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Intro

Recently launched, the Radeon RX 460 is an entry video card form the new AMD RX400 series, based on Polaris architecture. Let’s analyze the 4 GiB model from XFX and check how it goes against its competitors.

The Radeon RX 460 chip (codenamed Baffin) is based on Polaris architectures, the same used on the Radeon RX 480, but is a value model, with more modest specifications. According to AMD, it is targeted at casual gamers and “E-sports” players. Like its big brother, is is manufactured under 14 nm “FinFET” technology, which grants it higher energetic efficiency than the earlier generation.

The reference Radeon RX 460 has 896 processing cores, with 1,090 MHz base clock and 1,200 MHz turbo clock, 128 bit memory bus, 7 GHz memory clock (112 GiB/s memory bandwidth), and 75 W TDP.

This XFX model comes with a small (1,7%) overclocking, running at 1,220 MHz turbo clock. The tested card has 4 GiB of GDDR5 memory, running at 7 GHz, like on the reference model. So, keep in mind that the results obtained are valid for the tested card; other models with different clock rates can show slightly different performance.

Figure 1 shows the Radeon RX 460 from XFX (RX-460P4D).

Radeon RX 460 ReviewFigure 1: the box of the XFX Radeon RX 460

Figure 2 unveils the tested video card.

Radeon RX 460 ReviewFigure 2: the XFX Radeon RX 460 (model RX-460P4D)

The MSRP for the Radeon RX 460 is USD 109, which means its direct competitor is the GeForce GTX 750 Ti.

While there are actually Radeon RX 460 models that cost USD 109 at the USA, the tested model costs USD 140, because it is a 4 GiB model. That puts this video card competing directly in price with some GeForce GTX 950 models.

So, in our tests, we compared the performance of the 4 GiB XFX Radeon RX 460 (RX-460P4D) to a reference GeForce GTX 750 Ti, but also to a GeForce GTX 950 from Gigabyte. Besides that, we also included a Radeon RX 360 from HIS, so we can have an idea of the performance difference between two entry video cards from different generations.

In the table below, we compare the main specs from the video cards we included in this review. Prices were researched at Newegg.com for this article.

Video card

Core clock

Turbo clock

Effective memory clock

Memory bus

Memory bandwidth

Memory

Processing cores

TDP

DirectX

Price

Radeon RX 460

1,090 MHz

1,220 MHz

7.0 GHz

128 bit

112.0 GB/s

4 GiB GDDR5

896

75 W

12

USD 139

GeForce GTX 950

1,102 MHz

1,279 MHz

6.6 GHz

128 bit

105.6 GB/s

2 GiB GDDR5

768

90 W

12.1

USD 135

GeForce GTX 750 Ti

1,020 MHz

1,085 MHz

5.4 GHz

128 bit

86.4 GB/s

2 GiB GDDR5

640

60 W

11.2

USD 105

Radeon R7 360

1,070 MHz

1,070 MHz

6.5 GHz

128 bit

104.0 GB/s

2 GiB GDDR5

768

100 W

12

USD 90

Now let’s take a closer look to the tested XFX Radeon RX 460 video card.