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AMD Announces Radeon RX 470, RX 460 Graphics Cards (gamespot.com) 48

An anonymous reader writes from a report via GameSpot: At E3 2016, AMD has announced the Radeon RX 470 and RX 460. They will join the RX 480 in the company's Polaris family. Both GPUs will be VR-capable, whereas the RX 480 is made for 1440p gaming. AMD says the RX 470 will focus on delivering a "refined, power-efficient HD gaming" experience, and that the RX 460 will offer a "cool and efficient solution for the ultimate e-sports gaming experience." The RX 480 will be priced starting at $200 for the 4GB variant, with the other two cards most likely priced lower. The company did also announce that the chips are extremely thin, offering a very low Z-height, and will fit into thin and light gaming notebooks. They support a wide variety of features that include DX12, HDR, HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.3/1.4, and H.265 encoding/decoding. AMD claims the RX 480 card outperforms $500 graphics cards in VR. The RX 470 and RX 460 have yet to have official release dates. However, the RX 480 is scheduled to launch on June 29. In April, AMD announced a plan to license the design of its top-of-the-line server processor to a newly formed Chinese company, creating a brand-new rival for Intel.
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AMD Announces Radeon RX 470, RX 460 Graphics Cards

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  • New lower-power GPUs that can fit in thin laptops!

    Now I know which GPUs Apple won't use for their computers! Intel's integrated crap forever!

    • maybe apple will go amd zen + amd video.

      how thin can zen go?

    • Keep dreaming.

      Apple won' tbe putting any ventilation holes in their products any time soon - it spoils the design.

      Nope, you'll be stuck with crappy graphics and tinny-sounding speakers forever. All so you can have a glowing Apple logo on the back for other people to see.

      • Now I know which GPUs Apple won't use for their computers! Intel's integrated crap forever!

        Apple won' tbe putting any ventilation holes in their products any time soon - it spoils the design.

        Apple hides the ventilation slots in the screen hinge and have done since the G4 Powerbooks if not earlier. They also offer nvidia GPUs on the higher end models.

    • Apple care more for aesthetics than function. I can't see them sacrificing some thinness for making there machines half decent.
  • Low TDP? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by SkunkPussy ( 85271 ) on Monday June 13, 2016 @03:47PM (#52310121) Journal

    The new nVidia GPUs have quite high TDP sadly... Will these new AMD ones go as low as the GTX 750 Ti? Those were great for fanless operation.

    • Re:Low TDP? (Score:5, Informative)

      by hairyfeet ( 841228 ) <bassbeast1968NO@SPAMgmail.com> on Monday June 13, 2016 @04:48PM (#52310545) Journal

      Its 24nm FinFET so power should be quite low, in fact AMD has been talking up how its the lowest power mainstream gaming cards they have ever created.

      The problem both AMD and Nvidia are gonna have is that games have hit the wall and its getting harder and harder to push the graphics without hitting the 100 million price tag. Sure there is VR but it still is looking like its gonna be a small niche at best, just like 3D before it, and 1080P appears to be the standard everybody is sticking with which their cards from a generation or 2 back have no issues with. Hell even the middle of the road cards have plenty of power for 1080P, my R9 280 has no trouble giving me 60 FPS plus on my flight games even with the graphics cranked so high it looks like a scene from Red Tails.

      Its the same problem Intel and AMD are seeing on the CPU front, even the gamers have no reason to replace their FX-8s and i5s because games just haven't kept up and very VERY few can slam these monster chips we have enough that an upgrade would get you more than a few FPS which just doesn't make sense financially.

      • The problem both AMD and Nvidia are gonna have is that games have hit the wall and its getting harder and harder to push the graphics without hitting the 100 million price tag. Sure there is VR but it still is looking like its gonna be a small niche at best, just like 3D before it, and 1080P appears to be the standard everybody is sticking with which their cards from a generation or 2 back have no issues with.

        The driving force for this sort of hardware is very soon going to stop being graphics rendering and

        • Soon? apart from VR none of those items are really on the horizon for home users for this gen or probably several gens after it.
      • by geek ( 5680 )

        Exactly this. I fully expected I would have to get a new card to run DOOM but my 970 and i5 run it on ultra with no lag whatsoever. I simply have no reason to upgrade. Though I am considering going to AMD if their open source drivers turn out to be good.

      • I don't think either company is going to have any problems selling their latest graphics card offerings, considering all the notebook computers that have under-powered graphics chipsets and all the Apple products that used older chipsets with mediocre performance.

        It may be true that games aren't taxing the latest card's capabilities right now -- but they're not in the same situation as CPUs, where even a budget priced processor has more power than people need for most of what they do. With graphics cards, a

      • by Anonymous Coward

        It's 14nm FinFet.

    • by Kjella ( 173770 )

      The new nVidia GPUs have quite high TDP sadly... Will these new AMD ones go as low as the GTX 750 Ti? Those were great for fanless operation.

      Some models will [wccftech.com], but almost certainly not the RX480. I think the suggestion is roughly GTX950 performance for 50W, nVidia lists the power draw of a 750 Ti as 60W. Of course these are all marketing slides, not third party reviews but yeah the power savings from 28nm to 14nm are substantial.

    • It seems possible as the chips AMD made were designed for power efficiency because they got absolutely trashed by Nvidia in the notebook market the last generation. Also the new Nvidia GPUs (GP104) are their performance segment and their mainstream (GP106) and budget (GP108) chips will probably have much lower TDP ratings.
    • by Anonymous Coward

      If you call same or less TDP than the previous generation while having widely more computational power than sure they are "high"

      Seriously. The 1070 has a 150 watt TDP, same as the 970 it's replacing.. Only it's faster than the top-end card from the previous generation, the 980ti, which has a tdp of 250 watts.

      It's not unreasonable to say that the 1000 cards use about half the power of the previous generation.

      Nvidia will probably soon put out a new GPU that fits in the 750ti price and thermal range, and it wi

      • Nvidia will probably soon put out a new GPU that fits in the 750ti price and thermal range, and it will probably be the fastest card that does not require an external power connector. (Much like the 750ti is now)

        It's already out. Better revisions of the GTX 950 have been able to get the power down to 75w. For that you get 40% higher performance than the GTX 750 Ti, and for just a five dollar premium over other GTX 950 cards!

        The Asus card review [techpowerup.com]

        The Newegg page. [newegg.com]

        The pictures on the Newegg site still show a p

    • The TDP/performance of the latest nVidia cards is nothing short of amazing. It is the best we've ever seen out of any company. They've been doing some serious optimization on the performance/watt front and it has payed off bigtime. Combine that with a smaller process and these are great.

      If you mean total power draw... Well ya. Here's thing the with all GPUs: They introduce the big parts first, and make the smaller parts based on them. The small GPUs are just big GPUs with a lot of the units cut off. So it m

  • The company did also announce

    Wrong!

    The usage of "whereas" higher up is also garbage.

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