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AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT beats Nvidia RTX 4070 in benchmark leak

Official AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT gaming results have leaked, suggesting the RDNA 3 GPU is 0.5% faster than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070.

AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT official benchmark leak: an RX 7800 XT appears next to an upward-pointing graph above a swirling magenta background.

You no longer need to rely on benchmark leaks, as we now have a full Radeon RX 7800 XT review, where we benchmark the new AMD GPU in several games, and see how it compares with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070.

Fresh benchmark data has leaked ahead of the AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT release date tomorrow. The latest leak is allegedly the official AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT benchmark results. If correct, this new reveal suggests the RDNA 3 GPU will outperform the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 by roughly 0.5 percent on average.

This leak, reported by HDTecnologia, contains some information previously disclosed from AMD’s Gamescom presentation when the RX 7800 XT was announced. However, the data also analyzes a greater number of games and includes synthetic benchmarks not previously made public.

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The RX 7800 XT, coming in at $499, is Team Red’s main play for the mid-range market. As such, its main Nvidia competitor is the RTX 4070, which comes in at $599. AMD is embracing this competition by allegedly giving side-by-side comparisons of both cards’ performance in certain triple-A titles, including Cyberpunk 2077 and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

The alleged data sets, split into graphs tracking in-game frame rates in rasterized and ray-traced settings, give further weight to expectations that the RX 7800 XT will comfortably outstrip the RTX 4070 in rasterized performance, but fall behind when ray tracing is enabled. This discrepancy stems from AMD’s inferior hardware acceleration for ray tracing compared to Nvidia.

Overall, HCTecnologia claims the aggregated results show the RX 7800 XT enjoying 0.5 percent higher performance overall, so they’re pretty much neck-and-neck. There are some quite astonishing outliers in this data, though. Despite excellent rasterized performance across the board, some of the figures for the RX 7800 XT’s ray tracing prowess are pretty shocking. For instance, it only gets 6fps in Cyberpunk 2077 in its ray tracing Overdrive mode. Yes, you read that right: 6fps. The RTX 4070 gets 18fps in those same circumstances, which is still poor, but a 300 percent increase on what Team Red’s mid-range card can muster.

The leaked data also covers the AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT’s performance versus the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Ti. The results are similar in terms of the rasterized and ray tracing discrepancy, but the RX 7700 XT is more heavily favored overall, seeing an average 8.5 percent frame rate benefit. Of course, this data is all unconfirmed, so you’ll have to wait until the AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT release date rolls around tomorrow before you see our official figures.

AMD’s RDNA 3 GPUs have so far offered a mixed bag, with strong rasterization performance but disappointing ray tracing performance. However, at the lower end of the scale the Radeon RX 7600 is currently listed on our guide to the best graphics card, offering decent performance for a fair price.

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