Back in December 2015, AMD has announced that its new family of GPUs will arrive in two flavors: Polaris 10 (RX 480 and RX 470 were released in July) and Polaris 11 (RX 460 just made its debut). Today, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the cut-down version of the Polaris 11 GPU, which costs $110.
Are you ready to replace your old GPU, but you don’t have too much money? Don’t worry, there are many cheap new GPUs that offer a great performance, and one of them is the AMD Polaris 11 RX 460, which has 896 shader cores clocked at 1.2GHz (13% fewer cores compared to the R7 370) along with 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The RX 470 and RX 480 use a 256-bit memory interface, but the RX 460 uses only half of it, limiting total memory bandwidth to 112GB/s.
There are 16 two Compute Units, but two of them are disabled and has a sub-75 watt TDP, so you won’t need an external power connector, as the card will be powered by the PCI-Express bus.
The RX 460 is faster than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti and it’s perfect for 1080p gaming, even with 2GB variants that will be even cheaper than the 4GB cards. The GPU has includes one DisplayPort 1.3, HDMI 2.0 and DVI and it supports 7GT/s GDDR5 RAM on board.
As for the PCB of the Radeon RX 460, it measures only 7.6 x 4.7 x 1.4 inches. The card includes a single 6-pin power connector it houses a 4+1 phase PWM that contains premium caps and chokes, while the custom DirectCU II cooler has dual fans, which make the GPU 3x quieter. In addition, this cooling assembly offers 105% more air pressure, resulting in up to 30 percent lower temperatures.
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