Today, we’re taking a look at what appears to be the most affordable RDNA3 GPU released so far, which is the Radeon RX 7600 non-XT. The Sapphire PULSE model we’re examining is typically the more budget-friendly option compared to the NITRO series, featuring a black cooler with red accents and a dual-fan and dual-slot design. Interestingly, this model does not have any RGB lighting. The Radeon RX 7600 is built on the Navi 33 GPU with 32 Compute Units (2048 Stream Processors), and its packaging confirms that it comes with 8GB of memory. However, the box doesn’t mention the GPU and memory clocks, nor the memory bus. The memory bus is likely to be a limiting factor for the card, as it is reportedly only 128-bit wide. Additionally, AMD Navi 33 supports up to 8 lanes in PCIe Express 4.0 standard.
It has been confirmed that the card will have a single 8-pin power connector, indicating that the total power consumption of the card should not go over 150W for the 8-pin connector and 75W for the PCIe, amounting to 225W. However, in actuality, it is expected to consume less power. It’s worth mentioning that the mobile Navi33 SKUs, such as the RX 7600M XT, do not go beyond a TGP of 120W.
AMD is planning to release the Radeon RX 7600 on May 25th, but they have not yet disclosed the price. However, we anticipate that it won’t exceed $300. It’s worth noting that the RX 7900 XT is already available for around $760, and the RX 7600 has less than half the core count of the former.