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AMD’s RX 7700 XT gets widespread price drops that finally make it worth thinking about

Is the RX 7700 XT actually relevant now?
Last Updated on April 30, 2024
AMD's RX 7700 XT gets widespread price drops that finally make it worth thinking about
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Don’t get us wrong, the AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT is a card that delivers on its promise of 1440p gaming, but it has pretty much been overshadowed by the more powerful 7800 XT, which was just $50 more expensive when they launched together. This is something we noted as a negative in our RX 7700 XT review.

Now that we’re seeing the price of the 7700 XT plummet on retailers like Amazon and Newegg, it’s suddenly great value for money and a suitable choice if you’re on a more limited budget. Many custom AIBs have dropped below $400, to their lowest-ever price in some cases.

AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT drops below $400

So, if you’re looking for a new graphics card for 1440p and don’t have the funds for the 7800 XT, maybe the 7700 XT is for you – and it’s a good alternative to the RTX 4060 Ti or 4070. Below we’ve compiled a list of deals for you to browse through. All prices are correct at the time of writing.

By looking on Amazon price tracking website Camelcamelcamel, we can see that some SKUs are cheaper than ever – such as the PowerColor Hellhound model.

Why you should consider the RX 7700 XT

GPU processTSMC 5nm
ArchitectureRDNA 3.0
Base clock speed1,435 MHz
Boost clock speed2,544 MHz
Memory bandwidth432 GB/s
Memory bus192-bit
Memory clock18 Gbps

Now for less than $400, the RX 7700 XT offers good value for money. We’d say it probably should have been launched around this price, though we could say the same for many GPUs. Anyway, this AMD card belongs to their most recent 7000 series generation built on RDNA 3.0 architecture, making it quite a future-proof option for 1080p and 1440p gaming. 12GB VRAM and solid memory specs allow it to perform well at 1440p, while being useful for productivity workflows as well.

It’s quite an efficient video card too, with just a 245W TDP – making it easier to keep cool and a suitable upgrade for older machines, even if you have a more affordable 550W PSU. Our in-house benchmarks for the RX 7700 XT show how well it performs, we’ve highlighted two very different games to demonstrate.

At PC Guide, Jack is mostly responsible for reporting on hardware deals. He also specializes in monitors, TVs, and headsets and can be found putting his findings together in a review or best-of guide.