At 1440p resolution, the RTX 3070 usually holds onto its edge thanks to AMD's Smart Access Memory and Radeon Super Resolution technologies, which work regardless of which game is being played.
But which graphics card offers better value for your money? Let's compare both options by looking at their key specifications, gaming benchmarks and power usage.
Prices of both cards are comparable. Both cards can typically be found for under $550 in stores, although due to chip shortages the 6750 XT may sometimes sell below its MSRP price - making it an excellent budget option for 1080p gaming and higher refresh rate 1440p titles; 4K performance should also be satisfactory as long as frame rates don't require insane frame rates and graphics settings can be reduced slightly.
AMD's 6750 XT GPU may currently be slightly cheaper than Nvidia's 3070 GPU, yet the difference may not be as substantial as you may think. Both GPUs target similar market segments and feature similar specifications such as base/boost clock speeds, manufacturing process speed, texturing/calculation speed as well as memory (VRAM) capacity.
The primary differences are in terms of memory size, type and bandwidth available: for instance, the 6750 XT has 12GB of 18 Gbps GDDR6 memory with a 192-bit memory bus for an overall bandwidth of 432 GB/s while the 3070 has 8GB GDDR5 at 14 Gbps with 256-bit bus which produces much lower 288GB/s bandwidth. Your final decision depends on both budget and desired performance requirements.
Performance of a graphics card can be determined by several factors, including average framerates, power consumption and temperatures. A higher FPS reflects how smoothly games are rendered by its GPU; graphics memory available on a card also plays an integral part in this equation as its size, type and speed can reduce latency between CPU and GPU for smoother gaming experience and higher resolutions with smoother resolutions.
Both cards provide outstanding performance in most video games; however, the AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT offers significantly superior ray tracing performance as well as being considerably cheaper - making it the better option for gamers on a tight budget.
The RTX 3070 may initially cost more than its AMD counterpart, but MSRP prices have recently seen significant drops and you can often find an AMD card for under $549. Depending on your needs and personal preference, either may be best; for maximum performance opt for the RTX 3070; however it will require some fine-tuning to achieve comparable performance as its AMD counterpart.
When running 3DMark, the RTX 3070 draws 220 watts while its opponent, Radeon RX 6750 XT uses only 190. Additionally, its cooler operation brings temperatures down to as little as 62 degC while 67 degC can be reached.
Memory on graphics cards is crucial, serving both as frame buffer and pixel storage, helping lower latency between GPU and CPU and making larger resolutions run more smoothly; also helps reduce artifacts and provide a smoother overall experience. The 6750xt features 12GB of GDDR6 RAM running at 18Gbps over its 192-bit bus for an astounding total bandwidth of 432GB/s; compare this with 8GB GDDR5 RAM available on an RTX 3070 card, which only has 288GB/s total bandwidth!
The 6750xt's advantages over its rival RTX 3070 lie in AMD's Smart Access Memory and Radeon Super Resolution features, two driver-level features that work across all games compared to Nvidia's turbocharged software and remarkable DLSS solution that requires developers' active participation to fully implement.
The 6750XT managed to beat the RTX 3070 at 1080p resolutions while falling short at 1440p and 4K resolutions, an excellent performance considering it costs 15% more than its rival, the 6700 XT. Furthermore, it fared significantly better against its more expensive competitor than expected with the RTX 3060 Ti having an MSRP value of $549 which makes for an ideal upgrade option if looking to improve your gaming PC experience.
Cooling systems are integral parts of any graphics card's performance, keeping the GPU cooler, lowering temperatures and enabling higher frequencies for longer. AMD designed its 6750xt with an innovative dual fan cooling system which works together to push heat out of the board while cooling airflow efficiently to maintain cool temperatures. Both fans work in unison to cool airflow efficiently - reducing temperatures significantly!
Kit Guru conducted a series of benchmarks and tests comparing the RX 6750XT against its rival RTX 3070 GPU card from Nvidia. While both cards performed admirably in certain instances, the 6750XT often emerged victorious overall; traditional rasterization performance outshone that of its rival by approximately 20% but fell behind slightly when playing 4K resolution gaming as demonstrated in this video. Ray tracing results were more evenly balanced between them though Nvidia won some games.
Power consumption was another area where the 6750XT excelled, consuming on average 200 W as opposed to 220 for its rival. Furthermore, this AMD card ran significantly cooler, reaching only 62 degrees Celsius versus its competitor's 67 degree temperature maximum - or 13% less power. This advantage in real world applications makes a noticeable difference and offers great potential savings over its competition.