Next week, two new low-mid range Polaris graphics card will go on sale, AMD Radeon RX 470 and AMD Radeon RX 460. Both graphics cards are based on Polaris silicon and offer high performance coupled with low power consumption and aggressive price to win the low-mid range segment of graphics cards.
AMD Radeon RX 470 and Radeon RX 460 will go on sale next week
AMD Radeon RX 470
The AMD Radeon RX 470 would have a total of 2048 Stream Processors with 4 or 8 GB of GDDR5 memory @ 7000 MHz with an interface memory 256-bits resulting a bandwidth of 224 GB / s. In terms of performance, it would be faster than the Radeon R9 380X, one of the best graphics card to date in terms of price / performance ratio, and would consume about 110W, specifically 80W less consumption compared to the R9 380X, so we have a more powerful, energy – efficient, fresh and economic graphics card promises run any game on 1080p resolution at high quality.
AMD promises that in games like Tomb Raider, Fallout 4, The Witcher 3 and Grand Theft Auto V this new graphics card will run these games at high settings on 1080p resolution with +70 FPS. A pretty impressive performance when you consider that the official price of Radeon RX 470 is $ 149 for the model with 4 GB and $ 179 for the model with 8 GB of VRAM.
AMD Radeon RX 460
Radeon RX 460 is based on Polaris 11 formed with 896 Stream Processors attached to 2 or 4 GB of GDDR5 @ 7.00 GHz memory together a memory interface of 128 bits. It will offer a bandwidth of 112 GB / s, it will be powered through the PCI-Express slot, so no need of 6-pin PCI-e power connector.
In terms of performance, it could perform similar to a Radeon R7 370. Radeon RX 460 is built for eSports games (League of Legends, DOTA 2 or even Overwatch etc.), where we need an economic GPU with very low power consumption (less than 75W) that allow us to play at 60 FPS. Radeon RX 460 will also feature R9 Nano cooler.