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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 460 2GB Radeon R9 390X PowerColor Devil 8GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 82% 10%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 67% 0%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 61% 3%
Grand Theft Auto VI 156% 54%
FIFA 21 8% 45%
Genshin Impact 82% 10%
Far Cry 6 164% 59%
Hitman 3 137% 43%
Watch Dogs Legion 76% 6%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 161% 57%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 390X PowerColor Devil 8GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon RX 460 2GB.

The R9 390X has a 10 MHz higher core clock speed and 120 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 460. This results in the R9 390X providing 132.6 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R9 390X has a 10 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Render Output Units than the RX 460. This results in the R9 390X providing 53 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 460 was released less than a year after the R9 390X, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The R9 390X has 6144 MB more video memory than the RX 460, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R9 390X also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 390X has 390.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 460, which means that the memory performance of the R9 390X is massively better than the RX 460.

The Radeon RX 460 2GB has 896 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 390X PowerColor Devil 8GB Edition has 2816. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 460 is 1075 and the actual shader performance of the R9 390X is 2633. The R9 390X having 1558 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 390X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 460.

The RX 460 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the R9 390X. This means that the RX 460 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the R9 390X.

The Radeon RX 460 2GB requires 75 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 390X PowerColor Devil 8GB Edition requires 275 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the RX 460 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the R9 390X. The R9 390X requires 200 Watts more than the RX 460 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 390X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 460.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1090 MHzvs1100 MHz
Boost Clock1200 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Baffin PROGCN 1.1 Grenada XT
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date08 Aug 2016vs13 Aug 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
7.9
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2560x1440
5.7
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7.8
3840x2160
3.7
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1525 MHz
Memory Bus-vs512 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth-vs390.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs2816
Actual Shader Performance52%vs100%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs176
Texture Rate61 GTexel/svs193.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs64
Pixel Rate17.4 GPixel/svs70.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs275 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 23 Ampsvs750 Watts & 50 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL-vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6500 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 460 2GB is a middle-class graphics card based on the third revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. Note that there is a 4GB version of the RX 460, which should be considered for future proofing.

Architecture
It equips a GPU codenamed Polaris 10 which is a 1st gen Polaris GPU, offering 896 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it requires at least a 350W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
This graphics card was designed and marketed towards the competitive MOBO gamers. A light weight, small form factor GPU solution that offers mobility, so that gamers travelling to events can bring a smaller cheaper gaming rig. The Radeon RX 460 2GB can play most modern games at medium graphics selection on a 1600p screen res and expect around 45+FPS

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 460 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a mid range CPU and 8GB of system memory for optimal performance.
Overview
Radeon R9 390X PowerColor Devil 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 390X, created by PowerColor.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1100MHz, instead of 1050MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1525MHz, instead of 1500MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Hybrid Cooling: Combine both air-cooling and watercooling to one perfect hybrid system to maintain higher over clock performance with lower temperature.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 2% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390X 8GB.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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