Surprise! It’s $30 cheaper than the RTX 4060 Ti, and not in the same class
AMD has now released the ultimate and low-end of their RDNA 3 family, with nothing yet in between. Don’t let the somewhat similar release dates fool you, it’s not meant to compete with NVIDIA’s new card. The fact that it’s $130 less is a dead giveaway. Instead the RX 7600 is meant to compete with the older RTX 3060 which costs $310 or more, and AMD’s previous generation RX 6600 which was released for $330 and can now be had for just over $200.
With that in mind, the RX 7600 proves somewhat interesting, as long as you’re gaming at 1080p. It leaves the previous-generation GPU in the dirt, outperforming it across the board by a more significant percentage than NVIDIA’s new card. The RX 7600 could be considered an upgrade from an RX 6600, which definitely can’t be said of the RTX 4060 Ti. If you like ray tracing enabled, the RX 6700 is better than the last generation, but it still needs FSR to give you playable frame rates and is still often outperformed by the older RTX 3060.
If you play at higher resolutions, you’ll want to wait until AMD fills the gaps in its RDNA 3 family. On the other hand, if you want a card that fits easily into a small form factor system and has a lower than a previous generation or three, you might want to consider this card.
Two very different launches of two different products make for a good tech week, whether you’re impressed, disappointed, or indifferent.