AMD Radeon RX 460 Review: Polaris On A Budget

RX460 Time Spy And, Steam VR Performance

3DMark Time Spy is a new DirectX 12 benchmark test from Futuremark. It features a DirectX 12 engine, built from the ground up, to support bleeding-edge features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading. Time Spy is designed to test the DirectX 12 performance of the latest graphics cards using a variety of techniques and varied visual sequences. This benchmark was developed with input from AMD, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and the other members of the Futuremark Benchmark Development Program, to showcase the potential of close-to-the-metal, low-overhead APIs like DirectX 12.

3DMark Time Spy
Direct X 12 Performance
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3DMark Time Spy



The Radeon RX 460 trailed all of the other cards we tested in the DirectX 12 Time Spy benchmark.

Steam VR Performance Test
DirecX11 VR Performance

The Steam VR Performance Test measures a system's performance using a 2-minute sequence from Valve’s Aperture Robot Repair VR demo. After running the test, it determines whether your system is capable of properly running VR content at 90Hz and whether or not the visual fidelity can be increased to the recommended level for a given application. Both a system’s CPU and GPU are factored into the score.

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Steam VR Performance Test


The Radeon RX 460 couldn't run this benchmark properly (we tried 2 sets of driver) and returned a score of .5. You shouldn't be considering this card for VR anyway, but we wanted to include the result for comparison nonetheless.

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