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RX 7800 XT Vs RTX 3070 Ti: We Tested 7 Games

In this head-to-head comparison, the RTX 3070 Ti and RX 7800 XT will undergo real-world gaming tests, evaluating both performance and thermal efficiency to assist you in making an informed purchasing decision.

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AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT

Rated: 8/10

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti

Rated: 8/10


Pros & Cons

Graphics CardProsCons
RX 7800 XT✅ Better performance
✅ More advanced processing nodes
✅Larger VRAM buffer
❌Higher price
RTX 3070 Ti✅ Lower price
✅Slightly better thermal performance
❌Lower performance
❌Small VRAM buffer

Key Takeaways
  • In our performance testing, the RX 7800 XT performed around 41% better at 4k than the RTX 3070 Ti, which puts both of these cards in different tiers of performance.
  • Our thermal performance measurements showed the RTX 3070 Ti to be around 1.% cooler on average, which is a difference most people should not concern themselves with.
  • The difference in price between the RTX 3070 Ti and RX 7800 XT matches the difference in performance between the two cards, giving them an equivalent price-to-performance ratio.
  • Because both graphics are matched in terms of features and they both have a linear scaling to their price, the decision between these two cards relies only on your budget.

Comparison Table

FeatureAMD RX 7800 XTNvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Shading Units3840 (Stream Processors)6144 (CUDA Capability: 8.6)
Ray Tracing Cores6048
Memory Interface Width256-bit256-bit
BandwidthUp to 624 GB/sUp to 608.3 GB/s
Memory Clock / Speed2525 MHz1188 MHz
Launch DateSep 06th, 2023Oct 15th, 2022
MSRP$499$599
Best VariantsBest RX 7800 XT Graphics CardsBest RTX 3070 Ti Grahpics Cards

Architectural Differences

  1. Clock Speed: The RX 7800 XT has a base clock of 1295MHz, lower than the RTX 3070 Ti’s 1575MHz. Its boost clock is 2430MHz, considerably higher than the RTX 3070 Ti’s 1770MHz.
  2. VRAM: The RTX 3070 Ti has 8GB GDDR6X memory on a 256-bit bus. In contrast, the RX 7800 XT doubles the VRAM to 16GB using GDDR6 memory on the same bus.
  3. Process Node: The newer Radeon card uses a 5nm process size from TSMC, while the older card uses a less complex 8nm process size from Samsung, which is significantly less power efficient.
  4. TDP: The newer card also boasts a smaller 263-watt TDP, while the RTX 3070 Ti is rated for a TDP of 290 watts.
  5. Other Differences: Both cards are virtually matched in terms of features, with AMD helping its rival out by making all of its performance-enhancing features like FSR and Fluid Motion Frames open source. 

The glory of the RTX 30 series of cards was cut short because of the GPU shortage, but how does it hold up now that we’ve left that behind in the past? Join us in the RX 7800 XT vs RTX 3070 Ti comparison to gauge the performance of these two midrange cards!


Gaming Benchmarks – 4K

Now that we understand the workings of these cards, this part of the RX 7800 XT vs RX 3070 Ti comparison will focus on the performance of these graphics cards in popular modern games. We have done all our testing using a test bench, the specifications of which you can take a look at below:

Test Bench

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 @4K (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Boasting an average framerate of 49 FPS, the RX 7800 XT outperformed the RTX 3070 Ti by approximately 60% in Cyberpunk 2077 under maximum graphics settings. The RTX 3070 Ti, in contrast, averaged around 32 FPS.
  • The 1% lows of the RX 7800 XT were a smooth-ish 43 FPS, while the RTX 3070 Ti gave a sub-par performance by only outputting 25 FPS in hard-to-render moments of this title.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla @4K (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The RTX 3070 Ti had an average framerate of around 63 FPS in our test of AC: Valhalla, which is around 49% slower than the 94 FPS average of the RX 7800 XT.
  • In our short benchmark, the RX 7800 XT had 1% lows of around 70 FPS, while the RTX 3070 Ti once again fell short with minimums of around 58 FPS.

Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion
Watch Dogs Legion @4K (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In this demanding Ubisoft game, the RTX 3070 Ti struggled at an average framerate of 55 FPS, while the RX 7800 XT excelled with 79 FPS, leading by 44%.
  • The 1% lows of the RTX 3070 Ti danced around 41 FPS when there was a lot of action on screen, while the RX 7800 XT had lows of around 67 FPS.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 @4K (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In Rockstar’s open-world RDR2, the RX 7800 XT achieved an average framerate of 87 FPS, surpassing the RTX 3070 Ti, which managed 60 FPS. The performance difference between the two cards was approximately 45%.
  • The framerate of the RX 7800 XT fell to around 76 FPS from time to time in this game, while the RTX 3070 Ti had 1% lows of around 54 FPS, making for a stable gaming experience.

Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal
Doom Eternal @4K (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In Doom Eternal at maxed-out settings and 4k resolution, the RTX 3070 Ti achieved an average framerate of 156 FPS, while the RX 7800 XT outperformed by around 40% with an average of 217 FPS.
  • The 1% lows of the RX 7800 XT hit around 166 FPS, while the RTX 3070 Ti got bogged down to around 123 FPS in the more action-packed sequences of this game.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn @4K (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The RX 7800 XT managed an average framerate of 102 FPS in the PC port of Horizon Zero Dawn, while the RTX 3070 Ti had an average framerate closer to 73 FPS, which counted as a 40% lead for the RX 7800 XT.
  • The 1% lows hovered around 75 FPS on the RX 7800 XT, while the RTX 3070 Ti had lows of around 64 FPS in our benchmark of this title.

A Plague Tale Requiem

A Plague Tale Requiem
A Plague Tale Requiem @4K (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • On high graphics settings, the RX 7800 XT achieved 57 FPS, outperforming the RTX 3070 Ti at 39 FPS, securing a lead of about 46% in our benchmark tests of A Plague Tale Requiem.
  • Finally, the 1% lows of the RX 7800 XT were around 47 FPS in this game, while the RTX 3070 Ti plateaued at an unpleasant 29 FPS in performance-intensive sections of this game.

Overall Gaming Performance

FeaturedRTX 3070 TiRX 7800 XT
Average FPS68 📈98 📈
%1 lows56 📉78 📉
Winner: AMD's RX 7800 XT

In our testing, the RX 7800 XT demonstrated a 43% average speed advantage over the RTX 3070 Ti in games at 4k resolution. The RTX 3070 Ti was struggling in certain games. The 1% lows further emphasized the performance difference, with a 38% gap. We did not include RT gaming to keep the tests suited to a general audience.


Temperatures

GameRX 7800 XT (°C)RTX 3070 Ti (°C)
Cyberpunk 20777272
Assassin's Creed Valhalla7269
Watch Dogs Legion6866
Red Dead Redemption 27166
Doom Eternal7078
Horizon Zero Dawn7167
A Plague Tale Requiem7068
Average Gaming Temperature70.569.4
Winner: Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3070 Ti

There was only a minor difference between the thermal performance of these two cards. The RX 7800 XT ran around 1.6% hotter than the RTX 3070 Ti, which is not a difference most people would concern themselves with. 


Editor`s Note
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The performance difference between these two cards is even more apparent in synthetic benchmarks. The RX 7800 XT had a 71% improvement over the RTX 3070 Ti with a score of 37320 points, whereas the Nvidia card scored 21750 points.

– Shehryar Khan


Price And Availability

GPUMSRPCurrent Price
RX 7800 XT💲499💲499
RTX 3070 Ti💲599💲349
Difference20%43%

When we checked the current price of these graphics cards on PCPartPicker, we saw that most listings of the RTX 3070 Ti were significantly more than its launch MSRP, but from some digging on eBay, we could find a handful of deals on this card for around $349. This makes the RTX 3070 Ti around 43% cheaper than the RX 7800 XT.


What We Recommend

RTX 3070 Ti: The RTX 3070 Ti offers strong performance at a reasonable price, though it faces challenges at 4k gaming. Its notable drawback lies in the small VRAM buffer, which may become insufficient as modern games increase their VRAM demands.

RX 7800 XT: The RX 7800 XT offers strong 4K performance, standing out in a market of overpriced GPUs. While its appeal diminishes against more reasonably priced alternatives, it becomes a viable option for those with a higher budget, especially due to its driver-level upscaling and frame generation features.

To conclude, both the RTX 3070 Ti and RX 7800 XT have their own benefits, just at different price points. You will be happy with the purchase of either card according to your budget restraints.


FAQs

Is there any difference between the power connectors of the RX 7800 XT and RTX 3070 Ti?

Yes, the RTX 3070 Ti uses a single 12-pin power connector, while the RX 7800 XT uses a dual 8-pin connector.

What version of OpenCL do these cards support?

The RTX 3070 Ti supports OpenCL 3.0, whereas the RX 7800 XT supports OpenCL version 2.2.

Does the RX 7800 XT have better DisplayPorts?

Yes, the DisplayPorts on the RX 7800 XT are 2.1 instead of the 1.4a found on the RTX 3070 Ti, which means support for up to 188Hz 4K output instead of the 120Hz max refresh rate sustainable with DP 1.4a.


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