AMD’s exclusive board partners are readying their Radeon RX 7600 designs for Computex, according to Igor’s Lab. That means AIBs like ASRock, PowerColor, Sapphire, and XFX should be expected to show their RX 7600 designs at the world’s biggest PC tech show, which kicks off at the end May. However, it is strange to see AMD release its desktop GPUs out of order like this, as we are still waiting for RX 7800 (XT) and RX 7700 (XT) designs – where are they?
Igor's Lab contends that the Radeon RX 7600 cards from the above-named closest partners of AMD will be finished and ready for Computex, just a few weeks away. Interestingly, he adds that those board partners who also support Nvidia GPUs (e.g., Asus, Gigabyte, MSI) have decided to wait and see how well the RX 7600 desktop GPUs sell before dipping their toes in the market.
Igor hints that the Radeon RX 7700 XT has been left on the back burner for now as AMD (and/or its partners) foresee a shift in mid-range pricing. The idea appears to be to launch the lower tier RX 7600 and see how it fares, then price gap up to the RX 7700 XT. For now, Igor’s Lab doesn’t mention the RX 7800 (XT).
We hope the Radeon RX 7600 can bring a new level of affordability to the latest-gen graphics cards. It is expected to be much more economical to produce than the flagship RDNA 3 graphics cards we have seen thus far, those with their chiplet-based designs and lashings of VRAM, etc. The Radeon RX 7600 will be a small (Navi 33?) According to the latest information, GPU has 28 Compute Units (1,792 SPs) and a modest 8GB of VRAM. It is widely expected to be very much the same as the Radeon RX 7600M but with the benefit of desktop power/thermals for much more impressive clocks and, therefore, performance.
If the rumors are correct, the new RX 7600 desktop graphics card aims to compete with the GeForce RTX 4060, not the RTX 4060 Ti or the known quantity of the RTX 4070.
While on the topic of mid-range green team desktop graphics cards, in the same report, Igor’s Lab says that the RTX 4060 Ti will also debut at Computex. With the slow RX 4070 market and Nvidia reportedly slowing GPU supplies for this SKU, the source indicates that the initial supply of RTX 4060 Ti cards will be lower than the RTX 4070.
Igor sees strong polarization of the desktop GPU market. He explains this observation by noting that the GeForce RTX 4090 was a strong seller among enthusiasts who absolutely must have a flagship graphics card. Meanwhile, consumers of traditional mid-range graphics card buyers have seen Nvidia’s pitches, and many are keeping their powder dry with hope for the new entry-level offerings.
Of course, there are steady sales of some options in the current Ada Lovelace product stack, but the overall downward pricing pressure continues. The sweetest spots for Nvidia sales so far are said to be the RTX 4090 for halo buyers and the RTX 4070 Ti for pragmatic performance enthusiasts.
Last, but not least, remember to add a pinch of salt to the above morsels from Igor, but don’t let the salt douse your excitement for Computex.
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I guess I can sort of see this given the fact that they still have the 6700/6750xt out there that will likely compete with the 4060ti, and that the 6800xt seems to be about on par with a 4070, plus the 6950xt is still out there as an alternative to the 4070/4070ti. Sure these consume more power but they may not feel like they have to rush the others out given that these are filling the product stack at the moment.Reply
For real.. if AMD just took the opportunity and made the 7600XT a 3070Ti with 10~12GB for around $400 they could actually start climbing the hole they r in. Anyone can buy the 3070Ti right now around that amount at ebay but with "only" 8GB the Nvidia card is not as interesting as it looks. RT at present is seriously IMO only a gimmick and I'm not interested to pay the premium (fp$ compromise) for it, but a 3080 level card for around $400.. damn sign me in.Reply
I just took a look at ebay and I found the RX 6800 selling around exactly $400, even lower.. this is exactly the card the 7600XT should be at $400 but with 10gb~12gb it would be enough. Less than this.. I fear for AMD GPU division
It looks like both Nvidia and AMD, in different ways, might prefer to not sell GPUs, rather than selling them at the lower prices that people would like to see.Reply
Two years ago Nvidia launched the 3060 with 12GB for $329..... right now you can have one for $290. It plays any game maxed out at 60fps on a 1080p monitor, it plays RT games. What card AMD has this gen to compete? At $300 MSRP it won't be the 7600.. this one is supposed to trade blows with the 4060/3070 while the 7600XT should be up there with the 4060Ti/3070Ti. Can it launch a 7500XT with 12GB for more than $290 with subpar RT performance compared with the "old" 3060? Who would buy it? As I see it the only exit for AMD is to position the 7600 nonXT with 10GB as a 3070 for around $350 and the 7600XT with 12GB as a 3070Ti for $400. Anything less and really.. bye bye AMD, and we r screwed. Like, really, if you don't care the GPU has "only" 8GB there's the 2060S which is virtually a 3060 for $220 right now. It's 4 years old, yes, but the RX580 is even older and barely anyone cares as those GPUs can certainly last 8 to 10 years. So here we are.. AMD has a 2060S at $220, a 3060 at $290, and a 3070 at $360 to face. It cannot afford to launch 7600 with 8GB, it cannot afford to launch it at $400 if it has half the RT performance of a 3070, only die hard brand supporters would buy it.Reply
Excitement about an entry level card costing $300+ in all likelihood...There's nothing to get excited about there.Reply
The "wait and see" attitude makes me think AMD's 7600 will be shockingly expensive. (The GPU 7600, not the CPU 7600. Terrible idea for them to give the same numbers to different products, btw. )Reply
Well partly the attitude, but mostly because AMD launch prices always just copy Nvidia's pricing, with "not enough" bucks knocked off for their vastly inferior supporting tech.
6950XT for $580 right now on Newegg, the 7600 needs to be prices lower than $400 to be a viable buy.Reply
They're leaving the 7700XT out so they can upcharge the 7600.Reply
Then when they feel they've made enough money, they'll "discount" the 7600 and slot in the 7700XT.
Similarly, they don't want the 7800XT to cannibalize sales of the 7900XT
We're not dumb AMD....jeez
Elusive Ruse said:6950XT for $580 right now on Newegg, the 7600 needs to be prices lower than $400 to be a viable buy.
I noticed a $ pattern based on TimeSpy score.. for roughly $580 there's the 6950XT with 19500 points, for $480 there's the 6800XT with 16500, for $380 there's the 6750XT with 13500, and finally for $280 there's the 6650XT with 10500. Basically yeah.. for $400 it should be at least better than the 6750XT 16GB, what will AMD do? 7600 series better come either as the 3080 killer for $400, or the "6750XT 12GB" for $350, if not so I'm afraid it's DOA. Let's not forget that for $380 we have a second hand 3070Ti which is really basically a 3080 but with 8GB... AMD is at a tough spot right now
The Radeon RX 7600 will be a small (Navi 33?) According to the latest information, GPU has 28 Compute Units (1,792 SPs) and a modest 8GB of VRAM.
Not exactly true, or is it ?. There were several reports and leaks on the block diagram of Navi 33's structure before.
IMO, the Navi 33 GCD is expected to feature 2 Shader Engines and each Shader Engine is expected to have 2 Shader Arrays (2 per SE / 4 in total). This rounds up to 16 WGPs or 32 Compute Units for a total of 2048 cores which is the same core count as the Navi 23 GPU.AMD Navi 33: 2048 Cores, 128-bit Bus, 32 MB Infinity Cache, 204mm2 GPU Die @6nmAMD Navi 23: 2048 Cores, 128-bit Bus, 32 MB Infinity Cache, 237mm2 GPU Die @7nmThe GPU will also come packaged with 32 MB of Infinity Cache, the same amount as the Navi 23 GPU, and across a 128-bit wide bus.