AMD Radeon RX 460: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 460 sales 8 August 2016 at a recommended price of $86 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a Polaris architecture and made with 14 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 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 10.59% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

Some basic facts about Radeon RX 460: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking386
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money1.42
ArchitecturePolaris (2016−2019)
GPU code namePolaris 11 / Baffin XT
Market segmentDesktop
Release date8 August 2016 (7 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$86
Current price$397 (4.6x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

Radeon RX 460's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1090 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1200 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors3,000 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)75 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate67.20of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance2,150 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon RX 460 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for 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 have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed7000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth112.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
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 graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

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

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon RX 460. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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.

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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: 25%

RX 460 4108

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 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 graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RX 460 5701

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 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  

Gaming performance

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 across all PC games

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

Full HD41
1440p55
4K20

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 16−18

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 34
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
Battlefield 5 35−40
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 40
Far Cry New Dawn 41
Forza Horizon 4 57
Hitman 3 27−30
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Red Dead Redemption 2 34
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 34
Watch Dogs: Legion 18−20

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 28
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
Battlefield 5 35−40
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 37
Far Cry New Dawn 38
Forza Horizon 4 54
Hitman 3 27−30
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Metro Exodus 21
Red Dead Redemption 2 17
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 28
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 37
Watch Dogs: Legion 18−20

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 17
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
Battlefield 5 35−40
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 34
Far Cry New Dawn 35
Forza Horizon 4 41
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 23
Watch Dogs: Legion 18−20

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
Hitman 3 16−18
Horizon Zero Dawn 16−18
Metro Exodus 9−10
Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 12−14

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−11
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 6−7
Battlefield 5 18−20
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
Far Cry 5 16−18
Far Cry New Dawn 18−20
Forza Horizon 4 18−20
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
Hitman 3 10−11
Horizon Zero Dawn 9−10
Metro Exodus 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 6−7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 12

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 6−7
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 9−10
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 11
Far Cry New Dawn 12
Forza Horizon 4 12−14
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4

Relative perfomance

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


NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon RX 460 is GeForce GTX 480, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our ranking.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with Radeon RX 460 according to our statistics.

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