NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 vs. AMD Radeon RX 7000

The GeForce RTX 40 series is at a very advanced stage of deployment, so much so that NVIDIA. has only the GeForce RTX 4050 pending release right now.a budget mid-range graphics card that, if all goes according to plan, should reach the market before the end of this year.

With the Radeon RX 7000 is precisely the opposite. This new generation from AMD has had a much more spaced out and slower launchand important models such as the Radeon RX 7800 XT, Radeon RX 7700 XT and Radeon RX 7500 XT have yet to reach the market, although we do not rule out the possibility of other versions without the XT tag.

Precisely for this reason I have not yet updated the graphics card equivalency guide, because. I am waiting for NVIDIA and AMD to complete the release. of all the models that will shape their new generations, and it doesn’t make sense to do a partial update only to have to touch the guide again a few months later.

All in all, as I see that both are taking longer than I would like, and that many of our readers have doubts about how the GeForce RTX 40 and Radeon RX 7000 actually position, I’ve decided to do a separate article focusing on both models to provide you with an equivalency ratio that will help you to solve those doubts, and that will allow you to have clear how all the available models of both generations are positioned.

For you to have a broader view when talking about each graphics card and their equivalences. I will not only give you the raw performancebut I will also tell you what you can expect when you activate ray tracing, and I will make a reference to valuable technologies such as DLSS 2, FSR2 and DLSS 3.

Many means are reluctant to give frame generation the value it deserves.but this also happened in the early years of ray tracing and DLSS and in the end look where we have come to. As always, if after reading the article you have any doubt you can leave it in the comments.

GeForce RTX 40 vs. Radeon RX 7000: performance and equivalencies.

GeForce RTX 4090 FE

The order adopted to list each model is sorted by. the power of the model. Therefore, I will first indicate the most powerful model and its closest equivalence, if any. I will also refer to the value technologies supported and their ability to work with ray tracing, as this is an important issue today.

  • GeForce RTX 4090: is the most powerful graphics card currently available in the mainstream consumer market, and. has no direct equivalent. In gaming it is up to 45% more powerful than NVIDIA’s previous top-of-the-line GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and with active ray tracing it outperforms it by up to 79%. The difference is huge, so much so that it outperforms the Radeon RX 7900 XTX by 25% on average. It is also the most powerful graphics card available working with ray tracing, supports DLSS 3 (frame generation) and is ideal for 4K.
  • GeForce RTX 4080: its closest equivalent is the Radeon RX 7900 XTX. The latter is slightly more powerful on average in rasterization, but much inferior in ray tracing. Compared to the GeForce RTX 3080 it is up to 49% more powerful, supports DLSS 3 and is also a graphics solution designed to run games in 4K resolution without any problems.
  • GeForce RTX 4070 Ti: its closest equivalent is the Radeon RX 7900 XTalthough it is on average 10% to 12% more powerful in rasterization. When we activate ray tracing the NVIDIA solution clearly wins and performs, on average, between 10% and 15% more, although it depends on the games we use to do the average. It supports DLSS 3 and is intended for 4K and 1440p gaming.
  • GeForce RTX 4070has no equivalent in the new generation of AMD, although everything seems to indicate that its rival will be the Radeon RX 7800 XT. Within the previous generation, their closest counterparts are the GeForce RTX 3080 and Radeon RX 6800 XT.. Its ray tracing performance is similar to that of the Radeon RX 7900 XT, although it tends to lose a little to the Radeon RX 7900 XT when using 4K resolution. It supports DLSS 3, and although it can run 4K games, its optimal resolution is QHD.
  • GeForce RTX 4060 Ti: also does not have a direct equivalent within the Radeon RX 7000 series, though it is expected to compete with the Radeon RX 7700 XT. In the current generation, their closest equivalents are the GeForce RTX 3070 and Radeon RX 6750 XT. in rasterization, although in ray tracing it is far superior to the Radeon RX 6750 XT. It supports DLSS 3 and can run games in 1440p and 1080p, although its ideal resolution is 1080p.
  • GeForce RTX 4060: this does have a direct equivalent in the new generation of AMD, the Radeon RX 7600. Overall, the GeForce RTX 4060 is 6% more powerful at 1080p and 40% faster at 1080p with ray tracing. Going up to 1440p the former is almost 8% more powerful, and with ray tracing enabled it wins by 59%. It supports DLSS 3 and its ideal resolution is 1080p, although it can handle 1440p games.

Final notes: what can we expect from the GeForce RTX 4050 and Radeon RX 7500?

Radeon RX 7600

Both graphics cards will cover the budget mid-range sector, and will be intended to run games in 1080p resolution smoothly. Looking at the specs and performance data of the GeForce RTX 4060, I believe that the GeForce RTX 4050 will perform 20% to 25% less than that in 1080p (rasterization).

In the case of the Radeon RX 7500 we are in a similar situation, and it will most likely perform. about 20% less than the Radeon RX 7600 at 1080p under rasterization. If this is confirmed, both graphics cards would offer very similar performance, but NVIDIA’s solution might be a bit more powerful.

It is important to note that the GeForce RTX 4050 could be limited to a. 96-bit bus and equipped with 6 GB of GDDR6 memory.memory, while the Radeon RX 7500 will, in theory, have a 128-bit bus and 8 GB of GDDR6. That configuration would give it an advantage in certain situations, but NVIDIA’s solution would compensate for this with the DLSS 3.

I’m really looking forward to being able to test both graphics cards and tell you what they are capable of, although I dare to advance you that they are going to be quite capable in 1080p. If NVIDIA and AMD keep prices reasonable (around 200 euros) we could be looking at two highly recommended solutions for tight budgets, and both will close the GeForce RTX 40 and Radeon RX 7000 series.

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