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 Name||AMD Radeon RX 480||AMD Radeon RX 470||AMD Radeon RX 460|
|Graphics Core||Polaris 10 XT||Polaris 10 Pro||Polaris 11|
|Process Node||14nm FinFET||14nm FinFET||14nm FinFET|
|Peak Compute||5.83 TFLOPs||4.9 TFLOPs||2.2 TFLOPs|
|Memory||4/8 GB GDDR5||4/8 GB GDDR5||2/4 GB GDDR5|
|Memory Speed||8 GHz||6.6 GHz||7 GHz|
|Memory Bandwidth||256 GB/s||211 GB/s||112 GB/s|
|MSRP||$199 (4 GB)|
$239 (8 GB)
|$179 (4 GB)||$109 (2 GB)