AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX vs Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080: Does Nvidia RTX 4080 offers better performance than Radeon RX 7900 XTX? No, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX is faster than the Nvidia RTX 4080 by a small margin of 5% in 4K settings. In the studio here, we carried out the performance test by pairing both GPUs with AMD Ryzen 7950X CPU. We didn’t bother testing 1080p gaming.
Rather our main focus was on 4K and 1440p gaming. After all, these cards are expensive so it will only be right to start the test with the performance that matters the most. But before we delve fully into the gaming tests, here’s how the specs between the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX vs Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 compare.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX vs Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080: Specs Comparison
|Specs||GeForce RTX 4080||Radeon RX 7900 XTX|
|Core Clock Speed||2.20 MHz||2.2 MHz|
|Boost Clock Speed||2.51 MHz||2.5 MHz|
|Memory||16 GB GDDR6X||24 GB GDDR6|
|Memory Speed||22.5 Gbps||20 Gbps|
In a nine games average per second comparison (at 4K Ultra settings), the Radeon RX 7900 XTX was 5% faster than the Nvidia RTX 4080 GPU. The table below will highlight more details about the respective games tested in 4K settings. However, when ray tracing is turned on, the Nvidia RTX 4080 has 22% better performance than the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX.
|Games||Nvidia RTX 4080||AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX|
|Far Cry 6||108fps||112fps|
|Forza Horizon 5||103fps||110fps|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||117fps||116fps|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||83fps||85.5fps|
|Total War: Warhanmar 3||73.9fps||65.8fps|
|Watch Dog Legion||86.5fps||96.7fps|
|A Plague Tale||55.9fps||58.6fps|
Next, is the gaming test at 1440p resolution where the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX GPU continued its domination with an insignificant 4% lead over the Nvidia RTX 4080. But the Nvidia card remains the better one in Ray tracing performance. Thus, it’s good you check the outcomes and concentrate on the games and game types that you normally play.
As for their pricing and availability, the Nvidia RTX 4080 is more expensive. At launch, it arrived at $1,200 (MSRP) but online retailers are selling it for $1,500 or higher. In contrast, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX has a launched price of $999 (MSRP). Its Custom Editions are priced between $1,199 – $1,399 making it the most affordable in this comparison. These two cards are now available for purchase. And you can use the box below to buy either of them.
|Nvidia RTX 4080||Price|
|Buy on Amazon||$1,949.00|
|Buy on Amazon(EUR)||€1,622.99|
|Buy on Amazon(UK)||£1,411.53|
|Radeon RX 7900 XTX||Price|
|Buy on Amazon||$999.99|