AMD launches Radeon RX 7600 XT 16GB graphics card

During the CES 2024 keynote, AMD not only introduced the new generation Ryzen 8000G series APU and a variety of AM4 platform products but also unveiled the Radeon RX 7600 XT 16GB graphics card.

AMD articulated that the Radeon RX 7600 XT 16GB is engineered specifically for AAA gaming at 1080P resolution, and it even can satisfy certain games at 1440P resolution. Similar to other Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards, it supports FSR 3 technology and utilizes AMD Fluid Motion Frames technology in almost all DirectX 11/12 games, along with the newly expanded AMD HyperRX performance enhancement technology. This innovation encompasses a range of pioneering technologies such as Radeon Super Resolution, Anti-Lag, and Radeon Boost, aimed to achieve the targeted frame rate.

Contrary to previous rumors, the Radeon RX 7600 XT 16GB does not use the Navi 32 but instead opts for the Navi 33, identical to the Radeon RX 7600. This decision is understood to be primarily due to the significantly higher manufacturing costs of Navi 32 compared to Navi 33, as further reductions in specifications based on the Radeon RX 7700 XT would result in excessive performance loss.

The Navi 33 chip in the Radeon RX 7600 XT 16GB is a single-chip design, manufactured using TSMC’s 6nm process. It features a PCIe 4.0 x8 interface, an Infinity Cache of 32MB, and is equipped with 32 Compute Units, comprising 2048 stream processors. The GDDR6 memory capacity has been upgraded from 8GB in the Radeon RX 7600 to 16GB while maintaining a 128-bit memory interface width. The memory speed remains at 18Gbps, with a memory bandwidth of 288GB/s.

In a bid to further enhance performance, AMD has increased the GPU frequency and the overall power consumption of the card. The game frequency of the Radeon RX 7600 XT 16GB has been elevated from 2.25GHz in the Radeon RX 7600 to 2.47GHz, with the boost frequency also rising from 2.66GHz to 2.76GHz. As a result, AMD has increased the total card power consumption from 165W to 190W. The Radeon RX 7600 XT 16GB graphics card will be equipped with a dual 8Pin power interface, or at least an 8Pin+6Pin combination, whereas the Radeon RX 7600 only requires a single 8Pin power interface.

Moreover, AMD has mandated its partners to use DisplayPort 2.1 in their custom products, prohibiting cost-cutting measures that would involve opting for DisplayPort 1.4.

The Radeon RX 7600 XT 16GB graphics card is slated to hit the market on January 24, 2024, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of 329 USD.