AMD RX 470 and RX 460 India Launch Details
AMD has announced the new budget/ mid-range graphics cards at the E3 2016. The new AMD RX 470 and RX 460 are the successors to the AMD R7 370 and R7 360 graphics cards which were launched last year.
Update 9/08/2016 – AMD has launched the new AMD RX 460 in India today, and the new graphics card is priced at Rs. 11,990 for the 2 GB version while the 4 GB version will cost you around Rs. 13,499.
AMD also launched the AMD RX 470 in India on 5th August priced at Rs. 15,990 for the 4 GB VRAM version. The AMD RX 460 4 GB version is yet not available in the country and will go on sale in the first week of September as shared by AMD India.
This is the base price for the graphics card, and we can expect slightly higher pricing from Sapphire, Asus, and Gigabyte when they launch their cards. Usually Sapphire is the first 1 to launch the AMD cards in India, and we can see a listing very soon on the major e-commerce portals for the new graphics cards.
The AMD RX 470 will battle with the long-standing Nvidia GTX 750 Ti which is quite old now and is popular card around Rs. 10,000 to 12,000 in the Indian market.
Key Hardware Specs
The AMD RX470 and AMD RX460 are also based on the latest AMD Polaris Architecture utilizing the smaller dye size of 14nm. The first graphics card that AMD launched with the Polaris Architecture is the AMD RX480 which was unveiled by AMD on 2nd June 2016 at the Computex.
Both the graphics cards are going to be great for Asian markets like (India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Srilanka) and other developing countries. Gamers are looking for playing games like CS: GO, and MOBA can significantly benefit from the new Graphics cards.
Dr. Lisa Su (CEO AMD) unveiled the new AMD RX470 and RX460 at the E3 2016, the largest gaming extravaganza on the planet. Both the graphics cards look quite tiny in the hands of Lisa Su at the presentation but pack more power than the earlier generation cards.
The AMD RX460 is alleged to be priced at $110 (India price can be close to Rs. 9,500), and the AMD RX 470 may cost $149 (close to Rs. 14,500).
The AMD RX 480 is meant for gamers looking for 1080P /2K gaming. On the other hand, the RX 470 will serve well for 1080P / 720P, and the RX 460 is ideal for gaming at 720P resolution.
Notably, the AMD RX 470 includes 2048 stream processors and runs at 1206 MHz which is slightly lower to the RX 480. The graphics card have 256 Bit bus width and can come in 4 GB GDDR5 version. The AMD RX 480 is available in both 4 GB as well 8 GB GDDR5 versions.
On the other hand, the AMD RX 460 has a lower 896 stream processors and a 128-bit memory bus width. The graphics card comes with 2 GB and 4 GB VRAM variants. Lastly, the AMD RX 480 has a power consumption of 150 watts. The RX 470 has 120 Watts and the RX 460 has just 75 watts.
Specs Comparison AMD RX 460 and RX 470
|Key Specs||AMD RX 470||AMD RX 470|
|Architecture||4th Generation||4th Generation|
|Compute Units||32 CUs||14 CUs|
|Stream Processor count||2048||896|
|Base Clock Speed/Boost||1206 / 926 MHz||1200 / 1090 MHz|
|TFLOPS||Up to 4.9 TFLOPs.||Up to 2.2 TFLOPS.|
|Mem. Bandwidth||211 GB/s||112 GB/s|
|Memory Bus width||256 bit||128 bit|
|Memory Type GDDR5||4GB / 8GB||2 GB / 4GB|
|AMD Free sync support||Yes||Yes|
|DX 12 Support||Yes||Yes|
|HDMi version supported||2||2|
|Display Port Version||1.4 HDR Ready.||1.4 HDR Ready.|
|Base Price India||Rs. 15,999||Rs. 11,990|
AMD shared that about 85% of gamers use a graphics card in the price range of $100 to $300 globally. Moreover, the company wants to bring the excellent gaming experience to the majority.
On the contrary, it also seems that Nvidia is doing great at the top end with the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. As these are the only option for gamers looking for the high-end gaming experience.
AMD RX 470 Gaming Performance
The Nvidia GTX 1060 is also doing great in India with better pricing, and Nvidia would not like to give AMD any room to grow market share in the discrete GPU market. We expect Nvidia to launch the Nvidia GTX 1050 and the GTX 1040 very soon in the market.
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