Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti Vs RTX 3080 Vs RX 7900 XT: Which One To Buy?

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Nvidia and AMD have revealed thier newest graphic cards (GPUs) in the mid to high-range price point. Even the RTX 4080 (12GB) was also recently relaunched as the RTX 4070 Ti. The GPU is priced at $799, slightly undercutting AMD’s RX 7900 XT series. So let’s take a closer look and compare the RTX 4070 Ti vs RX 7900 XT series and RTX 3080.

The following graphic cards fall in a similar mid to high-range price point and will be competing with each other directly. According to Nvidia, RTX 4070 Ti is faster than RTX 3090 Ti. Such claims are often exaggerated and based on specific parameters.

We have compared some of the specs of the RTX 4070 Ti with RTX 3080, RX 7900 XT, and RX 7900 XTX. However, specs alone can’t tell if the graphic card is worth its price or not. So make sure to read our objective comparison of the GPU’s performance per price ratio down below.

Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti Vs RTX 3080 Vs RX 7900 XT

GPUsNvidia RTX 4070 TiNvidia RTX 3080 (12GB)AMD RX 7900 XTXAMD RX 7900 XT
Starting Price$799$699$999$899
VRAM12GB GDDR6X12GB GDDR6X24GB GDDR620 GB GDDR6
Base Clock SpeedBase: 2.31GHz1.26GHz2.30GHz2GHz
Boost Clock Speed2.61GHz1.71GHz2.50GHz2.40GHz
Shading Units/Cores7680 CUDA cores8960 CUDA cores61445376
Single Precision Compute Performance40 TFLOPs30.2 TFLOPs61 TFLOPs52 TFLOPs
Process Node4nm node8nm node5nm node5nm node
Transistor Count35.8 Billion28.3 Billion58 Billion58 Billion
Ray Tracing Cores/Compute Units60709684
ROP8096192192
Memory Speed21 Gbps19 Gbps20 Gbps20 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth504.2 GB/s912 GB/s960 GB/s800 GB/s
Memory Interface Width192-bit384-bit384-bit320-bit
ArchitectureAda LovelaceAmpereRDNA 3RDNA 3
Upscaling technologyDLSS 3.0DLSS 2.0AMD FSRAMD FSR
Graphics Card Power285W350W355W315W
Required System Power 700W750W800W750W
Required Power Connectors3x PCIe 8-pin cables 2x PCIe 8-pin cables2x 8 PCIe 8-pin cables2x 8 PCIe 8-pin cables
Outputs1x HDMI 2.1
3x DisplayPort 1.4a
1x HDMI 2.1+DSC
3x DisplayPort 1.4a+DSC
HDMI 2.1
DisplayPort 2.1
USB Type-C
HDMI 2.1
DisplayPort 2.1
USB Type-C

Should You Buy The RTX 4070 Ti?

RTX 4090 VS RTX 4080 VS RX 7900 XTX VS RX 7900 XT

Although Nvidia has reduced the price of the relaunched RTX 4070 Ti by $100, it is still quite expensive compared to its predecessors. For instance, the RTX 3070 Ti launched at a starting price of $599. Now that’s a $200 price increase for the RTX 4070 Ti.

Unfortunately, the RTX 4070 Ti will also launch without a Founder’s Edition GPU. So the only way to get a 4070 Ti would be through Nvidia’s partners, which might drive the price point further than $799. It would also be next to impossible to find a $799 RTX 4070 Ti in online stores.

The market is filled with overclocked versions from various card makers, and no Founders Edition to put the pressure on pricing. At the time of writing, the cheapest option is the $839 RTX 4070 Ti version from MSI. The better choice here would be to go for an RX 7900 XT instead of the RTX 4070 Ti.

Gamers can easily get more out of the RX 7900 XT with a better price-to-performance ratio. The only downside would be no DLSS 3.0 and a slight decline in ray-tracing performance. Let us know which GPU you are looking to buy in the comment section below.

Nalin Rawat

Nalin Rawat

Nalin is a tech writer who covers VR, gaming, awesome new gadgets, and the occasional trending affairs of the tech industry. He has been writing about tech and gaming since he started pursuing Journalism in college. He has also previously worked in print organizations like The Statesman and Business Standard. In his free time, he plays FPS games and explores virtual reality. Reach out to him at @NalinRawat
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