AMD has debuted new Radeon graphics cards that it says will challenge the Nvidia RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 4070 with competitive pricing. The company is introducing two new mid-range GPUs, the Radeon RX 7700 XT and Radeon RX 7800 XT, set to arrive later this month.
Both GPUs will be available starting September 6, and AMD claims they boast superior VRAM allocation and memory bandwidth compared to Nvidia's options. In tests, the 7800 XT outperforms the RTX 4070 by up to 23% in most games, while the 7700 XT is 31% faster than Nvidia's offering.
However, the pricing decisions are a little uncertain. The Radeon RX 7700 XT will cost $449, and the 7800 XT will be $499. That's significantly more than the previous generation, and the 7700 XT being only $50 less than the 7800 XT may suggest it's the 'better' GPU.
AMD claims the 7800 XT is a suitable RTX 4070 alternative, offering a 'blank canvas' for overclocking enthusiasts. As for the 7700 XT, it may be a little disappointing considering it's a fully-fledged Navi 32 GPU. This could be a sign of market and competition influencing pricing, potentially leading to even higher prices in the future.
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