AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT graphics card based on the RDNA 3 "Navi 33" GPU will be aimed at the mainstream segment, offering great performance at a great value, and here's everything from specs, price, and performance that you need to know.

AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT RDNA 3 Graphics Card: Monolithic Navi For The Mainstream Gamers

[Updated- 11/09/22]

The AMD Radeon RX *600 segment has always been targeted at the mainstream and budget user. The last generation saw three products within this category, the RX 6650 XT, RX 6600 XT, & the RX 6600. The graphics cards were priced at $399. $379 and $329 US, respectively. So we can see that the prices are mostly within the $300-$400 US segment. The 6650 XT was launched in a bid to let users know that this segment is getting a price bump and it is likely that the same pricing will affect the upcoming RX 7600 series cards. With that said, this is a very heated market where AMD has to go against NVIDIA's next-gen RTX *060 series cards.

Some would consider the existing offerings great against NVIDIA's RTX 3060 series while others will consider them to be slightly more expensive for the features provided. NVIDIA did excel at RT titles and they also had the edge with DLSS which AMD managed to tackle with its AMD FSR 2.0 tech this year. NVIDIA also had the benefit of higher memory and bus sizes on its 3060 series cards whereas the 6600 series adopted a 128-bit bus, relying mostly on the Infinity Cache to eliminate the memory bandwidth bottlenecks.

With the upcoming AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT lineup, there's going to be a big change as users are likely to get the performance of a Navi 21 GPU at less than half the price.

With RDNA 2, AMD not just delivered a brand new GPU package to its gaming audience but a package that was uplifted with a wide variety of architectural and software innovations such as Infinity Cache tech, FSR, and Smart Access Memory. All of these features combined to give Radeon users a fluid and smooth gaming experience while enjoying all the benefits that modern-day games have to offer such as Ray Tracing, DirectX 12 Ultimate, and visual upscale technologies. AMD is also invested in its new FSR 2.1 tech which is already being integrated into games.

We should expect similar things with the next-generation RDNA 3 lineup too but an important factor to consider is that GPUs are becoming more power-hungry and more pricey. It is a trend that might continue into the future as we get better products but in return, there's always a cost to pay for end consumers. So starting with what we know so far, first we should take a look at the brand new RDNA 3 GPU core that is expected to debut on the next-gen Radeon RX 7000 series graphics card lineup.

You can also read the expected specs, prices, and performance of other upcoming RDNA 3 GPUs in the posts below:

AMD Navi 33 "Hotpink Bonefish" - Mono Ahoy!

While the AMD Navi 31 & Navi 33 GPUs sit at the top with their chiplet designs, the Navi 33 GPU is expected to utilize a monolithic layout. The AMD RDNA 3 GPUs will be part of the 'GFX11' family and the Navi 33 GPU is internally codenamed "Hotpink Bonefish" whereas the RDNA 2, the Navi 23 GPU was internally known as 'Dimgrey Cavefish '. AMD has become quite fond of using fish names as its internal codenames for the gaming GPU lineup and that's expected to continue with the RDNA 3 lineup.

AMD confirmed that its RDNA 3 GPUs will be coming later this year with a huge performance uplift. The company's Senior Vice President of Engineering, Radeon Technologies Group, David Wang, said that the next-gen GPUs for Radeon RX 7000 series will offer over 50% performance per watt uplift vs the existing RDNA 2 GPUs. Some of the key features of the RDNA 3 GPUs highlighted by AMD will include:

  • 5nm Process Node
  • Advanced Chiplet Packaging
  • Rearchitected Compute Unit
  • Optimized Graphics Pipeline
  • Next-Gen AMD Infinity Cache
  • >50% Perf/Watt vs RDNA 2

In the information published by AMD, the company highlighted a few key features of its RDNA 3 GPUs that will power the next generation of Radeon RX graphics cards. The RDNA 3 GPU will be based on a 5nm process node and utilize an advanced chiplet packaging that delivers increased performance per watt. Furthermore, the GPU will house a range of new technologies such as a brand new and rearchitected Compute Unit, an optimized graphics pipeline, and the next-gen of Infinity Cache.

AMD will be rearchitecting the compute units within RDNA 3 to deliver enhanced raytracing capabilities. Although there's no mention of what these capabilities are if we were to guess, we would say it's definitely talking about performance and a set of advanced features on the RDNA 3 GPU core for Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards.

AMD's RDNA 2 GPU-powered Radeon RX 6000 series were the first to feature raytracing capabilities on the red camp. They were a generation behind NVIDIA who introduced their first raytracing GPUs two years prior on the Turing graphics architecture and fine-tuned it further to deliver better performance in the second generation on Ampere. With RDNA 3 GPU-powered Radeon RX 7000 pitted for launch later this year, we can expect AMD to offer a similar jump in performance or even exceed Ampere's ray-tracing capabilities. But the real challenge ahead would be to rival NVIDIA's 3rd Gen RT (Raytracing) cores which are expected to debut on the Ada Lovelace-powered GeForce RTX 40 series.

Besides raytracing, AMD will also be adding an Optimized Graphics Pipeline for RDNA 3 GPUs will allow for even higher clock speeds than RDNA 2 GPUs. The AMD Radeon RX 6000 cards already run close to 3 GHz so, with an improved 5nm process node, we can expect AMD to breach past the 3 GHz clock limit. This is essential for AMD as their competitor isn't holding back either with RTX 40 series rumors also hinting at up to 3 GHz clock speeds utilizing the more efficient 4N (optimized 5nm process node).

In addition to these, AMD will also be leveraging advanced GPU capabilities of its RDNA 3 graphics architecture to deliver a richer software ecosystem such as support for AV1 and brand new WMMA Instructions which will allow AI-Learning through the assistance of dedicated hardware blocks. The company is expected to debut its next-gen FSR 3.0 technology with RDNA 3 GPUs which will tackle NVIDIA's AI-Assisted DLSS feature suite.

The GPUs will also be amongst the first to utilize the brand new PCIe Gen 5.0 protocol, allowing for up to 128 GB/s transfer rates. This will be a crucial step in enhancing the Smart Access Memory feature and also drive the way forward for SAS (Smart Access Storage) which is a brand new feature designed in compliance with Microsoft's Direct Storage API to deliver faster loading times and better texture streaming in-game. Display capabilities such as DP2.0 and HDMI 2.1 will also be present on the new graphics cards.

AMD RDNA GPU (Generational Comparison) Preliminary:

GPU NameNavi 10Navi 21Navi 31
GPU Process7nm7nm5nm/6nm
GPU PackageMonolithicMonolithicMCD (Multi-Chiplet Die)
Shader Engines246
GPU WGPs204048
SPs Per WGP128128256
Compute Units (Per Die)4080192
Cores (Per Die)2560512012288
Cores (Total)2560512012288
Peak Clock1905 MHz2250 MHz~3000 MHz
FP32 Compute9.723~75
Memory Bus256-bit256-bit384-bit
Memory Capacity8 GB16 GB24 GB
Infinity CacheN/A128 MB96-192 MB
Flagship SKURadeon RX 5700 XTRadeon RX 6900 XTXRadeon RX 7900 XT
LaunchQ3 2019Q4 2020Q4 2022

AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT Graphics Card Specifications

The AMD Navi 33 GPU would be the third chip of the RDNA 3 lineup and utilize a monolithic design. We have heard that AMD will drop CU (Compute Units) in favor of WGP (Work Group Processors) on its next-gen RDNA 3 GPUs.

  • AMD Navi 33: 4096 Cores, 128-bit Bus, 32 MB Infinity Cache, 335mm2 GPU Die @6nm
  • AMD Navi 23: 2048 Cores, 128-bit Bus, 32 MB Infinity Cache, 237mm2 GPU Die @7nm

Each WGP will house dual CU (Compute Units) but with twice the SIMD32 clusters as opposed to just 2 on each CU within RDNA 2. The GPU will feature a single die. The die is very similar to the flagship Navi 21 GPU and is expected to utilize a 6nm process node for fabrication with a die size of 203mm2.

The Navi 33 GCD is expected to feature 2 Shader Engines and each Shader Engine has 2 Shader Arrays (2 per SE / 4 in total). This rounds up to 16 WGP's or 32 Compute Units for a total of 4096 cores which is higher than the Radeon RX 6800 "Navi 21 XL" GPU. The GPU will come packaged with 32 MB of Infinity Cache, the same amount as the Navi 23 GPU, and across a 128-bit wide bus. Just like the Navi 32 GPUs, the Navi 33 chips will be focused first on the mobile lineup with early graphics performance putting them ahead of the Intel Arc Alchemist lineup at less than half the cost & while pulling less power.

That Navi 33 GPU is said to launch in 2023 and will be pushed to laptops first which means that the desktop lineup will launch later. The GPU is also said to be compatible with existing Navi 23 PCBs & which would mean further cost reduction for AIBs and card manufacturers. AMD is expected to ship more Navi 33 GPUs to the mobile segment than the desktop market with various AMD Advantage designs that could be introduced around CES 2023.

AMD RDNA 3 Navi 3x GPU illustration show possible chip configurations. (Image Credits: @_wildc)

Now, all of this is going to result in a higher power draw and AMD seems to have confirmed this much that their next-generation graphics card lineup will feature higher power consumption but they will still be a more efficient option than what NVIDIA has to offer. The AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT already has a TBP of 176W which was a 16W increase over the RX 6600 XT. We expect the 7600 XT to set up around 180-200W TBP figure. The card is expected to retain its single 8-pin plug input for power and feature an updated dual (reference) fan design.

AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT Graphics Card Performance

As for the performance of the Navi 33 GPUs, we can only use theoretical numbers here since the launch is a bit far away but based on what we know from the expected theoretical compute numbers, the performance is going to see over a 2.3x gain over the existing cards. This is a major leap

  • AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT: ~75,00 TFLOPs (FP32) (Assuming 3.0 GHz clock)
  • AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT: ~64.50 TFLOPs (FP32) (Assuming 3.0 GHz clock)
  • AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT: ~46.08 TFLOPs (FP32) (Assuming 3.0 GHz clock)
  • AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT: ~24.57 TFLOPs (FP32) (Assuming 3.0 GHz clock)
  • AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT: 23.80 TFLOPs (FP32) (2324 MHz Boost Clock)
  • AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT: 23.04 TFLOPs (FP32) (2250 MHz Boost clock)
  • AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT: 20.74 TFLOPs (FP32) (2250 MHz Boost clock)
  • AMD Radeon RX 6800: 16.17 TFLOPs (FP32) (2105 MHz Boost clock)
  • AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT: 13.31 TFLOPs (FP32) (2600 MHz Boost clock)
  • AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT: 13.21 TFLOPs (FP32) (2581 MHz Boost clock)
  • AMD Radeon RX 6700: 11.29 TFLOPs (FP32) (2450 MHz Boost clock)
  • AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT: 10.79 TFLOPs (FP32) (2635 MHz Boost clock)
  • AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT: 10.60 TFLOPs (FP32) (2589 MHz Boost clock)
  • AMD Radeon RX 6600: 8.928 TFLOPs (FP32) (2491 MHz Boost clock)

Based on a theoretical clock speed of 3.0 GHz, you get up to 65 TFLOPs of compute performance and the rumors are suggesting even higher boost clocks. But one should keep in mind that compute performance doesn't necessarily indicate the overall gaming performance but despite that, it will be a huge upgrade for gaming PCs and a 5.3x increase over the current fastest console, the Xbox Series X.

FP32 Compute Horsepower Comparisons (Higher is Better)
Compute Power
RX 7900 XT
RX 7800 XT
RX 7700 XT
RX 7600 XT
RX 6950 XT
RX 6900 XT
RX 6800 XT
RX 6800
RX 6750 XT
RX 6700 XT
Xbox Series X
RX 6700
RX 6650 XT
RX 6600 XT
PlayStation 5
RX 6600

This will be over a 2x compute performance uplift for each graphics card versus its predecessor and this is without even factoring in the brand new architectural features that are expected to bring major lifts too in their respective department. Now FLOPs aren't necessarily reflective of the graphics or gaming performance but they do provide a metric that can be used for comparison. The card being as fast as the RX 6950 XT would mean truly revolutionary performance uplifts for the mid-range segment.

Gamers should expect fluid 4K gaming to be buttery smooth on these graphics cards and with the FidelityFX suite offering next-gen FSR, SAS, and SAM support, we might even see playable 60 FPS at 1080p (RT) and 1440p resolutions.

AMD Navi 31 GPU SKUs "Preliminary" Specifications:

Graphics CardAMD Radeon RX 7900 XTAMD Radeon RX 7800 XTAMD Radeon RX 6900 XTAMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
GPUNavi 31 XTX (RDNA 3)Navi 31 XT (RDNA 3)Navi 21 XTX (RDNA 2)Navi 21 XT (RDNA 2)
Process Node5nm+6nm5nm+6nm7nm7nm
Die Size~308mm2~308mm2520mm2520mm2
TransistorsTBDTBD26.8 Billion26.8 Billion
Compute Units48 WGPs42 WGPs8072
Stream Processors122881075251204608
TMUs/ROPsTBDTBD320 / 128288 / 128
Game ClockTBDTBD2015 MHz2015 MHz
Boost Clock~3000 MHz~3000 MHz2250 MHz2250 MHz
FP32 TFLOPs~75 TFLOPs~65 TFLOPs23.04 TFLOPs20.74 TFLOPs
Memory Size24 GB GDDR6 + 96 MB Infinity Cache (+96 MB 3D Stack)20 GB GDDR6 + 80 MB Infinity Cache (+80 MB 3D Stack)16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache16 GB GDDR6 +128 MB Infinity Cache
Memory Bus384-bit320-bit256-bit256-bit
Memory Clock24 Gbps?24 Gbps?16 Gbps16 Gbps
Bandwidth1152 GB/s960 GB/s512 GB/s512 GB/s
Price~$999 US~$649 US$999 US$649 US

AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT Graphics Card Price & Availability

The AMD Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards will be focusing on the high-end variants first with the likes of the Navi 31, Navi 32, and Navi 33 GPUs. Previous rumors had mentioned Navi 33 to be followed by Navi 31 and then Navi 32 GPU-based graphics cards but the leaker had earlier pointed out that those plans were no longer applicable. The latest rumors point out to Navi 31 GPUs hitting the store shelves first, later this year. The Navi 32 and Navi 33 GPUs will be aiming a 2023 launch & Navi 33 is mostly mobile-focused so desktop variants might come a bit late after Navi 32 series.

This will be a similar timeframe as the AMD Ryzen 7000 'Zen 4' Desktop CPUs which will also be launching in Fall 2022. Furthermore, NVIDIA is also aiming for a Q4 2022 launch and that's not all, even Intel is planning a Q4 2022 launch for its very own 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPU family. So in total, we are looking at four major desktop PC launches later this fall which means it's going to be one heated Q4 this time around but consumers are in for a treat as they will have lots of tech to choose from for their next-gen gaming PC builds. AMD is highly liked to maintain pricing around the $400 US range for its Navi 33 GPUs.

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