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AMD Extends Polaris GPU Line-up With Mainstream Radeon RX 470 and Radeon RX 460 (hothardware.com) 42

Some more graphics cards news via our long time reader MojoKid: AMD is officially announcing its newest mainstream members of the Polaris graphics family today, known as the Radeon RX 470 and Radeon RX 460. AMD is touting the RX 470 as a perfect companion for 1080p resolution gaming, offering 60+ FPS performance (with anti-aliasing enabled) in popular game titles. The RX 460, on the other hand, is based on Polaris 11 architecture, which has a more budget-minded performance profile. If all you're looking for is an efficient, yet capable eSports gaming card, then AMD claims the RX 460 still has you covered. Peak compute performance for the RX 470 drops in at 4.9 TFLOPs (compared to 5.8 TFLOPs for the Radeon RX 480). The RX 460 has less than half the stream processors and less than half the compute units of the RX 470 and as a result, the peak compute performance stands at 2.2 TFLOPs. Pricing for the Radeon RX 470 and Radeon RX 460 is set at $149 and $99 MSRP, respectively.
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AMD Extends Polaris GPU Line-up With Mainstream Radeon RX 470 and Radeon RX 460

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  • by rsilvergun ( 571051 ) on Friday July 29, 2016 @01:32PM (#52607079)
    If they can get that kinda performance with good stability. I haven't tried AMD since the 43xx era because the 4350 I used to replace an aging 1650x could never stay stable in the game I was playing at the time Psychnauts) and my friends with AMD either had tons of stability issue or only ever play big titles like Call of Duty and Dots ( which run fine)
    • The stability issues have been fixed at AMD for years, once the AMD team took over from ATI who were always hit and miss when it came to driver releases. I've been using AMD exclusively since the HD 4850 (currently on the R9 280) and I honestly cannot remember the last time I had a graphics driver issue, now you are more likely to get a bad Windows patch than a bad GPU driver.

      One thing I have to give them credit for is when they EOLed their ancient VLIW card line they made one last driver so that if you wanted to run newer versions of Windows, even Windows 10, then you can. I just wish Nvidia would have done the same as I have a ton of hardware at the shop that I couldn't lock in the Win 10 free upgrade for (just in case the customer might want Win 10 later) because there simply wasn't an nvidia driver that would function. But just to see if it worked I decided to lock in the upgrade with my netbook which has the AMD E-350 chip which has the very first gen APU the HD 6310, a really old chip, and....it worked perfectly fine.

      So if you want a good GPU at a cheap price I'd say go for it. I'd get one myself but my R9 280 runs all the games I play at 60 FPS+ with all the bling cranked so I don't see a point ATM in upgrading but when it gets to the point that isn't the case? I'll get another AMD GPU.

      • by Khyber ( 864651 )

        Laptopvideo2go should be able to show you how to modify the .ini driver file (or might even have one pre-made) so that the newer driver sets will recognize the older hardware. Do the upgrade and then install the GPU afterwards.

        • The problem was their damned Nforce boards, a ton of really nice C2Qs and Phenom I quads came with Nforce and it will NEVER EVER WORK with anything newer than Windows 7. Sure you can tweak the .ini to get the GPU to work....WTF good is that gonna do when you have no networking and no sound?
    • by Khyber ( 864651 )

      "I haven't tried AMD since the 43xx era because the 4350 I used to replace an aging 1650x could never stay stable in the game I was playing at the time"

      That was ENTIRELY your fault. The 4350 is a mobile GPU while the X1650 was a desktop-class GPU of which the GT and XT versions handily STOMPED the HD4350.

  • If all you're looking for is an efficient, yet capable eSports gaming card

    eSPorts gaming card?? The inane desperation is strong in this one...

    • NO its not. 'eSports capable' is a distinct level of hardware power that is well understood. I really dont like the term eSports, but this usage is legit.
      • Translation: games that were designed for lowest common denominator hardware (Intel GPU) will run super well with settings jacked far up on this.
        • Translation: games that were designed for lowest common denominator hardware (Intel GPU) will run super well with settings jacked far up on this.

          You haven't run Dota 2 recently. A low end card gets you a retro experience.

    • If all you're looking for is an efficient, yet capable eSports gaming card

      eSPorts gaming card?? The inane desperation is strong in this one...

      Whoops, you're sounding a bit out of touch there. Dota 2 International 6 prize pool now about to pass $19 million. [prizetrac.kr] More than 1 million online and playing right now.

  • The RX250 sounds like a candidate for passive cooling. As soon as I see one of those I will grab it, silence is a big deal, and 2.2 tflops is still a lot for my needs.

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