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AMD & Sapphire Radeon RX 7600: GPU Compute, Rendering And Encoding Tests

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We tested all of the graphics cards represented in this article on an ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR X670E HERO motherboard, equipped with a Ryzen 7 7800X3D CPU and 32GB of G.SKILL DDR5 RAM clocked at 6,000MHz. The first thing we did when configuring the test system was enter the UEFI and set all values to their "high performance" defaults, then we disabled any integrated peripherals that wouldn't be put to use and enabled Resizable BAR support. We dialed in memory clock to its optimal performance settings using its EXPO profile, then formatted the solid state drive and installed Windows 11 Professional before performing all updates. When the Windows installation was complete, we installed all of the drivers, applications and benchmark tools necessary to complete our tests.
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Our Test System Configuration:

Hardware Used:
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
(4.2GHz - 5GHz, 8-Core)

ASUS X670E Hero 
32GB G.SKILL DDR5-6000
Samsung SSD 990
Integrated Audio / Network

Intel Arc A770 LE
Radeon RX 6600 XT
Radeon RX 7600
Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 7600
Radeon RX 6700 XT
MSI RTX 4060 Ti Gaming Trio X
GeForce RTX 4060 Ti
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

Relevant Software:
Windows 11 Pro 22H2
AMD Radeon v23.10.01
NVIDIA Drivers v531.93
Intel Arc Driver v101.4369
Benchmarks Used:
LuxMark v4
Blender v3.5.0
Blackmagic RAW Speed Test v3
IndigoBench v4.4.15

UL 3DMark
Unigine Superposition
Company Of Heroes 3
Cyberpunk 2077
Far Cry 6 GOTY Edition
F1 2022
Guardians Of The Galaxy

LuxMark v4.0 Benchmarks

LuxMark is a cross-platform, OpenCL-accelerated 3D rendering benchmark. It's a tool based on the open source LuxRender physically-based spectral rendering engine, which accurately models the transportation of light and supports high dynamic range. LuxRender features a number of material types to allow rendering of photo-realistic and artistic scenes. LuxRender is free software, licensed under the GPL, that offers plugins for packages like Blender, Maya, Cinema 4D and 3DS Max.

luxmark radeon rx 7600 performance

The AMD and Sapphire Radeon RX 7600 cards we tested finished right on top of each other in our Luxmark tests, ahead of the previous-gen Radeon RX 6600 XT and trading blows with the 12GB GeForce RTX 3060.

IndigoBench Rendering Benchmarks

IndigoBench is based on Indigo 4's advanced rendering engine and offers both CPU and GPU rendering modes for its two built-in models. The standalone benchmark is available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux and outputs results in M/Samples per second.

indigo radeon rx 7600 performance

The IndigoBench rendering benchmark has the AMD and Sapphire Radeon RX 7600 duking it out with Intel's Arc A770 LE, but clearly outgunning the Radeon RX 6600. The GeForce RTX 3060, however, was a notch ahead.

Blender v3.5.0 GPU Rendering Benchmarks

Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite that can handle everything from modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. The developers offer a standalone benchmarking tool that will track performance while rendering a handful of models. We used all three of the default models for these tests...

blender radeon rx 7600 performance

NVIDIA's cards have a clear and stark advantage in Blender, due to the application leveraging thier RT cores for a massive speed-up. That said, the AMD and Sapphire Radeon RX 7600 cards end up finishing right in between the Radeon RX 6600 and higher-end Radeon RX 6700 XT.

Blackmagic RAW Speed Test Results

The Blackmagic RAW Speed Test is a CPU and GPU benchmarking tool that tests the speed of decoding full-resolution Blackmagic RAW frames. The tool can be used to evaluate the performance at various resolutions and bitrates on the CPU or using OpenCL or CUDA on a GPU. We're reporting two results here, both at an 8K resolution, but at differing bitrates and compression levels.

blackmagic radeon rx 7600 performance

We see more of the same in the BlackMagic Speed Test. Here, the AMD and Sapphire Radeon RX 7600 edge out the Radeon RX 6600 XT, but trail the RX 6700 XT and higher-end cards.

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