This article will discuss the GeForce RTX 3070 vs the Radeon 6750 XT. Both graphic cards are comparable in price and technology. But which one to buy, is the question. The 6750 XT is a step up from the RTX 3070 and a more direct comparison to the 6750 XT would be the 3070 Ti. That being said, there are many who are weighing the purchase of a 6750 XT to the RTX 3070 largely due to price. The 3070 Ti MSRP value is $599, but many retailers in the past year have marked it up well beyond its price point.
The important thing to know when comparing graphics cards between two manufacturers is that their specs are not a one-to-one relationship. For Example, NVIDIA measures in CUDA Cores, Tensor Cores, and RT Cores. AMD measures in compute units, ray accelerators, game frequency (clock speed), and infinity cache. Both manufacturers also have different architectures and ways to process graphics.
What can be linked in terms of comparison are things like power draw and ports. Memory type (i.e. GDDR6), VRAM, and resolution support are also directly linked. This gives us a sense in what graphics cards are capable of and helps us compare between two GPUs as well. What really separates the two graphics cards, however, is benchmarks, technology and price.
Benchmarks are the only way to get real-world data to help us compare the performance of two graphics cards. Real-world data can be tricky because it is dependent on the exact system components of the build providing it. Unless you plan on having the exact build of the PC that delivers benchmark data, you will likely get different results. Benchmarking can give us good insight into what performance to expect, but it is not 100% accurate because of all the dependencies.
System Specs That Contribute to Performance
The system specs that contribute to performance are primarily the processor, RAM, resolution, hard drive, and graphics card. Graphics settings also impact performance and for this benchmark “high” settings were selected. Since we know the graphics cards already for this benchmark, only the processor, RAM, resolution, and hard drive have been listed below for these benchmarks.
- Ryzen 5 5900X Processor
- 16GB DDR4 RAM
- 512GB M.2 SSD
- 1440P Resolution
For the most part, the winner is the 6750 XT. However, the 3070 did pull ahead on Far Cry 6, but that may be due to a misconfigured graphics setting. All-in-all, both graphics cards did very well on high-ultra settings for CyberPunk 2077, Red Dead Redemption 2, Fortnite, and Far Cry 6. Each scored above the minimum threshold of 60 FPS.
It would be an error not to talk about some of the underlying technologies of both NVIDIA and AMD Radeon desktop graphics cards.
DLSS is one of the technologies that provides value with NVIDIA. It uses artificial intelligence to map image frames and predict how images should look. DLSS sounds a little far out there but it actually does make a pretty big difference on most games. It can provide a crisper image with more vibrance, which is ideal for games that provide immersive experiences, like Halo: Infinite.
FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) is AMD’s answer to DLSS. It renders frames at lower resolutions, then uses an algorithm to “upscale” those frames to higher resolutions. It provides for better performance (frame rate per second).
NVIDIA vs AMD
The following assessment is not based on empirical data. It is rather from experience and hearing what others have written about on forums like Reddit. AMD provides a great value for the price. By some estimates, it could be as much as a 20% price discount by going with AMD. However, AMD is not as plug-and-play as NVIDIA. It also seems that there have been complaints about brand new architectures and drivers. These issues can include randomly crashing, errors with multiple monitors, bad recording quality, graphics bugs, and random frame drops.
Additionally with AMD, it typically requires a little more tweaking to get graphics and performance just right. However, there are many who praise AMD and have no problems using their graphics cards. They may enjoy a little extra performance and horsepower from their GPU because they could afford it. Whereas NVIDIA’s price may be more for less performance, but provides stability.
Which graphics card should you buy? That depends on your budget and what you expect to get out of it. If you’re okay with tweaking, and a little higher performance, then you should go with the RX 6750 XT. If you want plug-and-play, reliability, and first to release game-specific drivers, then the RTX 3070 is your best bet.