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RX 7900 GRE reviews are in, and it could be bad news for Nvidia’s RTX 4070 Super

A "new" GPU from AMD looks to take down the RTX 4070 Super

Updated: Feb 26, 2024 3:58 pm
RX 7900 GRE reviews are in, and it could be bad news for Nvidia’s RTX 4070 Super

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AMD are finally launching the RX 7900 GRE graphics card worldwide – a GPU that has previously only been available in China. It is a slimmed-down version of the 7900 XT and it will retail for even less than the RTX 4070 Super. Benchmarks are in and tell us that the new AMD card can even outperform Nvidia’s Super card on average.

We recently said that the 7900 GRE will make the RTX 4070 irrelevant, but it even poses a threat for the refreshed 4070 Super now that we can get a good look at a number of reviews. Better raw performance across the board for the GRE at a cheaper price does makes the RTX 4070 Super look bad, but the Nvidia card can always fall back on DLSS to make some gains.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE

AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE


Great price to performance

Lower MSRP than RTX 4070 Super

Good efficiency


Worse ray tracing performance than Nvidia


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RX 7900 GRE review benchmarks are here

With the embargo lifted, we can do some research and see how well the RX 7900 GRE performs against the rest of the field. It offers a step up from the popular RX 7800 XT, and it shows real promise against the 4070 line-up. Gamers Nexus is always one fan-favorite reviewer worth checking out.

Looking at TechPowerUp’s GRE review, we can see excellent performance gains at the targeted 1440p resolution, where the 7900 GRE averages 122.1 FPS to the RTX 4070 and Super’s 103.5 and 118.4 FPS respectively. It also boasts higher average frames in 1080p and 4K, though by a lesser amount – hitting a commendable 68.9 FPS at UHD.

RX 7900 GRE 1440p benchmark techpowerup
Source: TechPowerUp

Should I buy the RX 7900 GRE?

Thanks to an MSRP of $549 – the same as the now-reduced RTX 4070, we can see that the RX 7900 GRE offers good value for money based on average framerates while gaming. This is $50 cheaper than the 4070 Super for marginally better native performance. However, the Super does offer 23% better performance with ray tracing on at 1440p.

If you’re not interested in ray tracing or DLSS in a big way, then the AMD card is the clear winner. We think this GPU is worth buying in this scenario if you’re looking to upgrade from a more entry-level card from the past few years. However, the RTX 4070 Super still remains a great option to unlock the full suite of DLSS tech such as frame generation, though AMD do offer similar benefits via FSR.

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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