Synthetic Benchmarks

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. For the first of the Radeon RX 7600 XT’s, I don’t have another matching GPU card to compare the XFX Qick319 RX 7600 XT Black with just yet but I am keeping an eye on how it compares to the RX 7600’s that have been previously tested. From Nvidia, I want to see how it compares with the RTX 4060 and potentially the more expensive RTX 4060 Ti 8GB and from AMD’s past cards the RX 6650 XT as well.

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 XFX Qick319 RX 7600 XT Black is right with one of the bigger overclocked RX 7600s in the first Fire Strike test but in the Extreme and Ultra tests it pulls ahead. In the Extreme test, it is ahead of the RTX 4060 but behind the RTX 4060 Ti but in the Ultra test it catches up and passed the 4060 Ti.

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The next two were both based on the Time Spy benchmark. One is the standard test and then there is the extreme detail level. I was surprised that the XFX Qick319 RX 7600 XT Black didn’t pass up the overclocked RX 7600 in either of the Time Spy tests, in fact, it really didn’t set itself apart from its slightly lower clock speed brother at all in either test. This was still enough to keep it ahead of the RTX 4060 but not enough to catch up with the 4060 Ti at all.

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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 XFX Qick319 RX 7600 XT Black basically ran right with all of the RX 7600s in the speed way test which with the exception of the 6650 XT is down near the bottom of the charts. The Nvidia cards were all significantly faster here. In the Port Royal test things are a little closer with the XFX Qick319 RX 7600 XT Black sitting behind the RTX 4060 here and it does have a proper gap between it and the non-XT RX 7600s.

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Last up with 3Dmark I did check out AMDs FSR 3 performance using the tool in 3Dmark. I ran the test across all of the detail levels and have the average frame rate for each and also with FSP 2 off as well. I wanted to see what kind of performance improvements are possible and the difference can be huge. Without it on the test averaged 15.65 FPS and turning it on even on the quality setting was enough to nearly double that. But going through the detail levels with each offering more of an improvement from 36 FPS to 45 using Balanced to Performance but the Ultra Performance setting stands out because it jumps up 24 FPS up to 69.92 FPS.

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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 it did pull ahead of the 7600 but in the 4K results, it didn’t. Once again this was enough to keep it out in front of the RTX 4060 as well as the older 6650 XT at least.

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