There has been a lot of competition between AMD and Intel processors for a long time and for a few years, AMD is showing no signs of slowing down.
With the launch of the Ryzen 7000 series CPUs, gamers now have even more options to increase their gaming performance by a huge margin.
As of now, the Ryzen 7600X is the one that is hugely popular as it succeeds one of the best gaming CPUs i.e., the Ryzen 5600X. It is superior in gaming performance and features improved specs to handle almost any GPU.
However, most users will still opt for a balanced configuration without breaking their banks. The GPU you use with the 7600X should provide you with the best value and allow you to game on both 1080p as well as 1440p resolutions.
Here I am going to explain which GPUs you should consider going with and why.
Ryzen 5 7600X Overview
The Ryzen 5 7600X is built on Zen 4 architecture and uses TSMC’s latest 5nm process node. The 7600X is the successor to the 5600X from the Zen 3 family and features 6 cores and 12 threads.
The clock speeds are hugely improved over the previous generation with a base/boost clock speed of 4.7/5.3GHz. The L2 cache is also doubled while retaining the L3 cache of 32MB. The die design is the same as the Zen 3 with some improvements.
The TDP is now increased from 65W to 105W and the compatible socket is AM5 that only supports DDR5 memories. Compared to the 5600X, it is around 15-20% faster in overall gaming and non-gaming performance.
Avoiding The Bottleneck
To get the best possible performance, it is important to avoid bottlenecks at any cost. If either the CPU or the GPU bottleneck each other, the overall gaming performance will suffer significantly resulting in frequent fps drops, stutters, and poor gameplay experience.
As the CPU and GPU both work together to render the pixels on your screen, when one of them is slow, the bottleneck happens. The CPU has to continuously assign instructions to the GPU while the GPU executes those instructions simultaneously to render several frames every second.
If the CPU is too slow to assign a lot of instructions every second, the GPU will be bottlenecked. Similarly, if the GPU is too slow to execute instructions, no matter how many instructions the CPU assigns, the rendering will slow down.
Best Graphics Cards List for Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Radeon RX 6600
- Memory Speed:14 GBPS.Minimum Power Supply...
- Chipset: AMD RX 6600
- Memory: 8GB GDDR6 AMD RDNA 2 architecture elevates...
- Boost Clock: Up To 2491MHz.Avoid using unofficial...
Currently, we have the AMD Radeon RX 6600 as the best budget GPU that costs less than $300 and gives the performance equivalent to an RTX 3060. Moreover, at this price range, you can only buy an RTX 3050 which is significantly slower than the RX 6600.
The RX 6600 is based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture and comes with 8GB of VRAM clocked at 14Gbps. It features 1792 Stream Processors and supports Ray Tracing as well. While I don’t recommend turning on the Ray Tracing on this GPU, you will be well off without it at 1080p resolutions.
It can max out any game at 1080p with ultra settings giving 60+ fps in most titles while exceeding the 100 fps mark in competitive esports games like CSGO, Valorant, or Fortnite. It’s definitely the best budget graphics card as of now.
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT
- Powered by AMD RDNA 2 Radeon RX 6650XT
- Integrated with 8GB GDDR6 128-bit memory interface
- WINDFORCE 3X Cooling System with alternate...
- Screen Cooling.Avoid using unofficial software
AMD released another batch in the 6600 lineup after the first launch to provide gamers with more options and this made an excellent entry of a new GPU called the RX 6650 XT. While RX 6600 is sufficient for 1080p, the 6650 XT adds some more boost making it possible to game at 1440p resolution as well.
The RX 6650 XT comes with comparatively faster GDDR6 memory clocked at 17.5Gbps and a memory size of 8GB which is sufficient for most games. It comes with 2048 SPs and features higher base/boost clock frequencies over the RX 6600 and the 6600 XT.
Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 Ti
- NVIDIA Ampere architecture, 2nd Gen Ray Tracing...
- Boost Clock 1695 MHz, 8GB 256-bit GDDR6, 14 Gbps,...
- White LED Logo Lighting, IceStorm 2.0 Advanced...
- 8K Ready, 4 Display Ready, HDCP 2.3, VR...
The Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 Ti is the big brother of the 3060 and comes with significantly higher Cuda Cores that make it faster in executing processes. The 3060 Ti comes with 4864 Cuda Cores and a VRAM of 8GB GDDR6 on a 256-bit memory bus.
It is up to 10% faster than the RX 6650 XT but costs much more. However, it is superior to the 6000 series particularly the RX 66XX GPUs in both non-Ray Tracing and Ray-Tracing performance. The 3060 Ti is ready for maxing out any game at 1080 as well as 1440p resolutions without breaking a sweat and is one of the best GPUs you can buy for the Ryzen 7600X.
Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070
- Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 LHR
- Boost Clock: 1845 MHz
- Video Memory: 8GB GDDR6
- Memory Interface: 256-bit
Perhaps the best GPU to combine with the Ryzen 7600X is the Geforce RTX 3070 which is significantly faster than the 3060 and RX 6600 GPUs. It features 8GB of GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit memory bus and higher Tensor and RT Cores. This makes it a perfect choice for Ray Tracing supported games as it can easily play them on high settings with 60+fps considering that you tweak some graphics settings or switch on the DLSS to enhance the performance.
Compared to the RTX 3060 Ti, you get 21% more Cuda Cores and therefore, faster performance at higher resolutions. With the 3070, you can max out every game even at 1440p resolution, and play many AAA titles at 4K resolution on high settings. This is the best choice to go with the 7600X if you can spend $500 on a GPU and should easily last for 4-5 years at 1440p resolution.
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
- Memory Speed:16 GBPS
- The Speedster series exemplifies a modern...
- A revolutionary new memory architecture that...
- AMD RDNA 2 architecture elevates and unifies the...
Last but definitely not least, the RX 6800 XT is a beast GPU that is up to 20% faster than the RTX 3070 on average. It is $100-$200 more expensive than the RTX 3070 considering the different editions we currently have but the performance bump is also worth the price.
It features 4608 SPs, a boost clock over 2.2GHz, and significantly higher CUs and Ray Accelerators than the lower-end RX 6000 series GPUs that make it perfectly fine for turning on the Ray Tracing in supported games.
It features a good 16GB VRAM which is 2X the VRAM size on the 3070 and that makes it an ideal choice for 4K resolutions. With the Ryzen 7600X, you can expect it to destroy any game at 1440p. Also, due to having better performance, it should last even more than the 3070.
Taking all the above-listed GPUs into consideration, the RX 6600 is the best budget option if you want to play at 1080p resolution but if you are a hardcore gamer and want something that can crush anything up to 1440p, get the RTX 3070 which is our favorite pick for the 7600X.