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Aug 10, 2016 07:56 AM EDT

AMD Radeon RX 460 Review: Built for E-sports and Low Power Systems but Terrible in Price?

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AMD Radeon RX 460 is an entry-level graphics card built around with Polaris 11 GPU the newest silicon. Today, as its launching is imminent, let's find out how what partner boards of AMD have in store and compatible with RX 460 especially with ASUS Radeon RX 460 STRIX.

RX 460 has the smallest power plant compared to its two predecessors the RX 480 and RX 470. Built with Polaris 11 architecture, its stream processors was cut down to 896 and that almost means half of Polaris 10. According to Hot Hardware, since it has the lowest stream processors, the power can utilized up to 75 watts, lower enough that it can be powered by the PCIe slot of the motherboard without having to resort to additional power connectors. Basically, this will be a good option for those machines with that lacks extra power connectors such as Dell and HP. Another good advantage of RX 460 is its capability to power a tiny form-factor and kick-ass home-theater PC.

RX 460 is also considered as best fir for e-sports games due to its integrated features. Compared to other graphics card that has visual output of 60 frames per second that comes with a higher price, RX 460 can blow in a maximum 1080 frames per second with High settings without having to worry about the price because of its affordability. According to PC World, RX 460 will cost around $109.00 compared to others that cost about $200 to $600 and way cheaper compared to its two predecessors RX 470 and RX 480 that cost $180 and $200, respectively.

Other features of RX 460 include Frame Rate Target Control, glorious FreeSync Support, H.265 decoding and encoding, overclocking tool of in-driver Raddeon Wattman and Vulkan gaming APIs. AMD Radeon RX 460 was launched during the kickoff of The International 2016 Tournament of DOTA which transpired last August 8, 2016.

Gamers considered Radeon RX 460 as an alternative to high-end graphics card; this newly launched tool for gaming is affordable yet dependable. 

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