Discover the Performance differences between PCIe 3 vs PCIe 4 technologies in Gaming with the AMD RX 7600 8GB Graphics Card.
Previously, our articles showed you PCIe 3 vs PCIe 4 gaming performance based on Nvidia RTX 3060 and M.2 NVMe storages. Today, we are undergoing a similar PCIe 3 and PCIe 4 Gaming Performance, which will now be based on the all-new AMD RX 7600 GPU.
PCIe 3 is an old-gen technology, whereas PCIe 4 is the latest and the newest version. But which technology is very performance efficient with AMD, especially if you plan to buy RX 7600? To get the answer to this question, we ran a test using some of the latest titles to test the performance between the PCIe 3 & PCIe 4 using the AMD RX 7600 GPU.
So sit tight, relax, and let’s dive into the details of the PCIe vs PCIe 4 gaming performance review based on AMD RX 7600 GPU.
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PCIe 3 vs PCIe 4- Test Setup Details
Here are the details of the specifications we used to test the PCIe 3 vs PCIe 4 Technologies in Gaming.
|Processor||Intel Core i9-13900K CPU|
|Graphics Processor||AMD RX 7600 GPU 8GB|
|Motherboard||ASUS ROG Strix Z790-E Gaming using both in PCIe version 3.0 and 4.0 slots|
|Memory||G.Skill Trident Z5 32GB DDR5 DDR5 6000 MHz CL38|
|Storage||SAMSUNG 980 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD 1TB|
|Power Supply||EVGA 1600W 80+ Gold Fully Modular|
|CPU Cooler||Arctic Liquid Freezer II 420 mm|
|Operating System||Windows 11 Pro 64bit|
PCIe 3 vs PCIe 4- Gaming Benchmark Details
|GAME vs PCIe||RX 7600 PCIe 3.0||RX 7600 PCIe 4.0|
|The Last of US Part I||75 Fps Avg||75 Fps Avg|
|Forza Horizon 5||130 Fps Avg||135 Fps Avg|
|Hogwarts Legacy||85 Fps Avg||85 Fps Avg|
|Cyberpunk 2077||64 Fps Avg||67 Fps Avg|
|Hitman 3||147 Fps Avg||148 Fps Avg|
|Returnal||74 Fps Avg||74 Fps Avg|
|Spiderman Miles Morales||80 Fps Avg||83 Fps Avg|
|Microsoft Flight Simulator||51 Fps Avg||51 Fps Avg|
PCIe 3 vs PCIe 4- Final Verdict
We cannot see any massive FPS boost from the above chart list with the PCIe 4.0 technology that can deliver over the old PCIe 3.0. Most games have almost the same amount of FPS in every game, whereas some games with PCIe 4.0 barely provide 1-5 fps, which more or less doesn’t matter, to be honest.
Still, some Reddit articles say that these incremental boosts will matter as time progresses and PCIe 4.0 becomes the mainstream platform in the market. When it happens, all the game manufacturers will push towards getting their new Games to run better on PCIe 4 hardware, and thus it can be an issue, but considering the current state, if you have a good GPU + CPU Paired, then you are good to go for now.
In this situation, if you are considering spending some extra bucks for PCIe 4.0 for your GPU hardware, then it is unnecessary for now. But for now, you can save money or spend it on other necessary gaming hardware or software per your requirements.
So this was all about PCIe 3 vs PCIe 4 Gaming Performance with AMD RX 7600. Let us know in the comments below if you think we have missed anything.
That’s all, Folks!
Alapan, Editor at Xombied and Techuda, is a biomechanical Engineer education-wise. But he wanted to go ahead with his life and pursue his career as both Gaming and Tech Reviewer. He is occasionally invited to host, plan and execute Gaming events with multiple brands. Apart from gaming, he loves playing guitar and singing along to the music.