Aside from the official release of the Radeon RX 480, AMD has also released the full specifications of the recently announced RX 460 and RX 470 graphics cards. Both cards were unveiled by AMD’s CEO, Lisa Su, for the first time a few weeks ago at the E3 PC Gaming Show.
The first and also the least most powerful graphics card in the Radeon RX family is the Radeon RX 460. As one might have guessed, the RX 460 will be equipped with the Polaris 11 GPU. Memory-wise, the graphics card will be have a VRAM capacity of 2GB (128-bit memory bus size) and it’ll be based on the GDDR5 memory standard. In addition, the RX 460 ships with 14 CUs (Compute Units) along with an FP32 (single-precision floating point) performance of up to 2 TFLOPS. This graphics card will also not require a power connector to function efficiently.
Next up is the Radeon RX 470. AMD is particularly keen about this graphics card because it claims that the RX 470 fills the “sweet spot” gap between the RX 460 and the RX 480. Unlike the RX 460, the Radeon RX 470 comes with 32 CUs, which is said to be able to churn out up to 4 TFLOPS of FP32 performance. Besides that, the graphics cards will come with a memory bus size of 256-bit along with a VRAM capacity of 4GB (GDDR5).
Like the RX 480, Radeon’s RX 470 also draws power from a single 6-pin PCIe power connector. In addition, this graphics card will be using the Polaris 10 GPU and will be based on the 4th generation GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture. It’s worth mentioning that the display ports on the RX 470 resembles that of the RX 480; which means that it’ll not come with a DVI-D port.
Unfortunately, no pricing information was announced by AMD as of yet. The same can also be said about the date of availability, but we do expect both to be released very soon. While waiting for them to release, check out our review of the Radeon RX 480 here.