Review: TUF Gaming RX 7700 XT OC


1440p gaming performance:

We decided to select six games as being sufficiently representative. We opted for DirectX12 and Vulkan, with the following games:

  • The Division 2 (DirectX 12)
  • Borderlands 3 (DirectX 12)
  • Red Dead Redemption II ( Vulkan)
  • Far Cry 6 (DirectX 12)
  • Watch Dogs: Legion (DirectX 12)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (DirectX12)

We’ve chosen to use the built-in benchmarks for these games.
Why do we do this? Quite simply to enable you to compare your results with ours if you also own a copy of one of these games. It’s a thought-provoking idea that will enable you to compare your results with ours.

As we mentioned on page 4 of this article, we have activated the Resizable Bar in the BIOS, which is now supported by all (recent) GPUs. Last but not least, we’ve opted for 1080p and 1440p resolution only, which is what you’d expect from these cards.

The Division 2:

The Division 2 will be tested under DirectX 12. As far as graphics parameters are concerned, they will be set to ” ultra ” mode, with vertical synchronization deactivated.

First game and our TUF Gaming RX 7700 XT OC is well behind its big sister, the RX 7800 XT. The gap is not insignificant. The RTX 4060 Ti 8 GB also lags behind, and only the RTX 3070 Ti manages to do as well.

Borderlands 3:

For the second game, we move on to Borderlands 3. Graphics options are set to ” Brutal “. It’s worth noting that Borderlands 3 is quite greedy, and this choice of settings has quite a strong impact on FPS. It’s a game that’s often praised in announcements of new graphics cards, and precisely in this Brutal mode.

Performance here is very good, with our TUF Gaming RX 7700 XT OC doing almost as well as the RTX 4070 in 1440p. The RTX 3070 Ti is well behind.

Red Dead Redemption 2:

The third and by no means least important game, Red Dead Redemption II on PC. The advantage of this opus is the possibility of testing the integrated Vulkan benchmark. We opt for the ” ultra ” graphics options.

Third and by no means least, RDR2 offers the possibility of testing the integrated Vulkan benchmark. Performance is once again identical to what we’ve already encountered, with our RX 7700 XT outperforming the RTX 3070 Ti and leaving the RTX 4060 Ti behind.

Far Cry 6:

Far Cry 6 supports AMD’s DXR and SFR. You’ll find more on this on the next page. For our benchmarks, we opted for ” ultra” graphics quality.

Even though our report on this game showed an advantage for the RX 6000 cards, our TUF Gaming RX 7700 XT OC once again came through perfectly, outperforming the RTX 4060 Ti 8 GB once again.

Watch Dogs Legion:

Last but not least, Watch Dogs Legion will also be used for our Ray Tracing tests. For our benchmarks, we have opted for ” very high” graphics quality.

In the Watch Dogs Legion benchmark, we’re obliged to set the graphics quality to “very high” rather than “ultra”, as the benchmark then tells us that the 8 GB of memory is not enough. The same applies to the RX 7700 XT, positioned just behind the RTX 4070.

Cyberpunk 2077:

Here’s a game we’ve been wanting to add for a while, and now it’s here, with an integrated benchmark. We’ll also be using this game for our Ray Tracing tests. For our benchmarks, we’ve opted for “ultra” graphics quality.

New and final benchmark for this panel of games. At 1440p, we get an average of 81.1 FPS, which means we still have room to push a few graphics options!

Game average:

For the gaming average, the RTX 3070 was still the reference card in 1440p definition. Other cards score either higher or lower, depending on their performance against this model.

These results are excellent for the TUF Gaming RX 7700 XT OC, which is positioned as a safe bet for 1440p definition in rasterization, i.e. without enabling ray tracing or DLSS/FSR in our games. This is what we’ll be evaluating on the next page.