The world of videogames has two important variants, the first orientated to home consoles from companies like Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft, designing special devices for this purpose, including controllers, exclusive game and other benefits. Nonetheless, the other variant is related to building of powerful gaming computers, where Radeon RX 470 and 460 can have great market.
This variant has big advantages, may be with increased investment, but allowing users to built their own machine from scratch, looking for exactly the performance they need, knowing every component and quality of the built computer, sometimes surpassing by many times power and capacity of other home consoles available, but at a higher price to get the best of videogames.
When it comes to gaming computers, the most important component results in the graphic card, the specialized and specific hardware for this purpose, where the general market is dominated by two brands; AMD with Radeon series, and Nvidia with its Geforce. However, today is the turn of Radeon RX 470, and Radeon RX 460 to talk about, the latest release from AMD Company this year.
Knowing Radeon RX 470
With the latest releases of Nvidia with its Geforce 1000 series, AMD would not stay behind at all, and a few days later, the company show their new graphic cards based on its Polaris architecture, giving great performance for less power consumption, and existing for now three main products, focused on high, mid, and low en market, adapting to every need of corresponding consumers.
Focusing the aim on the mid end product, AMD showed the Radeon RX 470, a powerful graphic card based on a Polaris 10 GPU, oriented to 1080 resolution on demanding games, showing excellent performance, giving 107 FPS on Doom, 77 FPS on Fall Out 4, and 60 on Hitman. This card results perfect regarding its performance in comparison with its cost, costing less than 200 dollars.
Regarding technical specifications, Radeon RX 470 is based on Polaris 10, built at 14nm with FinFet technology, 2048 stream processors, 128 TMU, 32 Rops, a base clock running at 962 MHZ, reaching 1200 MHZ, total power offering of 3.8 Tflops/s reaching 4.9 overclocked, 4 GB GDDR5 memory at 1650 MHZ speed, 211 GB/s bandwidth, consuming 120 watts with a 6 pin connector.
Powerful low end market with Radeon RX 460
On the other hand, there is the RX 460, a video card focused on other type of players, providing excellent performance on multiplayer online games, giving 102 FPS on DOTA 2, 109 FPS on Overwatch, and 96 FPS on Rocket League. Nevertheless, it is no addressed for demanding games.
In term of specifications, the RX 460 is based on Polaris 11 GPU, also built on 14nm Finfet architecture, 896 stream processors, 48 TMU, 16 Rops, base clock running at 1090 MHZ, 2 Tflops/s calculation power, available in 2 GB and 4 GB configurations running at 1750 MHZ, 128 bits BUS, 112 GB/ bandwidth, and a TDP or total consumption of 75 watts, being fed by PCI Express slot.