AMD’s new entry-level graphics card RX 460 is targeted to mass-gaming community’s, for multiplayer MOBA and e-Sports based gaming at 1080p with sub-$200 price point. AMD wants to target casual PC gamer whom may not want to run everything at max settings or push very high resolution or refresh rate. The Polaris 11 which was used in the RX 460 is basically a mobile GPU developed for use in laptops. The RX 460 GPU core (Codename Baffin) based on the 4th generation GCN architecture and built on the 14 NM FinFET+ process.
The ASUS ROG STRIX RX 460 4 GB Gaming improves many things to get the max performance possible from the card. Though it’s a low power card Still, ASUS builds a full custom PCB with higher power VRM design backed by a dual-fan custom cooler. Even at this low price point, the ROG STRIX RX 460 4 GB Gaming retains some feature from its big brothers, like RGB lighting and one PWM fan connector at the back for a case fan. Let’s find out how the card performs in this review.
- 1256 MHz engine clock in OC mode for outstanding performance and gaming experience.
- DirectCU II with Patented Wing-Blade 0dB Fan Design delivers maximum air flow with 30% cooler and 3X quieter performance.
- ASUS FanConnect features 4-pin GPU-controlled header connected to system fans for optimal thermal performance.
- Industry Only Auto-Extreme Technology with Super Alloy Power II delivers premium quality and best reliability.
- Aura RGB Lighting to express personalized gaming style.
- GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster provides intuitive performance tweaking and lets you stream your gameplay instantly.