AMD Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 Official Specs Revealed; Polaris 11 to Features Nano Cooler
AMD has officially unveiled specifications of their upcoming Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 graphics cards. Just like their elder sibling, both cards are based on the latest 14nm FinFET Polaris architecture that delivers significant boost in terms of performance and efficiency.
Positioned as an “HD Gaming video card,” the AMD Radeon RX 470 sports a cut-down version of the Polaris 10 GPU found in the Radeon RX 480. The GPU features a total of 32 compute units and 2048 stream processors. The card has a core clock speed of 1206 MHz and cracks out 5.0 TFLOPS of compute performance. The TDP is rated at just 110W and power is delivered through a single 6 Pin connector.
The graphics card will feature GDDR5 memory over the same 256-bit bus interface. The memory is clocked at a lower 7 GHz (effective) delivering a total bandwidth of 224 GB/s. AMD will offer the card in only 4GB version priced at $150 however, AIB partners will be able to fab 8GB cards at higher prices.
On the other hand, the Radeon RX 460 is a $99 compact design graphics card aimed at the eSports gaming market, especially for MOBA titles. The card is based on the Polaris 11 GPU featuring 14 compute units and 896 stream processors. Featuring 2GB GDDR5 memory over a 128-bit bus interface, the card could deliver around 112 GB/s of bandwidth depending on the clock speed used.
AMD RX 460 comes with a TDP of less than 75W which means it won’t require an external power connector, instead powered via the PCI-Express bus. The card features a really small PCB with a cooler design that resembles that of the Radeon R9 Nano. It also has Display Port 1.3 / 1.4 HDR capabilities.
AMD claims that both Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 will offer 2.8x Performance per Watt improvement over previous generation products thanks to the 14nm FinFET process and the latest GCN 4.0 architecture. The release dates are not announced yet but we expect the cards to launch close to August.