AMD Radeon RX 7600 Review: Affordable RDNA3 For 1080p Gamers

AMD & Sapphire Radeon RX 7600: UL 3DMark Synthetic And VR Benchmarks

Speed Way is the most recent addition to the UL 3DMark graphics test suite. Speed Way uses the DirectX API and leverages advanced features like DirectX Raytracing tier 1.1 for real-time global illumination and real-time raytraced reflections, Mesh Shaders, and high resolution textures and artwork…

UL 3DMark Speed Way DX12 Ultimate Benchmarks

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3DMark Speed Way

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Speed Way AMD Radeon RX 7600 Details

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3DMark Speed Way has the AMD and Sapphire Radeon RX 7600 cards finishing in a familiar position, ahead of the Radeon RX 6600 XT, but trailing the GeForce RTX 3060 12GB and 6700 XT.

UL 3DMark Time Spy DX12 Benchmarks

3DMark Time Spy is a synthetic DirectX benchmark test from UL. It features a DirectX 12 engine built from the ground up to support bleeding-edge features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading. Time Spy is designed to test the DX12 performance of the latest graphics cards using a variety of techniques and varied visual sequences. This benchmark was developed with input from AMD, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and the other members of the UL Benchmark Development Program, to showcase the performance and visual potential of graphics cards driven by close-to-the-metal, low-overhead APIs.
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3DMark Time Spy

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Time Spy AMD Radeon RX 7600 Details

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The AMD and Sapphire Radeon RX 7600 cards performed well in the 3DMark Time Spy test. Here the cards nearly catch up the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and clearly outrun the 6600 XT and GeForce RTX 3060.

UL 3DMark Port Royal Ray Tracing Benchmarks

Port Royal was released as an update to UL’s popular 3DMark suite. It is designed to test real-time ray tracing performance of graphics cards that support Microsoft DirectX Raytracing, or DXR. Although DXR is technically compatible with all DX12-class GPUs, the graphics card must have drivers that enable support for the feature.

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3DMark Port Royal

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Port Royal AMD Radeon RX 7600 Details

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If we add some ray tracing to the equation, the AMD and Sapphire Radeon RX 7600 card also perform relatively well. Once again we see the cards clearly outrunning the GeForce RTX 3060 and Radeon RX 6600 XT. The Radeon RX 6700 XT, however, is a clear step up, not to mention the higher-end cards.

DirectX Ray Tracing (DXR) Feature Test

We also tested the cards with UL's DirectX Ray Tracing Feature test. This test is laser-focused on path-tracing performance, and uses few of the card's other resources.
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DirectX Ray Tracing Feature Test

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DXR Feature Test AMD Radeon RX 7600 Details

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Unlike Port Royal, this test is solely focused on DXR performance. The deltas seprating the cards are smaller, but ultimately the rankings don't change and the AMD and Sapphire Radeon RX 7600 cards chalk up another win over the GeForce RTX 3060.

VR Benchmarks: VR Mark & Unigine Superposition

Superposition is the latest benchmark from Unigine, powered by the UNIGINE 2 Engine. It offers an array of benchmark modes, targeting gaming workloads as well as VR, with both DirectX and OpenGL code paths. There is an extreme hardware stability test built-in too. Unigine Superposition uses the developer’s unique SSRTGI (Screen-Space Ray-Traced Global Illumination) dynamic lighting technology, along with high quality textures and models, to produce some excellent visuals. We ran Superposition's VR Future benchmark to compare the performance of all of the graphics cards featured here.

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Unigine Superposition VR Future Test

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In our first VR-related benchmark, the AMD and Sapphire Radeon RX 7600 cards continue to compete well with the GeForce RTX 3060. The 7600s clearly lead the RTX 3060 and nearly catch the RTX 3060 Ti.

UL VR Mark Blue Room Benchmarks

UL's VRMark is designed to test a PC’s readiness for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets. The benchmark does not, however, require that one of the headsets is attached to the PC to run and it uses an in-house graphics engine and content to ensure comparable results between different platforms. We ran the "Blue Room" VRMark test at defaults settings here, which is currently the most taxing test offered by the tool.

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 VRMark AMD Radeon RX 7600 Details

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VRMark tells essentially the same story as Unigine's VR readiness test. The AMD and Sapphire Radeon RX 7600 outran the GeForce RTX 3060 and RX 6600 XT yet again.

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