AMD Unveils Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 – More Mainstream Based Offerings To Launch on June 29th
AMD unveiled the Radeon RX 480 – its first Polaris based card – at Computex a couple of weeks back. Earlier today, AMD CEO Lisa Su took the stage at the second annual PC Gaming Show at E3 2016 and introduced two addition cards based on the 14nm FinFET Polaris architecture known as the Radeon RX 470 and RX 460.
The Radeon RX 480 offers what AMD describes as a “premium” VR experience, and is also capable of running AAA gaming titles flawlessly – all this at a very competitive price point of $199. AMD hasn’t yet revealed the exact performance numbers, but it claims the the card will deliver “VR capability common in $500 GPUs,” that will help bring virtual reality to the masses.
While the RX 480 is positioned as the most affordable premium VR and 1440p gaming solution, the recently announced Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 will be more mainstream-based offerings and address different segments in the market.
With the the Radeon RX 470, AMD is targeting the average PC gamer that wants to play at 60 FPS 1080p without incident. Su noted that the RX 470 offers 2.8 times better performance per watt than the previous generation card.
From the looks of it, the AMD RX 470 is a single six-pin PCI-E connector which puts its power consumption and TDP at 150 W at most. On the memory front, the card won’t use HBM but is likely to be equipped with GDDR5, instead.
On the other hand, the Radeon RX 460 is the smallest Polaris based graphics card that we’ve seen yet. AMD describes the card as “a cool and efficient solution for the ultimate e-sports gaming experience.” Which means the RX 460 will be geared towards MOBAs which aren’t all that graphically demanding.
AMD RX 460 is a single-slot card design with a small air cooler. It lacks a PCI-E power connector, which points to power consumption being safely under the 75W.
AMD didn’t reveal the pricing information for these GPUs, but did say the Polaris based Radeon RX 400 series will address market segments ranging from a price point as low as $99 and as high as $299. We’ll learn more about the company’s RX 400 series lineup when it launches on June 29th.