AMD’s new Radeon RX 7600 XT is Focusing on 1440p Gaming

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AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT
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Chip maker, AMD, has today unveiled its latest GPU, the Radeon RX 7600 XT which goes on sale on January 24th. The latest graphic card announced today at CES 2024 will go for $329 (around KES 51,818). It will be available from AMD board partners including Acer, ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, PowerColor, Sapphire and XFX.

It does get some significant improvements over its non-XT model, the $269 Radeon RX 7600 GPU released last May. For a gamer on a “budget” looking for a GPU that can support up to 1440p gaming, you might consider the RX 7600 XT card despite a higher price tag than its predecessor.

AMD benchmark comparing various graphics card performance in 1080p and 1440p gaming. Image: AMD

The Radeon RX 7600 XT comes with 16GB of memory which should be sufficient to run modern titles on resolutions above 1080p. This is 2x the memory in the existing Radeon RX 7600 which comes with only 8GB of memory. In addition, this is slightly higher than the 12GB VRAM in the RX 7700 XT which goes for $449.

The latest card also gets a slight bump in both the base (up to 2.470 GHz from 2.25 GHz) and boost clock speed (up to 2.755 GHz from 2.655 GHz). It also has an increase in the total board power to 190W from the 165W on the RX 7600.

The new RX 7600 XT, however, is still stuck at 32 compute units, a 128-bit memory bus, and 2048 stream processors, similar to its non-XT predecessor.

AMD is claiming that the RX 7600 XT can hit 126fps running Assassin’s Creed: Mirage and 117fps running Forza Horizon 5 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. We’ll have to wait for the official release and other benchmarks to compare how the new card fares with other GPUs at similar price points when it comes to 1440p gaming.