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RX 7800 XT Vs RTX 3070: Our Recommendation

We'll go through each key details about the RX 7800 XT Vs RTX 3070, including their gaming performance, their average power, temps, FPS values & their prices!

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AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT

Rated: 8.6/10

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070

Rated: 8.2/10

Pros & Cons

RX 7800 XTโœ… Good for 4K gaming.
โœ… Larger VRAM & More RT Cores
โŒ Driver optimization issues in certain games.
RTX 3070โœ… Strong driver optimization.
โœ… Power-efficient
โŒ Stock shortage during high-demand periods.
Key Takeaways
  • With a remarkable 34.4% increase in average frame rate, the RX 7800 XT surpasses the RTX 3070 to emerge victorious.
  • As for the temperatures, we noticed that the RX 7800 XT runs 14.4% cooler than the RTX 3070 on average.
  • Looking more closely at power consumption, we saw that the RX 7800 XT consumes 243W of power as opposed to the RTX 3070’s 216.64W, an increase of 11.4%.
  • We recommend the RX 7800 XT for users who desire better gaming performance and the RTX 3070 for those who prefer performance on a budget. 
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Comparison Table

SpecificationsAMD Radeon RX 7800 XTNvidia GeForce RTX 3070
Ray Tracing Cores6046
Length267 mm | 10.5 inches242 mm | 9.5 inches
Width111 mm | 4.4 inches112 mm | 4.4 inches
Memory speed19.5 Gbps14 Gbps
Launch DateAug 25th, 2023Sep 1st, 2020
Approximate Price$499-549$460
Best CPUBest CPUs For RX 7800 XT-
Best VariantsBest RX 7800 XT Graphics CardsBest RTX 3070 Graphics Cards

Architectural Differences

  1. Process Size: The RX 7800 XT utilizes advanced 5nm processing nodes, while the RTX 3070 uses the well-established 8nm manufacturing process.
  2. Base & Boost Clock: The RX 7800 XT functions within a base frequency range of 1295 MHz to 2430 MHz, while the RTX 3070 performs with speeds of 1500 MHz which reaches up to 1725 MHz.
  3. Memory Bus & Bandwidth: Both are based on a 256-bit bus. However, RX 7800 XT has a bandwidth of 624.1 GB/s while the RTX 3070 has 448.0 GB/s of memory bandwidth.
  4. TDP: When it comes to TDP, the RTX 3070 has a TDP of 220W while the RX 7800 XT has a maximum TDP of 263W.
  5. Memory Type: The RX 7800 XT prefers GDDR6 memory with a substantial 16GB capacity, while the RTX 3070 employs the same memory type with an 8GB capacity.

Let’s test Nvidia’s infamous graphics cards with one of AMD’s recent GPU releases. Today, we will thoroughly compare the RX 7800 XT Vs RTX 3070 and guide you through their differences to see which one suffices.

RX 7800 XT Vs RTX 3070: Benchmark At 1440p

Now that the technical elements have been covered, let’s test out the gaming performance of these two cards at 1440p. Note that factors such as temperatures and airflow can affect the values.

Testing Rig

Spider-Man Miles Morales

Spider-Man Miles Morales Benchmarks
Spider-Man Miles Morales @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • We noticed that, right off the bat, the RX 7800 XT outperforms the RTX 3070’s 89 FPS by a significant 28%, scoring an astounding 118 FPS.
  • With a smooth 1% low of 89 FPS, the RX 7800 XT offers a more fluid gaming experience than the RTX 3070, which tops out at 74 FPS.

A Plague Tale Requiem

A Plague Tale Requiem Benchmarks
A Plague Tale Requiem @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Now let’s move on to A Plague Tale Requiem, where the RX 7800 XT has an advantage over the RTX 3070 with 86 FPS. The RTX 3070 only manages 59 FPS, about 37.2% slower.
  • The RX 7800 XT consistently maintains a low of about 73 FPS, whereas the RTX 3070’s 1% low drops to 46 FPS.

Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy Benchmarks
Hogwarts Legacy @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • We saw that the RX 7800 XT averages 101 FPS in Hogwarts Legacy, which is around 33.5% higher than that obtained by the RTX 3070, which is 72 FPS.
  • The RX 7800 XT reaches 1% lows at 74 FPS, whereas the RTX 3070 reaches ar 52 FPS.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 Benchmarks
Cyberpunk 2077 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The RX 7800 XT outperforms the RTX 3070 in Cyberpunk 2077, averaging 95 FPS, while the other one struggles with 62 FPS, more than 42% behind the RX 7800 XT.
  • Remarkably, the RX 7800 XT sustains a consistent 78 FPS at the 1% lows, while the RTX 3070 drops to 42 FPS.

Hitman 3

Hitman 3 Benchmarks
Hitman 3 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • We observed that the RX 7800 XT’s 145 FPS surpasses the RTX 3070, which has an average of 103 FPS in Hitman 3, by an approximate margin of 33.8%.
  • The RX 7800 XT reaches 1% lows at 114 FPS, but the RTX 3070 remains far behind, averaging 87 FPS.

Overall Gaming Performance

FeaturedRX 7800 XTRTX 3070
Average FPS109 ๐Ÿ“ˆ77 ๐Ÿ“ˆ
%1 lows88.75 ๐Ÿ“‰68.2 ๐Ÿ“‰
Winner: RX 7800 XT

While both GPUs offered excellent gaming experiences, the RX 7800 XT consistently outperformed the RTX 3070 by a considerable margin of 34.4%. We also saw a notable difference in the 1% low performance. The RX 7800 XT had better 1% lows, averaging resulting in a huge 26.1% difference in 1% lows between the two GPUs.

Editor`s Note

I highly recommend the RTX 3070 because it offers an incredible performance-to-performance ratio at 1440p, reaching over 60 FPS. This makes it even better on 1080p since the performance may exceed 100 FPS.

โ€“ Uzair Qureshi


GameRadeon RX 7800 XT (ยฐC)GeForce RTX 3070 (ยฐC)
Spider-Man Miles Morales5664
A Plague Tale: Requiem5565
Hogwarts Legacy5564
Cyberpunk 20775663
Hitman 35463
Average Gaming Temperture55.263.8
Winner: Radeon RX 7800 XT

Now that we’re talking about temperatures, two different stories emerge about the RX 7800 XT and the RTX 3070. The RX 7800 XT maintained a colder temperature of 55.2ยฐC, while the RTX 3070 recorded a temperature of 63.8ยฐC with an estimated difference of 14.4%.

Power Consumption

GameRadeon RX 7800 XT (W)GeForce RTX 3070 (W)
Spider-Man Miles Morales238214.5
A Plague Tale: Requiem246219
Hogwarts Legacy246214.4
Cyberpunk 2077241215.4
Hitman 3244219.9
Average Gaming Temperture243216.64
Winner: GeForce RTX 3070

Regarding power usage, the RX 7800 XT, on average, consumed around 243W across the five games. The RTX 3070, in contrast, showed an average power usage of 216.64W, which was more modest. This corresponds to a noteworthy 11.4% difference in power use between the two GPUs.

Price And Value

Graphics CardMSRPCurrent Price
Radeon RX 7800 XT๐Ÿ’ฒ 499๐Ÿ’ฒ 525
GeForce RTX 3070๐Ÿ’ฒ 499๐Ÿ’ฒ 460
Price Difference-13.1%

Since its release, the RTX 3070’s price has been slightly reduced, precisely by 8.3%. As the RX 7800 XT is a recent release, its price hasn’t deviated much for most of its variants. However, a few variants cost around $550, making these variants 9.7% more pricier than its MSRP. Currently, the RTX 3070 is 13.1% cheaper than the RX 7800 XT.

RTX 3070 Vs RX 7800 XT: What Do We Recommend

RX 7800 XT: We strongly suggest the RX 7800 XT as it is best for users who value powerful gaming performance at 1440p and 1080p, as well as modern ray tracing features. Additionally, it showed lower temperatures than the RTX 3070, which is always a plus point.

RTX 3070: If you want an affordable card with decent performance in 1440p and excellent performance in 1080p, we recommend you get the RTX 3070. You can extract the most out of this card at 1440p by lowering the graphics settings a bit. It is also the most power-efficient option out of the two cards.

Both are incredible GPUs, catering to different users. If you see yourself agreeing with either of the points of the two GPUs, ensure that it matches with other components of your PC to avoid bottlenecking issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the RTX 3070 and RX 7800 XT compatible with PCIe 4.0?

Sure, when combined with suitable motherboards, both GPUs’ support for PCIe 4.0 allows for greater data transfer rates and better performance.

Is 4K gaming possible with these GPUs?

Although 4K gaming is possible with both GPUs, the RTX 3070 is widely thought to be better suited for this resolution due to its excellent performance-to-visual quality ratio.

Regarding updates and software support, how do the RX 7800 XT and RTX 3070 compare?

For their GPUs, AMD and NVIDIA both often provide driver updates that offer performance boosts, bug fixes, and optimizations for recently released games.

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