AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT review: worth the wait, but its price is iffy

AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT: One-minute review

The AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT is a very solid 1440p graphics card with a lot going for it, but its price isn’t one of them, and that ultimately holds it back from scoring a major upset for Team Red.

That isn’t to say that the RX 7700 XT isn’t a card worth buying, but it is one that comes with a pretty big caveat, namely its bigger sibling, the AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT that launches alongside it on September 6, 2023. At $449.99 (about £350/AU$660), this puts it exactly $50 cheaper than the RX 7800 XT. Now, there are caveats around that as well, since the RX 7800 XT’s performance is better, but not so much as to make it the best graphics card to buy between the two. 

By offering better ray tracing performance, a significant performance gain over its predecessor, and doing so at a cheaper price point to boot makes the AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT an easy card to recommend for anyone looking for the best 1440p graphics card without breaking the bank.

AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT

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Given the end of the summer holiday (in the Northern Hemisphere, at least), I’m still in the process of wrapping up testing on the RX 7800 XT, but it looks to be about 10% to 15% faster than the RX 7700 XT, so the price isn’t that far out of pocket on either card, but that does leave you with two cards occupying a very similar niche.

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