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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 460 2GB Radeon RX 480X 8GB
Hitman 3 137% 13%
Cyberpunk 2077 82% 13%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 67% 21%
Resident Evil 8 82% 13%
FIFA 21 8% 56%
Grand Theft Auto VI 156% 22%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 61% 23%
Genshin Impact 82% 13%
Far Cry 6 164% 26%
The Medium 127% 8%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 480X 8GB are massively better than the AMD Radeon RX 460 2GB.

The RX 480X has a 160 MHz higher core clock speed and 72 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 460. This results in the RX 480X providing 99 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 RX 480X has a 160 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Render Output Units than the RX 460. This results in the RX 480X providing 62.6 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 480X was released less than a year after the RX 460, 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 RX 480X 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 RX 480X also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the Radeon RX 460 2GB and the Radeon RX 480X 8GB are the same, which means the RX 460 and the RX 480X have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The Radeon RX 460 2GB has 896 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon RX 480X 8GB has 2048. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 460 is 1075 and the actual shader performance of the RX 480X is 2560. The RX 480X having 1485 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 480X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 460.

The Radeon RX 460 2GB requires 75 Watts to run and the Radeon RX 480X 8GB requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the RX 460 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 480X. The RX 480X requires 75 Watts more than the RX 460 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX 480X 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 MHzvs1250 MHz
Boost Clock1200 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Baffin PROGCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
OC Potential - vs None
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date08 Aug 2016vs01 Nov 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

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

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1750 MHz
Memory Bus-vs-
Memory Type-vs-
Memory Bandwidth-vs-
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs2048
Actual Shader Performance52%vs100%
Technology14nmvs14nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs128
Texture Rate61 GTexel/svs160 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs64
Pixel Rate17.4 GPixel/svs80 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 23 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model-vs-
Open GL-vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatednovsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

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 RX 480X 8GB is an Upcoming High-End Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
N/A.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Ellesmere XT which has 32 SM activated and thus 2048 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1250MHz and goes up to 1350MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Second Gen GDDR5X, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
N/A.

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480X 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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