Now an AMD Radeon RX 7600 graphics card has been found listed in a store in Canada. As in China, only custom designs are being shown. This time, it was repeated with Sapphire, although MSI also made an appearance. The name of these graphics already confirms what we knew, and that was that this mid-range GPU will come with 8GB of VRAM memory.
According to the local PC Canada store (via Videocardz), the Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 7600 was listed for CAD 451.99, which translates to €309. Interestingly, MSI’s model, the Radeon RX 7600 Mech 2X, is cheaper, being listed at 443.99 CAD (303 Euro). The listing of these GPUs is already normal as it is expected to happen next May 25 when it will be officially launched in the market.
AMD is also stuck in terms of memory
This price is not that low, as the AMD Radeon RX 6600 debuted in October 2021 at a price of 339 euros. The price for which the Radeon RX 7600 may finally be around when it is announced to society. Of course, as NVIDIA has done, a year and a half has passed between the RX 6600 and RX 7600, and even then the same configuration with 8 GB of VRAM will be offered with a 128-bit interface. Something that’s quite disappointing and will cause problems when playing very modern games at 1080p on Ultra.
This has forced NVIDIA to prepare for the launch of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB in July. As such, it’s inevitable to find yourself in the future with a comparison between the 8GB and 16GB models. While we see if the 8GB version will be cursed to be outclassed by the version with twice the memory.
This is what we expect from the AMD Radeon RX 7600 beyond price
If there are no surprises in between, the Radeon RX 7600 will use a Navi 33 chip with access to 2,048 stream processors. These are the same cores that the Radeon RX 6600 XT and RX 6650 XT have already offered in their time. Of course, now under AMD RDNA3 architecture than RDNA2.
Now comes the main problem, and that is that this graphics chip will be coupled with a configuration of 8 GB GDDR6 memory with 128-bit interface. This memory is expected to reach 18 Gbps, which means a bandwidth of 288 GB/s. This is a small jump from its predecessor’s 224 Gb/s while using 14 Gb/s of memory. As such, it stays very close to the Radeon RX 6650 XT, which uses 17.5 Gbps chips that reach 280 GB/s of bandwidth.
The great improvement will be at the level of energy consumption. The Radeon RX 7600 is expected to have a 120W TDP compared to the RX 6600’s 132W; RX 6600 XT’s 160W; and the RX 6650 XT’s 180W. As the release date draws closer, it is inevitable that we will know all the details before its public presentation.