MD’s new $329 Radeon RX 7600 XT is ‘ready to take on 1440p

AMD’s new $329 Radeon RX 7600 XT is ‘ready to take on 1440p’

AMD is launching a new 1080p GPU that can also stretch to handle up to 1440p. The $329 Radeon RX 7600 XT will be available on January 24th, offering a performance bump over the existing Radeon RX 7600 that was firmly built for 1080p gaming.

I’ve been looking for sub-$400 cards to really push the bar on 1440p gaming, but AMD’s original Radeon RX 7600 failed to do so. While that $269 card shipped with just 8GB of memory, AMD is doubling this to 16GB on the RX 7600 XT and saying the card is “ready to take on 1440p.” It’s a surprise choice, especially as the RX 7700 XT ships with 12GB of memory.

Unfortunately, the new RX 7600 XT stays at 32 compute units, 2048 stream processors, and a 128-bit memory bus, just like the RX 7600. AMD has improved the base and boost clock speeds. Total board power has also been raised to 190 watts, up from the 165 watts found on the RX 7600.

AMD says these changes should mean 60fps and above at 1440p in games like Starfield, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Watch Dogs: Legion, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and Forza Horizon 5. It looks like this will be more of a 1080p card still going by AMD’s own data, even if it can stretch to 1440p in certain games.

Other data given by AMD compares the RX 6700 XT to Nvidia’s $299 RTX 4060. AMD shows the RX 6700 XT trading hits with the RTX 4060 at both 1080p and 1440p in a handful of games, but we’ll have to wait on full reviews to see exactly how it compares.

The Radeon RX 6700 XT will start shipping on January 24th, priced at $329. It will be offered from board partners like Acer, ASRock, Asus, Gigabyte, PowerColor, Sapphire, and XFX.

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