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AMD CEO Lisa Su took the stage at the E3 2016 to reveal new items from the Polaris line of value-for-money graphics cards.

The company recently raised the gamers’ pulses with the release of the Radeon RX 480, a GPU that delivers top-notch performance for only $200. However, the Polaris graphics processor that keeps the RX 480 running was meant to power up additional hardware. Enter the new models.

Meet the RX 470, which Su described as a “refined, power-efficient” card able to deliver 1080p gaming, and its sibling, RX 460, which the leader of AMD touts as being “a cool and efficient solution for the ultimate e-sports gaming experience.”

While the RX 480’s presentation at Computex offered details such as price point and performance benchmarking, AMD did not reveal such details about the new members of the RX family.

We can go on a limb and say that the two additional cards will be less than optimal for VR applications. However, keep in mind that the RX 470 in particular might be suitable for compelling 1080p gaming performance with a maximum price of $200 to boot.

“Console-class GPU performance for thin and light notebooks” is one of the three entitlements that AMD promises to deliver to its customers. This means that the company works on a class of mobile RX cards that should bring 60-frames-per-second visuals matched with 1080p resolutions on portable systems.



No official release date was mentioned for either the RX 460 or the RX 470.

The new items from the RX family share the goodies that make RX 480 so great. This means that both the RX 460 and RX 470 will come equipped with HDMI 2.0b, H.265 encoding and decoding, high dynamic range video and the latest DirectX 12 and Vulkan gaming APIs.

Keep in mind that the new 14nm manufacturing technology grants a huge leap forward when compared with the previous GPUs, and it also makes the cards increasingly power efficient.

AMD touts that the performance of the Radeon RX 480 matches that of more powerful hardware such as the R9 390 or R9 390X but underlines that the RX uses only 33 percent power, cutting the consumption to only 150 watts. It is safe to assume that the less-intensive Radeon RX 460 and 470 ask even less energy from the power source.

Those who are anxious to make an AMD graphics upgrade should know that the Radeon RX 480 will roll out on June 29.

As soon as we know when the RX 460 and RX 470 will be available, you will be the first to know.

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