Monday, November 28th 2016

XFX Unveils Single-slot Radeon RX 460 Core Edition Graphics Cards

XFX today unveiled single-slot Radeon RX 460 Core Edition graphics cards. Available in 2 GB and 4 GB variants, the cards feature a single-slot cooling solution that uses a dense aluminum channel heatsink that's ventilated by a single 70 mm fan. A high-quality aluminum cooler-shroud runs the entire length of the PCB. Display outputs include one each of dual-link DVI, HDMI 2.0b, and DisplayPort 1.4 connectors. The cards stick to AMD reference clock speeds of 1090 MHz core, 1220 MHz Boost, and 7.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. The pricing is not known at the moment.

Source: VideoCardz
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45 Comments on XFX Unveils Single-slot Radeon RX 460 Core Edition Graphics Cards

#1
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
I'm sure it will interest some people in cases with not much space.
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#2
jabbadap
Good good, keep them coming. That's quite similar to HiS models too, which made me thinking for possibility of it being actually reference design from amd.
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#3
Fx
This is a good looking card.
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#4
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Can we have one each review?
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#5
owen10578
jabbadap said:
Good good, keep them coming. That's quite similar to HiS models too, which made me thinking for possibility of it being actually reference design from amd.
Nah its more like HIS and XFX has been collaborating their card designs ever since the 380X if I remember correctly. The only differences are the shroud design and fans at most.
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#6
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
owen10578 said:
Nah its more like HIS and XFX has been collaborating their card designs ever since the 380X if I remember correctly. The only differences are the shroud design and fans at most.
Neither company makes its own cards, I believe they both outsource to Tul still. Powercolor, Diamond, HIS, VisionTek, VTX3D, XFX and a couple others use them depending on card and lineup. I have a stack of 290(x)'s at work from all different manufacturers, all the same card.

http://www.tul.com.tw/global/index.aspx
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#7
owen10578
cdawall said:
Neither company makes its own cards, I believe they both outsource to Tul still. Powercolor, Diamond, HIS, VisionTek, VTX3D, XFX and a couple others use them depending on card and lineup. I have a stack of 290(x)'s at work from all different manufacturers, all the same card.

http://www.tul.com.tw/global/index.aspx
Except Tul's cards are different though...none of Powercolor's vards are different so maybe they just outsource the manufacturing or get exclusivity on the design.
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#8
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
owen10578 said:
Except Tul's cards are different though...none of Powercolor's vards are different so maybe they just outsource the manufacturing or get exclusivity on the design.
Some of the powercolors match everyone else just depends on model.
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#9
owen10578
cdawall said:
Some of the powercolors match everyone else just depends on model.
Some maybe but so far the the RX series have none matching powercolor's
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#10
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
owen10578 said:
Some maybe but so far the the RX series have none matching powercolor's
That's a good thing. Maybe they went out on their own, because the RX series from powercolor is absolute junk. The only company to release a 480 with worse PWM than the reference design. It also clocks worse, they should get some kind of award for being terrible.
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#11
simlariver
Finally a single slot Rx 460 2gb. That's what htpc people need.
Now, make a slim version and everybody will be happy.
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#12
owen10578
cdawall said:
That's a good thing. Maybe they went out on their own, because the RX series from powercolor is absolute junk. The only company to release a 480 with worse PWM than the reference design. It also clocks worse, they should get some kind of award for being terrible.
yea the powercolor ones are crap compared to the other and im sad because i own 2 lol but i still am able to overclock to 1420mhz no problem hahah so it ain't that bad. Also Sapphire and MSI and Gigabyte also released a worse VRM design than reference but not as bad as Powercolor's although Gigabyte is close.
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#13
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
owen10578 said:
yea the powercolor ones are crap compared to the other and im sad because i own 2 lol but i still am able to overclock to 1420mhz no problem hahah so it ain't that bad. Also Sapphire and MSI and Gigabyte also released a worse VRM design than reference but not as bad as Powercolor's although Gigabyte is close.
Which Sapphire card is worse than OEM? The GB one can maintain the same/exceed power output as reference (depending on temps). The powercolor cannot even equal it.
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#14
owen10578
cdawall said:
Which Sapphire card is worse than OEM? The GB one can maintain the same/exceed power output as reference (depending on temps). The powercolor cannot even equal it.
Noo man the Sapphire Nitro is a little worse but is rated at 125C the Gigabyte is waayy worse than reference too almost as bad as Powercolor's and the MSI is close to reference like the Sapphire as I remember. Watch buildzoid's videos on them on YouTube on his "Actually Hardcore Overclocking" channel.
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#15
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
owen10578 said:
Noo man the Sapphire Nitro is a little worse but is rated at 125C the Gigabyte is waayy worse than reference too almost as bad as Powercolor's and the MSI is close to reference like the Sapphire as I remember. Watch buildzoid's videos on them on YouTube on his "Actually Hardcore Overclocking" channel.
Sit through and listen to those videos a little better. For aftermarket PCB's it goes Asus Strix, XFX GTR, Nitro+, (MSI/GB/reference all roughly equal) the trashcan outside, most RX460's and finally powercolor.

The Nitro+ can nearly equal the GTR under higher temps. ;) there is a reason most of the high air clocks are it and the XFX.
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#16
owen10578
cdawall said:
Sit through and listen to those videos a little better. For aftermarket PCB's it goes Asus Strix, XFX GTR, Nitro+, (MSI/GB/reference all roughly equal) the trashcan outside, most RX460's and finally powercolor.

The Nitro+ can nearly equal the GTR under higher temps. ;) there is a reason most of the high air clocks are it and the XFX.
Ok i can agree on the Sapphire and MSI being good as well but Gigabyte's is bad. It really is. And yes Powercolor's is absolute garbage. Also overclocking performance doesn't necessarily get affected by the VRM throughput, as my Powercolors on air does 1400MHz no overvolt...it's more so with the chip quality than the noard since all use the same voltage controller and same 6-phase design
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#17
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
owen10578 said:
Ok i can agree on the Sapphire and MSI being good as well but Gigabyte's is bad. It really is. And yes Powercolor's is absolute garbage. Also overclocking performance doesn't necessarily get affected by the VRM throughput, as my Powercolors on air does 1400MHz no overvolt...it's more so with the chip quality than the noard since all use the same voltage controller and same 6-phase design
Wattage consumed and ability to stabily provide power to the gpu are directly affected by vrm quality. The most efficient Polaris chip might clock as high on any pcb, but we aren't getting those we are getting 150-200w parts at 1450-1500. The power color under water (which lowers consumption) still can't keep stable with any amount of power pulled.
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#18
owen10578
cdawall said:
Wattage consumed and ability to stabily provide power to the gpu are directly affected by vrm quality. The most efficient Polaris chip might clock as high on any pcb, but we aren't getting those we are getting 150-200w parts at 1450-1500. The power color under water (which lowers consumption) still can't keep stable with any amount of power pulled.
Yes yes better VRM can deliver more and possibly have better voltage stability (stability i think is more defined by the controller and the amount of caps) im not arguing better VRM isn'timportant. But are you even reading what I said? I can do 1420mhz on mine in crossfire. And i get 1440mhz on firestrike just certain games crash after long gaming sessions so the Powercolor isn't that un-usable like you make it sound like.
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#19
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
owen10578 said:
Yes yes better VRM can deliver more and possibly have better voltage stability (stability i think is more defined by the controller and the amount of caps) im not arguing better VRM isn'timportant. But are you even reading what I said? I can do 1420mhz on mine in crossfire. And i get 1440mhz on firestrike just certain games crash after long gaming sessions so the Powercolor isn't that un-usable like you make it sound like.
I can run 1480...
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#20
owen10578
cdawall said:
I can run 1480...
Ok that's great then. But my other card which is an XFX only got up to 1380mhz. So you see its still largely affected by chip quality aka silicon lottery.
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#21
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
owen10578 said:
Ok that's great then. But my other card which is an XFX only got up to 1380mhz. So you see its still largely affected by chip quality aka silicon lottery.
Which is only made worse by a poor card design.
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#22
owen10578
cdawall said:
Which is only made worse by a poor card design.
Yes true. I never argued that. I was arguing that the Gigabyte was also bad...so....
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#23
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
owen10578 said:
Yes true. I never argued that. I was arguing that the Gigabyte was also bad...so....
It isn't anywhere near as bad.
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#24
owen10578
cdawall said:
It isn't anywhere near as bad.
It has a 180A 100C VRM....not far off from the Powercolor's 204A 80C VRM...

Edit: Yea actually its pretty comparable...if you see on the datasheets here:
Gigabyte: http://www.aosmd.com/res/data_sheets/AON6414A.pdf
Powercolor: http://www.onsemi.com/pub_link/Collateral/NTMFS4C10N-D.PDF

Looks like at 25C Tcase its close with the Gigabyte delivering 4A more so I can only assume the Gigabyte is a bit higher than 204A at 80C and the Powercolor a bit lower than 180A at 100C
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#25
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
owen10578 said:
It has a 180A 100C VRM....not far off from the Powercolor's 204A 80C VRM...

Edit: Yea actually its pretty comparable...if you see on the datasheets here:
Gigabyte: http://www.aosmd.com/res/data_sheets/AON6414A.pdf
Powercolor: http://www.onsemi.com/pub_link/Collateral/NTMFS4C10N-D.PDF

Looks like at 25C Tcase its close with the Gigabyte delivering 4A more so I can only assume the Gigabyte is a bit higher than 204A at 80C and the Powercolor a bit lower than 180A at 100C
Thing is 10A here or 20A there isn't a small amount. That's an entire extra phase.
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