The anticipated release date for AMD’s Radeon RX 7600 XT GPU is late January, with a focus on the budget market within the $300 US range. Speculation about the AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT GPU isn’t a recent development, as discussions began in September when it initially surfaced in online listings. Recently, it was identified in fresh listings from relatively new AIBs, mainly catering to Asian regions. Typically, these AIBs list cards as placeholders, anticipating potential launches by AMD in the future.
According to Benchlife’s latest report, AMD’s current launch plan includes only the Radeon RX 7600 XT, with no intentions for the RX 7800 and RX 7700. This GPU, anticipated to debut between January 22nd and 28th, marks AMD’s initial RDNA 3 release in 2024 and is expected to be the final one before shifting attention to the RDNA 4 GPU lineup. Interestingly, this launch coincides with NVIDIA’s expected release of the RTX 4070 Ti SUPER graphics card.
As per previous reports from the same source, the AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT GPU was anticipated to include 16 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, double the capacity of the RX 7600 Non-XT. It remains unclear whether the RX 7600 XT will feature a higher clock and VRAM configuration of the same RX 7600 GPU or ascend the stack by utilizing a cut-down Navi 32 silicon for increased core count, given that the RX 7600 already employs the full Navi 33 GPU.
At launch, the graphics card is expected to offer only custom variants, with no reference “MBA” model from AMD. While the AMD Radeon RX 7600 debuted at $269 US (often found near $249 US), the XT model is likely to launch around $299 US, considering its doubled VRAM. Despite the potential applications of increased VRAM on a budget GPU, it may still be primarily suited for 1080p gaming, similar to the limitations observed with the RTX 4060 Ti and its 16 GB variant, constrained by a 128-bit bus interface. The outcome of the RX 7600 XT remains uncertain, but its entry is intriguing, especially considering NVIDIA’s simultaneous introduction of the 6 GB RTX 3050 at a sub-$200 US price point.