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RTX 4070 Vs RX 6700 XT: Which Is Better?

We compare the RTX 4070 Vs RX 6700 XT in gaming benchmarks to learn how well they perform in 2024.

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After the last comparison of the RTX 3080 Ti and the RX 7900 XT, which showed AMD as the clear victor, we now turn our attention to a new matchup: the RTX 4070 vs RX 6700 XT. In this new comparison, we will evaluate the performance of both GPUs and determine which one proves to be superior.

Key Takeaways

  • Starting off, the Radeon RX 6700 XT uses RDNA 2.0 architecture, whereas the GeForce RTX 4070 is built on NVIDIA’s Ada Lovelace architecture.
  • Additionally, during our benchmark tests, the NVIDIA RTX 4070 showed a 30.3% advantage over the Radeon RX 6700 XT in terms of average FPS.
  • Moreover, our benchmark results highlight that the GeForce RTX 4070 is approximately 5.1% more power-efficient than the Radeon RX 6700 XT.
  • Finally, according to our test results, the RTX 4070 showed 11.5% lower thermal efficiency than the RX 6700 XT.
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Comparison Table

Technical Specs GeForce RTX 4070 Radeon RX 6700 XT
GPU Name AD104 Navi 22
Architecture Ada Lovelace RDNA 2.0
Transistors 35,800 million 17,200 million
Shading Units 5888 2560
Tensor Cores 184 NA
RT Cores 46 40
TMUs 184 160
ROPs 64 64
L1 Cache 128 KB (per SM) 128 KB per Array
L2 Cache 36 MB 3 MB
Memory Bus Width 192 bit 192 bit
Memory Bandwidth 504.2 GB/s 432.0 GB/s
Suggested PSU 550W 550W
Release Date Apr 12th, 2023 Mar 3rd, 2022
Approximated Price 599 USD 320 USD
Best Variants BEST RTX 4070 Cards Best RX 6700 XT Cards

Architectural Difference

  1. Process NodeThe RX 6700 XT boasts a nimble 7nm process node, while the RTX 4070 flaunts a cutting-edge 5nm process node.
  2. Clock SpeedThe RX 6700 XT ticks with a confident 2321 MHz Base Clock and a brisk 2581 MHz Boost Clock. In comparison, the RTX 4070 maintains a steady 1920 MHz Base Clock and a 2475 MHz Boost Clock.
  3. VRAM: The RX 6700 XT wields 12GB of GDDR6 VRAM, providing a generous amount for your games. Meanwhile, the RTX 4070 showcases its prowess with 12GB of faster GDDR6X VRAM.
  4. TDP: The RX 6700 XT demands 250W of power. On the other hand, the RTX 4070 is an eco-conscious card, needing power at 200W.
  5. Supported Technologies: The RX 6700 XT increased its performance with AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR). Conversely, the RTX 4070 showcases its improvements with NVIDIA’s DLSS.

RTX 4070 Vs RX 6700 XT: Gaming Benchmarks

It’s time to take the comparison of the RTX 4070 and RX 6700 XT to the next level after analyzing their technical details. The next stage is to evaluate the performance of both graphics cards rigorously using modern games. Our goal is to conduct comprehensive testing to determine which one comes out on top.

Testing Rig

Here are the specs of the testing rig:

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
  • Motherboard: Asus TUF B550-Plus
  • Memory: G.SKILL Trident Z RGB Series 32GB DDR4 3600 MHz
  • Storage Drive: Crucial P3 Plus 1TB PCIe Gen4 3D NAND NVMe M.2 SSD
  • CPU Cooler: Arctic Freezer 34 Esports Duo
  • Power Supply: EVGA 1000W Gold
  • Operating System: Windows 10

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey 4K Gaming Benchmarks – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • When it comes to average FPS, we found the RTX 4070 boasts a 16.5% increase over the RX 6700 XT, delivering an impressive 59 FPS compared to the RX 6700 XT’s 50 FPS.
  • Additionally, the RTX 4070 performs inferior to the RX 6700 XT in terms of 1% lows, with a significant difference of 14.2%, as it scores 39 FPS compared to 45 FPS by the latter.
  • Besides this, we also examined the RTX 4070, which exhibits lower power consumption than the RX 6700 XT, with a difference of 11.5%, with the former using 172 W and the latter consuming 193 W.
  • In addition, the RTX 4070’s thermal efficiency is 9.7% less than the RX 6700 XT’s, with the latter maintaining an average temperature of 54°C compared to 49°C for the former.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 4K Gaming Benchmarks – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • While testing these cards, the RTX 4070 outperforms the RX 6700 XT in terms of average FPS, with a significant 32.1% increase, producing an impressive 65 FPS compared to the RX 6700 XT’s 47 FPS.
  • Furthermore, the RTX 4070 exhibits better performance in 1% lows compared to the RX 6700 XT, with a remarkable difference of 23.2%, recording 48 FPS in contrast to the RX 6700 XT’s 38 FPS.
  • In addition, the RTX 4070 demonstrates better power efficiency over the RX 6700 XT during our gameplay, with a 1.1% difference in power usage, as the former uses only 175 W and the latter consumes 177 W.
  • Moreover, the RX 6700 XT performs better thermally than the RTX 4070, with an average temperature of 49°C, which is 6°C or 11.5% lower than the 55°C recorded by the latter.

Also Read: AMD RX 6700 XT Vs Nvidia RTX 3060 

Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3
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  • With a remarkable 35% increase in average FPS during our gameplay of Borderlands 3, the RTX 4070 outshines the RX 6700 XT, producing a stunning 57 FPS compared to the RX 6700 XT’s 40 FPS.
  • In addition, the RTX 4070 surpasses the RX 6700 XT in 1% lows with a considerable difference of 10.5%, delivering a score of 30 FPS compared to 27 FPS by the RX 6700 XT.
  • In addition, we also noticed that the RTX 4070 consumes less power than the RX 6700 XT, with the former utilizing only 196 W and the latter requiring 205 W, resulting in a 4.4% discrepancy.
  • Additionally, the RX 6700 XT boasts superior thermal performance over the RTX 4070, with an average temperature of 49°C, which is 15% lower than the 57°C recorded by the latter.

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare II

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare II
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  • In our extensive benchmark tests, we observed a remarkable 13.3% increase in average FPS as the RTX 4070 outperformed the RX 6700 XT, delivering 48 FPS compared to the RX 6700 XT’s 42 FPS.
  • Additionally, the RTX 4070 shows superior performance over the RX 6700 XT in 1% lows with a significant difference of 17.7%, where it records 43 FPS as compared to 36 FPS by the RX 6700 XT.
  • Moreover, we also found the RTX 4070 is more power-efficient than the RX 6700 XT, with the former utilizing only 193 W and the latter consuming 196 W, resulting in a 1.5% difference.
  • Furthermore, the RTX 4070 demonstrates poorer thermal management than the RX 6700 XT, with an average temperature of 56°C, which is 15.3% or 8°C higher than the 48°C recorded by the latter.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077
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  • In terms of average FPS, we tested and confirmed the RTX 4070 triumphs over the RX 6700 XT, delivering a significant 82% increase delivering 29 FPS, while the RX 6700 XT achieves only 12 FPS.
  • Moreover, when it comes to 1% lows, the RTX 4070 outperforms the RX 6700 XT with a substantial difference of 94.1%, scoring 25 FPS, while the RX 6700 XT only manages to achieve 9 FPS.
  • Additionally, the RTX 4070’s power usage is significantly lower than the RX 6700 XT’s during our benchmark, with a difference of 6.8%, as the former uses only 182 W and the latter requires 195 W.
  • Besides, the RX 6700 XT outperforms the RTX 4070 in thermal management, with an average temperature of 50°C, which is 2°C or 11.3% lower than the 56°C recorded by the latter.

Days Gone

Days Gone
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  • While we were playing Days Gone, the RX 6700 XT fell short in terms of average FPS, achieving only 49 FPS, while the RTX 4070 took the lead with a remarkable 33.8% increase, producing an impressive 69 FPS.
  • In addition, the RTX 4070 showcases a better performance than the RX 6700 XT in 1% lows, with a significant difference of 30.1%, exhibiting 42 FPS versus 31 FPS by the RX 6700 XT.
  • Furthermore, our tests revealed the RTX 4070 consumes less power than the RX 6700 XT, with the former utilizing only 196 W and the latter requiring 211 W, resulting in a 7.3% disparity.
  • In addition, the RX 6700 XT delivers superior thermal efficiency compared to the RTX 4070, with an average temperature of 51°C, which is 9.3% less than the 56°C recorded by the latter.

Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5
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  • Based on our thorough benchmark testing, the RTX 4070 exhibits a substantial 32.7% increase in average FPS, surpassing the RX 6700 XT by delivering an impressive 71 FPS compared to the RX 6700 XT’s 51 FPS.
  • Furthermore, the RTX 4070 delivers better performance than the RX 6700 XT in 1% lows, with a substantial difference of 32.7%, achieving 64 FPS as opposed to 46 FPS by the RX 6700 XT.
  • Besides, the RTX 4070 exhibits superior power efficiency over the RX 6700 XT, with a 6.1% difference in power usage, as the former uses only 158 W and the latter consumes 168 W.
  • Furthermore, we also noticed the RTX 4070 exhibits inferior thermal management compared to the RX 6700 XT, with an average temperature of 51°C, which is 10.3% higher than the 46°C recorded by the latter.

GTA 5

GTA 5
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  • Our extensive benchmark while playing GTA V reveals that the RTX 4070 achieves a remarkable 15.3% increase in average FPS, surpassing the RX 6700 XT by delivering an impressive 77 FPS compared to the RX 6700 XT’s 66 FPS.
  • Moreover, the RTX 4070 showcases superior performance over the RX 6700 XT in 1% lows, with a considerable difference of 69.5%, recording 62 FPS compared to 30 FPS by the RX 6700 XT.
  • Additionally, the RTX 4070’s power consumption is lower than the RX 6700 XT’s, with a 14.2% difference, with the former using only 169 W and the latter consuming 195 W.
  • Furthermore, the RX 6700 XT boasts better thermal performance in our tests than the RTX 4070, with an average temperature of 49°C, which is 2°C or 4% lower than the 51°C recorded by the latter.

Similar Comparisons: RX 6700 XT Vs RTX 3060 Ti 

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn
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  • In terms of average FPS, we examined the RTX 4070 displays a notable 36.3% increase over the RX 6700 XT, delivering an impressive 78 FPS compared to the RX 6700 XT’s 54 FPS.
  • Additionally, the RTX 4070 displays a better performance than the RX 6700 XT in 1% lows, with a significant difference of 40%, scoring 66 FPS as opposed to 44 FPS by the RX 6700 XT.
  • In addition, the RTX 4070 also demonstrates less power efficiency than the RX 6700 XT during our benchmarking, with a difference of 2.5% in power usage, as the former uses 195 W and the latter requires 190 W.
  • Additionally, the RX 6700 XT demonstrates superior thermal management over the RTX 4070, with an average temperature of 47°C, which is 17.4% lower than the 56°C recorded by the latter.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2
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  • With a remarkable 26% increase in average FPS, the RTX 4070 outperforms the RX 6700 XT, achieving an impressive 65 FPS compared to the RX 6700 XT’s 50 FPS.
  • In addition, the RTX 4070 exhibits lower performance than the RX 6700 XT in terms of 1% lows, with a considerable difference of 56.2%, achieving 23 FPS as compared to 41 FPS by the RX 6700 XT.
  • In our tests, we found that the RTX 4070 is more power-efficient than the RX 6700 XT, with the former utilizing only 190 W and the latter consuming 198 W, resulting in a 4.1% discrepancy.
  • Furthermore, the RTX 4070 showcases subpar thermal efficiency compared to the RX 6700 XT during our benchmark, with an average temperature of 56°C, which is 13.3% or 7°C higher than the 49°C recorded by the latter.

The Witcher 3 Next Gen

The Witcher 3 Next Gen
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  • While testing The Witcher 3, the RTX 4070 outperforms the RX 6700 XT in terms of average FPS, delivering a significant 56% increase with an impressive 34 FPS, while the RX 6700 XT only manages 19 FPS.
  • Furthermore, the RTX 4070 outperforms the RX 6700 XT in 1% lows with a significant difference of 50%, delivering a score of 30 FPS as compared to 18 FPS by the RX 6700 XT.
  • Furthermore, the RTX 4070 exhibits superior power efficiency over the RX 6700 XT during our benchmarking, with a 2.1% difference in power usage, as the former uses 186 W and the latter requires 190 W.
  • In addition, the RX 6700 XT provides better thermal management compared to the RTX 4070, with an average temperature of 49°C, which is 8°C or 15% lower than the 57°C recorded by the latter.

Overall Gaming Performance

Overall Gaming Performance
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Similarly, the RTX 4070 surpasses the RX 6700 XT, boasting a notable average of 59.2 FPS compared to the 43.6 FPS of the latter.

Additionally, the RTX 4070 achieves a remarkable 30.3% increase in FPS over the RX 6700 XT, drawing a clear line between the two graphics cards.

Average Power Consumption

Average Power Consumption
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Firstly, while conducting our detailed examination, the RTX 4070 exhibited lower power consumption than the RX 6700 XT in our benchmark tests.

During the benchmark, the RTX 4070 consumes 182.9 W. On the other hand, the RX 6700 XT utilizes 192.5 W, leading to a difference of 5.1%.

Also Read: RX 6700 XT Vs RTX 3080

Average Thermal Statistics

Average Thermal Statistics
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Firstly, the RTX 4070 had an average temperature of 56°C, and the RX 6700 XT managed to maintain an average temperature of 49°C during benchmark testing.

In conclusion, the RTX 4070’s average thermal statistics were found to be 11.5% higher than those of the RX 6700 XT during benchmark testing, indicating that the latter has better thermal efficiency.

Pricing And Availability

According to our extensive research of the market, the RTX 4070 is competitively priced at an MSRP of 599 USD, and it’s readily available on platforms like Amazon, making it accessible for gamers looking for high-end performance.

In contrast, the Radeon RX 6700 XT presents a more budget-friendly option with an approximate price tag of 320 USD. It’s also easily accessible on platforms like Newegg, providing an attractive choice for those who want solid gaming performance without breaking the bank.

It’s essential to note that the RTX 4070 carries a premium price point, reflecting a difference of approximately 60.7% compared to the Radeon RX 6700 XT. This pricing distinction may play a crucial role in your decision-making process.

RX 6700 XT Vs RTX 4070: Which One Would We Recommend?

If you’re looking for an affordable GPU that also runs cooler, we would say the RX 6700 XT is a solid choice. It provides good performance without breaking the bank and maintains lower temperatures during gaming sessions.

On the other hand, if you want the best gaming performance available and are willing to invest in a higher-priced option, the RTX 4070 is the way to go, according to our recommendation. It offers a significant boost in average FPS and is more power-efficient, making it ideal for demanding games and settings.

Pros And Cons

GPU Pros Cons
GeForce RTX 4070
  • Noticeable performance jump compared to the last gen.
  • Comes with DLSS 3.0 support.
  • Doesn’t provide DisplayPort 2.0
  • Average 4K resolution performance.
Radeon RX 6700 XT
  • Great performance at 2K resolution.
  • Power and thermally efficient.
  • Incapable of performing equal to DLSS.
  • Mediocre ray tracing performance.

FAQs

What is the primary difference between the RX 6700 XT and RTX 4070?

The primary difference is in gaming performance and price. The RTX 4070 offers significantly better gaming performance but comes at a higher cost, while the RX 6700 XT is more budget-friendly without sacrificing too much on performance.

Which GPU is more power-efficient?

The RTX 4070 is more power-efficient, offering a 5.1% advantage over the RX 6700 XT in terms of power consumption.

How do these GPUs compare in terms of thermal efficiency?

The RX 6700 XT generates less heat, averaging 11.5% lower temperatures than the RTX 4070. If thermal management is a priority for your gaming setup, the RX 6700 XT is a better choice.

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