AMD has acknowledged that some 6+2 power cables may not be compatible with the reference Radeon RX 7600 graphics cards’ 8-pin connector due to the design of the graphics card as well as protruding elements on the power connectors themselves. This was reported by the TechPowerUp portal, which reached out to AMD for comment.
As already mentioned, the stated incompatibility with the power connector of the Radeon RX 7600 graphics card in the reference version was only found on some power cables. It turned out that due to the design features of the card, 6 + 2 pin connectors cannot be firmly plugged into the 8 pin connector on the graphics card.
The reinforcing backplate of the graphics card at the power connector point protrudes strongly, preventing the cable connector from being stuck. The problem only occurs with some 6+2 cables and does not occur with monolithic 8-pin cables since they do not have additional notches in the part of the connector where the two additional pins are located. It is important to clarify that non-reference versions of the Radeon RX 7600 from AMD partners do not experience this cable compatibility issue.
AMD said that the final version of the reference Radeon RX 7600 will eliminate all of these shortcomings. Please note that the reference version of this graphics card model is not yet for sale. The pre-series version of the graphics card should be used in test reports.
“We are very pleased with the number of non-reference versions of the Radeon RX 7600 available from our partners. We expect that the reference version of the Radeon RX 7600, which goes on sale in the coming weeks, will fix compatibility issues and allow the use of all types of Power cables enabled with the card.”— commented in AMD.
The TechPowerUp portal notes that none of the AMD partners have yet created pages with reference options for the Radeon RX 7600 graphics card on their official websites. This could indicate that AMD has given its partners time to prepare updated versions of the accelerator that will improve the performance of the cable compatibility issue. Keep in mind that unlike NVIDIA, which independently sells the reference versions of its Founders Edition graphics cards, AMD allows its partners to sell AMD reference graphics cards with minimal cosmetic changes, mainly related to product packaging and Stickers, enabled on graphics cards.