A few days back, AMD launched the Radeon RX 470 worldwide, at an attractive price. Yesterday, the 8th of August was the official launch date of AMD’s budget “Polaris” GPU, the AMD Radeon RX 460.
The Radeon RX 460, as claimed by AMD, is engineered from the ground up for eSports gamers who demand “pristine HD gaming, extraordinary smooth beyond-HD streaming capabilities, distinguished future-proof gaming technologies.” The Radeon RX 460 works on a sub-75W power footprint, which is way lower than the power draw of other graphics cards like RX 470, RX 480 and GeForce GTX 1070. AMD is marketing this GPU for people who want cool and quiet systems, with playable settings at 1080p and an affordable price.
The Radeon RX 460 supports DirectX 12 and Vulkan APIs. The main differing aspect between the RX 470/480 and the RX 460 is that the former uses the Polaris 10 chipset, while the later uses a stripped down Polaris 11 chipset. Polaris 11 doesn’t support VR (virtual reality) gaming.
Pricing of the AMD Radeon RX 460
Official India price for the Radeon RX 460 is INR 11,990/- for the 2GB variant and INR 13,490/- for the 4GB variant.
Considering how the RX 470 and RX 480 are priced for India, we will say that the RX 460 pricing is a win. We’ll have to wait and see how the card performs against Nvidia’s GTX 960. The GTX 960 is priced around INR 18,000/- at the moment, so it will be interesting to compare the results.
The Radeon RX 460 has been launched officially, but it is yet to hit local shelves. AMD has promised that RX 460 2GB variant will be available on shelves in the week commencing 15th August, 2016. The 4GB variant will be available by early September.
We have received an XFX Radeon RX 460 2GB, which we are currently testing at the moment. We shall be sharing the performance of the newly launched GPU soon.