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AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop) vs AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)

AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)

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The AMD Radeon RX 460 is an entry-level gaming graphics card for desktop PCs. It was announced it August 2016 and is based on the smaller Polaris 11 chip (123 mm²), which is manufactured in a 14 nm FinFET process. The GPUs RX 470 and RX 480 on the other hand are based on the bigger Polaris 10 chip (232 mm²). The RX 460 uses 14 out of 16 Compute Units, all 16 ROPs, 56 TMUs, four 32-bit memory controller and 1 MB L2-cache. AMD specifies the clock with 1080 (base) up to 1200 MHz (Boost), but custom cards can have slightly higher clocks (like our test card from XFX at 1220 MHz). Contrary to Polaris 10, Polaris 11 supports Power Gating between the individual Compute Units. This will result in a lower consumption with partial workloads in particular. 

Depending on the memory equipment (2 or 4 GB GDDR5), the gaming performance of the RX 460 can differ quite a bit. Memory intensive games like Doom, Black Ops 3 or Mirror's Edge clearly suffer from just 2 GB. The 4 GB model is slightly faster than the mobile GeForce GTX 965M (refresh) as well as the desktop MSI Radeon R7 370 in our tests. This means the card is best suited for modern games in Full-HD at high details. The RX 460 is particularly convincing in DirectX 12 and Vulkan games.

Polaris 11 is up to date in terms of features. It supports DirectX 12, Vulkan, DisplayPort 1.3 HBR (1.4 Ready), HDMI 2.0, FreeSync, HDR, and H.265 de- and encoding. 

Thanks to the 14 nm FinFET process, the power consumption was significantly reduced compared to a similarly fast R7 370. The RX 460 is also much more frugal compared to the RX 470 and 480 and only needs a bit more power than the expensive GTX 1070 Founders Edition while idling. It is also much more frugal than the old R7 370 and roughly on par with the Maxwell chips (GTX 950 - 960) under load.

AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)

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AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon RX 400 Series
Radeon RX 480 2304 @ 1.12 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop) compare 2048 @ 0.93 - 1.21 GHz256 Bit @ 6600 MHz
Radeon RX 470 (Laptop) compare 2048 @ 0.93 - 1.21 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop) 896 @ 1.09 - 1.2 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 480 2304 @ 1.12 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop) compare 2048 @ 0.93 - 1.21 GHz256 Bit @ 6600 MHz
Radeon RX 470 (Laptop) compare 2048 @ 0.93 - 1.21 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop) 896 @ 1.09 - 1.2 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
CodenamePolaris 11 / Baffin XTPolaris 10 Ellesmere
ArchitecturePolarisPolaris
Pipelines896 - unified2304 - unified
Core Speed1090 - 1200 (Boost) MHz1120 - 1266 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed7000 MHz8000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB8192 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12DirectX 12
Transistors3000 Million
technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSyncDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0b, AMD FreeSync
Date of Announcement08.08.2016 29.06.2016

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Radeon RX 480
43.9 pt (47%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
1916 Points (10%)
4001 Points (22%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
1731 Points (9%)
3882 Points (20%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
307888 Points (48%)
383333 Points (59%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
20429 Points (27%)
27843 Points (37%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
34892 Points (17%)
72213 Points (36%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
5166 Points (13%)
10329 Points (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
5701 Points (11%)
12186 Points (24%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
368166 Points (49%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
8868 Points (21%)
15476 Points (36%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
8597 Points (14%)
17919 Points (29%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
39552 Points (39%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
42513 Points (39%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
3DMark 06
36954 Points (69%)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
23.9 fps (12%)
52.3 fps (25%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
132 fps (44%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
105 fps (47%)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
166 fps (47%)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
98 % (98%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
412 fps (3%)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
777 fps (6%)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
59.8 fps (2%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
129 fps (14%)
198 fps (22%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
59.5 fps (16%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
101 fps (0%)
183 fps (1%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
25.2 fps (1%)
52.6 fps (1%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
782 Samples/s (8%)
1661 Samples/s (17%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
1554 Samples/s (5%)
3468 Samples/s (11%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
4540 (10%)
9659 (20%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
169 Watt (31%)
244 Watt (44%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
162 Watt (27%)
240 Watt (40%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop) → 100% n=17

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop) → 194% n=17

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Outriders

Outriders

2021
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 480:
48.8 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 480:
34.9 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
41.1  fps
169%
Radeon RX 480:
69.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
17.8  fps
207%
Radeon RX 480:
36.9  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 480:
26.4  fps
F1 2020

F1 2020

2020
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
144  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
138  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
113  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
36.4  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
25.3  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
13.1  fps
Valorant

Valorant

2020
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 480:
241  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 480:
120  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
148  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
51.4   fps
202%
Radeon RX 480:
104  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
36.6  fps
180%
Radeon RX 480:
65.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
21.5  fps
240%
Radeon RX 480:
51.6   fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
14.2  fps
227%
Radeon RX 480:
32.3  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 480:
17.2  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
89.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
43.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
37  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
30.1  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
69  fps
177%
Radeon RX 480:
122  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
34  fps
203%
Radeon RX 480:
69  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
21.3  fps
202%
Radeon RX 480:
43  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
12.9  fps
196%
Radeon RX 480:
25.3  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 480:
21  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
31.7  fps
221%
Radeon RX 480:
70  fps
FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
120  fps
182%
Radeon RX 480:
218  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
90  fps
208%
Radeon RX 480:
187  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
51  fps
222%
Radeon RX 480:
113  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
90  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
37.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
23  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
17.4  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
11.7  fps
Control

Control

2019
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
83  fps
190%
Radeon RX 480:
158  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
23.8  fps
231%
Radeon RX 480:
55  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
16.3  fps
241%
Radeon RX 480:
39.3  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 480:
24.9  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 480:
12.1  fps
F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
144  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
65  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
56.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
31.2  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
23.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
213  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
209  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
133  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
120  fps
170%
Radeon RX 480:
204  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
34.7  fps
219%
Radeon RX 480:
76  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
21.6  fps
224%
Radeon RX 480:
48.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
15.8  fps
218%
Radeon RX 480:
34.4  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 480:
22.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
4.2  fps
274%
Radeon RX 480:
11.5  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
129 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
45.3 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
34.1 fps  fps
199%
Radeon RX 480:
68 fps