Mobile devices are an important part on daily life of people, making things easier in terms of versatility, helping in aspects like communication, socialization, and recreation. Nevertheless, computers are also important, for home use, and the more enthusiast market of computer gaming, allowing people building their own, when Sapphire Radeon RX 470 and 460 RX appear.
The world of PC gaming
The universe of computers built by enthusiast is very diverse, having very representative brands, a great amount of products from cooling solutions, motherboards and RAM memories, to modified cases, LED lights, and special power supplies. Nevertheless, in terms of gaming, the most important thing is the graphic card, responsible for general performance in this specific sector.
In the same way, there are some myths believed by people regarding this topic, due to its complexity and variety of information, of different products and solutions belonging to it. The first one results in obviating graphic card´s ends, and concluding the amount of total RAM memory determines the quality of the card, being completely false, in fact determined by range and cost.
Other of several myths regarding this topic, and very important for this article, is the one that AMD and Nvidia are the only industries building, and assembling graphic cards. To explain this better, these companies are reference designing and building chips for video cards, but the assembling process, and customized construction relies on other important industries.
Here is where Sapphire appears, as a leader company building and customizing Radeon and Nvidia based on graphic cards, adding its own excellent solutions in terms of cooling, design, specs modification, and sometimes adding overclocking capabilities special models, in this way offering superior performance, in comparison to reference and original models from AMD and Nvidia.
Customized Sapphire Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 models
So, having cleared the situation between chip´s designers and graphic card’s assemblers, it is time to focus the attention on the latest models released, in terms of low and mid range, with good prices, low power consumption, and performance, of course, every one of them addressing different gaming markets and resolutions, this are the AMD RX 470 and RX 460 from Sapphire.
To begin with, the RX 470 from Sapphire seems to have same specs from AMD reference model, based on Polaris 10, 14 nm architecture, 2048 stream processors, 962 MHZ base clock, 4 GB GDDR5 memory, and 211 GB/s bandwidth. In relation to external design, it is black and silver colored, with cooling turbine solution, alike to reference model, being called Platinum Edition.
On the other way there is RX 460, with very similar specs to AMD model, with a Polaris 11 GPU, also built on 14nm architecture, 896 stream processors, base clock running at 1090 MHZ, with 2 and 4 GB GDDR5 configurations, and a bandwidth of 112 GB/s, however, unlike RX 470, the Radeon RX 460 from Sapphire has a more customized design, with two 120mm fans.
Finally, these models represent excellent solutions for gaming, regarding low and mid end range, to enjoy demanding, or multiplayer online games, thanks to Sapphire and its engineering design work.