$99 Radeon RX 460 And $149 RX 470 Polaris GPUs Detailed In AMD Presentation

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AMD is circling the mainstream GPU market with the Radeon RX 480, which is available in both 4GB and 8GB variants. The graphics cards offer a ton of performance starting from just $200 (4GB) version, as you can see from Marco’s recent review of the cards. However, AMD just recently took the wraps off two Polaris-based graphics cards that will slot in below the RX 480 in performance.

Predictably, they are called the Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 and will be priced from $149 and $99 respectively. According to AMD, 84 percent of add-in graphics cards purchased by gamers are in the $100 to $300 price range. So the company is definitely playing to its base with the RX 480, 470 and 460.

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AMD’s reference design for the Polaris 10-based RX 470 uses a 256-bit memory interface and contains 4GB GDDR5 memory. Graphics manufacturers can, however, opt to include up to 8GB of GDDR5 if they’re so inclined. You’ll also find 32 compute units (2048 stream processors), which is down from 36 compute units and 2304 stream processors on the RX 480. Compute performance is currently locked in at ~5 TFLOPs compared to 5.8 TFLOPs for the RX 480.

The RX 460, on the other hand, is a diminutive card that is based on Polaris 11. It’s cut down to just 14 compute units (896 stream processors) and incorporates a 128-bit memory interface complete with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. While the RX 470 uses a 1x6-pin power adapter, the RX 460 doesn’t need any supplemental power. Its compute performance comes in well below the RX 470 at ~ 2 TFLOPs.

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While the RX 480 is being aimed at 1440p gaming and “Premium VR Experiences,” AMD is setting the bar slightly lower for the two newest members of the family. AMD is hoping to fulfill all of your 1080p gaming needs with the RX 470, while the RX 460 is geared towards the E-Sports market for gaming and streaming. The RX 460 is also destined to find its way into thin and light notebooks for “console class’ GPU performance.

AMD capped off its presentation with its most recent graphics roadmap for all to see:


With that being said, we should begin to hear more about the Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 in the coming weeks, and we’re sure that add-in board partners will be flooding the interwebs with their own unique spin on the cards (as they have already done with the RX 480).