AMD has recently launched a budget gaming GPU in the form of a Radeon RX 7600 that retails for $269 online or around Rs.27k in India. Targeted towards people who want a good FHD Gaming experience, AMD already competes against its own RX 6000 series GPUs that have immense value for money after big price drops.
At budget, if we have to recommend GPUs to anyone we frankly say to go for a RX 6600 or RX 6700 XT because the insane amount of power and VRAM they provide for the price makes them a great buy for years down the road. So, now, there’s this AMD Radeon RX 7600 here which is an answer to the RTX 4060 series we feel but at a little bit low price, does it make sense to go for this new GPU? Let’s find out:
AMD Radeon RX 7600 Specifications
- AMD RDNA 3 architecture
- AMD Radeon Boost technology
- PCI Express 4.0 ready
- Memory Size: 8 GB
- Memory Interface: 128-bit DDR6
- Form Factor: 2 slots, ATX
- Output: 1 x HDMI, 3 x DisplayPort
- AMD Fidelity FX Super Resolution technology
Test Config Specifications:
- Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z690 UD AX WIFI Motherboard
- CPU: Intel Core i7-12700KF
- RAM: 32GB (2X16) Corsair Vengeance Performance DDR5 Memory
- Primary SSD: Western Digital SN850 500GB PCIe Gen 4 SSD
- Secondary/Game SSD: 480GB Crucial SATA SSD, WD Green 960GB SATA SSD
- Power Supply: Antec HCG-1000-EXTREME PSU
- GPU: AMD Radeon RX 7600
- CPU Cooler: DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX L360 ARGB
- Cabinet: Cooler Master MasterBox K501L
- OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Design, Look & Thermals
By the looks of it, the Radeon RX 7600 is a basic GPU with dual fan design and for a budget GPU this should be enough in terms of cooling needs. Here we have the reference card by AMD but even the GPUs from AIBs look similar, small yet classy, and should fit into any cabinet, a good option for those who want to upgrade their entry-level GPU to a budget one like this.
Overall, in terms of design and look, the RX 7600 is a tiny cute GPU which is again very efficient and compact to use it anywhere, the versatility and efficiency, are again what makes this budget GPU special.
If you compare this Radeon RX 7600 with its predecessor RX 6600, you will see the new RDNA 3 brings more transistors, but a smaller die size thanks to 6nm, increased compute size, now up to 32 units and 2048 stream processors. Now, also you have 64 AI accelerators, which don’t have a lot of use cases now but will surely have in the future or so, the clock speeds have been increased significantly as well to give better performance.
Now, you have AV1 Encode/Decode support, new DisplayPort and HDMI ports to make this GPU future-proof, now let’s see if this GPU can also be a good option for productivity lovers as well:
In terms of productivity performance, I would say, the RTX 4060 could be a better option as NVIDIA’s productivity performance is slightly better when compared to AMD. The premium that NVIDIA is charging is justified because of its mature cores and superior performance in applications like Blender or PhotoShop, so, while this Radeon RX 7600 can give you a decent score but is not the best in terms of creativity.
Now, in terms of gaming, the AMD Radeon RX 7600 performs obviously better than its predecessor but by how much, well, you can expect around 20-30% improvement, which is quite good. Still targeted towards 1080p gamers, the new RX 7600 still makes sense for 1080p max gaming, though the VRAM could have been increased to 10GB but still the GPU at $269 or Rs.27k delivers good rasterization performance.
As you see in some of the most popular games we got 60+ FPS at the highest settings without any hiccups:
|Game Name||FPS at 1080p High Settings|
|Forza Horizon 5||147|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||165|
|Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered||119|
|Far Cry 6||131|
|Star Wars Jedi Survivor||76|
|Need for Speed Unbound||94|
As you see the FPS numbers in various modern-day titles, the AMD Radeon RX 7600 delivers crisp performance in High settings at 1080p and even at the highest settings, in games where you have FSR, you should get handsome results as well. So, like the other AMD cards, this one too flexes its muscle using rasterization performance and overall giving 100+ FPS in most new games, giving a healthy 1080p gaming experience.
Now, should you buy this new AMD Radeon RX 7600 in 2023, well, for $269, there are a lot of options out there and many from AMD’s own GPUs, which makes it even more confusing. However, if you want a newer GPU with better features this could be an option but yes it has its own problems but has some handsome performance bump over its predecessor.
If you solely want a budget 1080p gaming GPU, the RX 7600 is a cheap yet effective option we feel and against the RTX 4060, it’s your choice which side you want to pick.
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