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RX 7700 XT Vs RTX 2080 [Pricing, FPS, Power, Overall]

In this comparison, we will weigh the power consumption, price, architecture, and performance of the RTX 2080 against that of the RX 7700 XT.

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AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT

Rated: 8.5/10

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080

Rated: 8/10

Pros & Cons

Nvidia RTX 2080โœ… Lower price
โœ… Good ray tracing performance
โŒVery high power consumption
AMD RX 7700 XTโœ…Significantly better performance
โœ…Significantly better power-efficiency
โŒHigher price

Key Takeaways
  • The difference in performance between the RX 7700 XT and the RTX 2080 was around 27% in our gaming tests, which is a significant difference.
  • Despite having a lower performance than the RX 7700 XT, the RTX 2080 consumed around 10% more power, making it significantly less power-efficient.
  • If you buy the RTX 2080 used, you can find it for around $380, around 31% cheaper than the RX 7700 XT.
  • The difference in price of these cards scales almost linearly to the difference in performance, so the decision on which graphics card to get is solely based on your budget.

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Comparison Table

Technical SpecsNVIDIA RTX 2080Radeon RX 7700 XT
RDNA 3.0
CUDA Cores29443456
Tensor Cores368NA
RT Cores4654
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory Speed432.0 GB/s448.0 GB/s
Best Variants-Best RX 7700 XT Graphics Cards

Architectural Differences

  1. Clock Speed: The RX 7700 XT boasts a boost clock speed of 2544MHz, much higher than the 1815MHz base clock of the RTX 2080. The base clock of the RX 7700 XT is 1700MHz, while the RTX 2080 idles at 1650MHz.
  2. VRAM: The Radeon card has a big advantage in terms of memory, with the card having a 12GB VRAM buffer, substantially more the size of the RTX 2080’s 8GB VRAM buffer.
  3. Process Node: The RX 7700 XT uses a more advanced 5nm processing node, while the RTX 2080 reflects its age with the use of 12nm processing nodes.
  4. TDP: The RTX 2080 has a lower 250-watt TDP, whereas the RX 7700 XT has a TDP of 263 watts.
  5. Other Features: The RX 7700 XT and the RTX 2080 are more or less identical in terms of features, as AMD’s open-source approach to developing gaming software lets the RTX card use any feature you could ask for.

The parallels between the graphics cards of Nvidia’s RTX 20 series of cards and the graphics cards released these days are uncanny. In this comparison, we will take a look at the performance of the RX 7800 XT vs RTX 2080 to see if the modern cards fare better than the older cards.

Gaming Benchmarks – 1440p

Now that we know what makes these graphics cards tick, this part of the RX 7700 XT vs RTX 2080 comparison will test both of these cards in various modern titles. We will do this atop a specially designed test bench, the specifications of which you can see below:

Test Bench

Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil 4 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In our Resident Evil 4 test with maxed settings, the RTX 2080 averaged 70 FPS, significantly lagging behind the RX 7700 XT’s impressive 118 FPS. The RX 7700 XT outperformed by approximately 68% in this scenario.
  • The 1% lows of the RTX 2080 were also pretty low at around 58 FPS, while the RX 7700 XT managed minimum framerates of around 101 FPS.


Starfield @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • With the high settings and no upscaling applied, the RTX 2080 managed an average framerate of 41 FPS in Starfield, whereas the RX 7700 XT was once again around 60% faster with an average framerate of around 66 FPS.
  • The 1% lows of the older graphics card hovered around 32 FPS, while the RX 7700 XT had lows closer to 47 FPS.

Baldur’s Gate

 Baldur's Gate
Baldur’s Gate @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Using the Ultra preset in Baldur’s Gate gave the RX 7700 XT an average framerate of around 91 FPS, while the RTX 2080 was slowly catching up to it with an average framerate of around 73 FPS, around 24% slower than the AMD card.
  • The RTX 2080 managed to maintain 1% lows of around 40 FPS in our performance testing, while the RX 7700 XT had lows of around 65 FPS.

Dying Light 2

Dying Light 2
Dying Light 2 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The RTX 2080 had an even 60 FPS average in this game, with most settings set to high, while the RX 7700 XT had an average of 87 FPS45% higher than the older graphics card.
  • The 1% lows hung around 50 FPS on the RTX card, while the Radeon had lows of around 73 FPS.

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The RTX 2080 once again managed to break 60 FPS in Shadow Of The Tomb Raider with all the settings turned up to max, while the RX 7700 XT had an average performance of 68 FPS, only 13% higher than the 2080.
  • As for the 1% lows, the RTX 2080 fell down to around 54 FPS in the hard-to-render sections of the game, while the RX 7700 XT had lows of around 63 FPS.

F1 2022

F1 2022
F1 2022 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In our high-settings test of F1 2022, the RTX 2080 averaged around 109 FPS, while the RX 7700 XT outperformed with an average of 139 FPS, showcasing a significant 27% performance difference between the two cards.
  • The framerate of the RTX 2080 dropped to around 79 FPS in the 1% lows, whereas the RX 7700 XT had lows of around 109 FPS.

Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege
Rainbow Six Siege @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The framerate of the RTX 2080 was around 180 FPS on average in Rainbow Six Siege, whereas the RX 7700 XT had an average framerate of around 193 FPS, only around 7% faster than the RTX 2080.
  • Our tests showed the 1% lows of the RX 7700 XT to hover around 153 FPS, while the RTX 2080 had lows closer to around 141 FPS.

Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantacy XIV
Final Fantasy XIV @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Testing out Endwalker at the maximum settings, the RTX 2080 had an average framerate of around 122 FPS, which was around 17% less smooth than the 144 FPS average framerate of the RX 7700 XT.
  • The 1% lows of the RTX 2080 fell to around 75 FPS in our tests, whereas the RX 7700 XT had a performance of around 86 FPS.

Overall Gaming Performance

FeaturedRTX 2080RX 7700 XT
Average FPS89 ๐Ÿ“ˆ113 ๐Ÿ“ˆ
%1 lows66 ๐Ÿ“‰87 ๐Ÿ“‰
Winner: AMD's RX 7700 XT

The RX 7700 XT outperformed the aging RTX 2080 in overall average framerate during our 1440p testing. With a substantial 27% performance advantage, as anticipated due to the RTX 2080’s age. The performance of both cards can be increased by using upscaling and frame interpolation, though the performance delta will remain the same if done.

Editor`s Note

If your focus is on synthetic benchmarks resembling the usage scenarios these cards are designed for, you’ll be pleased to discover that the RX 7700 XT outperforms the GeForce RTX 2080 by approximately 55.5% in the widely recognized 3DMark synthetic benchmark.

โ€“ Shehryar Khan

Power Consumption

GameRTX 2080 (W)RX 7700 XT (W)
Apex Legends281267
God Of War237233
Cyberpunk 2077276255
Assassin's Creed Valhalla264250
Horizon Zero Dawn287253
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider276244
GTA V299264
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020278229
Average Power Consumption274249
Winner: AMD's RX 7700 XT

Despite exhibiting significantly improved performance, the RX 7700 XT also demonstrated an impressive feat by consuming approximately 10% less power than its rival, the RTX 2080. There is no doubt that the power efficiency of GPUs has drastically increased in recent years.

Price And Availability

GPUMSRPCurrent Price
RX 7700 XT๐Ÿ’ฒ449๐Ÿ’ฒ449
RTX 2080๐Ÿ’ฒ699๐Ÿ’ฒ380

On the used market, you can find the RTX 2080 for around $380, even less if you try to find a good deal. The RX 7700 XT, however, is rarely at or below its MSRP because specific card models are a bit more expensive than AMD’s suggested price. The price-to-performance ratio of both cards is quite similar.

What We Recommend

RTX 2080: Despite its age, the RTX 2080 still performs well in 2024, with its main limitation being the modest VRAM buffer for demanding games. Excelling in 1440p gaming, it offers good value on the used market, slightly affecting our final verdict. Overall, the RTX 2080 remains a solid choice for budget gamers.

RX 7700 XT: In the current graphics card landscape, the RX 7700 XT stands out as a well-balanced option, avoiding common scrutiny upon release. With an appealing price-to-performance ratio, manageable power consumption, and robust features, it emerges as a compelling midrange choice in 2024. 

To summarize, the decision between the RX 7700 XT vs RTX 2080 lies solely on your budget, as both cards offer the same ratio of price-to-performance at different sides of the spectrum.


Will the RX 7700 XT come down in price soon?

Because of the recent AI boom, the only way for graphics card prices to go is up.

Is the hardware-accelerated ray tracing better on the RTX 2080 than the RX 7700 XT?

No, the RTX 2080 has fewer cores in the junction and a lower base performance, meaning it should not board as well in ray-traced gaming.

Can we utilize frame generation on these cards?

Yes, AMD’s Fluid Motion Frames Software enables any graphics card to utilize AI frame generation technology.

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