AMD isn't pushing 1440p gaming as the primary goal for the RX 7600, but there will still be plenty of games that run reasonably well at this resolution. We're also using ultra settings, however, which can be a problem in some games for GPUs with 8GB of memory. If you're actually hoping to play games at 1440p, you'll definitely benefit by tweaking the settings. Or just use the high preset in most games, and that will get you 90% of the way there.
The aggregate performance from the RX 7600 at 1440p ultra ends up at just 35.5 fps, and all of the ray tracing games in our test suite fall below the 30 fps mark. Some (Cyberpunk 2077) even drop into the single digits.
The RX 6650 XT still delivers very comparable performance, meaning the RX 7600 is less about upgrading that product tier and more about a sideways step with a few extras like AV1 encoding support and a slightly smaller chip.
The RTX 3060 ranks ahead of the RX 7600 now, thanks at least in part to its 12GB VRAM configuration. (We feel bad for anyone that got conned into buying the RTX 3060 8GB variant.) The RX 6700 10GB also starts to pull away, as the extra 2GB (and 11% more bandwidth) can help.
Rasterization performance is still pretty good, especially if you're willing to massage your settings a bit. The RX 7600 averages 60 fps across our nine game test suite, with A Plague Tale: Requiem and Total War: Warhammer 3 being the two lowest results. Using a combination of medium and high settings would probably get both of those closer to 60 fps.
We haven't talked much about upscaling, so let's look at that as well, since 1440p is a great time to start using it on a card like the RX 7600. It's too bad more games don't support FSR 2, as Flight Simulator ran 43% faster at 1440p with FSR 2 Quality mode upscaling. Red Dead Redemption 2 and Forza Horizon 5 don't scale nearly as well, but that seems to be something with their respective engines — DLSS upscaling doesn't help as much in those games either.
Native 1440p ultra with ray tracing on the RX 7600 is just asking for trouble. Only Metro Exodus Enhanced and Spider-Man: Miles Morales come anywhere near being playable. But going along with what we just said above, FSR 2 at least can push the RX 7600 well above 30 fps — Quality mode improved performance by 63%.
The only other ray tracing game in our test suite that supports FSR 2 is Cyberpunk 2077, and it provides a massive 150% boost to performance. But that's because the RX 7600 was absolutely choking while trying to run 1440p native. Anyway, the less said about 1440p ray tracing performance on the RX 7600, the better.
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@JarredWaltonGPU thanks for the review... hard time to you trying find somenthing good or new on these graphics
I'm still using a GTX1050, waiting for something decent to hit ~$260 CAN. I bought an open-box A750 for $270 a few weeks ago, ended up returning it as seemingly defective since it caused my PC to crash repeatedly.