Advanced Micro Devices has unveiled two brand new graphics cards in the Radeon 400 series. The latest graphics cards named as RX 470 and RX 460 are trimmed down versions of the highly acclaimed RX 480.
The RX 470 will be available for purchase from 4th August and the RX 460 will be sold from 8th August. While the AMD hasn’t disclosed the pricing, the more powerful RX 470 is expected to be priced around 150 USD and the lower variant RX 460 may cost about 110 USD.
AMD Radeon RX 470
The Radeon RX 470 is based on the Polaris 10 GPU architecture and developed using 14nm FinFET process. The card contains 2048 steam processors. The core clock speed of RX 470 is 926 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1206 MHz. This GPU comes with 4 GB GDDR5 memory with a speed of 6.6 Gb/s. The memory bus of this card is 256 bit.
The GPU draws a total of 120 watts from the board. The RX 470 is presumed to come with three display ports and one HDMI port, which is identical to the RX 480. This card is capable running almost every game fluently in Full HD or 1080P.
AMD Radeon RX 460
The Radeon 460 is based on AMD’s Polaris 11 GPU. This is also manufactured using the 14nm FinFET process. This requires the lowest power to run among all the cards in the Radeon 400 series. The RX 460 is aimed to be used mostly in low laptops and powered desktops.
There are 896 steam processors in the card running at 1090 MHz which can be boosted to 1200 MHz. The GPU has two variants, one with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory and another with 4 GB of DDR5 graphics memory. The memory runs at 7 Gb/s. This is a 128-bit card which is half of the 256-bit memory bus of the RX 470. The RX 460 has a total memory bandwidth of 112 GB/s.
The power consumption of this card is below 75 watts. This enables the card to run independently without an external PCle power supply. As a result, the RX 460 is compatible with laptops and low to mid power desktops lacking the PCle port external power connector. This indicates that the laptop market is important to AMD.
There is one Display Port, an HDMI port, and one DL-DVI-I port. The DVI port will help in connecting CRT monitors and old LCDs. The Radeon RX 460 is a low budget graphics card offering very respectable performance.