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RX 7600 Vs RTX 3050: We Benchmarked 6 Games

This article solely focuses on the performance differences of RTX 3050 Vs RX 7600 and helps users decide which one is better suited in their price range.

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GeForce RTX 3050

Rated: 7/10

Radeon RX 7600

Rated: 9/10


Pros And Cons

FeaturedPros Cons
RX 7600βœ… Superior performance.
βœ… Newer architecture.
❌ Runs a bit hotter.
RTX 3050βœ… DLSS and Ray Tracing.Β 
βœ… Cheaper.
❌Very limiting VRAM.
Key Takeaways
  • During my testing, the RX 7600 ended up performing 51% better than the RTX 3050 on 1080p resolution. 
  • As per my observation, the RTX 3050 performed better in terms of thermals as it ran 2.91% cooler.  
  • At launch price, the RX 7600 is approximately 29.9% more expensive than the RTX 3050. 
  • Despite being more expensive, my recommendation still lies with the RX 7600 since the performance difference widely favors it.

Comparison Table

FeatureRadeon RX 7600Geforce RTX 3050
GPU NameNavi 33GA 107
ArchitectureRDNA 3.0Ampere
Transistors13,300 million8,700 million
CUDA Cores20482304
Tensor Cores3232
RT Cores3218
TMUs12872
ROPs6432
Memory Speed288.0 GB/s192 bit
Launch Price$269$199
Release DateMay 24th, 2023Jan 27th, 2022

Architectural Details

  1. Process Size: RTX 3050 was launched with an 8 nm processing node. One year later, AMD dropped the 7600 with their newer 6 nm processing node
  2. Clock Speed: At the base clock, the 7600 runs at 1720 MHz, whereas the 3050 runs at 1545 MHz.  The boosted speed you get on 7600 is around 2655 MHz. Compared to that, the 3050 goes up to a maximum of 1740 MHz. 
  3. VRAM: The 7600 boasts twice the VRAM of its competitor at 8 GB GDDR6 compared to only 4 GB GDDR6. It is also a bit faster at 288.0 GB/s, whereas the one of 3050 is at 224 GB/s.
  4. TDP: The RTX 3050 has a 58.8% smaller TDP at around 90 watts. The TDP on the RX 7600 is much bigger at 165 watts. 
  5. Supported Technologies: The RX 7600 has to rely on AMD’s FSR. The RTX 3050 has the best of both worlds. It has both AMD’s FSR and Nvidia’s DLSS

AMD just extended its RDNA 3.0 lineup with a new inclusion of the RX 7600 in it. But how does it differ in performance compared to Nvidia’s previous offering in the budget segment, the RTX 3050? Keep reading to find out as I get both these GPUs to go up against each other in a series of gaming benchmarks to help you decide which is better for your rig. 


Gaming Benchmarks

Testing Rig

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 1080p benchmark - Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
Cyberpunk 2077 1080p benchmark – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • The RX 7600 crushed the RTX 3050 at Cyberpunk 2077. It ran the game at 87 fps, whereas the RTX 3050 maxed out at 50 fps. 
  • As per my observation, the 1% lows had the bigger difference. The 7600 provided 67 1% low fps, whereas the 3050 could not go beyond 35 fps. 

Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 1080p benchmark - Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
Forza Horizon 5 1080p benchmark – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • The F1 2022, as per my readings, ran 53% better on the RX 7600. It provided 117 fps. Compared to that, the RTX 3050 is capped at 68 fps. 
  • The thrashing continues at 1% lows as well. This time, the RX 7600 provided 95 fps. Contrary to that, the RTX 3050 provided 55 fps. 

The Last Of Us

Last of Us 1080p benchmark - Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
Last of Us 1080p benchmark – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • The Last of us definitely seem to prefer the RX 7600 over the RTX 3050. The evidence of that is, that the RX 7600 provided 80 fps in it, whereas the RTX 3050 provided 52. 
  • The same trend continues in the 1% lows as well where the RX 7600 provides 67 fps, whereas the RTX 3050 provides 40. 

Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6 1080p benchmark - Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
Far Cry 6 1080p benchmark – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • The Far Cry 6 ended up seeing one of the biggest differences in favor of the RX 7600, as it was now 60% ahead of the RTX 3050. It provided 133 fps in the title, whereas the latter provided 72 fps. 
  • 1% lows made the situation worse for the RTX 3050, as it is now miles behind the RX 7600. It provided merely 58 fps in that aspect. Compared to that, the 7600 provided 108 fps. 

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

AC Valhalla 1080p benchmark - Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
AC Valhalla 1080p benchmark – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla wasn’t any more merciful of the 3050 than the previous titles, as it ran 50% better on the RX 7600. It provided 115 fps on average, whereas the RTX 3050 provided 69. 
  • 1% lows closed the gap to some extent, but the 7600 was still ahead. It provided 74 1% low fps. Compared to that, the 3050 provided 53 fps. 

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 1080p benchmark - Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
Red Dead Redemption 2 1080p benchmark – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2, my final benchmark for today, also ran better on the RX 7600. It provided 75 fps in it. The RTX 3050, at the same time, provided 45 fps. 
  • The 1% lows were also largely in favor of the RX 7600. The average 1% lows provided by the RX 7600 were 62 fps. In the meanwhile, the RTX 3050 provided 38 fps. 

Overall Gaming Performance 

FeaturedRX 7600RTX 3050
Average FPS101.28 πŸ“ˆ59.85 πŸ“ˆ
1% lows 81 πŸ“‰48.14 πŸ“‰
Winner: AMD's RX 7600

As per my observation, the RX 7600, on average, performed 51% better than the RTX 3050 when it comes to the average fps. The same was the case when it came to the 1% lows. The observed difference turned out to be 50.8% in favour of RX 7600.


Editor`s Note
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Despite being more expensive, my recommendation still lies with the RX 7600. The reason for that is, it provides much more value for the price it’s being sold at. The performance difference is too significant to ignore.

– Uzair Qureshi


Thermal Efficiency 

GameRX 7600 (Β°C)RTX 3050 (Β°C)
Cyberpunk 207758🌑️61🌑️
Forza Horizon 560🌑️55🌑️
Red Dead Redemption 261🌑️58🌑️
The Last of Us59🌑️56🌑️
Assassin's Creed Valhalla60🌑️58🌑️
Average Temperature59.6🌑️57.6🌑️
Winner: RTX 3050

The thermal performance of both GPUs was splendid. Neither of them touched even 60Β° Celsius on average. The RTX 3050 was still a tad bit cooler. During my testing, it ran 2.91% cooler than the RX 7600. Therefore, I reached the conclusion that the RTX 3050 is the more thermal-efficient GPU out of the two. 


Pricing And Availability

GPUMSRPCurrent Price
RX 7600πŸ’²269πŸ’²269
RTX 3050πŸ’²199πŸ’²180
Price Difference 30%40%

Despite the heftier price tag, the numbers speak in favor of RX 7600. It is 30% more expensive than the RTX 3050 at launch price, but the performance upgrade you get is so worth it. It performs roughly 51% better on average than the RTX 3050, according to my testing. 


Radeon RX 7600 Vs Geforce RTX 3050: Which One Would I Recommend?

RX 7600: In my testing, it performed roughly 51% better on average, and each game just felt much more enjoyable to play on the RX 7600. However, this performance comes at a cost. You will have to spend roughly 30% more in order to get this, and this does not end here. To keep this beast well-fed, you will also need a bigger power supply, as it consumes 48% more power. But at the end of the day, it is worth it, in my opinion, because the numbers don’t lie. The performance difference is too good to be ignored.

RTX 3050: On the other hand, the RTX 3050 is also a capable GPU if you are looking for a decent 60 fps experience and don’t want to spend more. According to my testing, it should run the majority of games at acceptable frames as long as you are willing to turn down some of the settings. It also runs slightly cooler than the RX 7600 while also getting by on a smaller power supply. Lastly, you can always use performance-enhancing techniques like DLSS and FSR to get more fps. 

Radeon RX 7600 and Geforce RTX 3050 are two very capable GPUs in their respective categories. Which one I would recommend would come down mainly to your use case and budget. Out of the two, the RX 7600 would be my recommendation. In a head-on fight, it obliterates the RTX 3050. Its raw performance is too much for the RTX 3050 to handle.


Frequently  Asked Questions

Which one is better for gaming?

RX 7600 is much better for gaming as it performed 51% better in games, according to my testing.

Which is better bang for the buck?

The RX 7600 is a better bang for the buck as it costs 30% more but gives 51% better performance on average. .

Which GPU is better for a warmer climate?

Both GPUs were extremely neck-to-neck in terms of thermals. The 7600 was slightly warmer, but the margin was not significant enough to make a difference.


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