Some retailers have started slashing prices on NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4070 graphics cards due to the successful launch of the competing AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT. According to VideoCardz, the cost of the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4070 WindForce OC and Zotac GeForce RTX 4070 Gaming Twin Edge OC versions fell for the first time by 8%, or $50, below the recommended price. Currently, these cards can be purchased for $550. True, it’s still $50 more expensive than its competitor.
According to numerous test reports, the $499 Radeon RX 7800 XT is a very good alternative to the GeForce RTX 4070. The AMD card is 2 to 6% faster in games with raster graphics (without ray tracing). Another advantage of AMD’s new product is the presence of 16 GB of memory, while the GeForce RTX 4070 received only 12 GB of memory.
On the other hand, the GeForce RTX 4070 is better at ray tracing and offers some exclusive features like supporting DLSS 3 upscaling technology with frame generation technology. AMD will also add a similar feature to its cards in the future with the release of FSR 3 scaling technology, but the release of the latter has not yet happened. In addition, the GeForce RTX 4070 has higher energy efficiency compared to the Radeon RX 7800 XT.
NVIDIA itself hasn’t announced an official price cut for the GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card, so the latest price drop for the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4070 WindForce OC and Zotac GeForce RTX 4070 Gaming Twin Edge OC models is $549.99 on the big Western ones Retailers Amazon and Newegg are entirely their own initiative. Apparently, the sales rate of the Radeon RX 7800 XT so exceeds that of the NVIDIA solution that sellers decided to take measures to ensure that GeForce graphics cards are not on the shelves.