After review of AMD’s Radeon RX 7600 dropped it came to many reviewers attention that it may have a design flaw that could affect some users. This design flaw has to do with PCI-Express power connection and the shroud that surrounds it. The main cause of this is the lack of clearance around the 8-pin connector on the card. There is a small cut-out which might not accommodate certain 6+2 pin power connectors.
TechPowerUp discovered that if you have a 6+2 power connector, the locking bump for the two extra pins does not have room, it gets blocked by the backplate of the card, which prevents the connector from being fully inserted. As we’ve learned from the whole RTX 4090 debacle not having a power connector fully inserted can cause cards to literally catch fire. Luckily there have not been any reports of that with these cards so far.
TechPowerUp has reported that only 20% of the cables they had at the time of their review were incompatible. It does appear that there will not be any meltdown issues as it seems the connector either will fit or it will not.
Now as of right now AMD is currently not selling their reference Radeon RX 7600 card, it was only sent out to reviewers. They do plan to sell it though as it is listed as “Coming Soon!” on their website.