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SAPPHIRE Nitro Radeon RX 460 OC 4GB Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 8, 2016 6:19 pm
TweakTown Rating: 82%Manufacturer: SAPPHIRE

Performance Summary

 

AMD has positioned the Radeon RX 460 into the eSports, casual, and 1080p gamers and with performance of around 30FPS average at 1080p, it fits right in. If we look at the target market for the Radeon RX 460, it will be a more mainstream market who won't spend the money on a massive, expensive gaming PC. With games like DOTA 2, League of Legends, and Overwatch not requiring a $400+ graphics card and 250W+ of power, the Radeon RX 460 can adapt to this market who wants a new graphics card.

 

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In the world of today's gaming PCs, 1080p 30FPS is a really nice stride to hit at Ultra detail in some of today's games. Changing these details to medium, and you'll easily hit the 60FPS mark which is another tick in the box for the Radeon RX 460, mixed in with it only consuming 160W of power total, that's a win for me.

 

 

Final Thoughts

 

AMD has hit a new price point with the Radeon RX 460 with an entry price of just $109; we're getting some stellar performance at 1080p 30FPS (and 60FPS on medium detail).

 

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SAPPHIRE's card costs $139, but we have improved cooling and a PCIe power connector that doesn't seem to result in using much more power. The cooler would need some additional power, but we are going to see models released in the near future with 2GB of RAM from SAPPHIRE for just $119.

 

 

SAPPHIRE has two models with the RX 460 on the way, with the Nitro and stock models. The Nitro that we have for review is priced at $139 and has 4GB of RAM and is factory overclocked, while the stock model will feature just 2GB of RAM and a price of only $119.

 

While NVIDIA battles the enthusiast and high-end range all on its own, AMD is taking the battle to the streets with the Polaris architecture. With prices starting at $109, and SAPPHIRE's upcoming stock Radeon RX 460 2GB priced at $119, it's an all-out war for the mid-range market, and AMD is set to take it all.

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance (overclocking, power)80%
Quality (build, design, cooling)80%
General Features (display outputs, etc)80%
Bundle, Packaging & Software80%
Value for Money90%
Overall TweakTown Rating82%

The Bottom Line: SAPPHIRE's new Nitro Radeon RX 460 4GB is priced at just $139, nailing the 1080p gaming scene. With in-game visual settings at medium, hitting 1080p at 60FPS just became a whole lot cheaper.

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