Renowned leaker momomo_us took to Twitter to share a screenshot of what may very well be the production specs for AMD's upcoming RX 7600, the company's foray into the midrange GPU pricing segment. As seen by TechPowerUp!, the typeface and general design of the screenshot looks in-line with what we'd expect from marketing materials straight out of AMD; nevertheless, take the news with a healthy dose of salt for now.
According to the leak, the RX 7600 will pack in 32 RDNA3 Compute Units, working out to 2,048 Stream Processors - that's the same as last generation's RX 6600 XT, but more than the card it supposedly replaces, the RX 6600, which shipped with only 1,792 SPs. It seems that AMD's bet on this segment's performance increase is based on the architectural improvements of RDNA3. Paired with increased computing resources; AMD could have opted to increase the chip's Infinity Cache compared to its previous-gen RX 6600 series, but it seems the company chose to stick with the 32 MB cache pool. There's no guarantee, but keeping the 32 MB Infinity Cache may mean that AMD will keep the 128-bit bus as well.
Gigabyte recently listed a number of RX 7600 cards with the Eurasian Economic Commission (ECC), a step usually taken within a few weeks of release. The card has already been listed in Singapore (with a stocking date for May 26th) for around $410, but we expect that to be a placeholder price with the usual mark-up for an as-yet unreleased product. It's expected that the RX 7600 will offer around 25% better performance than AMD's RX 6600. Today's market isn't the same as those before it, and with the slump in consumer spending, it'd be wise for AMD to bring its cards towards a more attractive price-point.
And on top of that AMD Radeon RX 7600 custom models will only feature PCIe 4.0 x8 interface since that's the maximum that the Navi 33 GPU can support.
It won't make too much of a difference in gaming, but still it's not x16 interface. The only plus point is that the card's power is provided by a single 8-pin connector, so need to buy a new PSU (total 225W of power (8-pin 150+75 PCIe)).
RX 6600 had a launch price of $330. I would not expect it to be less.
I had been wanting to upgrade the graphics card in my PC from a trusty old GTX 980 (Asus Strix version) to something better for a while, but alas funds haven't allowed it :(
looking at the price of graphics cards these days and what you get for the money has not helped much either, even though the newer cards in my price range are better they are also very lack-lustre at their price point :(
So I just decided sod it buy something cheap second hand and wait a few more years.
I have managed to keep this old PC ticking along on a shoe string budget this long, so what's a few more years waiting lol :/