance across all games, I saw the Radeon RX 7900 XTX producing 132 FPS. Meanwhile, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti falls behind with 117.5 FPS. This shows that the users with Radeon RX 7900 XTX will get a boost of 11.6% in FPS compared to the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti.

Average Power Consumption

Average Power Consumption โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
Average Power Consumption โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
When it comes to the average power consumption, I saw the Radeon RX 7900 XTX coming at the top with 344.5 watts. On the other hand, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti only consumed an average of 217.9 watts. This implies that the RTX 4070 Ti is 45% more efficient than the RX 7900 XTX when it comes to power consumption.

Average Thermal Statistics

Average Thermal Statistics โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
Average Thermal Statistics โ€“ Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
I observed that the RX 7900 XTX never produced less than 60ยฐC throughout the test. At the same time, the RTX 4070 Ti was even seen running at 46ยฐC. During the whole course of the benchmarks, the RX 7900 XTX produced an average heat of 63.5ยฐC. On the other hand, the RTX 4070 Ti only generated an average heat of 54.7ยฐC. This proves that the RTX 4070 Ti remained 14.8% more thermally efficient.

Pricing And Availability

Since both of these cards come from the latest lineups from AMD and NVIDIA, it should be quite apparent that they can’t be considered budget-friendly. According to the MSRP, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX is available at a price tag of $999. On the other hand, the NVIDIA RTX 4070 Ti is being offered at $799.

In addition, it should be noted that the Radeon RX 7900 XTX is almost 22.2% more expensive than NVIDIA’s RTX 4070 Ti. Moreover, this gap may be further increased based on the variant and model.

RTX 4070 Ti Vs RX 7900 XTX: Which One Would I Recommend?

In my opinion and experience, after thoroughly testing these cards, It is without a doubt that both of these cards perform amazingly in their own way. So your decision to pick one of them would be based on your requirements only. However, I will help you recall some things that should make your decision easier.

When it comes to average FPS, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX takes the lead with an 11.6% improvement. But in terms of power consumption, the RTX 4070 Ti takes the cake. It provides itself by being a major 45% more power efficient.

Regarding thermal efficiency, NVIDIA’s RTX 4070 Ti is again in the lead. The card generates 14.8% less heat than the RX 7900 XTX. In addition, it is also found that the RTX 4070 Ti is almost 40% cheaper than its competition.

Therefore, I recommend you should consider whether you want a higher FPS count or more affordability. The RX 7900 XTX offers better performance. At the same time, the RTX 4070 Ti ensures you save your money wherever possible. In any case, I hope that my RTX 4070 Ti vs RX 7900 XTX comparison is going to help you choose the right GPU for your rig. 

Pros And Cons

GPUProsCons
RX 7900 XTXNew Architecture.
Better Gaming Performance
Expensive
Needs Bigger PSU
RTX 4070 TiFrame Generation
Better Ray Tracing
Underwhelming performance.
Not the best price-performance ratio.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the RX 7900 XTX better than the RTX 4070 Ti?

There is no definite answer to this question, as both cards perform amazingly in their own ways. NVIDIA and AMD have put a lot of effort into their new lineups. Therefore, it is quite visible that it’s paying off.

What is the most powerful RTX?

As of this moment, the RTX 4090 is the latest card added to the RTX 4000 lineup. The card boasts a whooping 24GB of GDDR6X memory, along with many other features. This includes functionality like the DLSS 3.0 to boost its performance.

What does the TI mean in RTX?

NVIDIA uses the abbreviation Ti for Titanium; these cards are usually released after the base versions are out. Some of these include RTX 4070 Ti, RTX 3090 Ti, RTX 3080Ti, etc.

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