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RX 7900 GRE Vs RX 7600: 12 Games Tested [2024]

This comparison will bring to light the performance of the RX 7900 GRE Vs RX 7600 at 4K & 1440p, so you know their varying FPS, 1% lows, and power draw.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE

Rated: 8/10

AMD Radeon RX 7600

Rated: 7.3/10


Pros & Cons

GPUProsCons
RX 7900 GRE✅ Good performance at 4K & 1440p.
✅ A middle ground in price & performance.
❌ Higher price.
❌ Availability limited to China & Europe.
RX 7600✅ Great for 1080p gaming.
✅ 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 VariantsBest RX 7600 Graphic Cards
Best CPUBest 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: Benchmarks At 1440p & 4K

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

Last Of Us – 1440p

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 – 1440p

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 – 1440p

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 – 1440p

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 – 1440p

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 – 1440p

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.

The Last Of Us – 4k

The Last Of Us Performance
The Last Of Us @4k (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • In our first 4K game, the 7900 GRE ran at a playable average framerate of 45 FPS, whereas the RX 7600 had close to a third of the performance, averaging 17 FPS and making it 90% slower.
  • The cards struggled with 1% lows as well, with the 7900 GRE getting a 35 FPS minimum, whereas the RX 7600 was indisputably unplayable with only 10 FPS.

Resident Evil 4 – 4k

Resident Evil 4 Performance
Resident Evil 4 @4k (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Resident Evil 4 ran flawlessly on our RX 7900 GRE at an average of 79 FPS, whereas the RX 7600 was barely playable with 35 FPS, being 77.1% different than the GRE. 
  • The RX 7900 GRE also breezed through the lows with a minimum of 70 FPS, whereas the 7600 had a “cinematic” framerate at best with a minimum of 25 FPS.

Forza Horizon 5 – 4k

Forza Horizon 5 Performance
Forza Horizon 5 @4k (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • This racing simulator ran almost twice as fast on the 7900 GRE at 107 FPS than the 7600, which ran the game at 53 FPS.
  • Even the 1% lows of the RX 7900 GRE were miles ahead of the average framerate of its competition at 86 FPS, whereas the 7600 got 1% lows of around 44 FPS.

Fortnite – 4k

Fortnite Performance
Fortnite @4k (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • With the Epic preset in Fortnite, we saw that the 7900 GRE managed 67 FPS on average, whereas the 7600 displayed 34 FPS – making the GRE 65.3% better here.
  • The RX 7900 GRE was only 20% faster than the 7600 in terms of 1% lows, managing only 35 FPS over the RX 7600’s 29 FPS.

A Plague Tale Requiem – 4k

A Plague Requiem Performance
A Plague Requiem @4k (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Here, the GRE could only manage 54 FPS on average, whereas the 7600 got a framerate of around 28 FPS, showcasing a 63.4% margin.
  • Lows on the 7900 were acceptable, considering the averages, at 47 FPS, but the 7600 tanked with 1% lows of around 23 FPS in this title.

Hogwarts Legacy – 4k

Hogwarts Legacy Performance
Hogwarts Legacy @4k (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  • Much like the previous game, the 7900 GRE here could only pump out 55 FPS, whereas the 7600 performed much worse with an average of 27 FPS, being 68.2% slower here.
  • The lows did not fair any better on either card, with the 7900 GRE getting minimums of 44 FPS, whereas the 7600 got a minimum framerate of around 21 FPS.

RX 7600 Vs RX 7900 GRE: Overall Gaming Performance

Average Framerates

Average Framerates
Average Framerates @1440p & 4k (Image By Tech4Gamers)

1440p

Moving to 1440p, the RX 7600 was still uncomfortable at this resolution, with games running at the highest settings. 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.

4K

At 4k, we saw that our RX 7600 could not keep up with modern games’ demands. It had an overall average of 32 FPS, whereas its lows hovered around the 25 FPS mark, making for an unpleasant performance. The RX 7900 GRE could not stay above 60 frames all the time either at 4k with Ultra settings, averaging 68 FPS, whereas the lows were around 53 FPS. Therefore, the RX 7900 GRE is 72% better than the RX 7600 at 4K.

Power Consumption

Power Consumption
Average Total System Power Consumption @1440p & 4k (Image By Tech4Gamers)

On average, in our testing, the RX 7900 GRE test bench had a total power consumption of around 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 GRE💲649💲619
RX 7600💲269💲279
Price Difference82.7%75.7%

The launch prices of both the RX 7900 GRE vs RX 7600 were miles apart, with an 82.7% difference. However, only the RX 7900 GRE saw a price reduction as of 2024. The RX 7900 GRE’s 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.

Speaking of availability, the RX 7900 GRE is a China-only launch, only available in prebuilt PCs in regions outside of China. However, it is slowly being made available, hitting the European markets first.


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 is ultimately based on your geographic location, budget, and your 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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