AMD Radeon RX 460 Review: Polaris On A Budget

RX460 Summary And Conclusion

Performance Summary: The ASUS Radeon RX 460 ROG STRIX card we tested performed about on par with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950. The cards traded victories in a few benchmarks and finished right on top of each other in a few others. Generally speaking, the Radeon RX 460 offers up roughly half the performance of the higher-end Radeon RX 480 (give or take a few percent), which isn't a surprise considering the Polaris 11 GPU has less than half the resources of the Polaris 10.

The Radeon RX 460 is relatively power friendly too. Although performance was similar to a GTX 950, the Radeon RX 460 consumed the least amount of power under both idle and load conditions.

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The ASUS Radeon RX 460 ROG STRIX -- Find It At Amazon

If you typically lust after the latest and greatest flagship GPUs and highest-resolution displays, the Radeon RX 460 probably isn't your cup of tea. But for the large number of PC gamers on tight budgets looking for an entry-level graphics card, the Radeon RX 460 may be worthy of consideration.

Suggested pricing for the Radeon RX 460 will be in the $109 range, and AMD expects cards to be on store shelves today, which makes the RX 460 the most affordable, current-generation GPU available. NVIDIA doesn't have a budget Pascal-based chip available just yet and the Radeon RX 460 offers similar performance, more features, and better power characteristics than the GeForce GTX 950, for less money. It's not going to break any benchmark records, but the Radeon RX 460 is a compelling option at its relatively low-price point.

  • Affordable
  • Power Friendly
  • Compact Design
  • Support For Latest Features and Display Technology
  • On Par With Year-Old GTX 950 In Terms Of Performance

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