AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT 16GB Review – Featuring the SAPPHIRE PULSE

Final Thoughts

This product luanch is a tale of two generations. On the one hand, looking only at the Radeon 7000 Series lineup, the RX 7600 XT is bringing double the VRAM and faster GPU clocks out of the box, all for a mere $60 price bump. What’s not to like? Well, take a look at the Radeon 6000 Series cards still out there, just waiting to be scooped up. You may have noticed a certain RX 6700 XT near the top of the charts, and that graphics card regularly sells for the same $329 USD price that the new RX 7600 XT is launching with…

So, no, I don’t love the proximity to the RX 6700 XT with this launch (new card listings indeed start at $329 USD on Newegg as I write this), as it tarnishes what could have been a very solid update to the Radeon 7000 Series lineup. I need to run some more benchmarks, including higher resolution testing at 2560×1440, but I suspect that the 128-bit memory bus is going to hinder the RX 7600 XT in its battle with the RX 6700 XT in just about every workload.

As always, the market will decide if this $329 price makes sense, or if both the original RX 7600 and this new XT variant will end up dropping just a bit. Or maybe the Radeon RX 6700 XT will sell out and it won’t matter any more.

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