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AMD announces two new GPUs - The RX 470 and RX 460

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At the PC Gaming Show last night, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) announced two new GPUs. We already know about the RX 480 and how it blows away the competition with its reportedly amazing performance at the $200 price point.

The RX 480 is joined by two more members of the Polaris architecture and 14nm FinFET process family, namely the RX 470 and RX 460. The image above shows AMD’s President and CEO Lisa Su holding up the RX 470 (left side) and RX 460 (right side).

So far we know very little about the RX 470 and RX 460, but AMD did share a few basic details which you can read below.

RX 470:

  • Delivers refined, power-efficient HD gaming
  • Performance 2.8 times over previous generation offerings in the same price category

RX 460:

  • A cool and efficient solution for the ultimate e-sports gaming experience
  • Uses less than 75W and will be great for less demanding games

AMD also mentioned that: “The chips are extremely thin, offering a very low Z-height, and will fit into thin and light gaming notebooks. The entire new RX line will also support a wide variety of features that include DX12, Vulkan, HDR, HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.3/1.4, and H.265 encoding/decoding.” - Source

The RX Series of GPUs are set to “transform PC gaming this summer by delivering enthusiast class performance and features for gamers at the mainstream price points from $100 to $300.” Seeing as the RX 480’s 8gb will be priced at $229, it is possible a new, yet unconfirmed RX 490 is also in the works. The RX 460 will be the lowest entry point available, which means it should be at the $100 mark, while the RX 470 will fall somewhere between the $100 and $200 price point.

AMD talks about the Radeon RX Series in a press release, via

"The Radeon™ RX Series of graphics processors are designed to transform the PC gaming industry across a variety of form factors, delivering on three fundamental “entitlements” for gamers and game developers:

  • Extraordinary VR experiences at price points never offered before – Previewed at Computex, the Radeon™ RX Series will expand the VR ecosystem by democratizing exceptional VR experiences, making them available to many form factors and millions of consumers by lowering the cost barriers to entry.
  • Great game content delivered to PC Gamers in real time – Through a combination of Radeon™ RX Series performance profiles and close-to-the-metal APIs that closely mirror console APIs, AMD believes that developers will be further empowered to co-develop high quality, high performing game content for both consoles and PCs, enhancing the PC gaming ecosystem.
  • Console-class GPU performance for thin and light notebooks – Gaming notebooks have traditionally been large and cumbersome or under-powered for today’s gaming needs. The Radeon™ RX Series addresses this with flagship technology that effectively gives mobile users GPU performance that rivals that of consoles with exceptionally low power and low-z height to drive thin, light and high-performance gaming notebooks, and 1080p 60Hz gaming experiences for both eSports and AAA titles. - Source

The RX 480 will release on 29 June 2016, while specific dates for the RX 470 and RX 460 is still unknown. We will update you as soon as local pricing and release dates become available.

What do you think about the first few details revealed for AMD’s new GPUs? Do you normally go for great price / performance or top end when you purchase a new GPU? Let us know in the comment section below.

Sources: Videocardz / PC Gamer / GameSpot | Main Image Credit: WCCFTech

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