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RTX 4080 Super Vs RX 7900 XT [Gaming Benchmarks 2024]

Compare the RTX 4080 Super and RX 7900 XT across gaming performance, architecture, price, and power consumption for a well-informed decision.

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AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT

Rated: 8.5/10

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Super

Rated: 8/10


Pros And Cons

Graphics CardProsCons
RTX 4080 Superโœ… Better Overall Performance
โœ… Better power efficiency
โŒHigher Price
RX 7900 XTโœ… Larger VRAM buffer
โœ…Larger VRAM bandwidth
โŒBad power efficiency

Key Takeaways
  • In our testing, the RTX 4080 Super had an overall performance around 15% higher than the RX 7900 XT, with particular advantages in RT gaming.
  • Despite being significantly more powerful, the RTX 4080 Super also managed to consume 26% less power than the RX 7900 XT, making the power budget much more manageable.
  • The the time of writing this article, the RX 7900 XT is around 27.5% cheaper than the RTX 4080 Super, making it a much better value.
  • If you want to get a top-tier card while saving a buck, the RX 7900 XT gives you the option of rounding some corners, whereas the RTX 4080 Super asks for a higher price while also not slacking in any department.

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Comparison Table

FeatureGeForce RTX 4080 SuperRadeon RX 7900 XT
ArchitectureAda LovelaceRDNA 3.0
Design ChipAD103-400-A1Navi 31 XT (215-145000156)
Product FamilyNvidia GeForce RTX 40 seriesNavi III
Steam Processors/Cuda Cores102405376
Compute Units/Tensor Cores320-
Ray Accelerators8084
ROPs112192
Memory Bandwidth736.3 GB/s800.0 GB/s
Best VariantsBest RTX 4080 Super Graphics CardsBest RX 7900 XT Graphics Cards

Architectural Differences

  1. Clock Speed: The RTX 4080 Super surpasses the RX 7900 XT with higher base and boost clocks, operating at 2295MHz (base) and up to 2550MHz (boost) compared to AMD’s 1500MHz (base) and 2394MHz (boost).
  2. VRAM: The RX 7900 XT wins in terms of VRAM, with 20GB of GDDR6 memory carried over a 320-bit bus. The RTX 4080 Super, however, has a memory buffer of 16GB using GDDR6X memory over a 256-bit bus.
  3. TDP: The RTX 4080 has a slightly higher TDP of 320 watts compared to the 7900 XT’s TDP of 300 watts.
  4. Process Node: Both graphics cards use the 5nm processing nodes from TSMC.
  5. Other Technologies: The RTX 4080 Super boasts various gaming-enhancing technologies, while the RX 7900 XT, utilizing free-to-use software, closely matches it in most aspects. However, Nvidia’s solutions tend to be more polished than AMD’s.

The price of the RX 7900 XT has been falling since the time of its release, making it an excellent value for for high-end gamers. Nvidia has stopped lacking, too, with the RTX 4080 Super getting a larger price cut than its predecessor. How do these cards do against one another? Keep reading our RTX 4080 Super vs RX 7900 XT review to find out!


Gaming Tests – 1440p

Being the same tier of the card in both companies’ GPU hierarchies, the comparison of the RTX 4080 Super vs RX 7900 XT boils down to the maximum framerate each company could supply in their respective price brackets. To test the performance of both GPUs, we have constructed a test bench with the specifications listed below:

Test Bench

Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora

Avatar Frontiers Of Pandora
Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • With RT and quality upscaling enabled, the Nvidia card achieved a 21% higher average framerate of around 119 FPS, while the RX 7900 XT lagged behind at approximately 95 FPS.
  • The 1% lows were around 27% lower on the RX 7900 XT, hovering around 61 FPS, while the RTX 4080 Super had lows of around 84 FPS.

Starfield

Starfield
Starfield @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • With the Ultra settings running on the native resolution, the RX 7900 XT suffered a loss of 14% in this game, averaging a framerate of 79 FPS, while the RTX 4080 Super had an average framerate closer to around 92 FPS
  • The RTX 4080 Super was around 12% faster when we measured the 1% lows at a framerate of around 73 FPS, whereas the RX 7900 XT sat at lows of around 65 FPS.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage

Assassin's Creed Mirage
Assassin’s Creed Mirage @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Surprisingly, with RT off at native resolution in AC Mirage, the RX 7900 XT outpaced the RTX 4080 Super, achieving an average framerate of 127 FPS, while the Nvidia card lagged at around 109 FPS, marking a 16% difference.
  • The 1% lows were also 18% faster on the RX 7900 XT at around 98 FPS versus the RTX 4080 Super’s lows of 83 FPS.

Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur's Gate 3
Baldur’s Gate 3 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The performance difference fell to the status quo in Baldurs Gate 3, with the RX 7900 XT getting an average framerate of 166 FPS, while the RTX 4080 Super was 12% ahead with an average framerate of 189 FPS.
  • There was a difference of around 12% in the 1% lows of these GPUs as well, with the RTX 4080 Super getting lows of 124 FPS, whereas the RX 7900 XT had lows of 111 FPS.

Alan Wake 2

Alan Wake 2
Alan Wake 2 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The RTX 4080 Super had an average framerate of 93 FPS, which surpassed the 74 FPS average of the RX 7900 XT by around 20%. This test was done natively at 1440p, with RT off and the Ultra preset applied.
  • The difference in performance rose to 22% when we examined the 1% lows, with the Nvidia card getting a framerate of around 77 FPS, whereas the RX 7900 XT had lows closer to 63 FPS.

Diablo 4

Diablo 4
Diablo 4
  • Both systems ran Diablo 4 smoothly, but the RTX 4080 Super maintained a significant lead with an average framerate of 292 FPS, while the Radeon card lagged around 16% behind at approximately 246 FPS
  • The 1% lows maintained the 16% difference between the processors, with the RTX 4080 Super getting an average framerate of 135 FPS, whereas the RX 7900 XT had lows of around 116 FPS.

Forza Motorsport

Forza Mortorsport
Forza Mortorsport @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Utilizing FSR/DLSS and RT in this title, testing revealed the RX 7900 XT to be approximately 23% slower than the RTX 4080 Super. The Radeon card averaged 65 FPS, while the RTX 4080 Super achieved a noticeably higher 84 FPS.
  • The RTX 4080 Super maintained smooth 1% lows of 66 FPS in our testing, whereas the RX 7900 XT was around 23% slower, with 1% lows dancing around the 54 FPS mark.

  Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy
Hogwarts Legacy @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Running this game at the Ultra preset, there was a difference of around 15% in this game, with the RTX 4080 Super being in the lead. It had an average framerate of 134 FPS, whereas its rival held closer to 114 FPS in our testing.
  • With the RTX 4080 Super getting 1% lows of around 76 FPS while the RX 7900 XT had lows of close to 66 FPS, the difference in performance of around 15% was maintained in the minimum framerates of our game.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In Cyberpunk 2077, with RT on and DLSS/FSR set to quality, the RTX 4080 Super led by approximately 33%, averaging 71 FPS, while the RX 7900 XT lagged with an average of 47 FPS.
  • 1% lows of the RX 7900 XT made this game very choppy, with the card letting the game fall to 32 FPS at the most demanding moments, whereas the RTX 4080 Super had lows closer to 56 FPS.

PUBG

PUBG
PUBG @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Finally, our testing converged with PUBG running around 14% better on the RTX 4080 Super with an average framerate of 220 FPS, while the RX 7900 XT had an average framerate closer to around 189 FPS.
  • The 1% lows were around 100 FPS on the Radeon card, whereas the Nvidia card managed to do slightly better with lows of around 107 FPS.

Overall Gaming Performance

FeaturedRTX 4080 SuperRX 7900 XT
Average FPS140 ๐Ÿ“ˆ120 ๐Ÿ“ˆ
%1 lows88 ๐Ÿ“‰77 ๐Ÿ“‰
Winner: Nvidia's RTX 4080

In our testing, the RTX 4080 Super demonstrated superior performance over the RX 7900 XT, averaging around a 15% lead. While a noticeable difference may not be immediate in 1440p gaming, the RTX 4080 Super excelled in most games, particularly leveraging its strength in RT scenarios. 

Here is some of our recorded gameplay for these cards:

YouTube video


Editor`s Note
Image

In our FP32 test, the RTX 4080 Super only performed 1% better than the RX 7900 XT, serving as a reminder that a card’s synthetic performance does not represent its gaming capabilities. 

โ€“ Uzair Qureshi


Power Consumption

GameRTX 4080 Super (W)RX 7900 XT (W)
Avatar Frontiers Of Pandora275306
Starfield245309
Assassin's Creed Mirage166308
Baldur's Gate 3286308
Alan Wake 2248309
Diablo 4254305
Forza Motorsport228309
Hogwarts Legacy246310
Cyberpunk 2077228309
PUBG278308
Average Power Consumption245.4308.1
Winner: Nvidia's RTX 4080 Super

Despite having significantly more power, the RTX 4080 Super managed to get away with using around 26% less power in our testing when compared to the RX 7900 XT. This brings the rather large power budget of the Radeon card to a much more manageable amount, which can lead to some savings in the lifespan of these cards.


Price And Value

Graphics CardLaunch MSRPCurrent Price
RTX 4080 Super๐Ÿ’ฒ999๐Ÿ’ฒ999
RX 7900 XT๐Ÿ’ฒ899๐Ÿ’ฒ724
Difference10.01%27.53%

Despite the performance improvement and the price cut that Nvidia has given to the RTX 4080 Super, it still stands as a worse value than the RX 7900 XT. The MSRP of the Radeon card has fallen significantly below its launch MSRP, which increases its value proposition further.


What We Recommend

RX 7900 XT: The RX 7900 XT has sustained its value since launch, offering commendable performance suitable for 1440p and even 4k gaming with some concessions on ray tracing and assistance from FSR. It’s an excellent choice for those seeking top-tier gaming without breaking the bank.

RTX 4080 Super: The RTX 4080 Super boasts high performance at a high price. It excels in all facets of modern gaming, including ray tracing. While the premium cost aligns with its top-notch capabilities, it’s a worthwhile investment if you prioritize cutting-edge features and exceptional gaming experiences.

Our discussion of the RTX 4080 Super vs RX 7900 XT concluded that the difference between the performance of these cards is just as important as the difference in price. The more well-rounded card also has a heftier price tag, whereas something like the RX 7900 XT has a few caveats, but it is still serviceable for high-end gaming.


FAQs

How large of a power supply do AMD and Nvidia suggest with these cards?

The RX 7900 XT and RTX 4080 Super both have a suggested PSU size of 700 watts.

Which GPU has more computing units, the RX 7900 XT or the RTX 4080 Super?

The RX 7900 XT has 84 RT cores, whereas the RTX 4080 Super has 80 RT cores. The higher core count does not correlate with performance, as the cores on the RTX 4080 Super are substantially more advanced.

Do the power connectors of the RX 7900 XT and RTX 4080 Super differ?

The RX 7900 XT uses a dual 8-pin connector, whereas the RTX 4080 Super uses a single 16-pin connector.


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