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RX 7900 GRE Vs RX 7600: 12 Games Tested

This comparison will bring to light the performance of the RX 7900 GRE Vs RX 7600 at 1440p, so you know their varying FPS, 1% lows, and power draw.

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AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE

Rated: 8/10

AMD Radeon RX 7600

Rated: 7.3/10


Pros & Cons

GPUProsCons
RX 7900 GREβœ… Good performance at 4K & 1440p.
βœ… A middle ground in price & performance.
❌ Higher price.
❌ Availability limited to China & Europe.
RX 7600βœ… Great for 1080p gaming.
βœ… Lower power draw than the RX 7900 GRE.
❌ Stuttery performance at 4K & 1440p.

Key Takeaways
  • We observed that the RX 7900 GRE, compared to the RX 7600, is 56.2% faster at 1440p and 72% better at 4K.
  • The RX 7600 is 43.2% more power-efficient than the RX 7900 GRE, drawing about 151 watts less power.
  • As of February 2024, we have seen that the RX 7600 is 75.7% cheaper than the RX 7900 GRE.
  • We recommend the RX 7600 as a budget card for 1080p gaming and the RX 7900 GRE if you’re not on a budget and can acquire this card despite its limited availability.

Comparison Table

SpecificationsRadeon RX 7900 GRERadeon RX 7600
Shading Units51202048
RT Cores8032
TMUs320128
L1 Cache256KB (per SM)128KB (per SM)
L2 Cache6MB2MB
Memory Bandwidth576GB/s288GB/s
Suggested PSU600W450W
Release DateJul 27th, 2023May 24th, 2023
Approximate Price$650$269
Best Variants–Best RX 7600 Graphic Cards
Best CPU–Best CPUs for RX 7600

Architectural Differences

  1. Process Node: Both graphics cards use a chipset design, using 5nm and 6nm manufacturing nodes in various parts of their architecture.
  2. Clock Speed:  The base clock of the 7900 GRE is around 1500MHz, whereas it can boost to 2245MHz. The 7600 has a base and boost clock reaching around 1720MHz and 2655MHz, respectively.
  3. TDP: The GRE only utilizes close to 57% more power than its brethren, having a 260-watt TDP against the 165-watt requirement of the RX 7600.
  4. Bus Width: The RX 7900 GRE doubles the bus width of the RX 7600 with a 256-bit bus instead of the 128-bit bus of the 7600.
  5. VRAM: The RX 7900 GRE also crushes the RX 7600 in terms of VRAM, doubling the 8GB capacity of the lower-end card to 16GB, both utilizing the GDDR6 technology.

The RX 7900 GRE is AMD’s attempt to launch a more affordable high-end graphics card than the RX 7900 XT and the XTX. This has consumers wondering how it performs against the lowest tier card in AMD’s lineup, and our analysis of the RX 7900 GRE vs RX 7600 will answer exactly that.


RX 7900 GRE Vs RX 7600: Gaming Benchmarks

The specifications on paper paint this comparison as a bloodbath for the RX 7600, but to find if the architectural gains of the GRE translate well to real-world gaming, it is better to test them. We decided to test these cards at 1440p to see their base performance and also at 4K to see the full extent of their performance difference.

Testing Rig

The Last Of Us

The Last Of Us 1440p Performance
The Last Of Us @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • For the first game, we saw a 78 FPS average on the GRE, whereas the 7600 got an average of 42 FPS. This brought the advantage the 7900 GRE had over its little brother to 85%.
  • 1% lows were refreshing on the 7900 GRE at around 67 FPS, whereas the 7600 faltered with unplayable lows of 28 FPS

Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil 4 1440p Performance
Resident Evil 4 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • The higher-end card comfortably got 131 FPS on average, whereas the RX 7600 got an enjoyable framerate of around 63 FPS – meaning a 70.1% difference in performance.
  • 1% lows were also twice as good on the 7900 GRE at 122 FPS, compared to the 56 FPS lows of the 7600.

Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 Performance @1440p
Forza Horizon 5 @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Extreme quality at 1440p ran great on both cards, where the RX 7900 GRE averaged 147 FPS, whereas the 7600 came out with 80 FPS on average, resulting in a 59% gap.
  • Lows were pretty playable on the 7600 at around 56 FPS in our testing, whereas the GRE smashed the competition with 1% lows of around 116 FPS.

Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy Performance
Hogwarts Legacy @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • This game also faired much better on both cards where the GRE got an average of 93 FPS, whereas the 7600 got a moderately playable 51 FPS average, showing a 58.3% difference.
  • 1% lows brought down the framerate of the 7900 GRE to 66 FPS, whereas the 1% lows offered by 7600 were nudging 40 FPS.

Fortnite

Fortnite Performance
Fortnite @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Epic quality at 1440p on Fortnite gave the 7900 GRE an even performance of 120 FPS, whereas the 7600 showed an output of 63 FPS – making the GRE 62.2% faster here.
  • Fortnite had its characteristics jitters at this resolution, bringing the lows of the RX 7600 to 53 FPS, whereas the GRE was not much ahead with 1% lows of 63 FPS.

A Plague Tale Requiem

A Plague Tale Requiem Performance
A Plague Tale Requiem @1440p (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Finally, in our last game, we saw the 7900 GRE getting 94 FPS on average, whereas the 7600 was touching 60 FPS – resulting in a 44.1% performance margin.
  • 1% lows were also very stable in this game, with the RX 7600 going down to around 51 FPS, whereas the GRE got down to 85 FPS.

RX 7600 Vs RX 7900 GRE: Overall Gaming Performance

ProcessorAverage FPS1% Lows
RX 7600 πŸ“ˆ 60πŸ“‰ 47
RX 7900 GREπŸ“ˆ 107πŸ“‰ 78
Winner: RX 7900 GRE

The card barely reached 60 FPS, with lows around 47 FPS. The RX 7900 GRE also performed much better on this resolution, averaging around 107 FPS, with lows around 78 FPS. In both resolutions, the RX 7900 GRE proved to be around twice as powerful as the 7600. This makes the RX 7900 GRE 56.2% better than the RX 7600 at 1440p.

Power Consumption

ProcessorRX 7600RX 7900 GRE
Average Power Consumption425 ⚑️274 ⚑️
Winner: RX 7900 GRE

On average, we saw that the RX 7900 GRE consumed a total of 425 watts, whereas the RX 7600 testbench consumed only 274 watts. The graphics cards are the only differentiating factor between the two builds; the RX 7600  drew 151 watts less than the 7900 GRE, making it 43.2% more power-efficient. 


Price And Availability

GPUMSRPCurrent Price
RX 7900 GREπŸ’²649πŸ’²619
RX 7600πŸ’²269πŸ’²279
Price Difference82.7%75.7%

The launch prices of both cards were miles apart, with an 82.7% difference. However, only the RX 7900 GRE saw a price reduction as of 2024 as its price has been reduced by 4.73% over time. On the other hand, the price of the RX 7600 has been slightly increased by 3.6%. Overall, the RX 7600 is 75.7% cheaper than the RX 7900 GRE. 


Final Verdict – Which One Would We Recommend?

RX 7600: Despite the huge performance margin between the two cards where the RX 7900 GRE performed well at both resolutions, we have concluded that the RX 7600 is the better option to go for. Not only is the RX 7600 a performed budget option for 1080p gaming, but it is also available across the internet.

RX 7900 GRE: On the flip side, the RX 7900 GRE is not widely available across the world, let alone the internet, and is only limited to China and has recently started to arrive in Europe. If you can get your hands on the RX 7900 GRE and budget is no problem for you, then we recommend you get it as soon as you can.

This decision to choose either the RX 7900 GRE vs RX 7600 is ultimately based on your geographic location, budget, and current needs. If you are in China or Europe or have access to these markets, you must get the RX 7900 GRE but if you want a more affordable option, go for the RX 7600 with ease.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a last-gen graphics card that is equivalent in performance to the RX 7900 GRE?

The RX 6950 XT performs just as well, if not a bit better than the RX 7900 GRE, and it can be bought for a lower price tag than the newer card.

What processor should I use with the RX 7600 to not bottleneck it?

Any mid-range processor from AMD’s or Intel’s latest generation, like the i5 13500 or the Ryzen 5 7600X, would work great with the RX 7600.

What processor should I use with the RX 7900 GRE to avoid bottlenecking?

Using a processor like the Ryzen 7 7800X or an i7 13700K would eliminate any worry of bottlenecking your RX 7900 GRE.


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