AMD Radeon RX 460 Benchmarks Show Mediocre Performance; Outperformed by R7 370 & GTX 750 Ti
The AMD Radeon RX 460 benchmarks have leaked out, giving us a glimpse at the performance of the first Polaris 11 powered graphics card.
The Radeon RX 460 sports the Polaris 11 GPU which features 14 Compute Units and 896 Stream Processors, and delivers around 2 TFLOPS of compute performance. The reference design will be available in 2GB or 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 7 GHz on a 128-bit bus interface, for a total of 112 GB/s bandwidth. The card has core clock speed of 1090 MHz core but boosts up to 1200 MHz.
The TDP is rated at less than 75W which means it won’t need an external power connector but the power is delivered via the PCI-Express bus. Hopefully, we’ll see the card in various custom variants at launch with better PCB designs and even addition 6-pin connectors that would improve the overclocking potential.
Last but not least, RX 460 has Display Port 1.3 / 1.4 HDR and encode/decode functionality, and is expected to be priced at $99.
Gigabyte Radeon RX 460 Benchmarks
Folks over at PurePC tested a factory overclocked Radeon RX 460 WindForce 2X from Gigabyte. The card was benchmarked at both stock and overclocked speeds, with the Polaris 11 chip clocked at 1285 MHz boost and 7.2 GHz memory in overclocked benchmarks.
Gigabyte Radeon RX 460 Gaming Benchmarks
In majority of gaming benchmarks (stock and overclocked), AMD RX 460 shows minor gains and performs very close to the Radeon R7 260 and GTX 750 Ti. Even, the older entry level Pitcairn based Radeon R7 370 outperforms Polaris 11 chip in some titles.
Gigabyte Radeon RX 460 Gaming Benchmarks (Overclocked)
Gigabyte Radeon RX 460 Gaming Benchmarks (Power / Noise)
In terms of power consumption, the Gigabyte RX 460 is still not as power efficient as the first generation Maxwell. The RX 460 consumed 70W compared to 67W on the GTX 750 Ti, while in gaming load, it consumed 177W compared to 750 Ti’s 169W.
Gigabyte Radeon RX 460 GPU Temperature (Idle / Game)
Although the RX 460 integrates a revised design to lower temps, the chip has 40C temps in idle than the GTX 750 Ti’s 27C. At load in gaming, the RX 460 has 71C temps while the 750 Ti is cool at 53C temps. Note that both cards use the same WindForce 2X cooling system.
The AMD Radeon RX 460 launches on August 8 in both 2GB and 4GB variants, at a starting price of $99.
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