A fanless GPU which can outperform the GTX 950! Wow, rock on AMD. With AMD’s newer and more efficient Polaris architecture, we are able to enjoy better graphics with a much lower power consumption. As a result of the lower power consumption, XFX has managed to put a fanless heatsink over the entry level graphics card. It has been several years since we’ve last seen fanless GPUs pushed out by third parties. The cards coming to mind being the GT 700 series and the ASUS GTX 750-DCSL from Nvidia. 26094659959l

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The XFX RX 460 is expected to run at 33c at idle and 62c at full load. Fanless without sacrificing temps, sounds too good to be true right? Of course, one of the major deciding factors will be the airflow in your case.

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As of now, the card is only releasing in China for the price of 999 yuan. This translates to roughly 150 USD. That is slightly higher than what newegg is offering for their 4gb variants of the RX 460 (various third parties such as the Sapphire Nitro 4gb RX 460 for $140). It is still currently unknown whether XFX will release the card in other countries.

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AT $150, this fanless entry level GPU can beat the gtx 950. However, the price point makes this card slightly more expensive than its other similarly spec’d 4GB variants. As a result, this card may not be the ideal budget GPU for entry level builds but more for the cool factor.

 

RX 460:

  • Architecture: GCN 4th Generation
  • Shaders: 896
  • Compute Units: 14
  • Base Clock: 1090MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1200MHz (1250MHz on Asus/Sapphire models)
  • Peak Performance: Up to 2.2TFLOPs
  • VRAM: 2GB/4GB GDDR5
  • Memory Clock: 7gbps
  • Memory Bandwidth: 112GB/s
  • Process: 14nm FinFET
  • Connectors: 1x DisplayPort, 1x Dual-Link DVI, 1x HDMI 2.0
  • Power Connector: 1x 6-pin (none on lower power models)
  • TDP: 75W (higher on factory OC models)

Credit to eurogamer.net

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