There’s been a new AMD Radeon RX 7800 and RX 7700 benchmark leak that suggests AMD’s upcoming mid-range gaming GPUs will beat the RTX 4070 and Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Ti respectively. Based on its current RDNA 3 architecture, these two new cards should, along with the RX 7800 XT, fill the gap between the high-end RX 7900 XTX, RX 7900 XT, and entry-level RX 7600.
The leak comes via Twitter user @All_The_Watts and shows screenshots of 3DMark Time Spy benchmark runs with the GPUs identified within each screenshot. The AMD Radeon RX 7800 3DMark Time Spy score is 18,197 points, while the AMD Radeon RX 7700 3DMark Time Spy score is 15,465 points.
Rather helpfully, another Twitter user, @harukaze5719, collated these results, comparing them to benchmark test runs from existing GPUs. From this chart, we can see that the RX 7800’s 18,197 points beats the 18,007 points of the RTX 4070, while the RX 7700’s 15,465 points is significantly higher than the 13,539 points of the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB (the 16GB variant should have the same score, as 3D Mark generally isn’t VRAM limited).
These performance figures suggest the upcoming cards will slot in just where most users would have hoped and expected them to. They fill the gap between the great-value but modest performance of the RX 7600, which can hit 10,713 3DMark points, and the RX 7900 XT, which churns out 26,035 3DMark points, all while outperforming Nvidia’s closest rival GPUs.
Crucially, though, All_The_Watts also provided pricing for the rumored new cards, suggesting the AMD Radeon RX 7800 price will be $549 while the AMD Radeon RX 7700 price will be $449. If true, those prices are going to be less competitive than we might have expected.
A price of $549 would put the RX 7800 only $50 lower than the RTX 4070. These benchmark leaks suggest a traditional rendering performance advantage for AMD’s card but the difference is only 1 percent. Meanwhile, AMD still trails Nvidia for ray tracing performance and lacks a DLSS 3 competitor, so we suspect many users will be tempted by the more broadly capable card, especially as ray tracing becomes more relevant on higher-end cards.
The RX 7700 fares slightly better, with its $449 price being $50 higher than the $399 price of the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB and $50 lower than the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB. Given its 14 percent performance advantage demonstrated by these 3Dmark leaks, the RX 7700 has the raw power to somewhat justify its higher price than the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB, and if it comes with at least 10GB of VRAM it will avoid the performance penalty that affects cards with 8GB VRAM or less.
While we wait for these mid-range cards to arrive, you can snap up the excellent-value RX 7600 and reasonable-value RX 7900 XTX via the links below. Or you can check out our best graphics card guide to find all our current graphics card buying recommendations.
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