ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 460, More than just a Graphics Card Starter


Some time ago AMD released new graphics cards targeting novice users, the Radeon RX 460.

In addition to economical, RX 460 comes with lower power consumption yet still promising performance is quite capable of playing games in the beginner class. These cards are also aimed at esport players that the game does not require a high specification.

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Some time ago AMD released new graphics cards targeting novice users, the Radeon RX 460.

In addition to economical, RX 460 comes with lower power consumption yet still promising performance is quite capable of playing games in the beginner class. These cards are also aimed at esport players that the game does not require a high specification.

One of the RX 460 graphics card on the market today is the ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 460. It is a graphics card Radeon RX 460 has been modified and comes with a higher clock speed. Additionally, this graphics card also comes with a variety of additional features that can not be found in the RX 460 graphics card reference version.

ROG graphics card like other Strix, Strix ROG Radeon RX 460 comes with DirectCU II cooling system that has a special heatsink. The heatsink using the technique of direct heat dissipation from GPU so as to improve the cooling performance up to 30 percent.

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DirectCU II cooling system is also accompanied by a special fan that has been patented. The fan is equipped with Dual Wing-Blade technology which is claimed to increase the air pressure up to 105 percent but worked three times quieter than a regular fan.

Uniquely, Strix ROG Radeon RX 460 has a petite body making it suitable for use in mini-sized PC. Unlike the reference version, this graphics card requires additional power from the power supply in the form of a 6-pin socket. Besides for fans, power is also used to light LED RGB via Aura Lighting feature in this graphics card.

What about performance?

Although designed for the beginner class and use esport, Strix ROG Radeon RX 460 was still able to handle a variety of heavy games. Through our testing shows this graphics card can still play GTA V on an average framerate of 57 fps, Star Wars Battlefront at 46 fps, and the Rise of the Tomb Raider at 36fps. Everything runs at 1080p resolution with the highest graphics settings.

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We admit that the results are beyond expectations, especially considering the price of this graphics card does not reach 2.5 million. But in some games like The Witcher 3 and Ashes of The Singularity is the average framerate her no more than 25 fps. However, both games are able to run more smoothly if the graphics quality is lowered.

ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 460 also managed to obtain a high enough score in tests using 3DMark Fire Strike, which is 5240 points. The figure was higher than the Radeon R9 270 and GTX 950 are in the range of 4500 to 5000 points. This marks the Strix ROG Radeon RX 460 is not just a graphics card for esport.

Conclusion

ASUS ROG Strix RX 460 Radeon graphics card is not just a regular starter. He is also not just a graphics card for the purposes of esport. Besides having a powerful cooling performance, this graphics card is still able to play games in a top class though you have set the quality of the graphics in the medium level in order to play smoothly.

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Backed with a relatively affordable price, this graphics card is very attractive for anyone who wants to assemble a PC but has a limited budget.

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