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Nvidia’s super cards spark a price war with AMD

by on08 February 2024

Lower prices across the Radeon range

Nvidia's cheapish new RTX 40-series Super graphics cards are causing AMD to fight back with unofficial price cuts to its Radeon RX 7000-series GPUs.

This means you can pick up a Radeon RX 7900 XT for €651 at Newegg and Amazon – at least while stocks last.

That new price for the RDNA 3 card slots it in nicely between the €743 Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti Super and the €558 RTX 4070 Super. Which then raises the obvious question of how they compare. To be fair it does depend on the games you play, but overall, the 7900 XT is usually a bit faster for normal graphics than the RTX 4070 Ti Super.

This makes the RX 7900 XT's new low price look like a bargain although if you want ray tracing, it falls behind the RTX 4070 Ti Super by a long way and is even a bit slower than the cheaper RTX 4070 Super.

Then add in Nvidia DLSS's wide upscaling edge over AMD's FSR and Nvidia's slicker Frame Generation, and you end up with an even match. You might say that at €651 the RX 7900 XT is priced just right to offer an interesting but not totally amazing deal versus the Nvidia competition.

With Nvidia's new Supers on the scene, the RX 7900 XT really had to drop to stay in the game. Even at €651, it's not a sure thing, especially not if you care about ray tracing and upscaling. At €558, it would be hard to ignore. At €651, it's a case of swings and roundabouts versus the Nvidia options.

The good news is that you're getting more graphics for your money in the current market. The RX 7900 XT is now fully €186 cheaper than it was at launch just over a year ago and the RTX 4070 Ti Super gives you performance nearly as good as an RTX 4080 for €372 under that GPU's original RRP.

Prices should go lower €465 should be enough to buy a really, really good graphics card. But things are moving in the right direction.

Last modified on 08 February 2024
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