Tuesday, July 12th 2016

AMD Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 Specifications Confirmed

AMD confirmed specifications of its second and third "Polaris" architecture graphics cards in a leaked presentation, the Radeon RX 470, and the Radeon RX 460. The RX 470 will be AMD's attempt at a graphics card that plays everything at 1080p resolution, under $150. The Radeon RX 460, on the other hand, is based on the new 14 nm Polaris11 "Baffin" silicon, and could be ideal for MOBA games with light GPU requirements.

The Radeon RX 470 is carved out from the Polaris10 "Ellesmere" silicon that the RX 480 is based on, it features 2,048 stream processors across 32 GCN compute units, 128 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 4 GB of memory. The card draws power from a single 6-pin PCIe power connector. The Radeon RX 460, on the other hand, features 896 stream processors across 14 compute units, 2 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 128-bit wide memory interface, and relies on the PCI-Express slot entirely for power. The reference RX 460 board looks quite similar to the Radeon R9 Nano, but features a simpler spiral heatsink under the fan. Despite rumors to the contrary, it looks like Vega is on-course for a 2017 launch after all.

Source: VideoCardz
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53 Comments on AMD Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 Specifications Confirmed

#1
GoldenX
The 460 looks good, hopefuly a single slot or low profile version is possible.
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#2
Tsukiyomi91
super budget cards for budget-centric gamers & system builders. Hopefully it's performance will give Nvidia some good competition in the sub-$200 section of the VGA market.
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#4
wolar
Prima.Vera said:
What's an eSports gaming ??
League of legends ? i'm guessing that's what they mean by that.
Edit: It's CS:GO and Dota 2 too, don't know about others
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#5
Tsukiyomi91
@Prima.Vera it's a type of gaming tournament like The Internationals Dota 2 tournament, for example.
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#6
TheGuruStud
I see they're still using that lying ass slide about 2.5x perf/watt. Big typo, they meant 0.25x.
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#7
RejZoR
If RX480 roughly compares to GTX 980, I wonder where RX460 is standing... GTX 960 ?
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#8
Tsukiyomi91
I think somewhere at that level. Hopefully there will be a review in a few weeks so that we can see how good it performs. Power consumption & efficiency is key here if AMD wants Polaris to keep a close eye on 2nd Gen Maxwell or Pascal while giving a good run for it's money.
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#9
RaviSS
RX480 4GB performs exactly the sames as GTX 970.... and consumes almost the same power.... so they are practically equivalent.

RX460 will have 38.9% of the cores of RX480. 38.9% of 970 (1664 cores) comes out to be 647 cores.... So it should perform similar to, or slightly faster than 750Ti. But if clocks on RX460 are competitively higher, it could approach 950 levels.
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#10
john_
RX 470 will be a perfect excuse for people to not spent more than $150-$170 for a new graphics card. RX 470 will be probably 30% faster than the best R9 380X, based on the number of cores and the difference in frequency. On the other hand RX 460 could be as fast as an HD 7850 because of it's higher frequencies, even while having less cores.
Both cards are perfect for those who don't spend much for graphics cards.
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#11
Tsukiyomi91
new sub-$180 market competition from AMD? I say it is. Again, I wanna see some benchmark numbers on how they perform against Nvidia's Maxwell architecture.
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#12
RaviSS
john_ said:
RX 470 will be a perfect excuse for people to not spent more than $150-$170 for a new graphics card. RX 470 will be probably 30% faster than the best R9 380X, based on the number of cores and the difference in frequency. On the other hand RX 460 could be as fast as an HD 7850 because of it's higher frequencies, even while having less cores.
Both cards are perfect for those who don't spend much for graphics cards.
Yeah... I agree.... it will be perfect for 1080p gaming.....

Though I doubt that it will be 30% faster than 380x, seeing as how RX480 4GB is only 35% faster. My guess would be around 15% faster.
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#13
Dethroy
Considering the fact that Pascal is much more energy efficient, I wonder what kind of performance Nvidia would be able to squeeze out of the PCI-Express slot in comparison to the RX 460.
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#14
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
The RX 460 is only slightly smaller than the Nano, which speaks volumes for the Nano.

Looking forward to it!
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#15
bug
Considering there are several titles where the 480 doesn't deliver a solid, constant 60FPS+ at FHD, I'm having a hard time believing the 470 will be THE card for this resolution.
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#16
jesdals
Would like to know if Vega is late 2016 or 2017
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#17
Tsukiyomi91
Vega is probably Summer 2017, Pascal with HBM v2 is likely to be unveiled around Autumn '17.
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#18
bug
Dethroy said:
Typo? I guess you meant the 480 ...
Yup, corrected.
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#19
$ReaPeR$
these will be be perfect for the budget oriented crowd. in the steam hw survey the majority of users are on intel igp's and i think amd is targeting that crowd.
ps. the 470 will be a 120watt card?
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#20
bug
$ReaPeR$ said:
these will be be perfect for the budget oriented crowd. in the steam hw survey the majority of users are on intel igp's and i think amd is targeting that crowd.
Except that AMD already has APUs competing in that market. Maybe they hope they can get higher margins selling dGPUs than IGPs, who knows?
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#21
$ReaPeR$
bug said:
Except that AMD already has APUs competing in that market. Maybe they hope they can get higher margins selling dGPUs than IGPs, who knows?
indeed, but its cpu's arent that "hot". an i3 with a 470 on the other hand.. perfect mix imo.
until zen arrives at least..
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#22
GhostRyder
Well I guess this completely eliminates the rumor that the RX 480 could have been a cut down chip and that they are still doing the "X" nomenclature at the end for the full chips. Kinda disappointing as it really does seem like they are saying goodbye to high end for a good long while similar to the CPU side (At least till Zen). I am glad these chips are coming out for cheap but the enthusiasts are going to suffer for awhile with one card choice on the high end...
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#23
$ReaPeR$
GhostRyder said:
Well I guess this completely eliminates the rumor that the RX 480 could have been a cut down chip and that they are still doing the "X" nomenclature at the end for the full chips. Kinda disappointing as it really does seem like they are saying goodbye to high end for a good long while similar to the CPU side (At least till Zen). I am glad these chips are coming out for cheap but the enthusiasts are going to suffer for awhile with one card choice on the high end...
well.. that rumor was put down a long time ago.. i think the enthusiasts can hold on for 6 more months.. they are a small minority anyway..
lets hope that vega and zen can go tow to tow with nvidias offerings, i've missed the competition in that segment.
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#24
the54thvoid
$ReaPeR$ said:
well.. that rumor was put down a long time ago.. i think the enthusiasts can hold on for 6 more months.. they are a small minority anyway..
lets hope that vega and zen can go tow to tow with nvidias offerings, i've missed the competition in that segment.
No we can't :laugh:
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#25
xorbe
470's 2048 is only slightly less than 480's 2304? Both 256-bit vram, 32 rops?
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