Overall and Final Verdict

After already taking a look at the AMR Radeon RX 7600 reference card, I was impressed with the pricing and the overall gaming performance but the reference design left a lot to be desired when it came to the cooling performance. Sapphire’s RX 7600 Pulse is the perfect follow-up to that coverage because it comes in at the same price point but you get a slight overclock and a different cooler design. I will be in the minority in that I do still prefer the all-metal cooler design over the Pulse for styling, but the Pulse isn’t far off. Sapphire blacked the cooler out for the most part except for a few red accents on the front and back of the card. The RX 7600 Pulse skips RGB lighting and keeps the focus on performance, which it has. Like the reference card, the RX 7600 Pulse has great performance, especially at 1080p in gaming. It was surprisingly close to the RTX 3060 Ti in performance at 1080p which came as a surprise.  The overclock helped it gain an extra FPS over the reference card but it did cost it more on the power efficiency which the RX 7600 was already struggling with. Sapphire made all of that up with cooling they could keep the RX 7600 running cool. The RX 7600 Pulse has a standard 8-pin PCIe power connection as well which should save you from having to upgrade your power supply to an ATX 3.0 power supply for a while longer.

Like with the reference card, the RX 7600 Pulse struggled when it came to the compute tests, this just isn’t the ideal card if you are hoping to game and also render in Blender. Its overall power usage wasn’t high at all, but comparing it to the RTX 4060 Ti it does leave a little to be desired. The 4060 Ti was faster and at 34 watts on average less. Of course, the RTX 4060 Ti is in a completely different price class at $399 whereas the RX 7600 Pulse has the same MSRP as the stock-clocked reference card at $269. At that price, the RX 7600 Pulse is an exciting card for 1080p gamers. It’s okay you can come back out, there are a few options now to put together a solid gaming system without completely breaking the bank.

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