Radeon RX 7600 XT 16GB - Sapphire Pulse OC review

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Introduction Radeon RX 7600 XT 16GB

Sapphire has released the Pulse Radeon RX 7600 XT, aimed at gamers who use Full HD displays. This 16GB variant is available for $329 and is designed specifically for gaming at lower resolutions. However, the question of whether it represents a good investment remains. The Radeon RX 7600 XT's main objective is to deliver effective performance in these lower-resolution settings. Priced at $329, it costs $60 more than its predecessor, the RX 7600 non-XT variant. The AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT, despite an increase in memory capacity to 16GB, maintains its 128-bit memory bus and utilizes 18 Gbps memory chips. This configuration keeps the memory speed and bandwidth consistent. The graphics card employs the Navi 33 GPU architecture, differing from the Navi 32, and includes 32 Compute Units along with 2048 Stream Processors. A notable enhancement is observed in the clock speeds, which have been elevated to game and boost clocks of 2.47 GHz and 2.76 GHz respectively, from the previous 2.25 GHz and 2.66 GHz.  This model exhibits an increase in power consumption, drawing 190W compared to the former 165W. Despite this, it remains compatible with a single 8-pin power connector, although designs indicate the possibility of dual connector usage. Physically, the RX 7600 XT is equipped with DisplayPort 2.1 connectors as a standard, while the RX 7600 variant may feature DisplayPort 1.4a specifications.


AMD Radeon RX 7000 Specifications

Radeon RX  7900XTX 7900 XT 7800 XT 7700 XT 7600 XT7600
Architecture RDNA3 (TSMC N5) RDNA3 (TSMC N5) RDNA3 (TSMC N6) RDNA3 (TSMC N6) RDNA3 (TSMC N6)
GPU Navi 31 XTX Navi 31 XT Navi 32 XL Navi 32 XT Navi 33
Navi 33
GPU Clusters 96 CUs 84 CUs 60 CUs 54 CUs 32 CUs
32 CUs
FP32 Cores 6144 5376 3840 3456 2048
Boost Clock 2.5 GHz 2.4 GHz 2.43 GHz 2.54 2.76 GHz
2.625 GHz
Memory 24GB G6 20GB G6 16GB G6 12 GB G6 16GB G6
8GB G6
Memory Bus 384-bit 320-bit 256-bit 192-bit 128-Bit
Memory Speed 20 Gbps 20 Gbps 19.5 Gbps 18 Gbps 18 Gbps
18 Gbps
L3 Cache 96 MB 80 MB 64 MB Gen2 48MB Gen2 32 MB Gen2
32 MB Gen2
Board Power 355W 315W 263W 245W 190W165W
Power Connectors 2 × 8-pin 2 × 8-pin 2 × 8-pin 2 × 8-pin 1 X 8-Pin
1 x 8-pin
PCIe Interface Gen4 x16 Gen4 x16 Gen4 x16 Gen4 x16 Gen4 X8
Gen4 x8
MSRP $999 $899 $489 $449 $329$269
Launch Date December 2022 December 2022 September 2023  September 2023 January 2024May 2023

Performance-wise, the RX 7600 XT is designed to enhance gaming experiences at 1080p and 1440p resolutions with maximum settings, including ray tracing capabilities. AMD positions this model in comparison to the RTX 2060 and RTX 4060, especially when used with FSR2/3 or DLSS 2/3 technologies. However, due to the variation in these technologies, direct performance comparisons can be complex. The RX 7600 XT is aimed to compete with the RTX 4060 non-Ti variant in the market. The Radeon RX 7600 XT is released at a price point of $329. This pricing places it slightly above the lower-end RTX 4060 models but remains more affordable than the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB variant.

The SAPPHIRE PULSE AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT 16 GB Graphics Card features 2048 stream processors, delivering a boost clock speed of up to 2810 MHz and a game clock speed of 2539 MHz, and includes 32 MB of L3 Cache for enhanced performance. The card supports a range of modern displays with its four output ports, comprising one HDMI and three DisplayPort 1.4 connectors with DSC capability. It boasts 32 compute units and 32 ray accelerators, which improve its rendering capabilities. The cooling system incorporates SAPPHIRE's Dual-X technology with two efficient fans that feature Dual Ball Bearings for longevity. The card's architecture includes 32 compute units, a 128-bit memory interface for its GDDR6 video memory, and an Infinity Cache of 32MB. Two 8-pin PCI Express power connectors are required to supply power to this RX 7600 XT.

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