Now some people don’t need a video card for gaming, they need the processing power for rendering or 2D/3D production, or in some cases people who game also do work on the side. So it is also important to check out the compute performance on all of the video cards that come in. That includes doing a few different tests. My first test was a simple GPU Compute benchmark using Passmark’s Performance Test 10 and the Sapphire RX 7600 Pulse was a few points below the reference card, but as a whole, they were nearly tied in performance. Both cards have a good margin on the RX 6650 XT and were just ahead of the RTX 3060.
Blender is always my favorite compute benchmark because the open-source 3D rendering software is very popular and it isn’t a synthetic benchmark. With the latest version of Blender, they redid the benchmark so we now have a new test that runs three different renderings and gives each a score. I have all three stacked together so we can see the overall performance. The Sapphire RX 7600 Pulse was once again a few points behind the reference card here but as a whole, they are down near the bottom of the chart with even the RTX 3050 out in front.