AMD pulls Radeon RX 7600 XT GPU launch in China

Word around the water cooler.

It remains highly probable that AMD will launch the Radeon RX 7600 XT by the end of the month. However, a new report suggests that the budget-friendly graphics card will not debut in China.

According to Benchlife, the main reason behind the last minute pull-out is because the Asia-specific market already has a cost-effective solution. This comes in the form of the exclusively available Radeon RX 6750 GRE (Golden Rabbit Edition).

Since RX 7600 XT is in direct competition with the existing card, Team Red has understandably reconsidered launching the GPU in China. Another reason is that AMD is currently phasing out its existing RDNA 2 stock, and the introduction of a shiny RDNA 3 GPU could negatively impact these sales.

Besides this, the China-exclusive card has plenty of power under the hood to satisfy the budget-friendly segment. For one, the RX 6750 GRE comes in both 10GB and 12GB VRAM flavours. They’re also positioned competitively at $269 and $289, respectively. However, RDNA 2 is less power efficient and lacks the ray traced performance when compared to its latest siblings. This should be of little concern to its target audience, since it’s a modest card for low-end systems where every dollar counts.

As for the RX 7600 XT, we know little about the internal specs. It might come in two variants, including 10GB or 12GB of video memory. It could be based on the Navi 33 GPU, feature 32CUs, clocked at 2.6GHz. Last but not least, the recommended selling price is rumoured to hit the $300 mark. All speculation, of course.

The initial leak pointed towards a launch date between January 22 and January 24. However, due to the rumoured delay in China, it’s uncertain whether this is subject to change.