AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop) vs AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)

AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)

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The AMD Radeon RX 470 for laptops (RX 470M) is a mid-range graphics card for laptops. It was announced in August 2016 and is based on the Polaris 10 chip, just like its bigger sibling Radeon RX 480. The GPU does, however, only use 2048 shader units (32 CUs, 128 TMUs) from 2304 (36 CUs, 144 TMUs). The clock speeds look to be similar to the desktop version of the RX 470 (at least in the Alienware 17, see GPU-Z screenshot). Therefore, the performance should be on par with a non overclocked desktop version.

The performance is similar to a desktop GeForce GTX 970 and a bit slower than the newer GeForce GTX 1060 (mobile) and should be faster than the previous top model M395X. Modern games from 2016 can usually be played in the Full-HD resolution and the highest settings. 

The TDP of the desktop Radeon RX 470 is specified with 120 Watts by AMD, the mobile version should be a bit more power efficient due to selected chips.

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 470 (Laptop)AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
AMDAMD
Radeon RX 400
Radeon RX 480 (compare) 2304 @ 1120 - 1266 (Boost) MHz256 @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop) (compare) 2048 @ 926 - 1206 (Boost) MHz256 @ 6600 MHz
Radeon RX 470 (Laptop) 2048 @ 926 - 1206 (Boost) MHz256 @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop) 896 @ 1090 - 1200 (Boost) MHz128 @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 480 (compare) 2304 @ 1120 - 1266 (Boost) MHz256 @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 470 (Desktop) (compare) 2048 @ 926 - 1206 (Boost) MHz256 @ 6600 MHz
Radeon RX 470 (Laptop) 2048 @ 926 - 1206 (Boost) MHz256 @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop) 896 @ 1090 - 1200 (Boost) MHz128 @ 7000 MHz
Polaris 10 ProPolaris 11 / Baffin XT
PolarisPolaris
2048 - 896 -
926 - 1206 (Boost) MHz1090 - 1200 (Boost) MHz
7000 MHz7000 MHz
256 128
GDDR5GDDR5
8192 4096
DirectX 12DirectX 12
14 14
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0b, AMD FreeSyncDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSync
04.08.2016 08.08.2016
3000

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
1916 Points (18%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
1731 Points (13%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
307888 Points (68%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
20429 Points (41%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
34892 Points (21%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
5166 Points (22%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
5701 Points (14%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
8868 points (31%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
8597 points (17%)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
23.9 fps (17%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
129 fps (24%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
782 Samples/s (15%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
1554 Samples/s (15%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
4540 Points (20%)
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
169 Watt (45%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
162 Watt (43%)

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

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Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
106  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
35.8  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
27.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
19.6  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
51.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
28.2  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Rocket League
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
102  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
32.2  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
141  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
57.7  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
52.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
49.5  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
13.2  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
133  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
36.5  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
22.7  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
Additional Benchmarks
Medium / On (100 % Gameplay Resolution) MediumAA 1366x768
58.9
Mass Effect Andromeda
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
108  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
47.9  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
29.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
26.3  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
11  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Ghost Recon Wildlands
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
82  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
37.5  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
34  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
17.5  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
142  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
52.8  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
50.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
35  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Resident Evil 7
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
222  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
92  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
56.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
25.9  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
14.6  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Watch Dogs 2
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
71.4  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
33.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
19.2  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
10.6  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Dishonored 2
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
50.5  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
32.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
31.4  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
13.8  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset TXAA 1920x1080
35.2
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
50.8  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
22.3  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Titanfall 2
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
47.3  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
14.6  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Farming Simulator 17
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
106  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
37.6  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
33.2  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Battlefield 1
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
161  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
107  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
51  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
46.6  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
18.8  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Civilization VI
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
48.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
36.1  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Mafia 3

Mafia 3

2016
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
48.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
30.4  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
16.2  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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FIFA 17

FIFA 17

2016
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
169  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
63.4  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Deus Ex Mankind Divided
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
80  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
58.9  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
30.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
14.4  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
9.1  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 2xAF 1920x1080
35.9
No Man's Sky
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
70.1  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
57.3  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
33  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
15.4  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Mirror's Edge Catalyst
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
39.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
34.2  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
12.1  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
94  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
46.3  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
26.5  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Doom

Doom

2016
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
47  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
43.4  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
14.7  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Ashes of the Singularity
low 1280x768
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
54.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
32.8  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
28.7  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Need for Speed 2016
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
51.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
38.2  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
15.3  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Hitman 2016
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
30.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
29.6  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
13.4  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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The Division
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
78  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
36.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
27.9  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
12.8  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Far Cry Primal
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
106  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
48  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
43  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
29  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
13  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
104  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
39.1  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
26.4  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Rise of the Tomb Raider
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
69  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
36.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
27.9  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
12.9  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Rainbow Six Siege
low 1024x768
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
236  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
151  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
79  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
64.6  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
22.9  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Star Wars Battlefront
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
57.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
48.6  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
17.8  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Assassin's Creed Syndicate
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
37.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
14  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
11.2  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Fallout 4

Fallout 4

2015
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
32.3  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
13.3  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
33.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
13.4  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
12  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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World of Warships
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
75  fps
4k 3840 x 2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
25.5  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Metal Gear Solid V
low 1024x768
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
60  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
60  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
59.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
44.8  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
20.2  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Mad Max

Mad Max

2015
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
57.8  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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The Witcher 3
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
37  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
23  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
12  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Dirt Rally
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
42.4  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
33  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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GTA V

GTA V

2015
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
50.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
20.7  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Alien: Isolation
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
60.9  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
41.2  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Battlefield 4
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
38.6  fps
4k 3840x2160
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
19.2  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Metro: Last Light
high 1366x768
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
78  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
37.2  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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BioShock Infinite
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
55.3  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
25.3  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Desktop):
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