A few days ago, AMD released an article on the game performance comparison test of Radeon RX 7000 series and RX 6000 series graphics cards on its official forum. It not only shows the performance gap between the two generations of graphics cards but also compares the cost performance. The test platform is built using AMD’s own Socket AM5 processor with DDR5-6000 32GB memory. Among them, graphics cards of RX 6700 XT and above are equipped with Ryzen 9 7900X processors, and graphics cards of RX 6650 XT and below are equipped with Ryzen 5 7600X processors. All test results are based on the average frame rate summary of six games: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, The Callisto Protocol, Grand Theft Auto V, Apex Legends, Valorant, and Overwatch 2.
ASRock Radeon RX 7900 Phantom Gaming/Taichi Series, Source: VideoCardz
AMD did not directly give the average frame rate of the test graphics cards in each game, but they roughly divided the test graphics cards into three groups. Among them, RX 7900 XTX, RX 7900 XT, RX 6950 XT, and RX 6800 XT are divided into 4K game (2160P) groups, RX 6800, RX 6750 XT, RX 6700 XT are divided into 2K game (1440P) group, RX 6650 XT, RX 6600, RX 6500 XT and RX 6400 are classified as 1080P gaming group. As for the performance of these 11 graphics cards, there is no surprise, basically, they are arranged according to our cognition.
However, compared to the performance ranking, the cost-effective ranking of the 11 participating graphics cards is more interesting. AMD evaluates the cost-effectiveness of graphics cards based on the 1080P game performance of each graphics card and the official suggested retail price. The formula is very simple, which is the direct “average frame rate/suggested selling price”. According to this algorithm, AMD’s two new cards, RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT have the lowest cost performance, while the RX 6400, which has the lowest performance, has become the most cost-effective product. This is somewhat “elusive” AMD’s intention. Does this mean that the RX 6000 series graphics cards are more cost-effective than the RX 7000 series?
Of course, we believe that AMD is not telling everyone not to buy RX 7000 series graphics cards, they are saying that the RX 6000 series is still very cost-effective. It is also worth upgrading for players, especially the RX 6800 and RX 6700 XT-level graphics cards, both in terms of price and performance, which are remarkable.