AMD RX 7600 XT vs Nvidia RTX 4060 Ti – which is better value?

Here's how the RX 7600 XT compared to the established RTX 4060 Ti

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In a place where computing technology can now do more than was ever initially imagined, both AMD and Nvidia continue to fight for industry dominance. The entry-level market is slowly raising its specs features too and becoming equally as competitive. But which GPU manufacturer is capable of offering the best value and gaming performance? We take a look at the AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT vs Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Ti.

Do you want more information on the RX 7600 XT? We have a useful where-to-buy guide and have also compared the model against the RTX 3060 just in case. However, let’s continue here first.

Quick answer

Both the RX 7600 XT and the RTX 4060 Ti offer appropriate performance uplifts over and above what came from their predecessors, the RX 7600 and the RTX 4060. So, which of these upgrades is more worth your attention? Well, it could be seen that in terms of overall value, the RX 7600 XT could be the better option in this comparison. It offers an impressive 16GB VRAM, a higher 2755 MHz, and from a general specs standpoint seems to offer more for less.

RX 7600 XT vs RTX 4060 Ti – specs comparison

If you’re interested in a full rundown of the latest graphics card from Team Red, you can check out our AMD RX 7600 XT review; we’ve also gone in-depth into Nvidia’s alternative in our RTX 4060 Ti review. But for the 7600 XT vs 4060 Ti comparison, keep reading here.

One of the most notable components where the RX 7600 XT shines is its memory capacity. AMD has doubled down on this feature, equipping the 7600 XT with a substantial 16 GB of GDDR6 memory. In contrast, Nvidia, with the RTX 4060 Ti, has opted for 8 GB of GDDR6, notably dropping the GDDR6X variant. This decision by AMD not only positions the 7600 XT as a more future-proof option but also makes it better suited for stretching performance to 1440p resolutions. For gamers and users looking to maximize their setup’s potential, especially in 1080p scenarios, the larger memory of the 7600 XT means less strain on resources and smoother application running.

SpecsRX 7600 XTRTX 4060 Ti
Memory Size16 GB GDDR68 GB GDDR6
Bandwidth288.0 GB/s288.0 GB/s
Boost Clock Speed2755 MHz2535 MHz
RT Cores3234
L3 Cache32 MB
TDP190 W160 W
ArchitectureRDNA 3Nvidia Ada Lovelace
Specs table for the RX 7600 XT and RTX 4060 Ti

Moving beyond memory, the RX 7600 XT also outperforms in clock speeds, boasting a boost clock of 2755 MHz, which is about 8.7% higher than the RTX 4060 Ti’s 2535 MHz. This higher clock speed could translate to better overall performance in various applications.

While Nvidia‘s RTX has managed to reduce the power requirement of the 4060 Ti to 160 W, it doesn’t quite compensate for the overall superior specs of the AMD part. The RX 7600 XT, with a slightly higher TDP of 190 W, offers a robust balance of performance and power consumption. From a specifications standpoint, the RX 7600 XT appears to offer more for less. Its substantial memory size, higher boost clock, and competitive pricing make it an attractive option for those seeking value without compromising on performance.

RX 7600 XT vs RTX 4060 Ti – performance comparison

The RX 7600 XT’s generous memory size renders it ready for 1440p gaming. AMD’s claims suggest impressive performance benchmarks in this regard, with expectations of 60fps and above in 1440p for games like Starfield and Forza Horizon 5. However, it’s important to note that AMD’s data still points towards the 7600 XT being more suited as a 1080p card, despite its ability to handle 1440p in certain titles. For instance, in 1080p, the 7600 XT is claimed to achieve 157 FPS in Assassin’s Creed: Mirage and 279 FPS in Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, illustrating its prowess in this resolution.

AMD’s 1080/1440p claims also largely held up in our own benchmarking of the RX 7600 XT, but it was a bit of a mixed bag. Our test results, sourced from WePC’s Sebastian Kozlowski, demonstrated that in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, the GPU was able to achieve an average of 91fps in 1080p and 67fps in 1440p, and overall excelled in well-optimized games. It sailed straight through Doom Eternal with averages of 221fps in 1080p and 158fps in 1440p. However, frame generation begins to chug when you factor in ray tracing and Ultra settings. Demanding games also didn’t fare so well, with Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, however, not quite producing 1080p60 with averages of just 45fps in 1080p and only 30fps average in 1440p.

Conversely, the RTX 4060 Ti, with only a 12% improvement over the 3060 Ti, falls short of making a substantial impact – however, our review benchmarks still show that it gives the RX 7600 XT a run for its money. It also showed that this is another card that performs better at 1080p rather than pushing to QHD 1440p.

GamesRTX 4060 Ti average FPS (1080 / 1440)RX 7600 XT average FPS (1080 / 1440)
Assassin’s Creed Mirage109 / 8091 / 67
Cyberpunk 207786 / 5186 / 53
Doom Eternal226 / 188221 / 158
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora69 / 5245 / 30
The Finals182 / 106141 / 87
RX 7600 XT vs RTX 4060 Ti benchmark comparison

Based on the available data, the RX 7600 XT seems to offer better overall value in 1080p resolutions. Its capability to stretch to 1440p in certain games, combined with its superior memory capacity, positions it as a compelling option for gamers seeking high performance at a reasonable price.

RX 7600 XT vs RTX 4060 Ti – price comparison

The RX 7600 XT first entered the market with a launch price of $329, while the RTX 4060 Ti had a higher original MRSP of $399. This $70 difference is significant, especially in the context of entry-level GPUs where every dollar counts towards the overall value proposition. So, has either card dropped in price at all since they came out? We’ve created some graphs on the reputable price tracking tool (Camelcamelcamel) to get a sense of what these cards have currently been going for on Amazon.

A screenshot of a price tracking graph showing the price history of the RX 7600 XT vs RTX 4060 Ti, with indicators for the lowest, highest, and current price, as well
(Image source: Camelcamelcamel)

Well, having only come out in January 2024 and being the more recent card, it was unlikely that the RX 7600 XT would see any big price reductions yet. As expected, the pricing of the card has remained completely stable at the $329 price point since its release. However, it’s worth keeping in mind that to keep as close to the $300 mark as possible, you’ll want to be looking for an entry-level model, rather than an overclocked version like the one we’ve got here: these are often more expensive. We’ve covered the best RX 7600 XT, where we’ve taken a look at some of the options you’ve got available.

A graph showing fluctuations in the price history of the RX 7600 XT sold on Amazon, indicating both new and used prices over a period from June to March, with price data points labeled for the
(Image source: Camelcamelcamel)

On the flip side, as the RTX 4060 Ti is coming up to a year old, you’re more likely to start finding the card dropping below its initial $399 price point – especially as the budget market gets more competitive with the likes of the RX 7600 XT coming out. We’ve used the ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB Twin Edge OC as an example, which originally retailed at $429.99. The graph clearly shows a trend of a decreasing price, with lots of fluctuations around the Black Friday and Christmas season. However, the card has yet to drop below $369.99, which is still $30 more pricey than the RX 7600 XT.

When considering the specifications and performance capabilities of both GPUs, the RX 7600 XT not only comes at a lower price but also offers superior specs and performance. This combination of lower cost and higher value makes the 7600 XT a more attractive option for budget-conscious consumers looking for the best bang for their buck in the GPU market.

Final thoughts

Considering all factors, from specs, performance, and price, the RX 7600 XT emerges as the better option. Especially, for those seeking the best value GPU in the entry-level market. Its impressive memory capacity, strong performance in 1080p (and serviceable in 1440p), coupled with a more affordable price point, position the 7600 XT as a clear winner in this competition.