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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 460 VisionTek Overclocked Edition 4GB Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 80% 91%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 65% 74%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 59% 69%
FIFA 21 9% 4%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 59% 69%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 158% 173%
Watch Dogs Legion 74% 84%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 71% 80%
Grand Theft Auto VI 154% 168%
Genshin Impact 80% 91%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 460 VisionTek Overclocked Edition 4GB are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition.

The R9 270X has a 10 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 460. This results in the R9 270X providing 27 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 270X has a 10 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the RX 460. This results in the R9 270X providing 17.8 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 over a year more recently than the R9 270X, and so the RX 460 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the R9 270X.

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 460 has 2048 MB more video memory than the R9 270X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The R9 270X has 80 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 460, which means that the memory performance of the R9 270X is much better than the RX 460.

The Radeon RX 460 VisionTek Overclocked Edition 4GB has 896 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 460 is 1075 and the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 1251. The R9 270X having 176 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 270X 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 270X. This means that the RX 460 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the R9 270X.

The Radeon RX 460 VisionTek Overclocked Edition 4GB requires 75 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition requires 180 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 R9 270X. The R9 270X requires 105 Watts more than the RX 460 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 270X 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 MHzvs1150 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Baffin XTGCN 1.1 Curacao XT
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date28 Jul 2016vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
10
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9.6
1920x1080
8
green tick vs
7.7
2560x1440
5.7
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5.7
3840x2160
3.7
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4.1

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112GB/secvs192GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs1280
Actual Shader Performance52%vs60%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs80
Texture Rate61 GTexel/svs88 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate17.4 GPixel/svs35.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x2880vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 23 Ampsvs500 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD FX-6100vsIntel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 460 Overclocked Edition 4GB by Visiontek is an Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the 4th Generation of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Baffin XT which has 14 Compute Units activated and thus 896 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB 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 Overclocked Edition can play most modern games at medium graphics selection on a 1600p screen res and expect around 45+FPS

System Suggestions
Visiontek's Radeon RX 460 OC edition 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 270X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "Tri-X", which reduces the card's temperature under load, significantly and comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that was increased from 1000MHz to 1100MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1150MHz. Also, the operating memory clock is now of 1500MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the standard edition and so this card will surpass a Radeon HD 7950.
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