Sapphire has announced a brand new addition to its lineup of RX series graphics cards called the Sapphire Nitro RX 460 OC. At first glance, nothing about the graphics card shows any distinct difference between it and the original Nitro RX 460. However, one major difference start to appear when one compares them in terms of their respective stream processors.
According to Sapphire, its brand new Nitro RX 460 OC graphics card comes with a rather unique trait: an unlocked Polaris 11 GPU. As most of us may have already known, Radeon decided to release the RX 460 with a Polaris 11 GPU that merely came with 14 Compute Units, which isn’t the maximum. The new Sapphire graphics card, however, comes with a full, unaltered Polaris 11 GPU with 16 Compute Units enabled, translating to a stream processor count of 1,024.
Knowing how the new Sapphire Nitro RX 460 OC has 128 more Compute Units compared to its predecessor, consumers can expect it to perform slightly better when gaming. In addition, the graphics card is also said to come with a core clock speed of 1250MHz along with a 4GB framebuffer. Do bear in mind that the new Nitro RX 460 OC only comes with three display outputs: one DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI ports each.
Unfortunately, the new Sapphire Nitro RX 460 OC is currently only being advertised on the company’s Chinese website, which may mean that it’ll only be made for that market. Nonetheless, the new Nitro RX 460 OC does make for one very good ‘budget’ graphics card due to its unlocked GPU, which may come with enticing overclocking potential.