Guide: AMD Radeon RX 460 vs RX 470 vs RX 480 Specs and Benchmark Comparison, which model should I choose?

The new AMD RX and NVIDIA GTX 1000 are now available for purchase, a new generation of graphics cards with which their manufacturers have followed a very clear and distinct strategy.

On one hand, AMD has presented three new products: the RX 480, the RX 470 and the RX 460, while NVIDIA has presented a total of five: the 3GB GTX 1060, the 6GB GTX 1060, the GTX 1080 and the GTX TITAN X Pascal.

As we can see, the folks at Sunnyvale have made a more controlled launch, betting on upper middle and lower middle range products, but are working on Vega, their new high end graphics card, planned to be launched in 2017.

This strategy is easily understood for one simple reason, which is that they are trying to capitalize on the investment they made on the Fury and Fury X, equipped with HBM memory cards and that are capable of great performance.

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AMD confirms that high end Vega GPUs will arrive in 2017

There’s a lot of constant rumors on the internet about the launch of the next generation graphics cards from AMD. While everything indicates that the company will launch part of their new generation cards in October, AMD confirmed in a shareholders meeting that AMD GPUs for enthusiasts (Vega 10) will arrive during the first half of 2017.

At first we knew that AMD was going to push the launch of some Vega GPUs to October of this year, and actually everything indicates that the first ones will be presented on October 21st, the same day Battlefield 1 launches. Nevertheless, it is also well known that, as it happened with Polaris, AMD will divide future GPUs into two groups: Vega 10 and Vega 11.

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AMD Radeon RX 470 vs RX 460: What‘s the difference and Which is worthy to buy?

Today is the day. AMD has officially presented the RX 470 and RX 460; two graphics solutions that are meant to cover one of the mid-range and mid-lower-range segments and are marketed to those players who have a budget of approximately 100-200 dollars.

In the end, almost all of the leaks and rumors that we have been seeing have been confirmed, which has certainly surprised us, but we want to make use of all of the official information that AMD has given us to create a special article with which we hope to ease all of your doubts.

Like always, you can leave any question that you may have in the comments, and I will answer them without any problem.

Radeon RX 470, mid-range with high-range aspirations

RX 470 and RX 460

The RX 470 has proved itself to be a graphics solution that’s very similar in specs to the RX 480. As we can see in the photo, it has 2,048 shaders, keeps the 256-bit bus and has 128 texture units and 32 raster units. This means that its performance should be slightly inferior to that of the RX 480 4GB GDDR5, but we can’t tell the exact difference.

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Leaked official specifications of the RX 470 and RX 460

AMD made a presentation the other day to show the media specialized new Radeon RX 470, and RX 460 are coming. As always, “someone” has not respected the confidentiality agreement and leaked slides that show the technical characteristics of these two graphs, as well as its theoretical performance in games.

The same old story, and now we have complained many times. All media have this information in advance (logical, we have to report it when they arise, in addition to doing appropriate reviews), but we cannot publish because we have signed a confidentiality agreement, but there is always someone who not only skips but also it puts watermark to your images so that when we do echo others quit their website in large letters.

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We explain the new nomenclature of AMD graphics

You may have already realized that with the new generation of graphic cards, AMD has change their nomenclature once again, generating doubts and controversy among the users and even the experts as always. Therefore, the manufacturer has come to the rescue to explain the details of this new nomenclature that will be used from now on.

The new nomenclature that AMD is using in this generation of graphic cards is, as always, indicative if it’s known how to interpret. Coming up next we are going to explain it in the simplest way possible to leave no room for any doubts. In the explanation, we are going to take off from the next slide.

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The PlayStation 4K could have an AMD Polaris GPU

According to the latest rumors, the hypothetical new version of the Sony PS4 (dubbed PS4K or PS4.5) is more than hypothetical, to the point that some have even claim to know what will integrate new hardware. What is ringing trueue in recent days is that Sony could use an AMD Polaris GPU, namely a Polaris 10 with 2,304 stream processors.

The PlayStation 4K is known internally as “NEO” within Sony (or so they say, because we should remember that there is no confirmation from the brand), and leaving aside the controversy of whether or not a hardware upgrade of the current PS4 is necessary, or whether it would be better to launch a completely new console, certainly a performance boost to the Sony console would suit it well. And how is this achieved? Logically with more powerful hardware and better optimization of the games.

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–AMD has announced the launch of three new chips or it’s FM2+ platform, two APUs and a processor without integrated graphics.

In the field of APUs we have the A6-7470K with 2 Streamroller cores working at 3,7 Ghz base and 4 Ghz turbo and 4 MB of L2 cache. These CPU cores go along with 4 GPU cores at a speed of 800 Mhz. In total the A6-7470K has a TDP of 65W and includes a new dissipator.

— At the highest range we have the new A10-7860K that increases the amount of CPU cores up to 4, with a speed of 3, 6 GHZ and 4 Ghz of turbo. The graphics are better as well with 8 GPU Cores at 757 Mhz, all while maintaining a TDP of 65W, even though the dissipator that is included has bigger dimensions and can dissipate up to 95W.


–If we want a non integrated graphics processor, the AMD Athlon X4 845 is the first chip in this family with “Excavator”cores, 4 in total working at a base rate of 3,5 GHZ and 3,8 turbo GHZ with a cache of 2 MB. Just like the 7860K, it has a TDP of 65W and includes a 95W dissipator.

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AMD launches new GPU for integrated systems

AMD has unveiled its new products in the field of GPUs for the professional market of integrated systems. These systems are used in a large number of devices and machines, many of which we use day to day and others that are for more specific tasks. GPU acceleration, both in terms of graphics as well for calculation, has its applications in advertising systems, industrial machinery control, communications infrastructure, equipment and medical machinery, as well as in entertainment applications, such as electronic gaming systems or video panels for events.

AMD integrated systems

AMD’s proposal for these markets comes with a new range of GPUs in different formats. On one hand we have models in PCI Express card format for these compatible systems with these standard cards. There will be full-size models and low profile ones for compact systems. For even more compact solutions there will be MXM PCIe cards, both of Type B with a maximum of 100 W and 105 x 82 mm in dimensions, as well as Type A with 82 x 70 mm and a lower TDP of 50 W.

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The new AMD A8-7670K APU is here

On May, AMD slightly renewed its high-end APUs launching the new A10-7870K chip with an operating speed faster than their previous flagship, the A10-7850K. Now there comes a new chip, but on this occasion it’s aimed to improve the A8-7650K with higher operating speeds, both in CPU and the GPU.

AMD A8-7670K

AMD A8-7670K is a 10-core chip, with 4-cores in the CPU and 6-cores the GPU. The improvements are found in the speed at which they work, if on the 7650K we had the CPU running at 3.3 GHz and 3.8 GHz with turbo, the new model increases the speed to 3.6 GHz and 3.9 GHz, respectively.

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AMD renews its APUs with the A10-7870K processor

AMD is showing signs of life after a long season in which they didn’t present anything new of significance. Since they still haven’t released the new R9 390 Series graphics cards (and not the refurbished ones presented as the 200 Series), the new APU A10-7870K is a breeze of fresh air. This is actually an update of A10-7850K, with some slight improvements, but it’s still the Kaveri architecture with Steamroller cores.

When it comes to the processor, the cores work from 3.9 GHz to 4.1 GHz turbo speeds. The GPU now has a speed of 866 MHz (an improvement over 720 MHz), it supports DirectX 12 and keeps the rest of the features (512 processing units, 32 texture units and 8 rendering units). It may be a noticeable speed improvement over the A10-7850K, since its costs is now from $137.

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