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AMD Radeon RX 460 unlock, free 12.5% performance gain

Unlock your AMD Radeon RX 460, gain 12.5% of free performance - because, why not?!
By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards News | Posted: Dec 12, 2016 2:13 am

AMD has hit the mainstream pretty hard this year with the Polaris-based Radeon RX 400 series, but now the Radeon RX 460 represents even better value for money with a BIOS unlock that unleashes 12.5% performance boost.

 

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Over at the overclocking.guide, author der8auer has unlocked a Radeon RX 460 graphics card from its original 896 stream processors, to 1024 stream processors. The TMUs also get a boost, jumping from 56 to 64 TMUs - providing around 10-12% more performance, a great upgrade considering its free.

 

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ASUS Radeon RX 460 Strix and the SAPPHIRE RX 460 Nitro have both been tested with the BIOS upgrade, and they worked - offering increased performance.

 

 

Unlocking Your Radeon RX 460

 

Caution: This is all at your own risk.

 

There are some BIOS firmware downloads you'll need, depending on the card you have:

 

Sapphire RX 460 Nitro 4G Unlocked BIOS

ASUS RX 460 STRIX O4G Unlocked BIOS

 

  • First backup the original BIOS file in case you want to flash the card back at a certain point (run "backup BIOS.bat"). You can also save the BIOS with the latest version of TechPowerUp's GPU-Z.
  • Afterwards run "flash unlocked BIOS.bat" to flash the BIOS. It will take about 15 seconds and should look like in the picture below.
  • Afterwards restart your system and enjoy about 10% free performance.

NEWS SOURCES:Wccftech.com

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