Power and Temperature
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 of the Radeon RX 7600 is rated at 165W, and according to GPU-Z, we are hitting 164W board power while gaming. This is more power efficient than the GeForce RTX 3060 12GB. Overclocking the Radeon RX 7600 naturally raises power, and in this case raised it by 18W to 182W board power, which is an 11% increase in power. This, unfortunately, is not a good thing, it is very inefficient in power draw. We only realized a 4% (avg) increase in performance from overclocking, but to achieve that power went up 11%. Therefore it took more power, to achieve a very small performance increase. This is overall, not an efficient overclock.
Keep in mind that for the overclocked data you see above, we have both fans on the video card set to 100% fan speed for the overclock. With the Radeon RX 7600 overclocked, the GPU temperature dropped from 74c to 66c, and the Hot Spot down to 82c from 89c. These temperatures are much better than stock, but again this is with 100% fan speed. They are actually very close to the GeForce RTX 3060, which was running at default fan speeds. It took the Radeon RX 7600 at 100% fan speed just to match the temps of the RTX 3060, so it isn’t a stellar result for the Radeon RX 7600’s cooler.