AMD’s latest family of graphics cards will be complete in early August with the release of both the RX 470 and RX 460. The two cards join the ranks of the previously released RX 480 and all three incorporate AMD’s new, Polaris architecture.
The RX 470 will release August 4th and is being marketed for gamers who want to experience a brilliant HD experience. The card only has one available sku at launch with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory and the stock models will have a base clock of 926 MHz. The 470 can be boosted to 1206 MHz, which will pair quite nicely with it’s max computing performance of 4.9 TFLOPS. To give an accurate description of the power this card has under the hood, gamers will be able to play most AAA titles at above 60 FPS with Ultra Settings, including the latest Doom, Total War: Warhammer and Fallout 4.
The RX 460 is definitely the weakest card the family has to offer, but for it’s small size it still packs quite a punch. The card is intended for gamers who wants to get into the latest and greatest e-Sports titles and will easily perform at over 90 FPS at the highest settings on Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and DOTA 2. The RX 460 will be the most powerful on board graphics card that AMD laptops will support to date, being 1.2x more powerful then NVIDIA’s GTX 960M. The card will release August 8 and will have two models, a 2 GB version and a 4 GB variant.
Both cards currently have no price to announce, but with their specs it’s safe to assume they will be in the mid-low tier price range of $100-$250 USD. AMD’s latest strategy to win gamer’s hearts is to market their cards and products to the everyday consumer instead of the wealthy enthusiast. Their new Polaris architecture maximizes the performance their cards can deliver, while still adding the necessary features that people want from the industries future, such as VR gaming and stable streaming capabilities.