AMD RX 470 and RX 460 Specifications Confirmed; Mainstream GPUs
AMD RX 470 and RX 460 Specifications have been confirmed. These are the cards that will follow the RX 480 in the budget mainstream gaming series that AMD is aiming at. AMD has been targeting the lower and mid-range gamers and the AMD RX 470 as well as the RX 460 are no exceptions.
The RX 480 is aimed at gamers that want to play their games at 1440p. Similarly the AMD RX 470 is targeted at gamers that just want a 1080p gaming experience. While the RX 460 is for MOBA gamers that like to play games like League of Legends and DOTA2. The AMD RX 470 will be available for under $150, there will be 2 versions. A 4 GB version as well as an 8 GB version. Depending on how much memory you require.
The RX 470 has a lower end version of the Polaris 10 that is in the RX 480. The big brother RX 480 is a great budget gaming card that allows you to play almost any game at 1440p and I believe the RX 470 will also be a great budget GPU for 1080p gaming.
Radeon RX 470
- Polaris10 “Ellesmere” silicon
- 2,048 stream processors
- 32 GCN compute units
- 128 TMUs
- 32 ROPs
- GDDR5 memory
- single 6-pin PCIe power connector
Radeon RX 460
- 896 stream processors
- 14 compute units,
- 2 GB GDDR5 memory
- 128-bit wide memory
- PCI-Express slot power
These are both great offerings from AMD and will help lower prices of other GPUs. The RX 480 has also caused a couple of price cuts and with the release of the RX 470 and RX 460 we expect to see some more.
This is a great time to enter into the world of PC gaming. You have never been able to buy GPUs that perfome great at such a price point. AMD is keeping to thier word and taking care of the budget gamer and mainstream gaming. Let’s see the details when these cards come out.