AMD Radeon RX 460: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX 460
Radeon RX 460
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 1090
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 7000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2016
Performance 13.96

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 460 sales 8 August 2016 at a recommended price of $86. This is Polaris architecture desktop card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 112.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 170 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

13.96%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon RX 460's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating320
Value for money2.58
ArchitecturePolaris (2016−2019)
GPU code namePolaris 11 / Baffin XT
Market segmentDesktop
Release date8 August 2016 (6 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$86
Current price$427 (5x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon RX 460's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 460's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores896of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1090 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1200 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors3,000 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)75 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate67.20of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance2,150 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 460's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8
Length170 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 460: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed7000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth112.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 460. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
HDMI+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX 460. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

FreeSync+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 460, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_0)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon RX 460. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RX 460 13.96
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

RX 460 4122

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RX 460 8597

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 460 34892

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 460 5166

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 460 5701

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RX 460 307888

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX 460. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 240 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 460 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD41
1440p55
4K20

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 34
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 14−16
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 40
Far Cry New Dawn 41
Forza Horizon 4 57
Hitman 3 14−16
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
Red Dead Redemption 2 34
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 34
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 28
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 14−16
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 37
Far Cry New Dawn 38
Forza Horizon 4 54
Hitman 3 14−16
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
Metro Exodus 21
Red Dead Redemption 2 17
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 28
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 37
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 17
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 14−16
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 34
Far Cry New Dawn 35
Forza Horizon 4 41
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 23
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
Hitman 3 14−16
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
Metro Exodus 14−16
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 14−16
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 14−16
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
Hitman 3 14−16
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
Metro Exodus 14−16
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 12
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 14−16
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 11
Far Cry New Dawn 12
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 460 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 460 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 480, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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