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RX 7900 XT Vs RTX 3080 Ti: Which Is Better?

When comparing the RX 7900 XT Vs RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards, rasterization performance will only mean the AMD GPU's victory by a big margin.

After AMD released their latest RX 7000 series GPUs in December, enthusiasts have conducted many benchmarking tests. While NVIDIA’s RTX 3000 series is a generation older, they hold the same price as AMD’s RX 7000 series GPUs. Therefore, keeping the price in mind, we’re testing the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT Vs RTX 3080 Ti. We shall conduct several gaming benchmark tests to find out which has the better performance per dollar value.

Key Takeaways

  • The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is an upgrade from the RTX 3080 from NVIDIA’s older 3000-series lineup. On the other hand, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is one of AMD’s latest GPUs.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is ~24.76% faster in 1440P resolution and ~30.06% faster in 4K resolution.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is ~5% cooler than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti at 4K resolution.
  • The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is ~33.37% more expensive than the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT in MSRP.
  • Due to adequate RT capabilities, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti might be better with raytracing and DLSS enabled.

Architectural Differences

Before we jump onto the gaming benchmarks, we must know the differences between both graphics cards. Because both GPUs are from separate companies, their architectural developments vary significantly. Additionally, the architecture of a GPU affects its performance greatly. Therefore, we must analyze how the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti have differentiated. You might be interested in checking out our RTX 4080 Vs RTX 3080 Ti comparison to see how the card performs against Nvidia’s latest lineup. 

For example, AMD has taken a different route for upscaling technology from NVIDIA’s DLSS. Similarly, unlike NVIDIA’s “CUDA Cores,” AMD uses “Stream Processors.”

RDNA 3 β€” AMD Radeon RX 7000 Series Architecture

AMD has steadily upgraded its GPU arsenal while staying close to NVIDIA’s tail. After the failed “Vega” graphics cards, AMD has completely turned its situation around with the influx of RDNA 2 GPUs. Now, with its latest RDNA 3 graphics cards, a few things have changed within the core architecture of the GPUs.

Also Read: RTX 3060 Vs GTX 1660 Ti

For example, with the implications of the forthcoming FSR 3.0 and the latest multi-chiplet design, AMD’s Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs have a lot to offer.

Memory Cache Die

New architecture in RX 7900 XT
Unveiling AMD’s latest multi-chiplet design in AMD’s Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs. Source: AMD.

For its Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs, AMD has taken refuge from its Ryzen processors. To explain, the Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs come with a new chiplet design, particularly a multi-chiplet. Additionally, the RDNA 3 architecture offers multiple dies, coined “Memory Cache Die” (MCD), each containing 16MB of L3 Cache. So, for the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, that equates to 80MB of L3 Cache.

Because AMD uses two dies in its RDNA 3 architecture, one die houses all of the GPU cores, the Graphics Compute Die (GCD), while the other is the MCD. The GCD is based on the latest 5nm process node, whereas the MCD is based on the 6nm process node.

Due to the MCD utilizing older technology, it is more affordable to mass-produce, cutting down on costs. Therefore, consumers might see AMD Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs cost less than its competitor. Also, as the GCD houses all the GPU cores, the 5nm’s higher transistor density will help improve performance.

Radiance Display Engine

AMD Radiance Display Engine
Display of the latest Radiance Display Engine in AMD RX 7000 series GPUs.

For a long time, graphics card manufacturers have not touched the refresh rate of their GPUs significantly. However, with AMD’s Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs, we see a new display engine, coined “AMD Radiance Display Engine.” Not only does the Radiance Display Engine showcase absurd refresh rates, but it also improves the 12-bit per-channel colors.

To explain, the AMD Radiance Display Engine allows up to 68 billion colors in its 12-bit per-channel colors. So, you shall be able to view even more realistic colors than ever. To top it off, the AMD Radiance Display Engine allows up to 165 FPS at 8K and 480 FPS at 4K resolutions. While the refresh rates go above and beyond the norm, we should easily surpass 165 FPS at the highest 8K resolution with future iterations of GPUs.

Also Read: Gigabyte M27Q-P Gaming Monitor Review

Fidelity FX Super Resolution 3.0

Upscaling for RX 7900 XT and RTX 3080 Ti
Fidelity FX Super Resolution 3.0 announcement. Source: AMD

Since AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs, we have seen the endorsement of its upscaling technology, “Fidelity FX Super Resolution.” Unlike NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS), FSR relies on software to upscale images. With the inception of FSR 2.0, we saw AMD tackle NVIDIA’s DLSS 2.0 head-to-head with almost the same performance.

However, AMD has now gone one step ahead and has announced its futuristic FSR 3.0, along with the Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs. According to AMD sources, FSR 3.0 will be twice as fast as FSR 2.0. So, unless NVIDIA can overcome such a massive wall with its DLSS 3.0, FSR will easily take the upscaling crown. 

Moreover, because AMD utilizes software to upscale images, the quality of the images does not match the quality of DLSS. Therefore, AMD has also announced AI accelerators and Fluid Motion Frames to support its FSR 3.0 technology.

To explain, AI accelerators are AMD’s version of NVIDIA’s Tensor Cores. In contrast, not much information has been released regarding Fluid Motion Frames. Although, speculations suggest Fluid Motion Frames will help FSR 3.0 produce unique frames, like DLSS 3.0.

Ampere β€” NVIDIA RTX 3000 Series Architecture

Moving towards NVIDIA’s older RTX 3000 series architecture, “Ampere,” we see a different architecture utilized. As we are comparing the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT Vs RTX 3080 Ti GPUs, knowing the difference in the architecture of the entire generation will help differentiate performance.

Although the AMD Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs are newer, the pricing and thermals have confused consumers. Moreover, the usage of raytracing and upscaling technologies adds to the confusion.

Process Node

When talking about next-gen hardware, many enthusiasts always anticipate improvements in the process node. Not only does a smaller process node improve the thermal efficiency of a GPU, but it also increases the transistor density. Although, when it comes to process nodes, NVIDIA is usually a bit slower when updating its lithography.

However, with its GeForce RTX 3000 series GPUs, NVIDIA has shifted to Samsung’s 8nm process node. In comparison, NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2000 series GPUs utilized TSMC’s 12nm process node. Similarly, because the process node has significantly shrunk down, Ampere GPUs have a remarkably higher transistor count.

For example, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti has a transistor count of 18.6 billion transistors. On the other hand, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti offers 28.3 billion transistors. While the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti barely has half the transistors of the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, housing 57.7 billion transistors, its performance is unparalleled.

Resizable BAR

Resizable BAR for RTX 3080 Ti Vs 7900 XT
Differences between data transfer between resizable BAR turned on and off. Image credits: MSI

When the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 series GPUs launched, the company introduced a new feature named “NVIDIA Resizable BAR.” To explain, the NVIDIA Resizable BAR technology allows the transfer of data such as shaders, textures, and geometry without limits. The data is transferred from the VRAM to the CPU. 

The concept vaguely resembles AMD’s Smart Access Memory (SAM) technology. However, unlike AMD’s SAM, Resizable BAR is only limited to AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors and above and Intel 10th gen processors and above.

While Resizable BAR and SAM are amazing concepts, the performance increment is negligible. For example, at most, you can gain 2-4% extra performance with Resizable BAR. But any form of free performance equates to a better experience.

Deep Learning Super Sampling 2.0

After launching its GeForce RTX 2000 series GPUs, NVIDIA launched the first-ever advanced upscaling technology, “Deep Learning Super Sampling.” Although DLSS 1.0 was lackluster, it showed a lot of promise for the future.

In that regard, with its GeForce RTX 3000 series GPUs, NVIDIA launched the next iteration of DLSS 1.0, the DLSS 2.0. Due to the low quality of upscaling with the DLSS 1.0, gamers preferred to keep it off. Although disabling DLSS and enabling raytracing means a significant performance drop, the technology wasn’t worth it.

However, now with DLSS 2.0, we see better quality frames through upscaling and greater FPS gains. Even so, enabling raytracing with DLSS 2.0 might prove to be a bit difficult at higher resolutions. Therefore, NVIDIA has released DLSS 3.0 with its GeForce RTX 4000 series GPUs.

Similar to AMD’s FSR 3.0, NVIDIA’s DLSS 3.0 creates unique frames to increase FPS. But according to reviews, the unique frames have worse quality than DLSS 2.0, making them fairly visible. Therefore, staying on DLSS 2.0 might be better than upgrading to DLSS 3.0. So, aside from the GPU comparison, we’re also looking at the performance differences between FSR 3.0 Vs DLSS 2.0.

RX 7900 XT Vs RTX 3080 Ti Specifications

Through the analysis of the architectural differences between both graphics cards, we have found certain differences. Looking at their specifications will show us which GPU performs better on paper. Knowing the specifications makes calculating both GPUs’ performance per dollar ratio easier.

GPU Name NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
Node Samsung 8nm TSMC 5nm (GCD), TSMC 6nm (MCD)
Architecture Ampere RDNA 3
CUDA Cores/ Stream Processors 10,240 5,376
Core Clock 1365MHz 1500MHz
Boost Clock 1665MHz 2394MHz
Memory 12GB GDDR6X 20GB GDDR6
Memory Clock 19 Gbps 20 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 912.4GB/s 800GB/s
RT Cores 80 84
Tensor Cores 320 N/A
Transistors 28.3 billion 57.7 billion
TDP 350W 300W
Power Connector 1 x 12 pin 2 x 8 pin
Launch Date June 3, 2021 December 13, 2022
MSRP $1,199 $899
Current Price $1,140 $900
Best Graphics Cards Best RTX 3080 Ti Cards Best RX 7900 XT Cards

Analyzing the table above shows a few differences between both graphics cards. For example, the newer AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT follows a multi-chip die with the 5nm and 6nm process, while the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti only has an 8nm process node. Want to see how it performs against Nvidia’s top card? Check out our RTX 4090 Vs RTX 3080 Ti comparison. 

Furthermore, looking at the CUDA cores, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti showcases double the amount the AMD GPU does. However, the AMD card takes back the lead in core clocks and VRAM. Furthermore, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti requires 50W more wattage than the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT.

Lastly, comparing prices, we notice that the NVIDIA GPU is ~26.6% more expensive than the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT. So, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti needs to showcase 27% more performance than its competitor to win the performance per dollar battle. However, looking at the raw specifications, it doesn’t seem easy to accomplish for the NVIDIA GPU.

Gaming Performance At 1440P

As stated above, conducting practical benchmarks is important when comparing two pieces of hardware. Not only do practical tests show how the hardware performs, but they also show the PC specs required to get the FPS shown. Therefore, the following RX 7900 XT vs RTX 3080 Ti 1440P benchmarks have been conducted by Benchmark PC Tech.

Testing Rig

Looking at the testing rig specifications for the processor, we see the Intel Core i5-13600K being utilized. Although the GPUs require more power, the Intel Core i5-13600K should be enough at higher resolutions. Due to utilizing a bigger 1440P resolution monitor, the processor’s workload is decreased, making games more GPU-dependent. Therefore, you can pair slightly weaker CPUs with more powerful GPUs at 1440P and 4K resolutions.

Secondly, moving toward the motherboard, we realize that the ASUS Strix Z790-F is utilized. Although the processor is a bit older, with a high-end motherboard, we ensure a better upgrade path. Also, with the Z790-F motherboard, we see better VRMs, allowing for better overclocking.

Furthermore, talking about the RAM, we have the Kingston Fury Renegade DDR5 32GB kit. While DDR5 RAM is much faster than DDR4, the adoption rate is slow. Due to the higher prices and low gaming benefits, not many gamers prefer DDR5 over DDR4. However, if you want to work on production tasks, DDR5 RAM is a promising investment. If you want more information regarding DDR4 and DDR5 RAM, we recommend reading through our DDR4 Vs DDR5 RAM comparison!

Lastly, talking about the case, we have the Cooler Master H500P case. Because the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT are massive cards, we require a big case. For that reason, the H500P should do an ideal job housing the GPUs and keeping the cooling in check. Moreover, with better cooling, the graphics cards will have better thermal efficiency, further improving performance.

Red Dead Redemption 2

RX 7900 XT and RTX 3080 Ti FPS test
Red Dead Redemption 2 performance benchmarks at 1440P resolution.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT averages 129 FPS, while the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti averages 100 FPS.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is ~29% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in Red Dead Redemption 2.
  • Although the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is ~26.6% more expensive, it loses by a high margin.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin's creed valhalla test
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla performance test.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT averages 127 FPS. On the other hand, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti averages 84 FPS.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is ~51.19% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider

RX 7900 XT Vs NVIDIA GPU
Shadow of the tomb raider FPS test at 1440P resolution, ultra settings.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT averages 181 FPS, whereas the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti averages 156 FPS.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is ~16.02% faster than its competitor in the shadow of the tomb raider. 

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Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5
Forza Horizon 5 gaming benchmarks at 1440P, ultra settings.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT averages 122 FPS. On the other hand, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti averages 104 FPS.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is ~17.3% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in Forza Horizon 5.

God Of War

God of war
Testing two high-end GPUs in God of war at 1440P resolution, max settings.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT averages 146 FPS, whereas the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti averages 112 FPS.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is ~30.35% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in God of War.

Dying Light 2

RX 7900 XT and RTX 3080 Ti benchmark
Dying Light 2 FPS benchmarks.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT averages 140 FPS. On the other hand, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti averages 110 FPS.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is ~27.27% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in Dying Light 2. 

Elden Ring

Elden Ring
Elden Ring comparison benchmark test for the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT Vs RTX 3080 Ti.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT averages 102 FPS, whereas the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti averages 93 FPS.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is ~9.6% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in Elden Ring.
  • While the AMD GPU showed greater differences, the difference is significantly cut in Elden Ring.

Gaming Performance At 4K

After examining the gaming benchmarks at the 1440P resolution, we must see how the GPUs differ at 4K. Because we’re testing high-end GPUs, consumers might buy them for gaming at higher resolutions with a faster refresh rate. While the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT dominated the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in 1440P, we might see different results in 4K. Therefore, the following tests have been conducted by Mark PC.

Testing Rig

  • Processor: Intel Core i9-12900K
  • RAM: 2x16GB G.Skill DDR4 3600MHz
  • Storage: Samsung 980 Pro
  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT & NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

Starting from the processor, we see that the testing rig utilizes the Intel Core i9-12900K. While the 1440P rig utilized a newer generation processor, it is an i5 at most. On the other hand, the 4K testing rig utilizes a generation older i9 processor. In any case, the performance difference is minimal, and a processor’s workload decreases considerably at higher resolutions. A comparison between the Intel Core i5-13600K Vs i9-12900K processors should clarify any issues you might have.

Furthermore, the testing rig utilizes the G.Skill DDR4 2x16GB 3600MHz RAM kit. While the 1440P rig used DDR5 RAM, the performance difference is minimal in gaming. However, if you’re planning to use your PC for productive tasks, then DDR5 RAM might be worth the purchase. Otherwise, DDR4 RAM should make the cut even at 4K resolutions, with faster speeds.

Also, the testing rig uses a Samsung 980 Pro SSD. Using an SSD can decrease the load times of games and initial PC bootup. So, whenever possible, definitely purchase an SSD.

Lastly, no air coolers or water coolers have been identified in the testing rig. However, you cannot slack on the cooling with the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPUs. Therefore, you must choose a big chassis and use a proper air-cooled or water-cooled build.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 FPS comparison test at 4K resolution, ultra settings.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT averages 60 FPS. On the other hand, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti averages 40 FPS.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is ~50% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in Cyberpunk 2077.
  • The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has an average temperature of 74C. However, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT has an average temperature of 69C.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 benchmark tests.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT averages 94 FPS. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti averages 72 FPS.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is ~30.5% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in Red Dead Redemption 2.
  • The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti averages 77C. On the other hand, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT averages 67C. 

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

RTX 3080 Ti and RX 7900 XT test
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla performance benchmark at 4K resolution, ultra settings.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT averages 93 FPS. However, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti averages 61 FPS.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is ~52.43% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
  • The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has an average temperature of 75C. On the other hand, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT has an average temperature of 70C.

Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion
Watch Dogs Legion GPU comparison test at 4K resolution.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT averages 81 FPS, while the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti averages 63 FPS.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is ~28.57% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in Watch Dogs Legion.
  • The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has an average temperature of 70C. On the other hand, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT has an average temperature of 67C

Similar Comparisons: RTX 4080 Vs RX 6900 XT

God Of War

God of war.
God of war FPS test at 4K resolution, ultra settings.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT averages 109 FPS, whereas the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti averages 81 FPS.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is ~34.56% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in God of War.
  • The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has an average temperature of 78C. Meanwhile, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT has an average temperature of 75C.

Doom Eternal

RTX 3080 Ti Vs AMD GPU.
Testing two high-end GPUs in Doom Eternal at 4K resolution, max settings.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT averages 225 FPS, meanwhile the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti averages 198 FPS.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is ~13.6% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in Doom Eternal.
  • The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has an average temperature of 73C. On the other hand, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT has an average temperature of 61C.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn benchmarks, ultra settings.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT averages 108 FPS. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti averages 77 FPS.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is ~40.25% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in Horizon Zero Dawn.
  • The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has an average temperature of 76C. On the other hand, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT has an average temperature of 74C.
  • Even though the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti costs ~26.6% more, it hasn’t beaten the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT even once.

Overall Gaming Performance

After going through the gaming benchmarks in 1440P and 4K resolutions, let’s check the outcome. While the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT has dominated the board completely, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has tried to keep up. Furthermore, raytracing and upscaling technologies weren’t active, so the tests could be different otherwise.

FPS

RX 7900 XT Vs NVIDIA GPU FPS
Average FPS of the RTX 3080 Ti and RX 7900 XT GPUs at 1440P and 4K resolutions.

The chart above shows us that the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT completely obliterates the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in pure rasterization performance. To explain, in the 1440P resolution, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT averages 947 FPS. On the other hand, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti averages 759 FPS. So, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is ~24.76% faster in 1440P resolution.

Similarly, at 4K, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT averages 770 FPS, meanwhile the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti averages 592 FPS. Therefore, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is ~30.06% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti at 4K resolution.

Even though the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti costs ~26.6% more, it cannot be compared to the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT. However, the results could be quite different if we utilize upscaling and raytracing technologies.

Thermal Efficiency

Average temperatures
Average temperatures of the RX 7900 XT and RTX 3080 Ti GPUs at 4K resolution.

As the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT Vs RTX 3080 Ti war wages on, we must look at the temperatures after analyzing the average FPS. Lower GPU temperatures mean greater overclocking capabilities and a lower chance of overheating components. While the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has an average temperature of 74.7C, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT has an average temperature of 69C.

Therefore, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT defeats the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in terms of performance and thermal efficiency. Although the temperatures are similar in many games, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT has an overall lower aggregate

More Comparisons: RX 7900 XT Vs RTX 3080

Price And Availability

Before purchasing any computer hardware, one must always compare the MSRP and current prices. Since the pandemic, we have barely seen any GPUs sold at their MSRP. However, we are seeing quick changes. For example, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti sells for $1,140, while its MSRP goes at $1,190.

Similarly, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is sold for $900 while its MSRP is $899. The difference in prices is due to the AMD GPU being more recent while the NVIDIA GPU is much older.

Even so, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is currently ~26.6% more expensive than the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT. Therefore, in terms of pricing, the AMD GPU is better. Also, the AMD GPU has more availability than the NVIDIA GPU. You can easily find both GPUs on websites such as Amazon and Newegg.

Also Read: RTX 4090 Vs RTX 3090 Ti

Which One Should You Go For?

After going through all the benchmarks and conclusions for the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT Vs RTX 3080 Ti GPUs, it’s time to choose which is better. Because we have mainly looked at rasterization performance and temperatures, we shall keep those factors in mind.

Firstly, if we analyze through raw power, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT completely obliterates the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti at 1440P and 4K resolutions. If we look at the thermal efficiency, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT still wins. However, in thermal efficiency, the difference isn’t enormous.

Furthermore, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT costs ~26.6% less if we examine the performance per dollar ratio. So, with the lower cost, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT outperforms its competitor, increasing its performance per dollar ratio.

Moreover, if we bring upscaling technologies and raytracing into the mix, then the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti might be the better option due to AMD’s lackluster raytracing capabilities. Although, until AMD’s latest FSR 3.0 launches, we can’t compare the upscaling technologies. Before leaving, make sure to check out our RTX 3080 vs RTX 3080 Ti comparison as well. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the RTX 3080 Ti better than the RTX 3080?

Although the difference isn’t a lot, the RTX 3080 Ti is slightly faster than the RTX 3080.

Is the RTX 3080 Ti worth its inflated price?

Although no hardware is favorable with an inflated price tag, the RTX 3080 Ti does provide decent performance. Depending on your use-case scenario, it can be worth its price.

Does the RX 7900 XT support 8K resolution?

Thanks to its latest RDNA 3 architecture, the RX 7900 XT does support up to 8K 165Hz. However, we have yet to see a performance that can make 8K resolution playable.

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