As always I like to start my testing with a few synthetic benchmarks. 3DMark especially is one of my favorites because it is very optimized in both Nvidia and AMD drivers. It's nice to not have to worry about it being favored too much either way and the repeatability of the results makes it a nice chance to compare from card to card, especially when comparing with the same GPU. The RX 7600 is targeted at the upcoming RTX 4060, but until July we won’t be able to compare them together. For now, I will be looking at how it compares with the RTX 3060 and the RX 6650 XT which are the cards selling in the same price range right now.
The first round of tests were done in the older Fire Strike benchmark which is a DX11 test. There are three detail levels, performance, extreme, and ultra. The Fire Strike tests are focused on older DX11 performance and the last few generations of Nvidia cards have performed lower here, with that in mind the Radeon RX 7600 did well outperforming the RTX 3060 Ti in two of the three tests also coming in with a 1780 point different between it and the overclocked RX 6650 XT.
The next two were both based on the Time Spy benchmark, 3DMark’s DX12-focused benchmark. One is the standard test and then there is the extreme detail level. The Radeon RX 7600 is down below the RTX 3060 Ti here which isn’t a surprise at all. It is still out ahead of the RX 6650 Xt and the RTX 3060 which puts the Radeon RX 7600 as a 20% improvement over the 3060. That gap gets wider in the Time Spy Extreme test where the gap between the two is 21%.
For ray tracing performance, I ran both the 3DMark Port Royal test which is ray tracing focused as well as the new 3DMark Speed Way test which tests all future-looking features including ray tracing. In Speed Way, the Radeon RX 7600 scored a 1958 in the Speed Way test which was out in front of the RX 6650 XT but still 249 points behind the RTX 3060. For Port Royal, the Radeon RX 7600 did a little better and is nearly tied in performance with the RTX 3060.
The last test was using the Unigine-based Superposition benchmark and I tested at 1080p with the extreme detail setting as well as the 4K optimized setting. In the extreme detail setting the Radeon RX 7600 is in front of the RX 6650 XT as well as the RTX 3060 in both tests. The gap between the cards is a lot smaller in the 4K optimized test but at 1080p even with the extreme detail, it is a 1047 point or 20% improvement from the RTX 3060 to the Radeon RX 7600.