A mainstream 1080p graphics card with a more sensible price
It’s been six months, and we finally have another member in the Radeon RX 7000 Series family. But with the RX 6800 and RX 6900 Series cards still in the retail pipeline, it makes sense that AMD is going for a lower-end card here (even if I’d love it if this was an RX 7800 review).
Today we have AMD’s RX 7600, with no “XT”, and it has 8GB of VRAM. That’s it. Review over. 8GB of VRAM in 2023?! If the fallout from the RTX 4060 Ti launch is any indication, that makes a product “DOA”, but this is a much less expensive product, so give it a fair shake.
Maybe 8GB may not make you an enthusiast – AMD’s words, not mine – but it will allow you to play games at 1080p, which is still the most common display resolution even though enthusiasts are predominantly on 1440 and up.
Anyway, the company that said you need 16GB has released an 8GB card, but they are correctly positioning this as a mainstream 1080p option. It is priced pretty competitively by modern standards at $269 USD (we all thought it would be $299, but there was a last-minute change).
Let’s have a look at this very incomplete-looking table of RX 7000 Series GPUs: