First Look at AMD Radeon RX 460 In Action, Powers Oculus Rift VR Demo
During the AMD Polaris launch event in Malaysia, Tech ARP spotted the recently revealed Radeon RX 460 in action. The Polaris based GPU is said to be powering an Oculus Rift VR demo which means it would meet the minimum specs for the VR headset.
The AMD Radeon RX 460 uses the 14nm FinFET Polaris 11 GPU which features 14 CUDA cores and 896 stream processors, delivering around 2 TFLOPs of compute performance. Built using the latest GCN 4.0 architecture, RX 460 will offer 2.8 times Perf/Watt improvement over previous gen cards in the same segment, including the the Radeon R7 260 and Radeon R7 360 series cards.
The reference design features 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM across a 128-bit bus interface, for a total of 112 GB/s bandwidth. Clock speeds of the card are not known yet.
The TDP is rated at less than 75W which means we won’t need an external power connector. Instead, powered will be delivered via the PCI-Express bus. Further, the card sports Display Port 1.3 / 1.4 HDR and encode/decode functionality to improve your gaming experience.
The Radeon RX 460 is designed to deliver best gaming experience in MOBA and eSports titles. During a recent launch presentation of Polaris, AMD put the the Radeon RX 460 to test against an R7 260X at same settings on 1080p resolution. The RX 460 performed 1.7x faster than the Radeon R7 260X in DOTA 2 and League of Legends, and upto 2x faster in Overwatch at 60 FPS frame rate.
AMD Radeon RX 460 features a really small PCB with a cooler design that resembles to the Radeon R9 Nano. The card is priced at just $99 and will launch in early August.
Source: Tech ARP.
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