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
|GPUs||Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti||Nvidia RTX 3080 (12GB)||AMD RX 7900 XTX||AMD RX 7900 XT|
|VRAM||12GB GDDR6X||12GB GDDR6X||24GB GDDR6||20 GB GDDR6|
|Base Clock Speed||Base: 2.31GHz||1.26GHz||2.30GHz||2GHz|
|Boost Clock Speed||2.61GHz||1.71GHz||2.50GHz||2.40GHz|
|Shading Units/Cores||7680 CUDA cores||8960 CUDA cores||6144||5376|
|Single Precision Compute Performance||40 TFLOPs||30.2 TFLOPs||61 TFLOPs||52 TFLOPs|
|Process Node||4nm node||8nm node||5nm node||5nm node|
|Transistor Count||35.8 Billion||28.3 Billion||58 Billion||58 Billion|
|Ray Tracing Cores/Compute Units||60||70||96||84|
|Memory Speed||21 Gbps||19 Gbps||20 Gbps||20 Gbps|
|Memory Bandwidth||504.2 GB/s||912 GB/s||960 GB/s||800 GB/s|
|Memory Interface Width||192-bit||384-bit||384-bit||320-bit|
|Architecture||Ada Lovelace||Ampere||RDNA 3||RDNA 3|
|Upscaling technology||DLSS 3.0||DLSS 2.0||AMD FSR||AMD FSR|
|Graphics Card Power||285W||350W||355W||315W|
|Required System Power||700W||750W||800W||750W|
|Required Power Connectors||3x PCIe 8-pin cables||2x PCIe 8-pin cables||2x 8 PCIe 8-pin cables||2x 8 PCIe 8-pin cables|
|Outputs||1x HDMI 2.1|
3x DisplayPort 1.4a
|1x HDMI 2.1+DSC|
3x DisplayPort 1.4a+DSC
Should You Buy The RTX 4070 Ti?
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.