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AMD details their new Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 graphics cards

AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 officially detailed ahead of their impending launch

By Anthony Garreffa on Jul 30, 2016 02:56 am CDT - 1 min, 39 secs reading time

When AMD launched the Radeon RX 480 earlier this month, we saw the company focus on the $100-$300 market. Starting with a bang, AMD's first Polaris-based graphics card started at just $199 and now the cheaper, but still VR-ready graphics cards are here.

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The new Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 have been detailed by the company, and will be released on August 4 and August 2, respectively. The Radeon RX 470 is a small graphics card, packing the Polaris architecture and promising to deliver 60FPS+ with AA enabled in nearly all of the best-looking games on the market at 1080p.

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AMD's new Radeon RX 470 packs up to 4.9TFLOPS of performance with the GPU clocks at 926/1206MHz base and boost clocks, respectively. There's 4GB of GDDR5 RAM clocked at 6.6GHz on a 256-bit memory bus that is capable of 211GB/sec, and it all comes within a 120W TDP. This card is going to be immensely popular with gamers where NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060 which starts at $249, and with gamers who don't want to spend over $199 but want 1080p 60FPS performance.

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Moving to the Radeon RX 460, which is targeted more towards eSports gamers and games like the immensly popular CS:GO, League of Legends, Overwatch, DOTA 2 and more. We have 1.3x the performance of the Radeon R7 260X, which means you're getting quite the performance improvement, but all the goodies of the new Polaris architecture.

On the performance side of things, the Radeon RX 460 rolls with a GPU clocked at 1090/1200MHz on base and boost, respectively. We have 2.2TFLOPs of performance and offerings in both 2GB and 4GB of GDDR5 clocked at 7Gbps, on a 128-bit memory bus we have 112GB/sec of memory bandwidth. AMD says that the TDP on the Radeon RX 460s will be under 75W, which is going to be absolutely huge for smaller and more efficient gaming PCs as the RX 460 is powered by the PCIe port alone, and doesn't require a PCIe power connector at all.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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