Review: AMD RX 7600, a good surprise ?


AMD RX 7600:


This AMD Radeon RX 7600 is the third card that we have in our hands and that benefits from the brand new RDNA3architecture. This new architecture succeeds RDNA2 which was represented by the last high-end model, the RX 6950 XT. AMD made the choice to launch directly its two high-end models as NVIDIA does with its RTX 4090. AMD had and still has stocks of cards of the previous generation, hence this choice of launch. On the other hand, with this RX 7600, we are really on the entry level for the 1080p 60 FPS definition. It is a card that could interest many gamers especially with this price of 299 euros.

Based on the table from our colleagues at Videocardz, the characteristics of this new RX 7600 are almost identical to those of the RX 6650 XT, a card that we did not have the opportunity to test and therefore that we do not have in our hands (no need to cry conspiracy). Currently, we can find some models of RX 6650 XT under the bar of 300 euros and therefore slightly lower than the price of this new RX 7600.

Our tests will allow us to see how it performs against the RX 6600 XT, knowing that the RX 6650 XT is slightly more powerful.

The bundle:

As you can see from the photos below, the box for our copy of the AMD RX 7600 has the same layout as its two larger sisters. The reference of the model is on the top left of the box whose dimensions are 260 x 170 x 65 mm. We are on a very compact packaging and it is therefore rather excellent news on the size of the card.

On the back, no technical information but some info about the Adrenaline Edition software. We are here on two boxes rather compact and which play on the sobriety. The opening is done by the front side and reveals directly the cards. We can also discover for both models the annotation: ” Welcome to the red team “.

These are the reference cards offered by AMD as NVIDIA does with its Founders Edition. However, if on the green side only NVIDIA sells its Founders Edition, AMD offers its partners to buy this reference card and then resell it by simply adding their brand. Unfortunately, it seems that the cost of a sticker has also increased since some brands do not hesitate to raise the price of the reference card while it is completely identical to the one proposed by AMD and that we test today.


Our reference card sports a cooling system consisting of two 80mm fans. The design of the reference board is very visually pleasing and without any touch of RGB backlighting. Its dark aesthetics will allow it to be associated with any motherboard and in any case.

The two fans are responsible for keeping the heat sink in contact with the graphics chip and the various components of the PCB cool. These fans have 9 blades and will remain at rest when the card is not solicited and vice versa. They become active again when the temperature requires it. As you can see, the hot air only escapes through the top edge of the board since the bracket is not perforated.

The back of the card is protected by an imposing black and rather thick backplate. Its role is to avoid the torsion of the PCB but it also plays a role of thermal dissipation with probably the presence of pads between it and the PCB. As you can see, the backplate is joined to the fan shroud, which gives the impression that the PCB is enclosed in a shell. There is also a small icon indicating that this is a hot surface. We will judge the temperatures of the latter during our tests. Regarding the thickness, our sample occupies 2 slots.


To power our card, and this is great news, AMD made the choice to keep an 8-pin power connector, that is to say, with 8 pins. AMD announces a consumption of 165 watts for our RX 7600, which is slightly more than the 132 watts of the RX 6600 but less than the 180 of the RX 6650 XT. We also know that regarding memory, AMD uses GDDR6 instead of GDDR6X for both cards, mainly because it consumes less power and is incidentally less expensive.

AMD has opted for DisplayPort 2.1 support on these new cards. AMD offers simultaneous encoding or decoding for AV1, which will interest content creators. So in the end we have three DisplayPort 2.1 and one HDMI 2.1.