Leaks from Argentine website HD Tecnología allege that the AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT have the power to keep up with, and in some cases exceed, the performance of the equivalently priced Nvidia GPUs.
It’s a mixed bag of results for the Radeon cards, with tests going either way across the board. Rasterization was a winner for the Radeon 7800 RX, with performance being between 2% to 23% faster than the GeForce RTX 4070. In particular, the 7800 XT showed the biggest leads in games like Borderlands 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Cyberpunk 2077. The Radeon 7700 XT showed stronger leads against the RTX 4060 Ti, with rasterization performance above the Nvidia in most tested titles, with increases of up to 31%.
Ray tracing, however, seems to be a bit of a weak point for the new Radeon cards. The GeForce RTX 4070 outperforms the Radeon RX 7800 XT by between 13% and 69% where ray tracing is concerned, and the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti exceeded the RX 7700 XT during similar ray tracing tests. However, turn ray tracing down to low and both Radeon cards were faster than the Nvidia ones.
As ever with leaks, we encourage you to keep these numbers in mind with a pinch of salt. However, HD Tecnología claims these numbers come straight from AMD’s reviewer guide for the cards, which would give them a high level of credibility. On the flip side, outside of the tests being run with DX12 enabled, there’s little indication of the details of the systems used for these tests, so your mileage will likely vary depending on your other components and settings.
The Radeon RX 7800 XT and Radeon RX 7700 XT launch today, Wednesday September 6, and will cost $499 and $449 respectively. The GeForce RTX 4070 and GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB launched at higher prices, $599 and $499, but Nvidia has since chopped down the price of the RTX 4060 Ti by $50 as a response to the launch of AMD’s new cards. We’ll surely be getting benchmarks of the new cards in the coming days, so you can be sure to know how they hold up.