The RTX 4070 is now back in stock at MSRP and it’s clearly no longer an out-of-reach purchase for many gamers. However, it still isn’t a great value at the current price point, particularly in comparison to AMD’s RX 6800 XT which currently sells for under $750.
There are a few factors that will play into which card you choose, and those include your needs for gaming performance and whether you want the added benefits of ray tracing or not. The RX 6800 XT has 16GB of VRAM and will typically perform better in non-ray traced games, but it also draws more power.
On the other hand, the RTX 4070 Ti is a newer card that offers ray tracing support and can push higher frame rates in games that have been optimized for it. It’s also a faster card overall, and it has GDDR 6 memory which is the fastest available on the market.
Getting a good idea of which graphics card is best for you will require an in-depth look at their specifications, benchmark and gaming results. Some of the key features to consider are number of shaders, GPU core base and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texture mapping and calculation speed, and power consumption. All of these factors can affect gaming and benchmark performance, as well as 4K viability. You’ll also want to take a look at what each card supports in terms of software features like DLSS 3 frame generation and AI assistance for gaming.