Sapphire Radeon RX 460 Nitro Teardown


The AMD Radeon RX 460 may be the smallest in the Polaris lineup, but the Sapphire RX 460 Nitro is likely the largest of the 460 bunch. As part of the upcoming review, and because this card will stay part of our testing lineup for upcoming games, I decided to tear down the card to take a detailed look at the cooling solution as well at the board layout on the PCB. Don’t worry; all thermal and overclocking tests were completed prior to this tear down.

I figured something like this could be useful for anyone looking at how to break things down as well as anyone curious how things looks under the hood. Let us know if this is something you would like to keep seeing coming in the future. Of course we’ll only be able to do it with the cards we get to keep, so there’s that.



AMD RX 400 Series Specifications

Graphics Card NameAMD Radeon RX 480AMD Radeon RX 470AMD Radeon RX 460
Graphics CorePolaris 10 XTPolaris 10 ProPolaris 11
Process Node14nm FinFET14nm FinFET14nm FinFET
Boost Clock 1266Mhz1206Mhz1200Mhz
Peak Compute5.83 TFLOPs4.9 TFLOPs2.2 TFLOPs
Memory4/8 GB GDDR54/8 GB GDDR52/4 GB GDDR5
Memory Interface256-bit256-bit128-bit
Memory Speed8 GHz6.6 GHz7 GHz
Memory Bandwidth256 GB/s211 GB/s112 GB/s
MSRP$199 (4 GB)
$239 (8 GB)
$179 (4 GB)
$109 (2 GB)