Acer has entered the graphics card market squarely, so don’t be surprised if the brand starts releasing some of the best graphics cards out there. Having expressed interest in manufacturing Nvidia and AMD graphics cards at Computex 2023, Acer has launched his first AMD Radeon graphics card in the form of a custom Radeon RX 7600.
The Predator BiFrost Radeon RX 7600 utilizes the same BiFrost cooler as the Arc A770 or Arc A750 models. A blower-style cooling solution consists of a vapor chamber that transfers heat to a heatsink, and two different sized cooling fans dissipate heat inside the case. The blower-style fan is 70mm larger and sits in the middle of the graphics card, while the larger 92mm axial fan sits in the rear. The design looks a little quirky, but it works well enough. The cooler properly cools the Arc A770, which is a 225W GPU, so the Radeon RX 7600 with its 60W lower TDP should be fine.
The Predator BiFrost Radeon RX 7600 has a dual-slot design and measures 10.5 x 4.6 inches (267 x 117.75 mm). The dimensions are identical to the Predator BiFrost Intel Arc A770, which means Acer likely recycled the entire cooler for his Radeon RX 7600. Acer’s custom model is significantly longer than AMD’s reference Radeon RX 7600, which has an 8.1 x 4.5-inch (205 x 205 x 8.1 x 4.5-inch) footprint. 115mm). So the Predator BiFrost Radeon RX 7600 could be a problem in small form factor (SFF) cases where space is tight.
Acer Predator BiFrost Radeon RX 7600 specifications
|Header Cell – Column 0||Predator BiFrost Radeon RX 7600 OC||Predator BiFrost Radeon RX 7600|
|Game clock (MHz)||2,320||2,250|
|Boost clock (MHz)||2,725||2,655|
|power connector||8-pin PCIe||8-pin PCIe|
|size||267 x 117.75 mm (10.5 x 4.6 inches)||267 x 117.75 mm (10.5 x 4.6 inches)|
|video output||1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4||1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4|
|guarantee||3 years||3 years|
|Manufacturer’s suggested retail price||$290||$274|
Predator BiFrost Radeon RX 7600 respects AMD’s reference Radeon RX 7600 specification. The graphics card runs at a game clock of 2250 MHz and a boost clock of 2655 MHz. Despite the same clock speeds, Acer rates the Predator BiFrost Radeon RX 7600 at 170W TDP, making him 5W higher than the reference model.
Meanwhile, the Predator BiFrost Radeon RX 7600 OC arrives with a small factory overclock. Acer has bumped the graphics card’s game clock to 2,320 MHz and boost clock to 2,725 MHz, but that’s only a 3% improvement, probably not noticeable in real-world use. This SKU has a TDP of 180W, which is 15W more than the regular Radeon RX 7600.
Neither custom model deviates much from the Radeon RX 7600’s 165W TDP, so the power connector design and requirements remain the same. A single 8-pin PCIe power connector powers the Predator BiFrost Radeon RX 7600, with a minimum recommended capacity of 550W power supply for stable operation.
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The Radeon RX 7600 supports the DisplayPort 2.1 standard, but AMD allows AIB partners complete freedom to tinker with the connector in terms of design. Acer has chosen to implement DisplayPort 1.4 on the Predator BiFrost Radeon RX 7600. The graphics card provides one HDMI 2.1 port and three DisplayPort 1.4 outputs. The latter can be a problem if you plan to use your graphics card at higher resolutions and refresh rates. Now, I wouldn’t expect to be gaming at 8K with the Radeon RX 7600. Only a madman would do that. Some may even use it as a productivity PC.
Acer launched the Predator BiFrost Radeon RX 7600 and Predator BiFrost Radeon RX 7600 OC in Taiwan for $274 and $290 respectively. Not sure if the US MSRP is different. Custom Radeon RX 7600 graphics cards range in price from $257 to $339, so Acer’s model falls in the middle of the price range.