AMD has unveiled two new additions to the RX family of graphics cards called the RX 470 and RX 460 at the E3 PC Gaming Show. Both graphics cards were manufactured by Radeon to make VR and HD gaming accessible to a wider range of gamers – 84% of gamers to be exact. In addition, it was also announced that the 4GB variant of the Radeon RX 480 graphics card will be priced at US$199 (about RM810); no price was given about the 8GB variant however.
According to AMD, the Radeon RX 470 will be the graphics card that fills the “sweet spot” when it comes to price/performance. This graphics card is said to be able to deliver smooth gaming performance not only in VR, but also in HD gaming. This means that the RX 470 is targeted at gamers that want to play games on 1080p resolution at 60fps.
Next up is the Radeon RX 460, which is targeted at e-sports gamers. It is also said that this graphics card is made to be able to churn out console-like graphics – or maybe even better. Knowing that the RX 460 will be the less powerful product amongst the RX family of graphics cards could mean that it will come with a very attractive price tag when it’s officially announced later this year.
AMD has also mentioned about bringing console-like graphics performance to gaming notebooks in the near future; all thanks to the improved power efficiency of its Polaris GPUs. Now that AMD have used Polaris 10 in its desktop-grade RX 480, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Polaris 11 GPU being used inside upcoming OEM gaming notebooks – but that’s just an educated guess.
Unfortunately, the price and date of availability of both the Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 was not mentioned during the event; as well as their respective detailed specifications. AMD also did not mention the specific Polaris GPU that was used in both the new RX graphics cards, but Polaris 10 seems to be the more likely.
Gamers who don’t look to play games at “1000fps” and pay a US$600 premium for a high-end graphics card may want to keep an eye on AMD’s RX graphics card lineup.