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Best GPUs for Ryzen 7 7700X in 2024 – our top picks

Here's a list of the finest GPUs to pair with your Ryzen 7 7700X

Reviewed By: Kevin Pocock

Last Updated on April 26, 2024
Best GPUs for Ryzen 7 7700X: Gigabyte graphics card with triple-fan setup on display against a backdrop of gaming gear shelves.
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If you are looking for the best GPUs to pair with the Ryzen 7 7700X processor, then we have you covered right here.

Now, the Ryzen 7 7700X is a fairly powerful CPU, which was released back in 2022. However, upon release, the processor wasn’t too popular with gamers or creators. Eventually, the CPU got some price cuts, and the Ryzen 7000 platforms received some enhancements – so now, the Ryzen 7 7700X process offers a good balance of price and performance.

Interestingly, this processor is a good choice if you are building a mid-range PC for gaming or content creation. If you pair this CPU with a powerful graphics card, it can work with 4K games. And if you don’t need that kind of computing power, you can tone it down to 1080p.

Whatever the case, in this buying guide, we have researched, reviewed, and picked some of the best GPUs for the Ryzen 7 7700X processor.

Products at a glance

How we picked

For this guide, we have researched, reviewed, and picked what we think are the best GPUs that are compatible with the Ryzen 7 7700X processor: this time around, that involved drawing on our RTX 4080 Super review, our RX 7900 XT review, and also our RTX 4070 Ti Super review too. To read about all the ins and outs of our whole process, you can find out all you need to know about how we review in the PC Guide testing lab right here

While shortlisting, in addition to our hands-on experience, we also took into account several factors like performance, budget, advanced features, compatibility, and more. We are always on the lookout for new graphics card that would work better with the selected processor – so keep checking back here for newer updates.

Our top picks

  • RTX 4080 Super review for PC Guide
  • Gigabyte RTX 4080 Super graphics card with box and accessories displayed on a desk with colorful PC hardware in the background.
  • Nvidia RTX 4080 ti.
  • Gigabyte geforce rtx 4080 super, the best GPU for Ryzen 9 5900X and 5950X
  • Gigabyte RTX 4080 Super
Highly Recommended
  • GPU: AD103
  • CUDA Cores: 10,240
  • Bandwidth: 736.3 GB/s
  • Memory bus width: 256-bit
  • Base clock speed: 2295 MHz
  • Boost clock speed: 2550 MHz
Reasons to Buy
  • Better value than RTX 4080d
  • 16GB GDDR6X memory configuration
  • 10,240 CUDA cores
Reasons to Avoid
  • Expensive
  • Limited availability

If you want the absolute best GPU to pair with your Ryzen 7 7700X CPU, then we think the RTX 4080 Super card will be suitable.

Much like the name suggests, the RTX 4080 Super is a newer and improved version of the NVIDIA RTX 4080 that came out last year. Considering the price and advanced features, the RTX 4080 and the RTX 4080 Super are both usually labeled ‘high-end.’

Starting with the specs, the RTX 4080 Super comes with 10,240 CUDA cores, which are essential for graphics rendering and general computing. Compared to the base model, the Super version has around 512 more cores. The Super card also shows a slight improvement in base and clock speed, which should tweak the overall performance.

Further, the RTX 4080 Super has a 16 GB GDDR6X memory configuration and 256-bit memory interface width, which is the same as the base model. With this combination, you can expect smoother processing of complex assets, faster data transfers, and reduced bottlenecks.

As we mentioned earlier, the RTX 4080 Super is what we’d call a ‘high-end graphics card’ – and that is because it is a beast for 4K gaming. In our RTX 4080 Super review, the RTX 4080 Super delivered 95fps at 4K for Assassin’s Creed Mirage and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora (without DLSS AI upscaling). Further, we got 194fps while playing Rainbow Six Seige in 4K with Ray Tracing turned on, so the performance doesn’t take much of a hit.

With the RTX 4080 Super card, you get access to NVIDIA’s suite of advanced features like 3rd-generation Ray-Tracing, DLSS 3.5, NVIDIA Reflex, Ansel, G-Sync, and more.

As mentioned in our review, many gamers and PC builders were not happy with the price of the base RTX 4080 card. The Super iteration has more power and launched with a significantly lower entry price, which makes it a better pick than the original one.

What users say

As you can expect from our top pick, the Gigabyte RTX 4080 Super Windforce V2 is highly rated on Amazon with an average of 4.7 stars. With users commenting things such as “this card provides the smoothest gaming experience I’ve had so far”, and that it’s the “best-performing of any graphics card I’ve ever seen”, it’s clear that performance is one of the areas that this GPU really shines. However, one thing that is picked up on that you might not see from the photos is that “the RGB under the fans doesn’t turn on unless the fans are spinning”: of course, you should be able to set a custom fan curve, but it’s still something to keep in mind.

  • AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT review: A graphics card resting on its box with three cooling fans visible.
  • Amd Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics card review, highlighted with its packaging, displayed against a backdrop of computer hardware components.
  • A graphics card, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, with triple fans on a desk with gaming boxes in the background, truly worth it according to the latest review.
  • 7900 XT design
  • 7900 Xt backplate
  • 7900 XT power connectors
  • High-performance AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics card with triple fans on a purple background.
Reasons to Buy
  • Suitable for 4K and 2K gaming
  • 20GB GDDR6 memory
  • 320-bit memory interface width
Reasons to Avoid
  • Slightly slower than GDDR6X memory
  • Not very energy efficient

Usually, Ryzen processors are paired with AMD GPUs, as many of the cards enable the use of AMD Smart features. For the Ryzen 7 7700X CPU, we think that the AMD 7900 XT is a good AMD graphics card – and we’ll tell you why in a second.

Now, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT was released in 2022, but it still remains one of the most powerful GPUs available today. The GPU comes with 5,376 Stream Processors, which should be enough to handle graphics processing, rendering, and computing.

Further, the GPU sports a 20GB GDDR6 memory, which, along with the 320-bit memory interface width, should ensure smoother performance even at high resolution like 4K. Now, the GDDR6 memory is slightly slower than the GDDR6X. However, as per our review, the card worked quite well with Ray Tracing and upscaling disabled.

Coming to the gaming performance, the Radeon RX 7900 XT card performs well for 1440p and 4K gaming. In our AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT review, the GPU delivered 62fps and 90fps natively at 4K for Cyberpunk 2077 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, respectively. And for 1440p, the GPU delivered 119fps and 349fps for Cyberpunk 2077 and Doom Eternal.

As mentioned above, this card supports AMD’s advanced and innovative features, like Smart Access Memory, which lets the CPU and GPU interact directly, resulting in faster performance. In addition to this, you will be able to access other AMD features like the AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution, Image Sharpening, Noise Suppression, FreeSynce, and more.

As our mentioned, the price point was a bit too high when the card first launched in 2022. However, the price has since dropped. So, with the new lowered price and powerful performance, we think that this card competes with some of the newest mid-range GPUs and even allows for future-proofing.

What users say

As our pick of the best AMD card to pair with the Ryzen 7 7700X, you can trust the Sapphire Pulse RX 7900 XT to perform. When it comes to its Amazon user reviews, you’ll find that performance is a favoured feature, as well as its value. For example, one user has commented that they’ve “used it on heavy workloads and lots of gaming, and it has been great”, and another that “taking everything into consideration i.e., speed, price, size…overclocking ability, temps, stability…and everything else, this card was the clear and logical winner”.

  • ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4070 OC Edition Graphics Card
  • rog rtx 4070 Ti Super PCG
Highly Recommended
  • GPU: AD103
  • CUDA Cores: 8,448
  • Bandwidth: 672.3 GB/s
  • Memory bus width: 256-bit
  • Base clock speed: 2340 MHz
  • Boost clock speed: 2670 MHz
Reasons to Buy
  • Great for 1440p gaming
  • Advanced Ray Tracing
  • DLSS 3.5
Reasons to Avoid
  • Marginal improvement over 4070 Ti
  • Bulky design

If you want the best GPU that can handle 1440p gaming, then check out the RTX 4070 Ti Super. As we found in our review of the RTX 4070 Ti Super, the GPU delivers excellent performance at 1440p and works well with some 4K games.

To start with, the RTX 4070 Ti Super features 8448 CUDA cores, a base clock speed of 2340 MHz, and a boost clock of 2610 MHz. Compared to the RTX 4070 Ti, the Super version has 768 more CUDA cores and a slightly faster base speed. Plus, the Asus ROG Strix OC version offers even more speeds – 2670 MHz default and 2700 MHz when overclocked.

Looking at some more technical specs, the RTX 4070 Ti Super has 16 GB of G6X memory, which is a good 4GB jump from its predecessor. Plus, you also get a 256-bit memory interface width, which should further facilitate better performance and faster processing of data.

Much like the other RTX 40-series cards, the RTX 4070 Ti Super offers access to technologies like advanced ray-tracing, DLSS 3.5, Ansel, and more, which should make your gaming experience better and also help with content creation.

As far as connectivity is concerned, the Asus GPU comes with two HDMI 2.1a ports and three DisplayPort 1.4a, so connecting additional monitors and displays shouldn’t be an issue. NVIDIA also claims that you can connect up to four 4K monitors (at 120Hz).

Now, the RTX 4070 Ti is indeed a powerful card for 1440p gaming. However, if you want more out of your 4K experience, then you can consider going for the new RTX 4070 Ti Super, which retails around the same price.

What users say

Finally, let’s dive in to what Amazon buyers thought of the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4070 Ti Super OC. On the whole it seems to have a pretty good reputation, and has an average of 4.7 stars. In terms of feaures that stand out as crowd favorites, its gaming performance is up there, and also how cool the card stays when under load. One review alludes to this, saying that “this card runs pretty much all my games at maximum settings without breaking a sweat”, and another praises cooling by commenting that “this thing cools like a king and stays quiet like a ninja”.

However, there have been a few mentions of the card being a bit larger than expected, so it might be worth measuring up your case before you buy.

How to pick the best GPU for Ryzen 7 7700X

Here are a few things that you can consider before buying a graphics card with your Ryzen 7 7700X – 


Now, the 7700X is a high-performance CPU, so you will need an equally powerful GPU to make the most out of the computing power. So ideally, you should be going for GPUs like the RTX 4070 Ti or the RX 6950 XT. 

However, you also need to take other factors into consideration, like the resolution and frame rate. For instance, if you game at a high refresh rate (like 240Hz) with a frame rate of 1080p, then a mid-range CPU would do the job. Similarly, you’d need a much more powerful GPU if you want more graphics power for resolutions like 4K or 1440p.


Now, if you go for the most advanced and powerful GPUs, then you will have to shell out quite a few bucks. GPUs like the RTX 4000 series and RX 6000 series deliver excellent performance but also cost a lot. You also need to have a build powerful enough to make use of these GPUs.

On the other hand, previous-gen GPUs like the RTX 3000 series offer a good balance of price and features. And if you don’t need much graphics power, then you can consider getting older GPUs, like RTX 2080. 


Now, usually, you’d have no issue while pairing GPU and CPU. However, you need to make sure that your GPU works well with the motherboard – check for the PCIe slots and their generation. A good thing here is that PCIe slots are backward compatible, so you’ll be able to use a PCIe 4.0 GPU with a PCIe 5.0 slot. For reference, you can check out the best motherboards for Ryzen 7 7700X

Another thing that you should be checking is the PSU. To avoid tripping and disruptions during use, the PSU should supply enough wattage. 

GPU clearance

As we know, many of the latest cards, like the NVIDIA RTX 40 series, are quite big and need more GPU clearance than the previous generations. Now, the exact dimensions of the card will vary depending on the manufacturer. 

For instance, the Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super’s dimensions are ‎14.4 x 5.9 x 2.4 inches, while the GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super Eagle ‎is slightly smaller with measurements of 10.27 x 4.96 x 0.1 inches. 

So, to counter these problems, you will need to ensure that the PC case has enough space for the GPU and other components. 

Kevin is the Editor of PC Guide. He has a broad interest and enthusiasm for consumer electronics, PCs and all things consumer tech - and more than 15 years experience in tech journalism.