Power, Temp, and GPU Clock
To test the power and temperature we perform a manual run-through in Cyberpunk 2077 at “Ultra” settings for real-world in-game data. We use GPU-Z sensor data to record the results. We report on the GPU-Z sensor data for “Board Power” and “GPU Chip Power” when available for our Wattage data. For temperature data, we report the GPU (Edge Temp of the GPU or Package Temp) as well as Hot Spot (Junction Temperature) when available for our temperature data.
The Total Board Power (TBP) of the AMD Radeon RX 7600 is 165W. In our testing, playing Cyberpunk 2077, we tested 164W Board Power using GPU-Z. GPU-Z does not currently show GPU Chip power on the Radeon RX 7600, and it also does not show Board Power on the Radeon RX 6600, so we cannot compare them exactly. However, it does seem like the Radeon RX 7600 will use more power than the Radeon RX 6600 which has a TDP of 132W.
Compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 12GB video card we are using, which is an EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC BLACK GAMING, it reached a Board Power in GPU-Z of 173.9W. Therefore, the new Radeon RX 7600 actually uses less power than the GeForce RTX 3060 12GB by about 6% board power. We also know that it performs much faster than the RTX 3060 12GB, therefore it is efficient compared to the RTX 3060 12GB.
Though the Radeon RX 7600 uses less power than our EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC BLACK GAMING video card, its temperatures actually run hotter. The Radeon RX 7600 had a maximum GPU temp of 74c and a hot spot of 89c. These temperatures are very close to our custom SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX 6600 GAMING video card. This all comes down to the cooler used, the other two video cards were custom AIB builds with custom coolers. The Radeon RX 7600 cooling will depend on the AIB card you buy, and this particular one is the Made by AMD model. It appears that its cooling may not be as robust as a custom cooler, but we will have to test more cards to compare it with. The end result is that the fan speed did not seem loud to us.
The AMD Radeon RX 7600 has a Game Clock of 2250MHz and a Boost Clock of up to 2625MHz. In our graph above we are playing a real game, Cyberpunk 2077, while playing we can see that the frequencies start high, and do decline slightly over time. We also see very dynamic clock speeds, that fluctuate from 2570MHz up to 2650MHz. The clock speed seems to remain mostly below the Boost Clock of 2625MHz. Taking the average of the clock speed, the end result is an average clock speed of 2611MHz. Better cooling may help stabilize and keep the frequencies higher, so we look forward to custom AIB card designs.