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Is the 7900 XT better than RTX 3070?

Let's see how well the RX 7900 XT performs up against the RTX 3070

Updated: Dec 14, 2022 3:55 pm
Is the 7900 XT better than RTX 3070?

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At launch, AMD claimed that their new RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT cards might offer a superior graphics card supply than NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs. The 3070 GPU from Nvidia promises once-in-a-decade price/performance improvements: for the same MSRP, the 3070 offers 45% more effective speed than 2070.

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As AMD 7900 XT is expected to give good competition to the 40 series cards of Nvidia, we can easily suspect that the performance of the 7900 XT will be much better than the RTX 3070. For the significant December 13 launch, AMD is producing a higher quantity of RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics cards powered by RDNA 3.

According to sources in the upstream supply chain, MyDrivers has learned that AMD is increasing the number of orders for its upcoming RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics cards, which will be powered by RDNA 3. This means that we may see more Navi 31-based GPUs at launch than NVIDIA did with its GeForce RTX 4090 and GeForce RTX 4080 “Ada Lovelace” graphics cards.

The price of the RTX 3070 is $499, while the price of the RX 7900 XT is $899. The $400 difference is definitely going to show an upgrade in the performance of the upcoming 7900 XT. The new AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics card has the new RDNA 3 GPU architecture, which offers 96 CUs, a 2.3GHz GPU game clock across its 12288 cores, and 96 Compute Units (CUs).

In order to match its rival, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD uses a sizable 24GB of GDDR6 RAM. Its Navi 31 GPU, the first consumer GPU chiplet with 84 CUs and a 2GHz game clock, is outstanding. The Radeon RX 7900 XT has 20GB of GDDR6 memory, which is dispersed across a 320-bit memory bus and has a 300W TBP.

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Apart from the performance, the 7900 XT is designed specifically for 4k and 8k resolutions, so it provides good future-proofing for the next five years. So if you are looking to upgrade your gaming PC, you should definitely go for the RX 7900 XT.

As a Junior Staff Writer, Jack is involved in writing and maintaining a bunch of hardware guides & reviews. With an interest in PC gaming, he now focuses on writing about monitors, headsets, and more.

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