AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT Review: 1080p PC Gaming With PowerColor And XFX

XFX And PowerColor Radeon RX 7600 XT: UL 3DMark Synthetic And VR Benchmarks

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Speed Way is the most recent addition to the UL 3DMark graphics test suite. Speed Way uses the DirectX 12 Ultimate API and leverages advanced features like DirectX Ray Tracing 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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Speedway XFX Radeon RX 7600 XT Details

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The 3DMark Speedway test once again shows the XFX And PowerColor Radeon RX 7600 XT card finishing right on top of the original, 8GB Radeon RX 7600 XT, and with about a 21% lead over the previous-gen Radeon RX 6600 XT.

UL 3DMark Time Spy Extreme DX12 Benchmarks

3DMark Time Spy Extreme 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 Extreme

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3DMark Time Spy Extreme is highly detailed, and runs at a high resolution, but does not feature any ray tracing. Here, the XFX And PowerColor Radeon RX 7600 XT finish slightly ahead of the Radeon RX 7600 and pull ahead of the GeForce RTX 4060 as well.

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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Unlike Speedway (and the older Port Royal test), 3DMark DXR Feature Test relies solely on Ray Tracing for its lighting and shadows. This test shows the XFX And PowerColor Radeon RX 7600 XT cards edging out the base model RX 7600, but trailing the GeForce RTX 4060 by about 30%.

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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There's no ray tracing at play in the Unigine VR Future benchmark, and the XFX And PowerColor Radeon RX 7600 XT are able to overtake the GeForce RTX 4060 with this test's more traditional rasterization methods.

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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Our results with VRMark somewhat differ from the Unigine Superposition test. Here, the XFX And PowerColor Radeon RX 7600 XT outgun the original Radeon RX 7600 -- yet again -- but the GeForce RTX 4060 beats them out by a few percentage points.

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