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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 460 4GB Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 134% 50%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 134% 50%
eFootball PES 2020 16% 26%
Control 199% 91%
Grand Theft Auto VI 161% 67%
Borderlands 3 80% 15%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 141% 54%
FIFA 20 9% 42%
Red Dead Redemption 2 134% 50%
F1 2019 95% 24%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB.

The RX 460 has a 80 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 390, but the R9 390 has 104 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 460. As a result, the R9 390 exhibits a 100.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RX 460. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX 460 has a 80 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 390, but the R9 390 has 48 more Render Output Units than the RX 460. As a result, the R9 390 exhibits a 47.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RX 460. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 460 was released over a year more recently than the R9 390, and so the RX 460 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the R9 390.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The R9 390 has 4096 MB more video memory than the RX 460, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R9 390 also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 390 has 384 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 460, which means that the memory performance of the R9 390 is massively better than the RX 460.

The Radeon RX 460 4GB has 896 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 460 is 1075 and the actual shader performance of the R9 390 is 2198. The R9 390 having 1123 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 390 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 460.

The RX 460 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the R9 390. This means that the RX 460 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the R9 390.

The Radeon RX 460 4GB requires 75 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition requires 375 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the RX 460 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the R9 390. The R9 390 requires 300 Watts more than the RX 460 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 390 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 460.

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Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

32 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

50.1 FPS

The Witcher III

40.7 FPS

The Witcher III

63.6 FPS

Radeon RX 460 4GB gets 48.1 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

48.1 FPS

Crysis 3

75.2 FPS

Just Cause 4

33.7 FPS

Just Cause 4

52.7 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

29.3 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

45.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

29.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

46.6 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

39.4 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

61.7 FPS

Battlefield 1

50.9 FPS

Battlefield 1

79.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

37.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

58.6 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

31.9 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

49.9 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

22.7 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

35.6 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

31.8 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

49.7 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

37.8 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

59.1 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

37.7 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

59 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

91.1 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

142.4 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

23.3 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

36.4 FPS

Metro: Exodus

26.5 FPS

Metro: Exodus

41.4 FPS

Far Cry 5

42.2 FPS

Far Cry 5

65.9 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

51.3 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

80.1 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

24.3 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

38 FPS

Battlefield V

50.7 FPS

Battlefield V

79.3 FPS

The Division 2

30 FPS

The Division 2

46.9 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

40.6 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

63.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

23.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

36.4 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

32.4 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

50.7 FPS

Radeon RX 460 4GB gets 46.1 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

46.1 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

30.3 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

47.3 FPS

The Witcher III

26.1 FPS

The Witcher III

40.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

16.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

26 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

46.1 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

72 FPS

Battlefield 1

38.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

60.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

23.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

36.5 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

16.6 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

26 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

31.1 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

48.6 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

42.6 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

66.5 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

23.1 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

36.1 FPS

Metro: Exodus

17.9 FPS

Metro: Exodus

28 FPS

Far Cry 5

39.9 FPS

Far Cry 5

62.3 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

30 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

46.8 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

18.6 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

29 FPS

Battlefield V

39 FPS

Battlefield V

60.9 FPS

The Division 2

31.8 FPS

The Division 2

49.7 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

29 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

45.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

20.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

32.1 FPS

Radeon RX 460 4GB gets 36.7 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

36.7 FPS

F1 2019

57.3 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

11.8 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

18.5 FPS

The Witcher III

17.9 FPS

The Witcher III

27.9 FPS

Radeon RX 460 4GB gets 15.1 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

15.1 FPS

Crysis 3

23.5 FPS

Just Cause 4

11.7 FPS

Just Cause 4

18.2 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

13 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

20.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

17.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

27.9 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

11.8 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

18.5 FPS

Battlefield 1

23.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

37.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

13.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

21.4 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

14.8 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

23.1 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

10.5 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

16.4 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

15 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

23.4 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

13 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

20.3 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

14.4 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

22.5 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

23.8 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

37.2 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

11.1 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

17.4 FPS

Metro: Exodus

9.6 FPS

Metro: Exodus

15 FPS

Far Cry 5

14.2 FPS

Far Cry 5

22.2 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

17.7 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

27.7 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

8.1 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

12.7 FPS

Battlefield V

23.4 FPS

Battlefield V

36.6 FPS

The Division 2

13 FPS

The Division 2

20.4 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

22.1 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

34.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

11.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

17.9 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

17 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

26.5 FPS

Radeon RX 460 4GB gets 20.5 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

20.5 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1090 MHzvs1010 MHz
Boost Clock1200 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Baffin XTGCN 1.1 Grenada PRO
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date08 Aug 2016vs18 Jun 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
8
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9.8
2560x1440
5.7
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7.5
3840x2160
3.7
vs green tick
5.7

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus-vs512 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth-vs384GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs2560
Actual Shader Performance52%vs100%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs160
Texture Rate61 GTexel/svs161.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs64
Pixel Rate17.4 GPixel/svs64.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x2880vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs375 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 23 Ampsvs750 Watts & 50 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD FX-6100vsIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 460 4GB is an Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the 4th Generation of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Baffin XT which has 14 Compute Units activated and thus 896 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it requires at least a 350W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power, meaning no Extra Connectors are required.

Performance
This graphics card was designed and marketed towards the competitive MOBO gamers. A light weight, small form factor GPU solution that offers mobility, so that gamers travelling to events can bring a smaller cheaper gaming rig. The Radeon RX 460 4GB can play most modern games at medium graphics selection on a 1600p screen res and expect around 45+FPS

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 460 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 390, created by Sapphire.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1010MHz, instead of 1000MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Two-ball bearing: Dual ball bearings on the fan spindles ensure smooth running and long life and are designed to keep out dust. A quiet cooling solution, Two ball-bearing fan features a high-efficiency blade design.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390.
Recommended CPUAMD Phenom II X4 975
AMD FX-6120
AMD Phenom II X4 B70
Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz
Intel Core i3-4360 3.7GHz
Intel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Intel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Intel Core i5-8600K 6-Core 3.6GHz
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