Review: AMD RX 7600, a good surprise ?


Synthetic benchmarks:

Our first series of tests will be dedicated to synthetic benchmarks. These are often used for overclocking competitions but are also very interesting to compare different GPUs. So we will focus on the 3DMark benchmarks.

We will test the following benchmarks:

  • Fire Strike (1080p)
  • Fire Strike Ultra (2160p)
  • Time Spy (1440p)
  • Time Spy Extreme (2160p)
  • 3DMark Speed Way
  • DirectX Raytracing
  • Intel XeSS
  • Mesh Shader
  • 3DMark DLSS Feature Test (2160p)

3DMark Fire Strike and Fire Strike Ultra:

Let’s start with 3DMark Fire Strike, which is one of the most used benchmarks today. It consists of two graphics tests, a CPU test and a fourth test that combines GPU and CPU. Don’t forget to deactivate the demo which doesn’t bring anything in the final score and prolongs the benchmark duration (unnecessarily). The version used for these tests is of course the latest one.

The first benchmark that we carry out with this AMD RX 7600 and the least we can say is that it is indeed where we expected it to be with performances clearly superior to the RX 6600 (+30%) and especially RX 6600 XT (+8%). It obtains here a score of 29054 points.

Under Fire Strike Ultra, the observation is the same and we can also see that it outperforms the Intel ARC A750 and is close to the A770 model.

3DMark Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme:

The second test is 3DMark Time Spy. Although this one is done in 1440p, it has the particularity of using DirectX 12. It consists of two graphical tests and a CPU test. As for Fire Strike, don’t forget to disable the demo. These two first benchmarks are proposed by UL Benchmark.

The performance obtained in Time Spy is often representative of what we will have in games. Here, our sample of the day gets a score of 11541 points and is therefore quite close to the RTX 3060 Ti. As we can see, the RTX 3060 is far behind.

Under 3DMark Time Spy Extreme, it is a good score that we obtain since it reaches 5442 points which represents a performance gain of 13% compared to the RX 6600 XT and 31% compared to the previous generation model, the RX 6600.

3DMark Speed Way

The latest benchmark from Ulbenchmark and it’s nice to be able to say that we’re going to have a good time on this Speed Way. It uses DirectX 12 and is by default in a 1440p definition. We have not modified anything and we use the original benchmark.

Here again, our AMD RX 7600 scores 1950 points. When encoding our graphics, we realized that we were missing the results of the previous generation. We will update this chart in the next few hours.

3DMark DirectX Raytracing:

UL Benchmarks has added a new test to its series of benchmarks to measure Ray Tracing performance. The idea will be to use the 3DMark DirectX Ray Tracing test to compare the performance of Ray Tracing hardware dedicated to AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards but now also to Intel!

The 3DMark DirectX Ray Tracing test is designed to make Ray Tracing the limiting factor. Instead of relying on traditional rendering, the entire scene is traced and drawn in one pass. The test result will depend entirely on the performance of the Ray Tracing. It will be easy to measure and compare the performance of the different cards between them.

This benchmark has always been dominated by NVIDIA cards and our sample of the day is therefore logically behind with a score of 19 FPS but which still allows it to take the lead over the RX 6700 XT. In the coming weeks we will add the 3DMark benchmark which tests AMD’s FSR technology.

3DMark Intel XeSS

UL Benchmarks in collaboration with Intel will add this new benchmark to the 3DMark suite. We had early access to this new test for our testing. This Intel XeSS test is designed to evaluate and compare the performance and image quality of XeSS (Xe Super Sampling). There are four XeSS modes to choose from: Ultra Quality, Quality, Balanced and Performance. The 3DMark inspection tool helps you compare image quality with a side-by-side view of XeSS rendering and native resolution rendering. You need a graphics card that supports Intel XeSS to run this test.

So we’ll have two scores, a FPS number with XeSS disabled and then on the right with XeSS enabled. The mode chosen is “Ultra Quality” which is actually the default mode for the benchmark.

In this new benchmark, all graphics cards without exception take advantage of XeSS, but it is Intel that has the best gain. ARC models see a gain of 50% while NVIDIA and AMD models see a gain of more or less 30 to 35%.