Nvidia's latest mid-range GPU, the RTX 4070, has entered the battlegrounds. Its performance puts it in direct competition with AMD's venerable RX 6800 XT. In the battle of 'old vs new,' who will come out on top?
To find out, we put the RTX 4070 Ti through a battery of synthetic and gaming benchmarks. The results are in, and we can reveal that the RTX 4070 Ti is an absolute powerhouse in most gaming situations. Its frame rates are significantly higher than the 6800 XT, especially when playing games that take advantage of Nvidia's DLSS technology.
Despite being older, the RX 6800 XT is still a very capable graphics card. It offers a great balance of value and performance, and can be used to run games at a smooth frame rate all the way up to 4K. It also boasts 16GB of VRAM, which is huge when compared to the 12GB on the RTX 4070 Ti.
That said, the RTX 4070 Ti is a much better choice if you plan to use it for ray tracing. Its DLSS 3 implementation is more advanced than the first-generation RTX 3080's, and it can deliver a significant performance boost in some games like Cyberpunk 2077 and Hitman 3. Without DLSS 3, the RTX 4070 Ti still falls behind the RX 6800 XT in terms of frame rates, but it is a much more compelling option if you want to enjoy ray tracing in your games.