AMD Radeon RX 460 Launching on July 28 – 2GB & 4GB Variants Coming
AMD is set to launch its most affordable Polaris based graphics card, the Radeon RX 460, on July 28. Built using the 14nm FinFET process, the RX 460 will be available in 2GB and 4GB variants and will succeed the R7 260X GPU. The card is positioned as the ultimate budget solution for eSports gaming.
The Radeon RX 460 is powered by the Polaris 11 GPU which is designed to offer significant performance gains over the previous generation products. Recently, during a Polaris presentation, AMD showcased the card delivering 70% performance upgrade over the R7 260X in both Dota 2 and League of Legends, while a full 100% upgrade in Overwatch at 60 FPS frame rate.
The card managed to score up to 8000 points on the 3DMark benchmark, which is roughly half of what the RX 470 hit. This means the RX 460 will have enough power to run most games at 1080p resolution at reasonable settings. Moreover, the card was recently spotted powering an Oculus Rift VR demo which means it would be able to meet the minimum specs for the VR headset.
Spec-wise, the AMD Radeon RX 460 packs 14 Compute Units and 896 Stream Processors which will deliver around 2 TFLOPS of gaming power. The reference design features 2GB or 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM across a 128-bit bus interface, for a total of 112 GB/s bandwidth. The memory will be clocked at 7GHz, while the core clock speeds are not known yet.
The TDP is rated at less than 75W and power will be delived via th PCI-Express bus. Last but not the least, the card sports Display Port 1.3 / 1.4 HDR and encode/decode functionality.
AMD claims that its Polaris based graphics card will offer a performance per watt increase of up to 2.8 times the previous Maxwell based cards thanks to the 14nm FF node and the latest GCN 4.0 architecture. The Radeon RX 460 will be priced at $99 for 2GB and $119 for 4GB versions.