The newly released AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT graphics card is tailored for 1080p gaming, featuring high-resolution textures. While it doesn’t represent a significant upgrade from the RX 7600 non-XT version released over six months ago, gamers can now enjoy the same Navi 33 GPU with 2048 Stream Processors, paired with double the memory capacity.
AMD is evidently focusing on the budget segment, mirroring NVIDIA’s approach with the RTX 4060 Ti launch, initially featuring 8GB VRAM and later upgraded to 16GB through a separate SKU. Despite the RX 7600 XT offering the same 16GB VRAM, it encounters a bottleneck with the 128-bit memory bus. In this evaluation, AMD stands out with a significantly lower price, although the performance falls more in line with the non-Ti level.
AMD is encountering competition not only from NVIDIA but also from Intel. In gaming tests, Intel Arc A770/A750 cards compete closely with Radeon GPUs, with performance varying based on resolution. Intel’s flagship A770 SKU, featuring 16GB VRAM and a broader 256-bit memory bus, demonstrates its advantage in reviews, showcasing faster performance at 4K resolution. However, it lags behind the Radeon GPU by 9-10% in 1080p/1440p tests.
With the launch of the RX 7600 XT, AMD is unveiling a new graphics driver incorporating AFMF (Fluid Motion Frames) technology, now officially included in the WHQL driver. Gamers can utilize built-in HYPR-RX profiles to activate frame generation across DX11/12 games. Notably, NVIDIA has not countered this feature at the driver level, adding an intriguing dynamic for Radeon GPUs. It’s worth noting that this technology is exclusive to AMD card users since it is integrated into the Radeon GPU driver.