AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT vs Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070: If you could buy one, which should it be?

The graphics card market is beginning to fill out following the first wave of Nvidia’s…

The graphics card market is beginning to fill out following the first wave of Nvidia’s Ampere and AMD’s RDNA 2 architectures. The latest to join the ranks is AMD’s Radeon RX 6700 XT, which you can read about over in our Radeon RX 6700 XT review. Most of what I’m talking about in this article is really coming from there through the power of paraphrasing anyways, but I wanted to give a quick and easy answer to the most pressing question facing a prospective PC gamer with $500 to spend: Should I buy an AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT or an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070?

Both cards have an MSRP under $500, the RX 6700 XT arrives at $479 and the RTX 3070 a little more at $499, but to quote my grandmother: ‘chance would be a fine thing’. Indeed, we’re all snapping up any opportunity to pick up a graphics card, no questions asked, due to the rarity of pixel-pushing silicon.