The reality for me is I can still play games on my RX5600XT just means lowering some settings which is no big issues because 99 or 100% the only difference I really notice when come down from ultra to high is better performance lol
I couldn't agree more. The RX 5600 XT is a fantastic card and will do you well for a long time.
Coming down from high to medium is also not a massive game breaker for the look of graphics
If graphics cards continue in this direction of more money for less, then for me the mid ranged cards with the specs I could afford have now reached more than I can afford to spend just on the graphics card part of my PC.
I don't want to just have to lower my expectations of what hardware is used in the configuration of the card that compared to you would normally get for your money.
I will just stop gaming on PC there is not much value for me to game on one
that leaves me with just gaming on consoles then as they offer great value for the hardware you get and only have to upgrade it once every 8 years or so and that's a complete system upgrade, new case,psu,fans,heat sinks,motherboard,cpu,gfx card,ram, etc the whole 9 yards.
I think that you misunderstood what I was saying. I didn't say that the RX 7600 is a bad product (it's not). What I said was that the pricing
on it is bad because it's far too close to something that's objectively superior, the RX 6700.
I'll give you an example of what I mean. By itself, the RX 6800 is a great card at a great price. However, right now, the RX 6800 XT is only $10 more than the RX 6800. Therefore, the RX 6800 XT costs only 2% more but is 14% faster. One could say that the RX 6800 XT is an incredible price or one could say that the RX 6800 isn't such a great value anymore because of the RX 6800 XT's current pricing.
Either way, the result is the same. Nobody in their right mind would choose the RX 6800 just like nobody in their right mind would choose the RX 7600. Nothing exists in a vacuum and whether a product is good purchase or not has as much to do with the price as it does the product itself.
The RX 6500 XT was, itself, an objectively a bad product for the market segment at which it was aimed. However, whether it was a good purchase or not could've been changed by changing the cost.
Sure, the fact that it uses a PCI-Express 4.0 x4 connection was perhaps the dumbest decision that AMD could've made. After all, this was a card that was most likely to be used in an older system with an older PCI-Express version and there was no way to fix that problem. It would've been better for it to be PCI-Express 3.0 x8 but, for whatever reason, AMD didn't do that. This made the product itself pretty bad but if AMD had it priced at like $125-$150, that would've more than made up for its shortcomings. It still would've been a bad product, but a bad product at an incredible price is not necessarily a bad purchase.
AMD knew that it was about to put a terrible offer out there with the RX 7600 which is why they dropped the price $30 at the 11th hour. They should've dropped it $50-$75 to avoid any bad press but whoever is at the helm in this department is an absolute tool.
Dropping the price without dropping it to a level that will make the product lauded instead of panned makes no sense. You've just given away profit for literally no benefit. If AMD was truly unable to drop the price to $225-$250 (which I don't believe for a second), they should've just stayed at $300 because $30 is a weak price drop to make and few people are going to respect it. Dropping it by $50 has a much stronger effect on the human psyche and that extra $20 would've more than paid for itself in increased sales. Dropping it by $75 would've made it "the card to get" for that entire market segment and would've increased Radeon's market share significantly.
I don't know who is causing all of these problems over there but it's just amazing to see how AMD went from being amazingly competent with AM4, RDNA1 and RDNA2 to approximating the Keystone Cops when it came to AM5 and RDNA3.
It's like watching a real-life Jekyll and Hyde.