Wednesday, August 10th 2016

ASUS Announces the Radeon RX 460 STRIX

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Strix RX 460, an all-new gaming graphics card with ultra-fast performance, advanced cooling and reliability, and personalized styling. Powered by the latest AMD Radeon RX 460 graphics processing unit (GPU), clocked at 1256MHz in OC mode, ROG Strix RX 460 delivers up to 8.2%-faster performance than reference cards in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 38.6%-faster gaming performance in Hitman.

ROG Strix RX 460 is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU II with a patented dual wing-blade 0dB fan designed to deliver maximum airflow for 30%-cooler and three-times (3X) quieter performance, and ASUS FanConnect, which features a GPU-controlled fan header to connect to a system fan for targeted supplemental cooling. Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components ensures premium quality and reliability.
ROG Strix RX 460 enables complete gaming system personalization with the Aura RGB lighting system and customizable color decals. It also includes GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster for intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.
Also available in the Radeon RX 460 lineup is the ASUS Dual RX 460, a gaming graphics card that delivers 'sweet-spot' graphics performance and gives gamers more choices when building the perfect system.

Ultimate cooling: DirectCU II technology with patented wing-blade fans and ASUS FanConnect
ROG Strix RX 460 is equipped with ASUS DirectCU II cooling technology, which features direct-GPU-contact heatpipes that transport more heat away from the GPU, outperforming reference designs and achieving up to 30% cooler gaming performance. DirectCU II technology includes dual 0dB fans, engineered with a patented wing-blade design that delivers maximum airflow and improves static pressure over the heatsink by 105%, while operating at three-times (3X) quieter volume than reference cards.

ROG Strix RX 460 also comes with ASUS FanConnect technology. When gaming, the GPU often runs hotter than the CPU, but chassis fans usually only reference CPU temperatures, resulting in inefficient system cooling. ASUS FanConnect solves this issue with a four-pin GPU-controlled header that can be connected to a system fan to provide targeted supplemental cooling for optimal thermal performance.

Premium quality and reliability: Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components
All ASUS graphics cards are now produced using Auto-Extreme technology, an industry-exclusive, 100%-automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality. Auto-Extreme technology ensures consistent graphics card quality as well as improved performance and longevity. This new manufacturing process is also environmentally friendly, eliminating harsh chemicals and reducing power consumption by 50%.

Super Alloy Power II components enhance efficiency, reduce power loss, reduce component buzzing by 50% while under full load, and achieve thermal levels that are approximately 50% cooler than previous designs for enhanced quality and reliability.

Game your way: Aura RGB lighting and customizable color decals
ROG Strix RX 460 includes Aura - the exclusive RGB lighting technology invented by ASUS - on its shroud. This stunning illumination technology is capable of displaying millions of colors and six different effects for a totally personalized gaming system. A set of orange color decals is also included, so gamers can further customize their system and express their unique style.

Tweakable and intuitive: GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster
Redesigned with an intuitive user interface, GPU Tweak II makes gaming and overclocking easier than ever, while retaining advanced options for seasoned overclockers. With one click, the Gaming Booster function maximizes system performance by removing redundant processes and allocating all available resources automatically. An included 14-day XSplit Gamecaster premium license lets gamers easily stream or record gameplay via a convenient, in-game overlay. The overlay also displays GPU clock speed, temperature, and VRM usage, and has GPU Tweak II controls, so gamers can choose a gaming profile and boost performance with just one click.

Full ASUS Radeon RX 460 lineup: Dual Series
ASUS Dual RX 460 is also available in the ASUS Radeon RX 460 lineup. ASUS Dual RX 460 delivers 'sweet-spot' graphics performance and features two patented wing-blade fans for maximum airflow with 105% more air pressure and a color theme that perfectly matches the ASUS X99-A II motherboard.
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17 Comments on ASUS Announces the Radeon RX 460 STRIX

#1
Prima.Vera
btarunr said:
gaming graphics card with ultra-fast performance
LOL. :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
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#2
Ferrum Master
Prima.Vera said:
LOL. :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
That's called wishful thinking.
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#3
RejZoR
Is there even a need for such cooler on RX460? With 75W TDP, this thing could be 100% passive imo. Or with single fan running at such low RPM you'd never ever even hear it.
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#4
birdie
I fail to notice TPU's review of the RX 460.

WTF, W1zzard? ;)
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#5
deu
RejZoR said:
Is there even a need for such cooler on RX460? With 75W TDP, this thing could be 100% passive imo. Or with single fan running at such low RPM you'd never ever even hear it.
Pretty sure they are aiming for silent and well-cooled; They the 460 at eSport (hence people playing MANY hours aday.) Im pretty convinced that the card will fit this market. If you guys go to twitch and read down the list and search for the biggests eSport-games now and the last years; 460 will do just fine in more or less all of them with only very few exeptions. I also think alot of people are caught in a performance-gaze where the principle of speed is more important than the actual requirements! Ye sure my 1070 drives CSGO really well, but my so did my 560Ti,GTX670,GTX680,GTX690 and GTX980. If I wanna power a VIVE, sure I need more power, or play the new BF1 when it comes, but a 460 will 'suffice' to the eSport gamers for sure! To eyecandy 4K entusiasts; never, but they are not even in the equation when talking about the 460. (Long rant), only the top was specifically aimed at your comment! :)=
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Caring1
RejZoR said:
Is there even a need for such cooler on RX460? With 75W TDP, this thing could be 100% passive imo. Or with single fan running at such low RPM you'd never ever even hear it.
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Supercrit
RejZoR said:
Is there even a need for such cooler on RX460? With 75W TDP, this thing could be 100% passive imo. Or with single fan running at such low RPM you'd never ever even hear it.
Passively cooling a 75w chip is going to require a huge heatsink/heatpipe combo, plus a case with good airflow.
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#8
ShurikN
RejZoR said:
Is there even a need for such cooler on RX460? With 75W TDP, this thing could be 100% passive imo. Or with single fan running at such low RPM you'd never ever even hear it.
And the Strix version is using 90W during gaming and 110 in Furmark.
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Caring1
Supercrit said:
Passively cooling a 75w chip is going to require a huge heatsink/heatpipe combo, plus a case with good airflow.
Did you not see the huge picture I posted? :slap:
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#10
xorbe
Lol at the huuuge cooler on the Nitro model. 460 seems so slow. I guess it's 50% faster than the 750Ti though? Why does every review include a $700 1080, but not the ubiquitous 750Ti which is actually in the price bracket. o_O

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#11
Prima.Vera
So this is a 30FPS @ 1080p card. Or ~60fps @ 1360x768 (14" laptops)...
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#12
GhostRyder
Wonder if a low profile version will eventually come out.
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#13
Supercrit
Caring1 said:
Did you not see the huge picture I posted? :slap:
I can't see how this thing can go passive. The fan will always turn with that puny aluminum heatsink.
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Caring1
Supercrit said:
I can't see how this thing can go passive. The fan will always turn with that puny aluminum heatsink.
You only have to look back in history to find older gen cards that were similar in appearance to the one I posted, and had a passive option also for Home theatres etc.
8500GT comes to mind.
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Supercrit
Caring1 said:
You only have to look back in history to find older gen cards that were similar in appearance to the one I posted, and had a passive option also for Home theatres etc.
8500GT comes to mind.
That's because 8500gt is a 30w card that couldn't 60fps triple A titles back then on medium high, of course it can go passive with a massive sink, or a tiny fan sink.
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Caring1
Supercrit said:
That's because 8500gt is a 30w card that couldn't 60fps triple A titles back then on medium high, of course it can go passive with a massive sink, or a tiny fan sink.
You're confusing size with performance.
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Supercrit
Caring1 said:
You're confusing size with performance.
Explain where did I say that, as I know perfectly where 8500gt and rx 460 belong to their respective time.

If you still couldn't understand what I meant, 8500gt was 30watt card that could either be cooled with a large passive heatsink or a small fansink combo. The 75watt rx 460 will be very difficult to tame passively with heatsink alone.
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