AMD Targets Low-End Market With Radeon RX 460 - Launch With Budget $109 Price Point

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Aug 8, 2016 5:03 PM

AMD’s march towards to the lower end of its graphics card range continues with the arrival of the Radeon RX 460 today. It’s adorably small and rocking an appropriately tiny $109+ price tag. The RX 460 is the first card to sport a Polaris 11 GPU, but just what sort of performance are you getting for that wodge of cash?

Understandably given the $109 MSRP, the Radeon RX 460 is in a different ballpark to its more powerful brethren such as the RX 470. It has less than half the number of streaming processors, and it turn less than half the compute units compared to the full fat Polaris 10 RX 470. It’s available in 2 GB or 4 GB variants, both sat on a 128-bit memory bus clocked at 7Gbps effective.

Drawing on just 75W TDP, the Radeon RX 460 can be powered solely through the PCIe slot on a motherboard, requiring no external connector. In this sense it’s similar to Nvidia’s own GeForce GTX 750 Ti, and in many ways this is the generational leap over that particular budget conscious 2014 card. Like for the like the GTX 750 ti pulls in 1.3 TFLOPS vs 2.2 TFLOPS here on the RX 460, despite being down from 4.9 TFLOPS on the RX 470.

  Radeon RX 460 Radeon RX 470 Radeon RX 480
GPU Polaris 11 Polaris 10 PRO Polaris 10 XT
Process 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET
Cores 896 2048 2304
TMUs 48 128 144
ROPs 16 32 32
Base Clock 1090 MHz 926 MHz 1120 MHz
Boost Clock 1200 MHz0 1206 MHz 1266MHz
Max Compute Performance 2.2 TFLOPS 4.9 TFLOPS 5.8 TFLOPS
Memory 2 / 4GB GDDR5 4GB GDDR5 4 / 8GB GDDR5
Memory Bus 128-bit 256-bit 256-bit
Memory Speed 1750MHz 1650MHz 2000MHz
Memory Bandwidth 112 GB/s 211 GB/s 256 GB/s
TDP   120W 150W
Price $109 $179 $199 / $229
Release Date Out Now Out Now Out Now

Much of the marketing surrounding the Radeon RX 460 has touted it as an ‘eSports card’, which is shorthand for saying it can play some popular older games very well indeed. It’s capable of 90+ FPS within the likes of Rocket League, CSGO, DOTA 2 and Overwatch, which I hear are some quite popular titles among PC gamers.

Radeon RX 460 4GB 1080p / Ultra Benchmarks

In terms of like for like performance, the RX 460’s nearest competitor is the GTX 950, over which the 460 holds a minor price advantage as things stand. It’s also much less of a power guzzler, and using the PCIe slot I know is a major selling point. Unlike the RX 470 above it, the RX 460 actually owns its price point also. The uncomfortably close pricing of the RX 470 and the RX 480 (just $20 splits them) means the lower-end RX 470 is practically redundant. Not so the RX 460, which holds its own at the $110 price point. At the very least, AMD has its own answer to the 750 Ti’s pricing sweet spot.

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15:10 Aug-12-2016

Card came in Croatia Today, ASUS ROG AMD RADEON RX 460 Strix Gaming, 4GB DDR5 at price 263.98$. really expensive.

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16:43 Aug-12-2016

Whoa here in Serbia the Sapphire RX 460 2GB model costs exactly 150$ which is good for the place xD

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00:44 Aug-13-2016

greece strix 4G edition 210 euros which is like 234 dollars

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03:38 Aug-12-2016

Good Card

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10:16 Aug-10-2016

And here i was, in my small European country where everything is expensive and i thought my over non refrence 190$ RX 460 price was special but hey at least im not alone. But seriously that's like double the actual price (of the refrence card) in my country. It is an Asus Strix if anyone is wondering.

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11:13 Aug-10-2016

that is wierd in germany you can get from store from 120-150eur for 4gb version those are all third party variants

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12:44 Aug-10-2016

Asus is in general more expensive.

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23:56 Aug-09-2016

Just to note: RX 460 reference is -155USD in my country and the Nitro OC model is 187USD (only models available for now). Probably prices need to stabilise because it just launched. A gtx 950 is between 169-205 USD. I am looking for an non reference RX 480 (I think the 4gb version) for friend of mine but none available

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16:38 Aug-09-2016

Should I buy this for my girlfriend? She doesn't play demanding games.

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17:13 Aug-09-2016

Better off buying a GTX950. Same price, slightly better performance and heat. Can get the LP model nowadays which doesn't have the 6 pin MOLEX, as well, should that be an issue.

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18:34 Aug-09-2016

RX 460 prices between GTX 750Ti and GTX 950. It is 1% better on average @1080p. It beats GTX 950 in Middle Earth , Doom , Total War by a significant margin. RX460 doesn't need any external power connector and its latest gen. (Also, AMD DX12 Advantage)

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19:16 Aug-09-2016

I'd like to see where you got them benches from. literally everywhere I go, for the most part, performance levels are slightly higher than 750ti and nearly equal or lower at best against the 950. There's a few exceptions, but it's a very negligible minority. As for power input, it's the same scenario on both cards.

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20:48 Aug-09-2016

even on dx 11 AAA titles rx 460 is 33% faster on avarage then 750ti it puts right on 950 level under dx 12 and vulcan rx comes close to gtx 960 by 15%

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21:19 Aug-09-2016

the RX 460 is as good as the gtx 950/r7 370 or slightly better.

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05:11 Aug-10-2016

@TheMagicGuy [CHECK HERE THE VIDEO SHOWING RX 460 BENCHMARKS] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_ahq7GSfoY)

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17:26 Aug-09-2016

PERFECT!

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18:29 Aug-09-2016

yeah the RX 460 is a great choice.

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21:07 Aug-09-2016

I'm gonna buy her RX 460. Thanks for the advice, guys!

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14:37 Aug-09-2016

I dont know how good in general the 460 is, but IMO the FPS chart given here actually looks pretty nice, considering its at 1080p and ultra settings.
Anyways, not of much use to me, gotta go for the 480 or the 1060. Im leaning more towards the 480 now, with the slashed prices in India. But another final point to add is that, by the time i buy a new GPU which may be the next year or more probably the year after that, better new gen GPUs may have already emerged, which makes me feel sad, as i am always left out of the majority :(
Damn, that was a long rant. Sorry about that :D

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11:43 Aug-09-2016

In Europe currently:
RX460---130€
GTX 750 ti---130€
RX470---225€
RX480---250€
GTX950--140€
GTX1060---330€

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14:16 Aug-09-2016

yes in general maybe, for example the RX 480 4GB reference costs 220 euro in my country, but we still don't have the RX 460 and 470...
the gtx 1060 is 360-380 euro, the gtx 950 is 150 euro and the gtx 750ti goes as low as 115 euro.

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16:26 Aug-09-2016

160 for 2gb and 200 for Sapphire Nitro 4gb in Greece...

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17:54 Aug-09-2016

1060 cost 280eur rx 480 is 10eur cheaper

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12:25 Aug-10-2016

you are lucky the gtx 1060 here costs 80 euro more than the rx 480 8gb.

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08:53 Aug-09-2016

In sri lanka a sapphire rx 460 2gb costs about 150 dollars same as a stormx OC 750 ti 2gb.

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09:08 Aug-09-2016

but the RX 460 is as good as a gtx 950/r7 370.

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09:36 Aug-09-2016

yeah but to be honest i was expecting abit more from this thing atleast 270x levels but It is not really there despite what i saw was on stock speeds but card itself was nitro sapphira 460 games what was tested it was 33% faster on avarage then 750ti and mostly on pair with 370 but its very odd how bad 750 ti is performing under dx12 and vulcan

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10:55 Aug-09-2016

the R7 370 and gtx 950 are as good as a R9 270X if not slightly better.

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13:42 Aug-09-2016

slightty better? you must be joking mine cards will run better under 1080p and higher res just becouse it has 256bit bus and more stream processors with oc im getting better score then stock hd 7950

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14:18 Aug-09-2016

the RX 460 has a 128 bit bus, but it also has lossless delta color compressing, which effectively doubles the bandwidth which is what it matter, NOT only the bus width, so effectivel the rx 460 is a 256 bit bus card and it has 25% higher clock speeds than the r9 270x and the new GCN 4.0 architecture which is 15% better on average than GCN 1.0

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09:12 Aug-09-2016

and its 34% faster than GTX 750Ti. I would have grabbed it for my younger cousin quickly.

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11:33 Aug-09-2016

the 4gb nitro variant costs about 40 $ MORE !
come on sri lanka drop the BLOODY PRICES ! GRRRRRR

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11:34 Aug-09-2016

Sorry about that chaps. I lost control a bit calming down.....calming down.......calmin- HULK SMASH !!!!

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11:37 Aug-09-2016

(smashes monitor and throws the keyboard and starts to throw a tantrum on the floor sobbing about unfair prices and being poor) :(

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04:48 Aug-09-2016

So the 470 is 3.65 cents, 480 4gb ram, 3.43 cents, and the 480 8gb ram 3.94 cents per Gigaflop. The new 460, 4.954 cents per gflop. The best option would be the 480 4gb ram if you wanted the best deal, unless you need the 4gb of extra ram

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09:08 Aug-09-2016

Even if you need the extra 4Gb GB of Vram, the RX 480 does NOT have enough bandwidth and performance to actually benefit from the extra 4GB of Vram.

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03:04 Aug-09-2016

This card maybe suck for AAA games. But in the bright side. Cybercafe/Lan Shop/Gaming Center owner or whatever you call it in your place. Get all the benefits. Upgrade PC > Costumer/Daily gamer satisfied > Profit.

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10:01 Aug-09-2016

well it's a low end card,what did you expect really? it would be fine for gaming at 1440x900 or something

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10:05 Aug-09-2016

even you can play AAA games in a lower res than 1080p.

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15:11 Aug-09-2016

i play at 1440x900 ,and its not that bad ^^

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11:59 Aug-09-2016

Just put 768p monitors there, buy and install well-known AAA games. More profit.

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13:16 Aug-09-2016

I agree with ISilver7

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13:41 Aug-09-2016

even you can play in 1080p monitor , if u are fine with 30fps.

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15:16 Aug-09-2016

ah! that's correct too but I think I have played too much at 30FPS or less. I wouldn't like to have RX 460 for my 1080p but surely recommend for 900p or 768p BROS.

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02:58 Aug-09-2016

Yey my baby released yesterday. I ' m waiting to buy one

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23:21 Aug-08-2016

Well if AMD says $109 then they will probably be more like $159 or even $179 in the real world for the masses of consumers. What has been happening with the price gouging around the world with this generation of GPUs is terrible. No one is selling these newer GPUs at even close to AMD's suggested pricing.

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23:50 Aug-08-2016

Who is selling them? Where are they in stock? Where are they even listed? I can't find an RX 480 anywhere. (Really, I just want a nice little Nitro+ 8GB, is that too much to ask?)

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06:22 Aug-09-2016

Yea I expected the 8gb rx 480 to cost around 275 eur with tax but it costs 311 euros here which doesn t really make much sense. It takes away from the cards price/performance :/

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23:17 Aug-08-2016

4 gig model from sapphire 200 euro while the 2 gig model also from sapphire is 160 euro

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00:08 Aug-09-2016

even in Serbia here the 2GB model doesnt cost that much it costs somewhere around 145$ which is pretty cheap for us xD

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13:19 Aug-09-2016

lucky

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23:13 Aug-08-2016

I want RX 470 for a lower price.

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23:02 Aug-08-2016

At 109 bucks this thing is now worth it, maybe for 95-90, because it performs roughly on pair with the 950, and that´s just lame for that price.

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23:02 Aug-08-2016

is not*

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23:12 Aug-08-2016

You can use the edit tool. ;)

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21:45 Aug-08-2016

There are people out there looking for components with a tight budget , they want to taste PC gaming , they are beginners , they want to spend less but wise , they are young , they are kids or noobs and plays on below 1080p .



  • RX 460 HAS ARRIVED - (now dramatic pause)
    ( Lel sorry for overacting :P ) ENJOY!

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21:48 Aug-08-2016

just waiting to come in croatia :)

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21:56 Aug-08-2016

it's more like for poor people who has an 768p monitor , the gpu will be perfect at 768p!

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22:16 Aug-08-2016

exactly.. say, is your gpu giving 60fps on all games? i'm thinking of tryin nvidia so that i could get experience on both amd and nvidia, altho this 460 is also tempting

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23:01 Aug-08-2016

if you mean my gpu , it's great , you can play all games in that res,but not all games 60 fps , for example i get 30-40 fps on witcher 3 medium-high settings. check my blogs to see some games in my youtube channel!

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05:20 Aug-09-2016

Hey, 768p isn't for poor people :P If only my 768p monitor was compatible with my 1080, i would've used it instead my TV.

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23:02 Aug-08-2016

lol

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20:29 Aug-08-2016

This video show the 460 barely edging out over the 750 TI in many titles, actually being beaten by it in some, and in others almost approaching 950 level, but never really even close to matching it. these benches were leaked accidently by a review site, and quickly deleted

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20:32 Aug-08-2016

Considering the 750 TI is already going for $100 and the relative performance of this card isn't really much better, and in a few cases worse, I find it kinda hard to find this card worth it if you ask me...... the 480 is still the clear price/performance leader in the Polaris family.

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20:40 Aug-08-2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_ahq7GSfoY This is the real video of performance of RX 460 .. in 12 games tested, its 1% faster overall than Gtx 950 ..

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20:39 Aug-08-2016

But [this latest video here] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_ahq7GSfoY) shows that it beats GTX 750Ti by 34% on 1080p. And its been set on stock clock.

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20:46 Aug-08-2016

IT IS A 750Ti killer. MONSTER . (sad for ur 750ti)

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20:51 Aug-08-2016

I don't mourn for my 750 TI, I have my eyes on a 480........ I simply want the objective truth on the value of this card.... and in some titles that is still up for question.

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21:38 Aug-08-2016

That is good for you. :)

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20:49 Aug-08-2016

I see. It definitely seems to match the 950 in alot of games. It seems to have alot to do with the selection of games tested. Those are infact real benchmarks, just leaked a bit early entirely by accident by a trusted review site, but it seems when other selection of games are tested the 460 stacks up pretty well.

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20:18 Aug-08-2016

When will their high-end cards be released so we can get some pricecuts on those Nvidia cards?

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20:04 Aug-08-2016

rx 460 2gb version price 11,990 rupees ( 180 Dollar ) & rx 460 4gb version price 13490 rupees ( 202 Dollar ) plus 4% tax.

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19:55 Aug-08-2016

again very high price in india.

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20:09 Aug-08-2016

How much ?

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